Learning Center Coordinator (2017)

Location: Austin, TX

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level


The YMCA of Austin is a 501(c)(3) non-profit serving over 60,000 members and 30,000 program participants every year. The Y is dedicated to building programs for youth development, for healthy living, and for social responsibility that promote strong families, youth leadership, and community development.


Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. It’s who we are, who we aspire to be and how we show up every day. We are cause-driven. We don’t just show up, we show up with purpose. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.


Join us and help transform lives.

Under the direction of the Program Director II, the Learning Center Program Coordinator will assist in the development and execution of the year-round child care programs including, but not limited to four Learning Centers at affordable housing sites and other YMCA programs. Coordinator position includes, but is not limited to, developing relationships with apartment managers, parents, and program participants; ensuring proper delivery of daily curriculum; advertising and promoting; hiring and training; establishing collaborative partners; and scheduling enrichment activities for youth, teens, and adults.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Education- Bachelor’s degree focusing in recreation management, education, child development, or related field is preferred.
  • Experience- Minimum 2 years of child care or learning center experience. Previous YMCA experience strongly preferred.
  • Technical Skills:
    • Demonstrated maturity and leadership skills
    • Experience or aptitude in supervising employees
    • Energetic, assertive, and goal oriented
    • Strong communication and computer skills
    • Ability to take direction and work well with others
    • Must have reliable transportation to travel to work sites
    • Bi-lingual- Spanish & English. Required
    • Ability to perform the tasks of property managers and supervisory staff as needed
    • Interest, knowledge, skill, and enthusiasm in the area of resident population programming
    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals
    • Computer aptitude and/or experience and have the ability to write routine reports and correspondence
    • Ability to speak effectively before groups of members, participants or employees of the Association
    • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Certifications:
    • Current CPR and First Aid certification
    • All staff are required to complete the following online trainings: Principles of Youth Protection, Principles of Youth Development, and OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens.
    • All certificates, licenses, and trainings must be completed within first year of employment.
    • TDFPS Child Care Director Certificate desired.


Responsible for the daily operations, including member experience, all related paperwork, and branch operations for new staff which includes, but is not limited to: new staff training, new staff check-in, and ongoing staff development.

The member relations aspect of this position requires that relationship building be a top priority at all times, attending to the needs and requests of health seekers, members, and all people associated with the YMCA in a courteous and friendly manner.

Specific Duties:

Job Responsibilities

  • Recruit, identify, interview, and hire learning center staff.
  • Ensure all new staff complete YMCA of Austin paperwork and required trainings.
  • Monitor and update all required staff certifications and scheduling of trainings.
  • Observe and evaluate programs and staff regularly.
  • Ensure Y values and 40 Developmental Assets are included in curriculum and daily activities.
  • Ensure completion of required program and participant paperwork.
  • Regularly communicate with Apartment Manager and develop strong working relationships.
  • Exceed expectations of Apartment Manager and apartment complex staff.
  • Create recruitment flyers, monthly calendars, and other promotion to advertise learning center program.
  • Conduct recruitment events at each learning center before each program cycle.
  • Identify and cultivate partners to enhance existing on-site programming.
  • Conduct National Night Out at each center each fall in partnership with the apartment manager/complex.
  • Schedule and ensure delivery of summer Swim Safe lessons.
  • Enhance existing child care programming with teen and adult initiatives.
  • Participate in Program Services and YMCA of Austin association special events. 

PAY RANGE: $13.50- $15 per hour based on experience. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, bend, talk and occasionally lift and/or move items including equipment, furniture and/or children. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

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