Associated Recreation Council, Seattle

Child Care Director (Bitter Lake Community Center)

The Associated Recreation Council (ARC), in partnership with Seattle Parks & Recreation, serves Seattle by offering a variety of recreational and lifelong learning programs, classes and activities. Our school-age care programs provide a fun, creative, safe and welcoming environment for children to learn, play and grow.

The School-Age Child Care Director at Bitter Lake Community Center is responsible for planning and directing the After School child care and Summer Day Camp programs for youth ages 5-12 years old; working with Community Center staff to coordinate events, programs and community outreach; supporting other ARC programs within the community center by being a part of planning, marketing and coordination of childcare program events and projects.

Pay Rate: $20.00 hourly/non-exempt


  • Monday – Friday up to 40 hours per week, straight shift
  • Schedule subject to change (i.e. split shift) due to program/season and business needs


  • Develop programs that are developmentally age appropriate and culturally relevant
  • Establish relationships of mutual trust and good communication with program participants, their families, and community center staff
  • Comply with all Department of Early Learning Licensing requirements
  • Oversee program staff, including scheduling and on the job training
  • Prepare reports and perform other administrative tasks, attendance records, program application and fees, budgeting, etc.
  • Provide a safe environment by maintaining orderly, clean and appealing facilities; competent in emergency preparedness; removing known safety hazards; ensuring staff have current CPR/First Aid certification, and any other required or applicable credentials

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Must have completed a minimum of 45 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 or other child-related field relevant to school-age children
  • Must have at least 2+ years of experience working in child-related programs
  • Must have 3-5 years supervisory and/or mentorship experience
  • Must have demonstrated working experience working with families, community members and partners to foster positive relationships
  • Must have a valid WA state driver license and clear a driving history record from DOL upon hire
  • Must provide documentation of current Red Cross First-Aid/CPR certification, HIV/AIDS blood-borne pathogens education and training, a valid King County Food Handlers Permit, WA State Driver’s License, TB test clearance, STARS training or documentation of exemption
  • Must successfully complete a background check

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 are reviewed daily.