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Before/After Care Program Director

Old Mission Peninsula School is seeking a Before/After Care Program Director for the 2019-2020 School Year.

We are looking for an energetic and caring person to join our team as the Before/After Care Program Director at Old Mission Peninsula School.  Before Care runs from 7 AM - 8:15 AM Monday through Friday and After Care takes place 3 PM - 6 PM Monday through Friday on site at the school. The age of the children attending ranges from Kindergarten to 7th Grade.  There are opportunities to deliver activities programming in the cafeteria, gym and outdoor areas of the school property.  The program begins on September 3, 2019 with some training prior to the start date (flexible scheduling).  This is a 25 hour per week position from September 2019 to mid-June 2020.  OMPS offers competitive pay and the possibility of some flexibility in scheduling for the right team member!

Job Requirements include:

  • Ability to create and implement engaging and appropriate activities for children attending the program.
  • Ability to follow and to clearly convey information regarding organizational policies, procedures and practices.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and demonstrate sensitivity to others.
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership and deliver appropriate discipline according to approved school discipline policy.
  • Possess (or be willing to attain) current certification in first aid/CPR, blood borne pathogens.
  • Be willing to undergo required health (TB Test) and background screenings.
  • Possess reliable transportation to and from school.
  • The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker and a proactive and creative problem-solver.

Job Duties include:

  • Develop and deliver activities programming to children attending the program, including working with other educators and special interest activity providers to develop and deliver special or themed programming opportunities.
  • Ensure appropriate supervision and safety of all children attending the program.
  • Work with school administrative staff to ensure all child care licensing requirements are met, including continuing education requirements.
  • Work with school administrative staff to ensure accurate program attendance and payment records.
  • Report and document any injuries or incidents according to child care licensing procedures.
  • Communicate with school administration, staff, and parents on a regular basis regarding program activities.
  • Create a monthly snack menu and work with school staff to provision snacks.
  • Maintain cleanliness in all program areas.
  • Maintain the highest degree of confidentiality for student, staff, and school matters.
  • Ensure requests for days off are communicated well in advance to school administration.

What it means to work at Old Mission Peninsula School:

  • Being an active participant as we develop our school culture and environment.
  • Working hard to provide results for our students.
  • Working with a diverse student body.
  • Welcoming all who are interested our school.
  • Being challenged to examine your work in order to ensure student success.
  • Engaging in a deep and meaningful way with the parents/guardians of all students.
  • Being supported by your peers, school leadership, School Board and the community.


School-age Program Directors shall meet 1 of the following qualifications*:



Coursework in Child- Related Field

Hours of Experience


Bachelor’s degree or higher in child-related field




Associate’s degree in a child-related field and


480 hours


Montessori credential with

12 semester hours and

480 hours


Valid Michigan school-age/youth development credential with

12 semester hours and

480 hours


Valid child development associate credential with

12 semester hours and

480 hours


Sixty semester hours with

12 semester hours and

720 hours


High school diploma/ GED with

6 semester hours and

2,880 hours



State of Michigan Department of Human Services
Bureau of Children and Adult Licensing

Old Mission Peninsula School

2699 Island View Rd
Traverse City, MI   49686

Hours: 8:15 to 3:15

Phone: 231.252.0225

Mailing Address
2699 Island View Drive
Traverse City, MI 49686