General Manager, Pre-Kindergarten – Full Time, Salary – Remote, Province-wide
Wage Range: $62,000-$75,000
Job Competition #: PreK-GM

The YMCA has been part of life in Newfoundland and Labrador since 1854. Our charity’s core programs of Health, Fitness, and Aquatics; Child Care and Day Camp; and Employment, Enterprise, and Newcomer Services are offered at more than 20 locations in our communities with an additional 170 points of delivery throughout the province. Our focus on inclusiveness and accessibility means we serve people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities through all stages of life.

Join Our Team

YMCA Pre-Kindergarten programs support families and foster the healthy growth and development of children. Our programs help children to build self-confidence, learn healthy behaviors, and develop strong values. Based on the YMCA Playing to Learn emergent curriculum our all-day child care program is licenced by the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. We are seeking a full time General Manager, Pre-K to join our Child Care team. The General Manager, Pre-K will be expected to monitor, assess, and continuously improve the quality of products and services as outlined by licencing standards and YMCA policies while working within a focused team environment. The goal is to challenge and motivate children by creating a stimulating, safe and nurturing environment. Support is provided to families while diligently adhering to government regulations and YMCA policies, procedures, and standards. The YMCA is the Selected Proponent for the Newfoundland and Labrador Pre-K Pilot with locations anticipated to open in communities across the province in 2022 and 2023. This position is posted pending capacity funding.

Job Requirements

  • ECE with Level 3 certification (preferred); other levels may be considered
  • AECENL Pre-school orientation and Early Learning Child Care Framework course considered assets
  • Proficiency in ActiveNet or similar (preferred)
  • Familiarity with YMCA Playing to Learn curriculum (preferred)
  • Ability to travel frequently between sites (mileage paid)
  • Experience working in early learning and school environments
  • Experience with licencing policies, regulations, and supervising staff
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and to do direct delivery of programs
  • Ability to supervise management staff
  • Acceptable Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sectors Check
  • Current Standard First Aid

Benefits of Working with the YMCA

  • Competitive compensation; paid general and annual leave for full time employees, medical and dental insurance, life and long-term disability coverage, matched pension contributions, and annual performance wage increase
  • Free uniforms. No more deciding what to wear to work
  • Enhance your health with a free family YMCA membership
  • We cover the fees for: AECENL orientation course & membership, Standard First Aid, post-secondary ECE applications, Criminal Record Checks and Vulnerable Sector Check and Professional Learning courses
  • Keep your career dynamic through our professional development programs
  • Work in an inclusive environment where caring, honesty, diversity, respect, and responsibility are lived values

Key Competencies

  • Creates a respectful and inclusive environment
  • Demonstrates the ability to see the world from a child’s perspective
  • Build relationships with people through behaviors such as greeting people by name, anticipating needs, and providing feedback
  • Demonstrates personal discipline to meet expectations and goals
  • Self-manages behaviors, learns from mistakes, and seeks out feedback and coaching
  • Reliable and punctual to ensure our team creates a great participant experience

The YMCA of Newfoundland and Labrador is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We are committed to an environment that is barrier-free. If you require accommodation during the hiring process, please inform us in advance to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.