The Communications Director works under the direct supervision of the Executive Director with tasks developed by and in support of the Development Director. In cooperation with volunteers and staff, s/he will plan and organize all YWCA promotions, special events and assist with fund-raisers. S/he will establish and maintain effective community and media relations. S/he is a member of the YWCA management team.
Work experience and/or educational background in public relations, non-profit organizations, marketing, and fund-raising; effective planning, organizational skills, communication and time management skills; promotion and lay out skills; proficient in desktop publishing; excellent interpersonal skills, creative; able to handle multiple projects at one time; self-directed; team player and must have a positive attitude. Commitment to and support of the YWCA Mission.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Maintain and promote a positive image of the YWCA. Increase the visibility of the YWCA.
- Spearhead, facilitate and develop special events, assist with fundraisers & communications, including all stages from planning to implementation and analysis.
- Design and layout print and web-based materials.
- Provide regular social media postings and updates such as, face book, twitter, etc.
- Send regular electronic newsletters
- Work with the Communications Committee to increase visibility and efficiency of efforts
- Write and/or edit informative articles, correspondence and narrative pieces. Get bids from printers, paper suppliers and media.
- Engage in community outreach and represent the YWCA at events.
- Develop and maintain professional displays to represent the YWCA.
- Revise and maintain program brochures
- Develop and maintain newsletters for donors, volunteers, and staff.
- Establish and maintain a positive relationship with representatives of the media. Work with other staff and volunteers as appropriate to prepare press releases and publicity for media release.
- Recruit volunteers to work on applicable committees (fundraising, special events, membership). Maintain volunteer list and a volunteer need’s list
- Prepare budget proposals for each project as requested.
- Maintain marketing files.
- Assist staff with editing and writing and assurance of adherence to the brand
- Attend staff meetings as requested. Cooperate with all departments.
- Represent the YWCA on local task forces or community committees as assigned.
- Perform other assignments as required by the Executive Director and the Development Director.
- Be familiar with the YWCA goals, mission and programs.
Child Care Program Director
YWCA Rock County seeks a full time Child Care Program Director. This professional must be passionate about motivating children and teachers alike to learn and grow. As a Program Director, your responsibilities will include providing leadership, guidance, and supervision for Pre-K, Summer Day Camp, Before and After School, and Non School Days programs, maintaining relationships with the School District of Janesville and the licensing partners, ensure facilities are safe and maintained, manage and support a complement of staff, and manage the program’s finances.
B.A. in Early Childhood Education or equivalent. Preferably, candidates will have at least three years of experience in a leadership/supervisory and/or comparable teaching background position, managing an education program, preferably with experience in a Child Development Center, as well as experience in the management of the day to day operational, financial, human resources and marketing of the program.
Child Care Site Supervisor/Group Leader
The Child Care Site Supervisor/Group Leader works under the supervision of the Program Director and/or the Assistant Program Director. She/he is a leader that role models the YWCA mission and values and is responsible for assisting in the development, implementation, supervision and evaluation of a particular site. Days and hours worked are according to the School District calendar.
Has work experience and educational background in group activities and planning daily programs. Has an awareness of developmental characteristics of children (K-5) and how to meet their needs. Oral and written communication and organizational skills are necessary. Must be at least 18 years of age and have completed high school or its equivalent and meet the Wisconsin Department of Health and Social Services licensing requirements of 80 full-time or 120 part-time days of experience. Infant/child or adult/child CPR certification is required.
Site Supervisor: Must have Registry level 10 with 6 of the credits being in supervision/personal management or financial management course work.
Group Leader: Must have a Registry level 7 or higher.
Child Care Assistant
The Child Care Assistant works under the direct supervision of the Child Care Site Supervisor, the Program Director and/or the Assistant Program Director. She/he is responsible for planning and implementing age appropriate activities and at all times incorporating a safe and social atmosphere. Provides support to the Child Care Supervisor. Must step into a sub supervisor role as needed. Days and hours worked are according to the School District calendar.
Must have experience and/or educational background in working with children. Must be at least 17 yrs old and satisfactorily completed 10 hours training in the care of school-age children or equivalent; as approved by Wisconsin D.P.I. If 18 years of age, must complete at least 10 hours training within 6 months of hire. Infant and child CPR or adult/child CPR certification is required.
On-Site Child Care Substitute
The On-Site Child Care Substitute works under the supervision of the Program Director and/or the Personnel Specialist of the Child Care Program. S/he is responsible for assuming the responsibilities of the Child Care Supervisor and/or the Child Care Assistant in the event of their absence.
Must have experience working with children in a pre-school, day care or elementary school setting. If working more than 240 hours, the substitute must meet the qualifications of the position in which s/he works or be currently enrolled in training to meet those qualifications. Infant and child or adult/child CPR certification is required.