Assistant Director
Bright Horizons - New York, NY

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The new Bright Horizons at Weill Cornell is looking for a dynamic Assistant Director to join their team. The center just opened in September and is located on the East Side near Midtown Manhattan. The center serves children from 6 weeks through 6 years of age, and this is a 12 month program. We offer competitive pay, benefits and growth opportunity. Apply now to inspire a team of early childhood professionals as an assistant director at a beautiful Bright Horizons center. Grow your leadership potential in partnership with the center director and benefit from professional training and development programs to enhance your career. Learn the many aspects of center management through hands-on leadership opportunities including reviewing emergent curriculum, organizing new classrooms, managing budgets and supporting the daily operations of the center. As an assistant director at Bright Horizons, you will:
  • Motivate staff to maximize collaboration, retention and growth
  • Collaborate with the center director to maintain the day to day operations of the center
  • Partner with parents from enrollment to meeting the educational needs of their children
  • Manage your time as you support multiple classrooms and staff
  • Nurture your leadership skills and grow your career through various opportunities

At Bright Horizons, we support our employees in their lives both at home and at work. We ensure a work environment in which each employee's chosen path is respected, rewarded, and celebrated.

Job Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree or above in Early Childhood Education
  • New York State Teaching Certification in B-2 or N-6 required
  • Requires two to four years of professional teaching experience with infants, toddlers and preschoolers
  • At least one year of prior supervisory experience, including classroom leadership responsibility or professional administration experience in a child care center
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • An understanding of NAEYC accreditation and licensing standards
  • Knowledge and ability to lead staff in implementation of developmentally appropriate curriculum
  • Respond well to unusual or crisis situations
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Capacity to understand and manage center/school financial duties
  • Computer literacy required
  • Experience working in an inclusive work environment and managing across differences
  • Additional center/school requirements may apply
  • Must meet state requirements for education and additional center/school requirements may apply

Company Information
Bright Horizons is the world’s leading provider of high quality child care, early education and work/life balance solutions. Consistently recognized by FORTUNE as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For,” our innovative centers and schools offer a respectful, rewarding and supportive environment within a fun, friendly and fast-paced workplace. At Bright Horizons, you’ll discover an extraordinary opportunity to have the best of both worlds: the extensive training, resources, technologies, benefits and growth opportunities of an established world-class organization, as well as the caring spirit, tremendous creativity and passionate commitment of a mission driven program. When you join the Bright Horizons family, you’ll become part of a culture that values unique differences and celebrates the diversity of our children, families, and employees while encouraging our team members reach their full potential.

Benefits
Bright Horizons offers an excellent benefits package including a competitive salary, career path opportunities, extensive health benefits, comprehensive tuition reimbursement, 401(k), commuter benefits, health club and cell phone discounts, and many more listed at Bright Horizons Employee Benefits

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Bright Horizons Family Solutions® is a leading provider of early education and preschools, employer-sponsored child care, back-up care,...