ECE Assistant Director (Midtown)
YWCA of Minneapolis - Minneapolis, MN

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JOB SUMMARY:
Provide high quality child care in a multi-cultural program. Responsible for hiring and supervising a diverse staff, in partnership with the Director. The position is also responsible for scheduling staff as well as the maintenance of a safe, sanitary environment, following child care licensing and NAEYC accreditation standards. Assume responsibility for center in Director’s absence.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Staffing and Supervision:
Hire, orient, and provide on-going support of a diverse teaching staff.

Supervise Assistant Teacher Float, Kitchen staff, Substitute Aides and Teachers, and volunteers.

Develop and maintain classroom staffing plans to ensure compliance with NAEYC and licensing requirements.

Oversee and track professional development of classroom staff.

Develop and maintain professional development and educational plans for staff, including use of YWCA educational support.

Coach and train staff according to needs.

Ensure smooth operation of ECE center:
Supervise the development and implementation of developmentally appropriate anti-bias multi-cultural curriculum for each classroom using the ELM.

Oversee the assessments and provisions made for special needs services with identified children. Serve as internal coach for Mn Read Corps program as needed.

Ensure extensive family communication, consultation, support and involvement.

Provide center tours and complete family intakes, as needed.

Facilitate field trips for the Center.

Handle overall site needs and all record keeping as describe below:

Assist with NAEYC and Parent Aware maintenance duties.

Assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of program budgets, particularly sub hours.

Participate on ECE Leadership team.

Understand and interpret the YWCA mission to children, staff and families.

RELATIONSHIPS:
This position reports to the Early Childhood Education Director who reports to the Senior Director of Early Childhood Education. The incumbent will interact with the Vice President of ECE, ECE Directors, Lead Teachers, Assistant Teachers, Childcare Aides, Substitutes, Specialists, Human Resources, volunteers, children and parents. Individual must have the ability to get to and from various sites/events/meetings in the metro area on an occasional basis.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear, stand, walk, sit, use hands to fingers, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.

Required Skills

QUALIFICATIONS:
Required:
Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education or related field or equivalent educational experience (Bachelor’s Degree in an unrelated field and at least 60 credits in fields listed above).

At least two years of supervisory experience.

A minimum of one year experience working in Early Childhood Education.

Excellent human relations skills.

Strong oral and written communication skills.

Ability to write routine reports, newsletter articles and correspondence.

Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees in the organization.

Current First Aid and CPR certifications (within 30 days of employment).

Preferred:
Ability to speak a second language.

License in Birth – 3rd grade or Pre-K.

Director’s credential.

Required Experience

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