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SENT: Child Care Center Director: Sign On Bonus

Scott HR
455 SE Golf Park Blvd, Topeka, KS 66605
$49,000 - $55,000 a year - Full-time


455 SE Golf Park Blvd, Topeka, KS 66605

Pulled from the full job description

  • Childcare
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off

Full job description

SIGN-ON BONUS of $1,500 (paid after 6 months of successful employment)

Child Care Center Director

SENT is looking for an individual who has a heart to work for a non-profit organization and desires to help develop and enhance the Hi-Crest community.

A non-profit organization that operates under four pillars, supporting our community. The pillars are Housing and development, Community Wellness, Mental Health, and the SENT Prep Academy. Our mission is intentionally walking beside neighbors through loving relationships and strategic development to accomplish the holistic transformation of neighborhoods in Shawnee County.

SENT’s Vision:

Wholistic transformation of neighborhoods in Shawnee County, with an emphasis in Hi-Crest.

SENT’s Core Values:

Relocation, Redistribution, Reconciliation, Wholistic Approach, Empowerment, Listening to the Community, and Leadership Development.

Why work with SENT?

We are intentional about working with our community, building loving relationships, by walking alongside our neighbors, providing life-giving resources to complement and grow our neighbor’s natural assets, and life-changing experiences to help to push the boundaries of what we think is possible, create an opportunity to dream bigger and to reach higher.


  • Holidays: SENT observes the federal holidays of New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and the day after, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • Paid Time Off (PTO): Starts accruing on day one and is available for time off post 90 days of employment. New hires earn 15 days of time off annually.
  • Health Insurance stipend reimbursement of up to $200/month if enrolled in an individual insurance plan offered by an Insurance Broker
  • Child care discount for employees

A Day and a Life as a Child Care Center Director:

The Child Care Center Director is responsible for encouraging the vision that the center will be an exemplary program model of high-quality early childhood practices. The Director will oversee all operations of the SENT Prep Academy, with the primary areas of focus being staff/volunteer development, maintaining compliance with licensing and grant regulations, and creating a positive atmosphere where children and families can thrive.



● Ability to meet Program Director qualificationsrequired by the Kansas Department of Health & Environment (KDHE).

● Ability to clear a comprehensive background check.

● Appropriate teaching experience in a licensed childcare center or preschool.

● Ability to make effective decisions that produce positive results.

● Ability to communicate effectively through both oral and written communication.

● Attention to detail.

● Ability to organize work and projects to ensure timely completion.

● People skills: collaborative spirit, compassionate, and team player.

● Knowledgeable of and willingness to support the mission, vision, values, and strategies of SENT.

● Ability to set professional and ethical boundaries with coworkers, families, and others.

● Demonstrated ability in working with children, families, volunteers, and community leaders.

● Demonstrated leadership ability, interpersonal skills, and organizational skills.

● Demonstrated excellent teamwork skills and working together to achieve successful outcomes.

● Demonstrated emotional maturity and stability and the ability to handle crisis situations.

● Demonstrated independent work skills to guide effective decision-making and positive results.

● Valid Kansas driver’s license


●Associate’s degree in Early Childhood related area of study or Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Elementary Education, or a related area of study with a minimum of 12 semester hours in Early Childhood Education or Child Development.

● Resident or willing to relocate to Topeka, KS.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $49,000.00 - $55,000.00 per year


  • Employee discount
  • Paid time off


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Work setting:

  • In-person
  • Office

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Topeka, KS 66605: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Associate (Required)


  • Early childhood: 1 year (Required)
  • KDHE Licensing: 1 year (Required)
  • Director: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Driver's License (Required)
  • KDHE Licensing (Required)

Work Location: In person