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Youth Director Small/Medium Sac/Youth

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Commander, Navy Installations Great Lakes , IL 60088

Posted 3 months ago



The purpose of the Youth Director position is to administer a developmentally appropriate youth program for children of eligible patrons. Administration includes the direction and operation of a small (up to 99 children) or a medium (100-199 children) School Age Care (SAC) program and/or a Youth Program (YP).

A variety of services are provided in accordance with demand and availability of funding to include programs for children ages 5 years through 18 years such as before and after school programs, summer and vacation camp, open recreation, sports and fitness activities, teen programming, and special events. Activities are responsive to the developmental, recreational, social, psychological, and cultural needs of children and youth. The Youth Director is responsible for the administration of the facility. Major duties and responsibilities include implementation of developmentally appropriate programs, budgeting and financial management, personnel management, program operation, and compliance, among other tasks. Serves as mandatory reporter to Family Advocacy and Child Protective Services as prescribed by local policy in the case of suspected incidences of child abuse and neglect. These tasks are summarized below.
Program Management
Applies professional knowledge of child and youth development to develop and supervise a developmentally appropriate SAC and YP. Implements a developmentally appropriate program that promotes the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive growth of children and youth in the age categories served.
Provides program oversight and accountability for the performance of employees and the safety of children in accordance with the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Navy (DON), and local policies and standards.
Recommends modification of higher-level program goals and interprets and applies child and youth development philosophy/principles and DON policies based on patron needs and program evaluation and assessment.
Ensures the development, implementation, and analysis of surveys and needs assessments of staff and patrons to ensure appropriate programming and hours of operation.
Collects and maintains up-to-date statistical data for planning and reporting purposes in accordance with higher headquarters and statutory requirements and for the purpose of maximizing spaces and ensuring that resources accommodate the needs of command personnel. This may include hours of operation, transportation to schools attended by eligible patrons, and programming needs of the military community.
Maintains liaison with local institutions and community organizations to stay abreast of trends and changes in the community and to provide additional opportunities for families, children, and youth to participate in programs not offered on the base or that complement base programs.
Budgeting and Financial Management
Develops integrated budget input, conducts written analysis of budget variances as necessary, and prepares justification for funding of program resource requirements and repairs or maintenance of facilities and equipment.
Oversees the collection, accurate accounting, and reporting of funds received from patrons.
Ensures compliance with all regulations governing the use of appropriated and non-appropriated funds.
Personnel Management
Responsible for the supervision of employees and volunteers. The types and number of employees supervised by this position will vary based on the size of the program and actual program requirements. Supervisory responsibilities may include supervision of the Teen Coordinator, Sports Coordinator, Teen/Sports Coordinator, Assistant Director, Program Leaders, Program Assistants, Operations Clerk(s), and Custodian(s).
Ensures proper and timely initiation and implementation of all personnel actions and assures quality related to selection, assignments, training, promotions, disciplinary actions, and recognition of employees and volunteers.
Supports and carries out all established EEO objectives and policies in matters of personnel management and supervision and communicates support of these policies to subordinates.
Program Operations
Gives input into the development of CYP standard operating procedures (SOPs) as required for the efficient operation and management of facility and programs. Ensures implementation of these SOPs.
Ensures compliance with and is assessed by adherence to the standards and criteria developed by the DON, DOD, the Military Child Care Act (MCCA), and the Council on Accreditation (COA). Takes action to obtain and retain DOD certification and COA accreditation. Takes action to obtain and retain DOD certification and COA accreditation. Takes action to implement recommendations or correct deficiencies resulting from inspections or accreditation visits. Prepares responses to inspection reports.
Ensures the development and provision of programs related to the core program areas outlined in the OPNAV and implements programs required by the DON such as Boys and Girls Club of America (BGCA) and 4-H required programs.
Implements and supports policies and procedures to ensure compliance with health, fire, safety, facility, and program regulatory guidance and standards.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Job family (Series)


Conditions of Employment

This is a designated position and Random Drug Testing required


Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
Preferred Qualifications or Core Competencies
Program Directors must meet the qualification requirements outlined in the OPM Group Coverage Qualification Standards for Professional and Scientific Positions and the Individual Occupational Requirements for the General Education and Training Series (1701).
In accordance with DODI 6060.4, an incumbent must have one of the following:
A 4-year degree in a field related to youth programs such as youth recreation, physical education, elementary education, secondary education, home economics with an emphasis in human development, youth development, psychology, or social work, or other degree appropriate to the position being filled AND 3 years of full time experience working with children and/or youth.
A Master's degree in the related field of study AND a minimum of 1 year of professional experience working with children.
A combination of education and experience (e.g., courses equivalent to a major (24 higher-level semester hours) in a field appropriate to the position (see above)) plus appropriate experience or additional course work that provided knowledge comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of the 4-year course of study described above AND 3 years of full-time experience working with children and/or youth.
Knowledge of the principles of child and youth development and designing and managing an exceptionally complex program that includes, but is not limited to, safety, security, disease prevention, employee training, developmentally appropriate activities, parent involvement, and facility management.
Knowledge of DOD, DON, local, and state regulations, instructions, and procedures pertaining to military child care.
Knowledge of Federal and State laws governing the detection and prevention of child abuse and/or neglect.
Knowledge of facility design, functional use, and maintenance concepts pertaining to military child care.
Knowledge of financial management, budgeting, and purchasing as it pertains to a child and youth program.
Skill in program planning, organizing, and coordinating to devise and carry out a variety of program components.
Skill working with military families and an understanding of military lifestyles is preferred.
Skill in interpersonal communication and leadership to facilitate and organize a collaborative and cohesive installation CYP team.
Ability to identify and respond properly to emergency situations, including evacuations, child and youth illness, and physical and emotional disorders.
Ability to supervise others, exercise sound business skills, and provide positive personnel management.
Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing and possess strong interpersonal communication skills.
Conditions of Employment
Position is subject to special inoculation and immunization requirements as a condition of employment for working with children. Employee is required to obtain appropriate immunization against communicable diseases in accordance with recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), which includes the influenza vaccine.
Must pass a pre-employment physical, provide evidence of immunization, and be free from communicable disease.
Satisfactorily complete all background checks in accordance with PL 101-647 to include National Agency Check with Written Inquiries (NACI).
Must satisfactorily obtain or complete required training certificates and maintain certifications or credentials required by federal, state, or National Accreditation institutions utilized as part of DOD's Child and Youth Programs.
You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.
As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.


A 4-year degree in a field related to youth programs such as youth recreation, physical education, elementary education, secondary education, home economics with an emphasis in human development, youth development, psychology, or social work, or other degree appropriate to the position being filled AND 3 years of full time experience working with children and/or youth.
A Master's degree in the related field of study AND a minimum of 1 year of professional experience working with children.

Additional information

We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectees eligibility to work in the United States.
Salary is dependent on experience and/or education.
For positions requiring travel more than twice per year, selectee may be required to obtain and maintain in good standing a Government-issued Travel Card for official government travel purposes.
The Department of the Navy (DON) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, reprisal, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they may require reasonable accommodations should email their request to to ensure proper consideration is given. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
This activity is a Drug-Free workplace. The use of illegal drugs by NAF employees, whether on or off duty, cannot and will not be tolerated. Federal employees have a right to a safe and secure workplace, and Sailors, their family members, and all other customers have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce. NOTE: Marijuana is a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act and therefore use of marijuana is illegal under Federal law regardless of State laws. A positive drug test result for marijuana (or any other drug tested for) will result in withdrawal of the tentative job offer and ineligibility to apply for a position within the Department of Defense for 6 months from the date of the drug test.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

All resumes will be reviewed to determine if they meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement, and will be rated based on the information provided in the resume to determine the level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements. Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating criterion of knowledge, skills, and abilities will be used for each resume.

Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews.

Click the following link to preview the applicant questionnaire: .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required


Required Documents

A resume should be provided. It should include relevant work experience (start/end dates stated in month/year, description of duties and salary), applicable education at a minimum, and your contact information. For current or previous Federal employees, it should also include the Pay Plan, Series and Grade for each work experience entry.
Please provide a copy of your College transcript(s) which support those qualifications for which you wish to have considered.

USAJobs Resume
DD Form 2981. Statement of Admission.
Proof of education (transcripts/copy of degree/high school diploma), if applicable to position requirements.
If claiming Veterans Preference, a legible copy of DD-214 (page 4) as well as any other supporting documentation (disability, proof of service, SF-15, etc). is required.
If claiming Military Spouse Preference, a copy of sponsor's orders is required for NF-03 and below or equivalent.
If claiming Department of Defense (DOD) Non-appropriated Fund (NAF) Business Based Action (BBA) Priority consideration, submit a copy of the notice of separation.
If you are a current federal employee, submit your most recent Personnel Action Report (PAR) or SF-50.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from .
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

This job originated on . For the full announcement and to apply, visit . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

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