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Preschool Lead Teacher

Stonestown Family YMCA
Full time
Competency level: 
Reports to: 
Site Supervisor
Salary range: 
$19.00 to $21.00 per hour

Careers with a Cause

The YMCA of San Francisco was named as one of the Bay Area's Best Places to Work by its employees as well as one of the Healthiest Employers.   Join our team and make a lasting impact every day in communities across San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties.  Every day, our staff—of all ages and from diverse backgrounds and life experiences—are transforming lives through YMCA programs for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. When you work for the Y, you’ll be supported with training, mentoring and career development opportunities. Plus, we offer great benefits to help you grow stronger in spirit, mind and body, even as you’re helping others.

About the Job

The Preschool Head Teacher is part of a team providing a safe, nurturing and educational environment for all children enrolled in our program at the Marin YMCA. The Preschool Head Teacher will actively plan, implement and participate in developmentally appropriate curriculum.  They will be expected to manage the Preschool classroom with support from co-teachers, Assistant Teacher and/or Aide. The Preschool Head Teacher is responsible for building and maintaining positive relationships with families being served at the Marin YMCA. The Preschool Head Teacher must have a positive attitude and model appropriate behavior when dealing with children, families and staff.  The Preschool Head Teacher assumes responsibility for the site during the site supervisor’s absence. The Preschool Head Teacher must also comply with and enforces all regulations set forth by Community Care Licensing, state CSPP/CDE as well as instructions given by the Site Supervisor.  The Head Teacher must be able to work year round, flexible hours based on program needs, including closing and opening shifts (i.e. 7:30am – 4:30 pm and 9:00am – 6:00pm).

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be at least 19+ years old
  • 24 units ECE/CD including core courses plus 16 GE units, plus 6 specialization units plus 2 adult supervision units
  • Master Teacher Permit or higher plus AA degree or higher in ECE or related and meet min. requirements preferred
  • Must have 350 days of 3+ hours per day within 4 years
  • Position is 40 hours per week. Must be able to work any shifts including opening (7:00 am – 4:00 pm) and closing shifts (9am – 6pm) based on program needs.
  • 16 hours of Health & Safety Training (8 hours of Health Safety Practices & Nutrition and 8 hours CPR &First-Aid), TB Test, Required CCL Immunization, Criminal Background Clearance (DOJ / FBI / Child Abuse Index)
  • Must possess or be qualified to apply for Master Teacher Permit or higher 
  • Bilingual skills preferred

External Applicants: 


Internal Applicants:

Email cover letter and resume to Jemmy Lam;

All employees working with the YMCA are considered to have supervisory or disciplinary action relationship over minors.  Job offers are conditional and contingent upon background clearance. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and CA Fair Chance Act, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records

Everything you need to know about us

We offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive health benefits - medical and dental plans for full time employees
  • Retirement benefits – 12% employer contribution after completion of eligibility requirements
  • Employee Assistance Program for all employees
  • Commuter Benefits via pre-tax payroll deductions
  • Flexible Spending Account – Medical and Dependent Care on a pre-tax basis  
  • Use of YMCA of San Francisco Fitness facilities
  • Paid time off benefits for part time and full time employees upon completion of eligibility requirements
  • Training and staff development for all employees