Assistant Director
Kids Quest - Albuquerque, NM

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Assist in planning, developing, organizing, and maintaining programs and systems for staff, parents, children, and management. To insure quality care and providing retention of current clients while securing new clients. Follow the philosophy and procedures of Kids Quest by promoting self-esteem.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
Supervise and ensure the safety and well-being of the children at all times, being alert to the needs and/or problems of the children as individuals and as a group

Interact and play with children

Assist in the operation of the center

Effectively handle customer service issues

Assist Director in guiding Supervisors and Teammates in any way possible, which may include but not necessarily be limited to the following:

Planning the Calendar of Events in detail

Implementing programming

Decorating the center for day-to-day themes, special programs, and events

Providing and preparing snacks and meals for the children

Keeping center rooms, storage areas, and bathrooms clean, neat, and orderly

Reporting maintenance needs as needed

Ensuring cleanliness of center

Using proper cash handling procedures

Planning goals for the future of the center

Keeping an up-to-date emergency call list of all staff including emergency policies and procedures

Be able to assume all responsibilities of the Director in the event of a long term or temporary absence

Maintain current certifications in first aid and CPR

Remain current in all health-related child care requirements of the state in which your center is located (i.e. TB test in Arizona; carry current Health Card in Nevada)

Provide excellent guest service

Be familiar with and follow all of the company’s child care center policies and procedures

Comply with applicable universal precautions and infection control guidelines and procedures

Invest time outside of work necessary to meet in-service requirement

Host staff meetings

Provide accurate inventory reports on a weekly basis

Assistant Director Position Description Cont’d:
Possess an understanding of the nightly reports, event codes, and correct processing of reports required by the corporate office

Assist the Director with performance reviews and training of new employees

Meet labor goals within company standards while continuing to meet state standards with staff to child ratio

Handle all matters related to the administration of the center

Keep records that pertain to the administration of the center in accordance with applicable state and local laws

Provide necessary reports to corporate in a timely manner

Prepare payroll input for processing and distribute paychecks to staff

Attend and participate in company Director meetings and retreats

Build strong relationships with host property management and actively attend and participate in meetings and events when applicable

Assist with and participate in company meetings and retreats

Minimum Qualifications:
Pass Applicant Background Study required by the Department of Human Services guidelines or the Tribal Gaming Office (TGO) depending on the location of your center:

Pass Substance Test. Also, subject to random testing for duration of employment with Kids Quest

Demonstrate strong communication skills

Demonstrate strong interest in working with children

Be able to work well with others and promote harmony throughout the center

Physical Requirements:
Must have the ability, with or without reasonable accommodation, to perform the following job duties:

To hear the conversational voice

To see and read newsprint

To speak and be understood under normal circumstances

To lift and carry up to fifty (50) pounds

To use arms, hands, legs, and feet to bend, stretch, lift, grasp, climb, sit, and stand

To use and tolerate the existence of specific cleaning solutions and tools utilized throughout the center

Certification Requirements:
Possess valid first aid and CPR certifications within first ninety (90) days of employment

Pass all state-required health-related tests

Possess or be actively pursuing a BS, BA, CDA, or Associate Degree for child care as per local requirements

Possess documentation of US Citizenship or eligibility to work in the United States

Assistant Director Position Description Cont’d:
Provide input to the marketing department on advertising and public relations

Direct all media/marketing questions to Kids Quest Marketing Department

Oversee handling of all ordering and purchasing of consumable goods within budget

Receive approval for all major purchases

Control all inventory

Food Management:
Meet state and local regulations regarding meal preparation and storage

Unique Job Requirements:
Wear a Kids Quest issued vest and abide by and dress in accordance with other uniform guidelines

Be of the minimum working age of 18

On your feet for extended hours at a time

Wear a headset to boost communications

Abide by all Kids Quest policies, including the Teammate employee manual and have the ability to work in a fast paced and high traffic facility

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