Preschool Director

Georgetown Hill Early School
Bethesda, MD
May 14, 2021
May 16, 2021
Full Time
Description: Georgetown Hill Early School has 40 years' experience serving Maryland families. Since 1980, we've guided more than 40,000 little feet through our halls. We take pride in meeting the individual needs of our students and fostering the independence of each child in a family-like environment of trust and warmth. We are looking for a qualified Preschool Directors and Assistant Directors to support the operations and management at a few of our locations including Potomac Village and our newest location in Downtown Bethesda - opening fall 2021! This essential functions of this job include: Managing the operations of a busy preschool. There is never a dull moment in a preschool! You'll need to be good at multi-tasking and keeping cool when things get hectic. Ensuring a clean and safe school. In the wake of COVID-19 we've developed strict health, safety, and sanitation protocols to protect our employees and the children in our care. You'll be expect to adhere to and facilitate these high standard at your campus. Managing staff. You'll be responsible for developing and maintaining a positive work environment for all employees. This includes routine activities like new employee onboarding, scheduling, and mentoring - but also the hard stuff like performance reviews and conflict management. Clear and consistent communication. You'll be responsible for communicating with staff and parents on a regular basis. This includes in-person interactions as well as phone calls and electronic communication. Marketing and growing your campus. We are expanding our brand across the board and our managers are an integral part of that development. You'll need to learn and utilize the systems and protocols that keep our organization ticking. But on a more human level, you'll be trusted to give stellar tours to prospective families and earn their trust - leading to full enrollment levels at your campus. Assuring the highest quality learning environment. We are very proud of our proven, whole child curriculum - encompassing play, learning, the arts, and nurturing - and we expect our managers to embrace and broaden that philosophy. Learn more about our PLAN curriculum here. Maintaining compliance and advancing accreditation efforts. You'll be responsible for maintaining a good relationship with your licensing specialist and for ensuring that your campus is compliant with all federal, state, and local regulations, including MSDE and NAEYC. You'll also be expected to support efforts to attain MSDE/NAEYC accreditation and EXCELS accreditation level 5 for your campus and staff. Relationship building. We are on a first name basis with our parents and staff (unless they prefer otherwise), and we are genuinely interested in their happiness and wellbeing. You'll be expected to maintain positive relationships with all parents and staff. We are looking for individuals who can demonstrate the trust, compassion and empathy it takes to create and support a family because that's what we are. Additional duties and responsibilities will apply to this position. For a complete list of duties and responsibilities, feel free to reach out! You would be a great fit for this role if you are: Nurturing. We're looking for people who can create a caring campus community that will cultivate a climate of healthy and positive growth. Expert problem solvers. You'll be relied on to use sound judgement and to take initiative when issues come up. Reliable. We take punctuality and attendance seriously at Georgetown Hill. If you are unable to commit to a full time job, this may not be the best place for you. Happy to be part of a team. We prize collaboration over competition and we hire folks who are positive and productive coworkers, supervisors, and employees. Discreet and trustworthy. You'll be privy to private information belonging to staff and families and we'll expect you to keep that information private. All our leaders must have the highest integrity at all times. Personable. A warm, friendly, and cool-tempered demeanor is essential to work here. And smiles. We love smiles. Genuinely interested in early childhood education. If you are passionate about kids, we'll be passionate about you. PM21 . Requirements: Requirements for this position include: Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in early childhood education or related field. We prefer that applicants have at least two years' experience in a school or childcare setting. Leadership or management experience is a plus! Applicants must have excellent technological skills and be able to utilize various company systems. It's a plus if you have experience using: Child Care CRM, ProCare, Paylocity HRIS, Microsoft Office Suite, or Microsoft Teams. Applicants must have excellent communication skills including speaking, writing, and reading. Per licensing requirements, all applicants will be subject to a state and federal background check. Applicants for our Federal Center campuses will also be subject to a more extensive background based on GSA and agency requirements. PI135316067

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