KidStop Director

Position Title: KidStop Director

Department: Watford City Park District

Status: Exempt

Position: Salary

Supervisor: Executive Management Team

Wage: DOE

Who We Are

McKenzie County KidStop has a strong commitment to the positive development of McKenzie County by supporting and helping working families and our youth. We are fortunate enough to serve the children in our community by providing a safe, fun, and enriching afterschool and summer camp program. We focus on improving social skills, inspiring learning, developing confidence, building relationships, and celebrating success. The KidStop program provides each child with opportunities for community involvement, physical activity, team building, reading and writing, and STEAM learning. In a world that can be bombarded with negativity, we are determined to break the cycle by promoting the development of kind, positive and strong future leaders. Our mission is to engage, inspire, and empower the youth of McKenzie County to reach their full potential through the promotion of community, citizenship, and school spirit. Our KidStop Core Values are Respect, Responsibility, Sportsmanship, and Teamwork.


Position Summary

The KidStop Director will be responsible for maintaining the coordination, implementation and administration of all KidStop programs and activities. The KidStop Director will provide on-going leadership and facilitation of the KidStop programs at both elementary schools. The specific duties of the KidStop Director include program development and management, fiscal management, and participation in staff development, community outreach and offsite collaborations. The KidStop Director will ensure that the program is meeting the KidStop mission and providing a safe, nurturing, and fun after school program for the community. The KidStop Director serves as the liaison for all KidStop personnel, parents, school administration, Rough Rider Center administration, collaborators, volunteers, and special guests. In order to give KidStop students the stability and nurturing atmosphere they need to succeed, the KidStop Director must establish authority through leadership, communication, and patience. This position requires an individual to have a strong passion for working with children ages 5-12 years old. The KidStop Director will report directly to the Executive Management team.  


Position Responsibilities

  • Oversee all aspects of daily and monthly programming for KidStop
  • Assist coordinators in the planning and implementation of activities for all KidStop locations.
  • Assist coordinators with preparing supplies needed for activities or the facilities used by KidStop.
  • Maintain a clear and consistent line of communication with all KidStop personnel, school administration (principals and secretaries), and parents/guardians.
  • Ensure that Program Coordinators are developing high quality programming by collecting and reviewing lesson plans for content and effective planning.
  • Ensure that all staff are providing an inviting, safe, and orderly environment for students and coworkers.
  • Provide day to day oversight of all KidStop programs and personnel (Coordinators, Teachers, Aides, Assistants, etc.). When needed, the KidStop Director will fill in for any absent staff member.
  • Develop schedules for all KidStop personnel, including KidStop Program Coordinators.
  • Ensure that KidStop policies, expectations, processes and procedures are followed by all staff and students.
  • Visit classrooms weekly. Review performance of coordinators, teachers, aides and other staff and provide suggestions, demonstrations, and assistance for improvement, as needed.
  • Oversee the marketing of programs for growth, retention, and community outreach.
  • Maintain and update online registration and forms, process registrations, verify information, collect and process tuition payments, place students in groups and create attendances.
    • Communicate with families about registrations, schedules, and programming.
  • Hire and oversee all KidStop personnel.
    • Support and implement human resource policies and procedures.
    • Supervise, train, mentor, coach, and manage all staff, students, and volunteers at all program locations.
    • Provide monthly goals to support staff as contribution to professional development in line with the objectives, policies, and procedures of KidStop.
    • Provide performance management, feedback, and timely performance evaluations.
    • Hold staff accountable to weekly and monthly planning expectations.
  • Maintain the highest degree of confidentiality in student, staff, and management matters.
  • Oversee and assist with the management of the KidStop budget.
    • Ensure expectations relating to grant objects and reporting processes are met.
  • Maintain and forward fiscal data, including receipts, timesheets, supply/material requests, employee paperwork and evaluations to the Executive Management team per established procedures and timelines.
  • Monitor revenues and expenditures to assure sound fiscal control and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel and other resources.
  • Monitor and maintain the Watford City Park District website to assure program information is accurate and up to date.
  • Provide recommendations to the executive management team for program needs, budget and fees.
  • Develop alternate funding sources. Research, prepare applications and administer grants that benefit KidStop students and programs. Conduct fundraising activities and facilitate business and corporate sponsorship's that contribute towards the success of the KidStop program.
  • Order and maintain inventories of supplies and equipment for KidStop.
  • Respond to public inquiries about KidStop by email, telephone, or other forms of correspondence or by attending public meetings and making presentations.
  • Promote community relations through strengthening student and parent relations and other avenues to ensure a successful KidStop program.
  • Supervise the KidStop snack program.
    • Communicate with the school on the menu, storage, and distribution of snacks. Submit monthly attendance to the Child Nutrition Manger.
    • Order all snacks needed for the KidStop program, conduct monthly inventory, and distribute to KidStop Coordinators.
  • Approve all flyers for upcoming events and/or important reminders for parents or staff.
  • Develop and update all KidStop Documents, Forms and Handbooks.
  • Monitor student behavior when on site and utilize appropriate discipline measures, as necessary. Fill out behavior management reports for parents when required.
  • Conduct regular KidStop staff meetings with Program Coordinators (weekly).
  • Attend professional development/training activities and Rough Rider Center staff meetings.
  • Work with and schedule special guests or collaborative partners to visit the KidStop program. 
  • Assist with preparing the expectations for students, staff and facilities for special guests.
  • Check email/Remind/work phones multiple times daily to ensure that program updates and communications are reviewed and responded to in a timely manner.
  • Administer basic first aid and medications, document and communicate incidents when needed.
  • Maintain a current First Aid/CPR certification. The KidStop Director will arrange for recertification when required.
  • Must comply with all Watford City Park District employment regulations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Management team.

Position Expectations

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Must have excellent organizational and management skills.
  • Must be able to work with and lead, mentor, and supervise youth between the ages of 5-12 in both large and small groups.
  • Must have knowledge of developmental needs of school age children.
  • Must serve as a role model to students and staff by demonstrating high standards of personal conduct including punctuality, sportsmanship, and teamwork.
  • Must connect with each and every student and develop a positive relationship with them and their families.
  • Must demonstrate reliability and punctuality by arriving on-time for scheduled shifts and completing supervisory responsibilities in a timely and thorough manner.
  • Must empower students by fostering independence, self-confidence and giving the students the power to help plan KidStop activities.
  • Must be able to multi-task and juggle many projects simultaneously and work effectively under pressure. 
  • Must exhibit excellent flexibility and work well in a collaborative and team environment. 
  • Must exhibit excellent judgment and problem-solving skills and work well in emergency situations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and demonstrate sensitivity to others.
  • Must exhibit skills necessary to supervise multiple children and keep them focused on the task at hand while maintaining a professional demeanor.
  • Must be able to pass a background check and pre-employment and random drug screening.
  • Must be able to engage in physical activity with members without limitation.
  • Must be able to stand on feet for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift 25lbs regularly and up to 50lbs on occasion.
  • Must be able to wear a mask during the duration of scheduled shift.


Employment Application:

Email Application to:,

Or mail: Rough Rider Center, PO Box 1739, Watford City, ND 58854

For questions, contact: Terry at (701) 580-2426 or Sara at (701) 580-8380