A prestigious early childcare learning center with academies around the country and a nationally recognized leader in educational day care for more than 30 years, is looking for a Center Director for its academy on the Eastside. In a director, we are looking for a committed individual, who is passionate about making a difference in the lives of young children and their families, while efficiently running all aspects of academy's operations.
Effectively operates and manages all aspects of the academy, to include human resources,
customer relations, financial systems, quality control and facility management. Provides creative, age-appropriate programs by implementing our curriculum to all children served at the academy. Actively develops and maintains positive customer/community relations. Maintains high capacity utilization and manages all resources effectively and within budget. Establishes strong working relationships with state licensing authorities.
Ensures academy compliance with all federal and state laws, as well as corporate
policies and procedures.
Completes all required paperwork and record keeping on a timely basis and maintains same in an organized, up-to-date manner. This includes all academy files: for example, student,
personnel, vehicle, driver, health and safety files.
Plans academy activities and actively participates: for example, staff meetings, training sessions, open houses, planning sessions.
Develops and maintains strong working relationships with all state licensing authorities, approved vendors and community contracts.
Meets all state requirements for the position.
Develops and maintains professional working relationships with academy staff.
Recruits, selects and trains qualified employees.
Ensures that all staff are properly trained and helps develop staff through career growth and
Anticipates staffing needs, prepares and posts weekly staffing schedule, and modifies it
accordingly depending upon daily attendance in each classroom.
Ensures state staffing regulations are met at all times.
Evaluates staff via written performance summary on a quarterly and yearly basis and at other
times as needed; recommends merit raises for staff.
Counsels staff on performance issues; follows corporate guidelines for disciplinary action
Submits new staff or staffing changes to licensing representative and maintains up-to-date
Human Resources files.
Trains staff to plan and implement creative, developmentally appropriate programs for all
Ensures that quality control programs are sound and meet all state and corporate
Actively participates in local professional associations.
Ensures that facility meets all state, local and corporate requirements.
Responds and follows up on all enrollment inquiries. Gives prospective customers tours of the facility and detailed information about corporate Philosophy, Mission, Core Values,
programs and procedures.
Develops and actively maintains positive communication with parents.
Recognizes parent concerns, evaluates course of action and responds professionally to needs of parents.
Ensures that staff is aware of specific parent concerns so that problems are resolved.
Responsible for keeping disenrolled customers to a minimum; determines reasons for
disenrollments and addresses problem areas which contribute to student turnover.
Ensures proper telephone techniques are used.
Under academy ownership's direction, familiarizes self with academy budget to ensure that all resources are managed effectively and within budgetary constraints. Assists with drafting new budgets each year.
Ensures that all computer-related record keeping requirements are met.
Tracks all monetary transactions with customers and vendors as approved by academy
Manages all salary expenses within budgeted amounts and according to prescribed guidelines of compensation plan.
Ensures that accounts receivable do not exceed specified percentage of posted revenue
Affects creation of monthly newsletter for the academy.
Completes state requirements for approved continued education training of 12 clock hours (or more based on local regulations) during the licensing year.
Meets with licensing specialist during inspections and reports to academy ownership on a timely basis.
Arbitrates differences among academy personnel.
Performs other similar or related durites as necessary.
Minimum two years experience as a director or assistant director in a child care school. Must meet or exceed all WA state licensing requirements for the Director role.
If you are such an individual, please apply with cover letter and resume ASAP. We offer a very competitive compensation package.