For nearly 132 years the Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads has been strengthening our military families.
As an ever-evolving and growing non-profit organization, and home to the largest concentration of military in the nation, we recognize the challenges associated with the military lifestyle and provide support programs specially designed to meet the unique needs of military families. We offer an array of no-cost and low-cost programs and services. Unlike your neighborhood Y, we do NOT have paid memberships, pools or fitness equipment. We have core programs that focus primarily on child development initiatives to enhance cognitive development and social-emotional growth and connection while providing skills to strengthen resilience. Our impact in the lives of our families is real.
Our School-Age Care (SAC) Director should demonstrate exceptional leadership abilities by creating and maintaining a positive learning environment for all families enrolled. The SAC Director will collaborate with the executive staff in operating the center in accordance with DSS policies, organization procedures, and state licensing standards to provide an educational, nurturing, and safe environment for children, parents, and staff. The Director assumes all responsibilities and duties for school operation, including training, supervision, and providing continuing education opportunities for staff that meets/exceed licensing and accreditation standards. This position requires exceptional customer service and must promote and uphold the ASYMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.
Our Five Star Kids Academy Facilitators work closely with peers, under the direct supervision of the School-Age Care Director, to implement a high-quality child care and program that meets the social-emotional needs of students, ages 5-12 years. Facilitators provide a FUN, happy and safe learning environment that promotes academic growth and personal character development through interactive, engaging activities.
Our Five Star Kids Pre-School Teacher should expect to work each day excited and ready to make a difference in our children's lives. They will use crayons and puzzles instead of computers and projectors and joyfully conduct storytime on our spacious NEW playground (currently under construction). Additionally, they will construct a creativity-driven classroom arrangement of child-size tables, toys, and books conducive to learning. Along with the co-teachers, they develop weekly lesson plans around our fantastic Big Day in Pre-K curriculum to ignite the curiosity and growth within our preschoolers. Each child's growth will be monitored through observations, portfolio documentation, developmental checklists, and the use of assessment data (ASQ) to ensure all students are meeting important learning milestones.
Our Operation Hero Facilitators build a positive rapport with elementary students (grades 2-5), guiding their learning through team-building activities and engaging, hands-on lessons that focus on character development and resilience. In this after-school program, teachers and parents provide information to assist Operation Hero Facilitators in helping students to improve in targeted areas to meet their personal goals. Facilitators will follow curriculum-based lesson plans and activities focusing on 9 key characteristics that assist children in navigating through a military lifestyle.
Our Operation Little Learners Facilitators provide engaging, curriculum-based instruction and learning opportunities for parents and their children, ages 18 months thru 5 years. Activities focus on school-readiness and early socialization skills, helping parents better understand their role as their child’s first teachers. Facilitators are encouraging, professional and friendly as they navigate parents/children through learning stations, conduct story-time and sing songs.
A seasonal position; our Operation Camp Facilitators will provide a safe learning environment and memorable summer experience for our day campers (age 5-12 years). Facilitators are responsible for planning, teaching, coordinating, and carrying out daily STEM and STEAM-based activities related to the weekly themes of the program. They also chaperone field trips and coordinate both indoor and outdoor activities. Applicants should be patient, fun-loving, and confident in their ability to motivate and assist campers. This job is not only fun but rewarding!
The Child Transport Driver when required, will utilize Armed Services YMCA vehicles to transport our School-Age Care students to and from school, to field trips and planned outings. The driver must have a valid driver's license with no recent moving violations or other discrepancies that would inhibit their ability to safely and legally operate our vehicles. The driver will be required to maintain the cleanliness of the bus as well as refueling. No CDL is required.
The Armed Services YMCA is always looking for dedicated and committed volunteers. We welcome high school and college students working toward their community service requirements, corporations, clubs, organizations, classes, and active duty service members as part of the Military Volunteer Program.