Youth Director - Sm or Med SAC/Youth

Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, D.C
Oct 08, 2019
Oct 16, 2019
Executive, Director
Full Time


The purpose of the Youth Director position is to administer a developmentally appropriate youth program for children of eligible patrons.
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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. These tasks are summarized below.

Program Management

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.

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.

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.

Ensures compliance with all regulations governing the use of appropriated and nonappropriated 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.

Oversees the development of a staffing schedule in accordance with established ratios and group sizes and coordinates use of employees who work across CY programs with other installation CYP Directors. Monitors schedule to ensure that program meets the required child to adult ratios and that over-staffing is avoided.

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.

Works collaboratively with other CYP Directors to establish and implement a combined Parent Involvement Board (PIB) that includes parents and representatives from the Child Development Center (CDC), Child Development Home (CDH), SAC, and YP (as applicable to each installation). Maintains an active program of parental involvement to include a PIB, parent education opportunities, and activities that provide parents with opportunities to participate.

Ensures that available program spaces are fully utilized. Works collaboratively with the person responsible for maintaining the Central Waiting List (CWL) to ensure vacancies are filled quickly.


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, and BGCA and 4-H standards. 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) or 4-H required programs.

Implements and supports policies and procedures to ensure compliance with health, fire, safety, facility, and program regulatory guidance and standards.

Responsible for compliance with child abuse and neglect reporting requirements.

Additional Responsibilities

Serves as a 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.

Performs other duties as assigned.

A complete list of duties and responsibilities will be provided at the time of hire.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • May be required to pass a Drug Screening and Medical Evaluation
  • Must successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment


Knowledge of the principles of child and youth development and in 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.


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 years of full time experience working with children and/or youth.


A Master's degree in the related field of study AND minimum of 1 year professional experience working with children. A combination of education and experience (e.g. courses equivalent to a major in a field (24 higher level semester hours) appropriate to the position (see above) plus appropriate experience or additional course work that 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.

Additional information

Spouses of active duty military members of the Armed Forces may receive preference in hiring under this announcement if they are among the best qualified referred and are within reach of selection. Spouse Preference does not apply to NF 04 and NF 05 positions. Please clearly identify in your application that you are asking for spouse preference and complete the Request for Military Spouse Preference form and submit a copy of current PCS orders. Failure to submit current PCS orders with application will prevent spousal preference from being granted. Acceptance or declination of a regular full or part-time non-appropriated or appropriated fund position ends your ability to claim this preference.

Some positions have special requirements. In these cases selection is tentative pending satisfactory completion of these requirements. Applicants may be required to provide proof of education, etc. All selections are contingent upon the obtaining of satisfactory employment reference checks.

As a condition of employment, the selected individual will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer program.

SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT: If you are a male born after December 31, 1959 and at least 18 years of age, employment law (5 U.S.C. 3328) requires that you must register with the Selective Service System (military draft), unless you meet certain exemptions. If applicable, failure to register will prevent you from being considered for employment. To register, please visit the Selective Service web site at .

The Department of the Navy is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor.

The Department of the Navy provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they require reasonable accommodation should contact our Human Resource Office to ensure that the Department of the Navy can consider such requests. The decision to grant an accommodation will be made on a case by case basis.

When relocation expenses are authorized to perform a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the federal government, the IRS considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Additional information:

Public Trust is a type of background investigation, but it is not a security clearance. Depending on the job, you must complete either the Standard Form 85 (SF85) or 85P (SF85P) questionnaire.

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, skills and abilities (KSAs) related to the job requirements. Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating criterion of KSAs 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: Preview Applicant Questionnaire .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

  • If you are a veteran claiming Veterans' Preference, please attach your DD-214 "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," showing all dates of service, receipt of medals and campaign badges, as well as character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). The member 4 copy of your DD-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," is preferable.
  • For a disabled veteran, you must submit a Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) letter on DVA letterhead that states your overall combined service-connected disability rating.
  • 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.

APPLICATION FORMS - A complete packet of the following forms must be submitted for each position applying for:
  • Resume that includes 3 professional references
  • Proof of high school level education or equivalent (if applicable)
  • If claiming veteran's preference, you must submit a clear, legible copy of your DD 214.
  • Military Spousal Preference form (if applicable)

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 schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

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.

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