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Preschool Site Director - Balboa Park Upper Yard

Mission YMCA
Full time
Competency level: 
Team Leader
Reports to: 
ECE Executive
Salary range: 
$81,120 - $84,000/year
Start date: 
Jun 01, 2023

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Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively influences the lives of people and communities. As the nation's leading nonprofit organization committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the YMCA of San Francisco offers more than just a job--we offer you a career with a future and the chance to make a lasting difference in your community. At the Y, you can discover your passion and a lifelong career helping to solve some of the nation's most pressing social issues.

About the Job

Mission YMCA's newest preschool center, to be located at the Balboa Park Upper Yard community and opening Fall 2023, is seeking an experienced Early Childhood Education professional to serve as its Preschool Site Director.

The Preschool Site Director works directly with the ECE Executive to administer a safe and nurturing environment that is developmentally appropriate for children ages 0-5 years and works to achieve successful program service to the Mission YMCA Preschool constituency. The Preschool Director establishes classroom policies and procedures for children’s development and safety, and is responsible for ensuring that the center meets the State of California Community Care Licensing requirements. This position will work closely with parents and staff to identify and develop programs and activities in accordance with the YMCA of San Francisco Child Care Programming goals and objectives. The Preschool Director will delegate appropriate responsibilities as needed for successful day to day. 

Balboa Park Upper Yard Preschool: 401 Geneva Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum 25 years old
  • BA Degree in ECE or related field
  • Must be available full-time Monday – Friday (year-round as assigned, except on holidays when program is closed)
  • 2 years of supervision experience; should be in the area of program coordinator, development, management supervisory role 
  • Extensive experience working with toddlers and preschool aged children
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership and verbal/written communication skills
  • Site Supervisor Permit qualified from California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC)
  • Must pass criminal background check through Community Care Licensing
  • Provide TB clearance prior to hire and every 2 years thereafter
  • Submit proof of Immunizations for Influenza, Pertussis, and Measles
  • Submit Physical Health Clearance prior to hire and every 2 years thereafter  
  • Current YMCA approved CPR and First Aid certification (may complete upon hire)
  • Proof of COVID Vaccination

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience leading a team of staff
  • Previous experience working in youth development for the YMCA
  • Knowledge of NAEYC, PITC, Anti-Bias Curriculum, Emergent Curriculum and Reggio Emilia
  • Spanish, Tagalog, or Chinese language skills






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