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Director of Afterschool Program


A Director, Afterschool Program at the YMCA of Pictou County plays a leadership role in the development and implementation. The Director is responsible for the day-to-day operational activities of the program - ensuring that all legislative and regulatory standards are met or exceeded consistently, and the level of programming is of an excellent caliber.



  • Be up to date on Day Care Act
  • Ensure that the Afterschool Program consists of high quality, age-appropriate programming that exceeds provincial licensing requirements.
  • Ensure that provincial licensing requirements are met and that we are current on all relevant legislation and policies.
  • Plan and implement activities to meet the physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs of all the children (5 - 12 years old) in the program.
  • Ensure that children are supervised at all times, and that the children are involved in safe and appropriate activities.
  • Participate and attend parent meetings along with any other related meetings.
  • Ensure open, ongoing communication between parents/guardians of children and staff members.
  • Actively participate in Association initiatives involving campaigns, fundraising programs and other educational and promotional initiatives.
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding issues with staff and program participants.
  • Demonstrate and promote a personal understanding of, and appreciation for the mission, vision and values of the YMCA.
  • Take relevant opportunities for training.



  • Early Childhood Education diploma or  school age approval or equivalent
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR Certification
  • A current criminal reference and child abuse registry check must be provided.


This position will close at 12:00pm on Friday, March 27, 2015. Please email your cover letter and resume and references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.



The YMCA of Pictou County is currently accepting applications for lifeguards and swimming instructors.


Applicants must have

  • Current NLS
  • Current YMCA Instructor Course or
  • WSI (Water Safety Instructor)
  • LSI instructor an asset

Successful applicants will be required to undergo a criminal records check and child abuse registry screening.


Send your application (cover letter, resume with reference and copies of certifications) to Mike Thompson.


Mike Thompson

2756 Westville Rd, R R # 3

New Glasgow

NS, B2H 5C6


Phone: 902-752-0202

Fax: 902-755-3446

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