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Preschool Suite Coordinator & Master Teacher - Gateway Child Development Center

Peninsula Family YMCA
Full time
Competency level: 
Team Leader
Reports to: 
ECE Executive
Salary range: 

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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

The Peninsula YMCA is seeking a Preschool Suite Coordinator & Master Teacher for Gateway Child Development Center - 559 Gateway Blvd, South San Francisco, CA 94080

The Master Teacher & Suite Coordinator is an entry level supervisory role and is part of a team which provides a safe, nurturing, and educational environment for all children enrolled in our program at the YMCA Preschool Suite for Infants, Toddlers, and/or Preschool students. The Suite Coordinator will be a primary teacher for a group of children and will also supervise the staff in each classroom within the suite. This position will be in ratio for 80% of their time and 20% administratively. The Suite Coordinator’s role will include the oversight of day-to-day functions of the program. The Suite Coordinator is responsible for enrollment intake, ensuring DRDP/children’s assessments and portfolios, and parent/teacher conferences are completed on time. The Master Teacher & Suite Coordinator will actively participate and help plan all activities scheduled with the team. The position will supervise and train new teachers, substitutes, and volunteers. The Master Teacher & Suite Coordinator is responsible for building and maintaining positive relationships with families being served at the YMCA Preschool and must have a positive attitude and model appropriate behavior when dealing with children, families, and team members. The Master Teacher & Suite Coordinator must observe and follow all regulations set forth by Community Care Licensing as well as instructions given by the Site Supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 21 years or older
  • BA Degree in ECE or related field
  • Site Supervisor Permit from California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC)
  • Available full-time Monday-Friday; 8 hours/day, 40 hours/week (ECE is a year-round program)
  • 2 years' experience of in a supervisory role
  • Experience working with toddlers and preschool aged children
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English
  • CPR and First Aid certified (may certify upon hire)
  • Fingerprint background check clearance with Community Care Licensing
  • Submit proof of immunizations, health screening, TB test clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual skills in Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, or other language
  • CCTC Program Director permit qualified
  • Experience working for the YMCA or in YMCA Preschools
  • Knowledge of NAEYC, PITC, Anti-Bias Curriculum, Emergent Curriculum and Reggio Emilia







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