Available Child Care Careers

As part of our committment to high-quality child care, we are happy to provide Early Learning Professionals with access to a variety of child care positions available throughout King and Pierce County. 

Please review the list of open positions below and follow the necessary steps to apply. If you don't see any positions listed below, please check back periodically as new positions and opportunities may open over time. 

Interested in posting your open position on our website? Please contact us at 206.329.1011 ext. 260 or by email to submit a job description and complete payment (there is a $20 fee per posting). All jobs are posted for a period of two weeks, after which they automatically expire. Click here for a Job Posting Request Form

YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties

Description: Senior Child Care Director - Are you a passionate, caring leader looking to support an efficient team, improve the quality of child care programs and ensure program growth? We are looking for a cause-driven leader who models values of honesty, respect, responsibility, and caring; who is ready to be invested in and grow, to take a risk and be stretched; and who want a job that is not transactional, but transformational. As one of the state’s leading child care programs, we believe children should have a place to explore their interests and talents. We serve over 1500 children in 9 school districts at 41 locations. Our state licensed program reaches 58 elementary schools and 1 Pre-K program in Pierce and Kitsap counties. This role will be responsible for supporting our Tacoma and Lakewood child care programs. As the Senior Program Director, you will provide leadership to the day-to-day operations of child care programs. You will assist the general administration of the branch, including supervision, fiscal management, financial development, program administration, and development of community collaborations. If hired for this position you will develop relationships with community leaders, assess child care needs, and to ensure overall program growth. You will ensure effective systems are in place to measure the quality of programs and services and to receive and respond to parents’ concerns and comments in a timely and appropriate manner. You will also assist in the development of an annual budget that reflects program goals and needs. As a full time employee, you will receive a medical/dental/vision benefits package, retirement savings plan, Employee Assistance Plan (EAP), life and long term disability benefits, Paid Time Off (PTO), Extended Leave Plan (ELP), and a family membership to the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties. Are you a good fit? • I have a Bachelor’s Degree in early childhood education or equivalent degree, knowledge and experience. • I have five years’ experience in the development, delivery and management of child care programs or equivalent, with full understanding of child care regulations and licensing requirements. • I have knowledge of and experience in directing programs through supervision of volunteers and staff, development and monitoring of budgets, marketing and public relations, program development and fundraising. • I enjoy working with school aged children and diverse populations. • I have a current Lifeguard, CPR, AED, First Aid, and Oxygen certifications.

Compensation: $45,000 plus excellent benefits Full Time Posting Date: January 2, 2019