CYP Assistant Director

Announcement Number:
Commander, Navy Region Japan
Position Status:
$25.01 - $26.51 Per Hour
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Duty Stations:
Openings: 2
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Job Summary

The purpose of the Child and Youth Program (CYP) Assistant Director position is to assist the CYP Director of the Child Development Center (CDC Director) or the School Age Care (SAC) program (Youth Director) to administer a developmentally appropriate CDC or SAC program. A CYP Assistant Director is assigned to a CDC and to a SAC program when over 100 children are enrolled. The incumbent is expected to work with the CDC or Youth Director with minimum supervision.

Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent assists with the development and supervision of a developmentally appropriate SAC and/or CDC program that promotes the social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth of children and youth in the age categories served.

Assists in providing program oversight and accountability for the performance of employees and the safety of children in accordance with Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Navy (DoN), and local policies and standards. Assists interpreting and applying child and youth development philosophy/principles and DoN policies based on patron needs and program evaluation and assessment. Assists with development, implementation and analysis of surveys and needs assessments of staff and patrons to ensure appropriate programming and hours of operation.

Assists with collection and maintenance of up-to-date statistical data for planning and reporting purposes in accordance with higher headquarters and statutory requirements and for the purpose of maximizing spaces and ensuring that resources accommodate the needs of command personnel. This may include hours of operation, transportation to schools attended by eligible patrons, and programming needs of the military community. Assists in overseeing the collection, accurate accounting and reporting of funds received from patrons. Ensures compliance with all regulations governing the use of appropriated and non-appropriated funds. Adheres to authorized methods of acquisition. Supervises a staff of three or more typically comprised of Program Assistants, Food Service Workers, and Operations Clerks. At the CDC Director direction, the incumbent initiates and implements personnel actions and supports the CYP Director in order to assure quality related to selection, assignments, training, promotions, disciplinary actions, and recognition of employees and volunteers. Supports and carries out all established EEO objectives and policies in matters of personnel management and communicates support of these policies. Establishes local performance standards for employees and volunteers using established standards and requirements and rates employees’ performance. Resolves complaints related to personnel and makes recommendations to the Director for corrective action as necessary.

Develops staffing schedule in accordance with established ratios and group sizes and submits it to supervisor for approval. Works collaboratively with CYP Training Specialist(s) to identify training needs of employees, provide or make provisions for training to accomplish those needs, and assess application of training. Assists with ensuring training is competency based and tied to career progression. Encourages and facilitates the pursuit of continuing higher education, including the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, Military School-Age (MSA) credential or college level classes. Gives input into the development of CYP standard operating procedures (SOPs) as required for the efficient operation and management of facility and programs. Assists with implementation of these SOPs.

Assists with establishing and implementing combined Parent Involvement Board (PIB) that includes parents and representatives from the CDC, Child Development Home (CDH), SAC, and Youth Program. Gives input into the development of CYP employee and parent handbooks and assists with the distribution of these handbooks. Assists with ensuring the person responsible for maintaining the Central Waiting List (CWL) is aware of vacancies within the program in order to ensure maximum utilization of spaces. Assists in establishing a program environment that sustains participant interest and promotes positive interactions with other children, youth and adults. Models appropriate behaviors and techniques for working with children and youth when working with CY Program Assistants and Leaders. Interacts professionally with employees, parents, volunteers and local installation command personnel. Participates actively and positively in managing and resolving issues with parents, volunteers, and/or employees. Assists with implementation and support of policies and procedures to ensure compliance with health, fire, safety, facility, and program regulatory guidance and standards. Assists in ensuring compliance with law, policies, and regulations applicable to DoD CYP programs. Assists in obtaining and retaining DoD certification and accreditation. Assists with the development and provision of programs related to the core program areas outlined in the OPNAV and required by the DoN such as Boys and Girls Club of America (BGCA) or 4-H required programs. Assists in ensuring compliance with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Serves as a mandatory reporter to Family Advocacy and Child Protective Services as prescribed by local policy in the case of suspected incidences of child abuse and neglect. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications Required


*To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.


In accordance with DoDI 6060.2, incumbent must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent. Incumbents must have one of the following:

Child Development Associate (CDA), Military School-Age Credential (MSA) or equivalent AND 3 years of experience in the child and/or youth profession.


A 2-year degree in Youth Development, Child Development or a related field, which can include Recreation, Youth Recreation, Physical Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Early Childhood Education, Psychology, Social Work, Home Economics with an emphasis in Human Development, or other degrees as appropriate AND 2 years of full-time experience working with children and/or youth.


A four-year degree or higher in these areas AND 1 year of full-time experience working with children and/or youth.

What to Expect Next

Please ensure that your application/resume contains all the information requested in the vacancy announcement. If your resume or application does not provide all the information requested on this form and in the job vacancy announcement, you may lose consideration for the job. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.


All benefits offered (medical, dental, life insurance, spouse & dependent life insurance, long-term disability, retirement, and 401(k) savings plan).

How to Apply

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Or submit all required documents to CNRJ NAF Human Resources Office, PSC 473 Box 12, FPO AP 96349, Building 1559, in Room 225. 

NOTE: Review the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS section to determine which applies to you and MUST be submitted online. You must submit a complete application by 11:59pm (Eastern Time) on the closing date reflected on the vacancy announcement.


Other Information

Some positions have special requirements. Selection may be tentative pending the completion of the satisfactory employment reference checks and receipt of proof of education (where applicable). Selectee may be required to complete a one (1) year probationary period. Participation in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer is required. Salary is commensurate with experience and/or education.

The Department of the Navy (DON) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, reprisal, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor. The DON provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they may require reasonable accommodation(s) should email their request to to ensure proper consideration is given.