Job Code: 040

Preschool Lead Teacher - Horizon Point

Category: Child Care
Location: YMCA of Rapid City

Job Type: Full-Time
Rate: $17.60 per hour


The Lead Teacher is responsible to the Preschool Associate Director for excellence in the Preschool program. The Lead Teacher is responsible for providing a safe preschool program planning fun age appropriate curriculum, connecting with children and their parents, maintaining a positive environment that enhances the child’s social and physical development.  This position is at our new child care center located in the new Black Hills Corp building.


Full Time Benefits

  • Health Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Short Term Disability
  • Discounted Child Care
  • 401(a) Retirement Plan - Once qualified, the YMCA contributes 12% of the employee’s gross pay
  • 403(b) Smart Account - Employees can begin making contributions immediately
  • YMCA of Rapid City Membership
  • Access to a full range of YMCA activities, classes and programs at cost or free
  • CPR / First Aid Certification
  • School Loan Forgiveness (30 Hours)
  • Verizon Wireless Discount / Sprint Discount / AT&T Discount
  • Shirt Vouchers
  • Discounted Movie Tickets


This person must:

  • Have a Child development Credential or have a minimum of 3 years of related field experience.
  • Be a minimum of 18 years old
  • Be able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds.
  • Have a history of excellence in achieving qualitative and quantitative growth in programs and participants.
  • Be passionate about the YMCA mission and vision and must personally advocate and demonstrate the core values of honesty, respect, responsibility and caring.
  • Demonstrate solid leadership as demonstrated by a high level of loyalty and respect among those this person leads.
  • Meet qualifications needed for South Dakota State child care licensing.
  • Have a valid drivers license.
  • Submit to pre-employment/random drug testing as dictated by the Department of Transportation Regulations.
  • Have CPR and First aid certification prior to or within 60 days of hire.

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