Associated Recreation Council, Seattle

Assistant Child Care Director (Queen Anne)

The Associated Recreation Council is recruiting for an Assistant Director for School Age Care at Queen Anne Community Center. The Assistant Director will be responsible for developing program offerings in partnership with the School-Age Child Care Director. The Assistant Director creates and supports a fun, safe, welcoming and inclusive environment for staff and participants. The Assistant Director establishes and maintains positive relationships with Seattle Parks and Recreation staff, Seattle Public Schools staff, parents, and participants. As an ARC employee, the SAC Assistant Director takes pride in what they do for our neighborhoods and communities and are committed to staying true to ARC Mission, Vision, and Values.

Pay Rate: $17.75 hourly/non-exempt

Key Responsibilities:


  • Assist director to mentor, train, and coach staff in development and implementation of program
  • Demonstrate and model desirable leadership qualities to reporting staff
  • Support director in creating high quality program offerings
  • Engage staff and youth in utilizing their voice to affect program offerings
  • Lead opening and closing procedures daily
  • Address behavior via positive reinforcement
  • Models appropriate behavior and provides opportunity for social and emotional growth
  • Collaborate with SAC team members to ensure the success of participants
  • Communicate with SAC team members, families, Seattle Parks and Recreation, school staff
  • Assess situations, come up with effective solutions, recognize what needs to be done and take action. 


  • Create program and snack plans
  • Regular assessments, observations, and audits of programs, children, and staff paperwork to be in accordance with DEL licensing and PQI requirements (and others as needed or required)
  • Support director creating staff schedules and budget training
  • Complete attendance tracking and maintain related records
  • Attend staff training and related meetings
  • Provide input to staff performance review


  • Support director in drafting safety procedures
  • Schedules regular safety drills and disseminates corresponding responsibilities to reporting staff
  • Lead day-to-day program implementation including DEL (Department of Early Learning) requirements and PQI (program quality initiative)
  • Utilize proper and timely reporting procedures, including CPS reporting, licensor notification, field supervisor notification, and completion of prerequisite documentation


  • Enforce regular head counts
  • Maintain audio/visual support at all times
  • Maintain appropriate child to staff ratios
  • Ensure environments are well-maintained, appropriate and support the needs of the program and its participants
  • Provide positive transitions that maintain ratios/head counts to minimize the behavior issues
  • Supports other organization sites and programs as needed
  • Be able to work in ratio working with the kids (1:15)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older.
  • At least two years experience working with school age children.
  • Must have completed a minimum of 35 or more college credits or a combination of one-third clock hours and two-thirds college credits in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Elementary Education
  • Experience planning and coordinating a developmentally appropriate program.
  • Documentation of current Red Cross First-Aid/CPR certification, HIV/AIDS blood-borne pathogens education and training, a valid King County food handlers permit, Washington State driver’s license, have cleared a TB test;  willing to complete STARS training.
  • Successful completion of a background checks

This is a full-time, year-round, benefited position. Hours will vary and may be scheduled between 6:00am to 6:00pm. Working split shifts may be required based on business/program need.

Benefits include medical, dental and vision, 401(k), paid time off (PTO), Holidays, Life Insurance, AD&D, Employee Assistance Program.

Please provide a resume, cover letter and college transcripts and any STARS credits to determine if you qualify for the position.  Please see the above requirements.

This position is open to all candidates that meet the minimum qualifications.  ARC is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer and values diverse perspectives and life experiences.  Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity.  ARC encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences.

Position opened until filled. Applications will be reviewed weekly.