Site Director

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Decatur, Georgia
Sep 23, 2019
Oct 23, 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level

Site Director

Core Purpose and Vision Our employees uphold and promote the mission, vision and values of the City of Decatur, and work to fulfill the four main principles of the Decatur Strategic Plan through these essential competencies:

  1. Leadership                          
  2. Effective Management
  3. Teamwork/Interpersonal    
  4. Task

The City of Decatur will assure a high quality of life for its residents, businesses and visitors today and in the future.

The four main principles of the Decatur Strategic Plan are:

Principle A:   Manage Growth While Retaining Character

Accommodate commercial and residential growth while retaining Decatur’s unique sense of place within an urban environment.

Principle B:   Encourage a Diverse and Engaged Community

Protect and expand diversity among Decatur residents, businesses, and visitors while promoting an innovative, engaged, and informed community.

Principle C:   Serve As Good Stewards of All Resources

Practice fiscal, environmental and organizational stewardship to make efficient use of finite resources through collaboration and conservation.

Principle D:   Support a Safe, Healthy, Lifelong Community

Assure that housing, mobility, and support services exist to provide everyone at every age a high quality of life.

Leadership (40%)

  • Demonstrates behavior consistent with the vision, mission, and values of the City of Decatur, and provides excellent customer service.
  • Engages in and supports the mission of the Community and Economic Development Department and the Children and Youth Services Division by carrying out department and division goals and objectives, creative problem solving, decision making, responsible stewardship of City resources, and positive reinforcement and consistent application of department rules, regulations, and standard operating guidelines.
  • Provides teaching, mentoring, and motivation to staff through modeling appropriate behavior and communicating knowledge, skills, and information. Addresses performance issues in a timely manner.
  • Maintains confidentiality of sensitive information of children, families and employees, as well as personnel-related information.
  • Serves as liaison for all site and program related activities.
  • Manages interactions, transitions and conflicts to promote appropriate behavior guidance, staff and child choices, disciplinary consequences and parent communication consistent with CYS behavior management guidelines.
  • Creates and maintains a safe and growth promoting environment for participants and staff.
  • Contributes to a superior work culture through participation in training and mentoring to develop personal leadership, management and technical skills.\
  • Implements staff training programs and manages staff performance to assure the highest level of professional performance in standards in the fields of child care, after-school programming and camp.
  • Conducts effective quarterly goal setting process with each direct report with quality, accuracy and professionalism.
  • Coaches individual employees in improving job related skills on an ongoing basis including but not limited to modeling, shadowing, and fostering mentor relationships between experienced staff members and newer staff members.

Effective Management (40%)

  • Demonstrates accountability for the delivery of quality services and work product as a part of the overall department and City-wide strategic direction, goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to provide and require quality programming and meet CYS and city goals and objectives through cooperative and collaborative team and individual efforts.
  • Assesses program quality, and develops recommendations, programs, and procedures to provide the most effective and efficient program design to meet program goals and individual child needs.
  • Ensure quality delivery of programs including offering age appropriate, innovative, engaging activities incorporating children’s ideas and input. 
  • Plans, coordinates, and actively facilitates field trips according to division standards.
  • Provides onsite management of daily program operations including, but not limited to, staff and child attendance, coordination with school front office, Decatur Active Living staff, group movement and activity schedules, and coordination with special activity instructors.
  • Oversees and ensures safety is prioritized and procedures are followed. Effectively conducts emergency procedures at program location.
  • Conducts emergency drills monthly and handles emergencies calmly and according to CYS and City of Decatur policies and procedures, takes immediate action to handle crises.
  • Incorporates environmental safety into the arrangement of space, the storage of equipment and supplies and the design and implementation of activities.
  • Provides responsive and timely feedback on status and progress of work activities, department and city goals to staff and supervisor.
  • Coordinates with host organization partners in schools, recreation centers, field trip venues, pools, and camp facilities to ensure that expectations of all partners are met while achieving program goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrates responsible stewardship of the organization’s resources through cost effective use of program supplies and equipment. Implements all program elements within budgetary parameters.
  • Provides excellent customer service to parents through communication efforts in person, email and social media as well as positive, welcoming interactions and pertinent, appropriate communication related to child’s experience at the program, upcoming events/activities, etc. 
  • Oversees and maintains all program equipment and supplies to ensure the safe and effective administration of all program activities.
  • Works with administration, parent volunteers, site staff and host to complete and evaluate a self-study, develop a site action plan and prepare site for after school accreditation. Maintains accreditation standards daily.
  • Produces quality work products that meet division standards including performance evaluations, incident reports, employee relations documentation, lesson plans, flyers, and approved social media postings.

Teamwork/Interpersonal (10%)

  • Functions as a cooperative, productive, willing team member when working with other employees on projects, events, and programs.
  • Proactively applies his/her individual strengths to support team and individual efforts toward accomplishing organization goals and work-related tasks.
  • Develops and maintains positive, professional, collaborative working relationships with partners, other city divisions and departments as relevant to accomplishing the goals of CYS or the City of Decatur.
  • Develops and implements effective recognition plan for part-time staff members.
  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal and human relationship skills in order to build effective working and team relationships, and relationships with Decatur families.
  • Works with other city departments and serves on appropriate inter-departmental teams.
  • Assists with staff hiring as assigned.

Task (10%)

  • Organizes, maintains and submits administrative records and reports for both personnel and participants including, but not limited to, attendance records, evaluation forms, discipline records, incident/accident reports and worker’s comp reports.
  • Represents the division and the site at school and community functions, staff meetings, parent conferences, phone calls, and community time with professionalism.
  • Responds to all inquiries and complaints or makes referral to appropriate person.
  • Effectively manages self through the independent initiation and accomplishment of tasks.
  • Administers program surveys to participants.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: BA in ECE, Education or related field and two years of qualifying child care experience or Child Development Associate (CDA) or any equivalent combination of education and experience

Must be at least 21 years of age.

Must obtain a valid State of Georgia driver's license (Non-commercial Class A or B) with a satisfactory motor vehicle record (MVR).

Must be able to pass a criminal background check, work reference check, pre-employment post-offer physical and drug screen.

Physical Requirements/Environmental Conditions:

Ability to lift and carry heavy objects (10-50 lbs.) sit, bend, squat, and twist on a daily basis; must be able to physically operate city vehicle.

Ability to sit for long periods of time using office equipment and computers.

Ability to walk and stand in an outdoor (playground and park) setting including entering the swimming pool in extreme heat and cold, for up to 8 hours daily.

Must have ability to deal with constant interruptions, noise, and meet with others on a regular basis.


Have a personal vehicle to drive for daily business on a mileage reimbursement basis.

Other information:

This job description includes the major duties and responsibilities of the job and is not to be construed as all-inclusive. The duties listed here are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is a logical assignment to the position.

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

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