Early Childhood - Center Director (Bilingual English/ Spanish) - New School

Early Steps Bilingual Preschools, Inc.
Alexandria, VA
Jun 11, 2021
Jun 19, 2021
Full Time
SummaryCome join an amazing team of seasoned degreed bilingual educators in a beautiful new center location- Lincolnia. (aka Alexandria, VA) The center proposed grand opening will be in June, 2021. This will be our 5th school within a high reputation company, our families have a genuine respect for all of the staff at Early Steps Bilingual Preschools. Especially now, since we have maintained such high standards during this challenging pandemic year! They enroll and stay! We typically have waitlist at each school and a LOW turnover as we believe in keeping our staff and families in a high quality environment. Come visit and become part of the difference in Preschool Bilingual Education! Finally, here is an opportunity to open a new school, be a mentor- not just Director and grow in a new school, as an Administrator working among a team of professionals.The Center Director is responsible for ensuring the health, safety, and quality of education, for all children within the center's care. The Center Director is directly accountable for overall operational management in accordance with well-established guidelines, including curriculum development, staff and facilities management, legal and budgetary considerations, and long range planning. The Center Director ensures that the needs of the students and the goals of the center are met appropriately.DutiesEstablish quality vision for the center. Manage adherence to quality standards in accordance with the vision and with state and local requirements. Maintain quality effectiveness measurements.Develop general educational curriculum; collaborate with staff to develop positive learning activities; manage adherence to state and local regulations.Maintain student records in accordance with established enrollment procedures and guidelines.Maintain student portfolios with assessments/ observations in accordance with NECPA accreditationsMaintain bilingual communications with parents of current and prospective students through direct conversation, newsletters and parent handbook; implement community outreach activities to maintain and promote positive community relationships.Create, Approve menus and food purchases.Maintain positive relationships with regulatory agencies; ensure legal and financial compliance.Oversee all office functions including payroll, accounts payable and receivable, tuition billing and payment, human resources and personnel management (staff supervision) and purchasing.Resolve conflicts (including corrective action when necessary) to ensure a positive experience for everyone.Manage budget planning and review.Establish illness and emergency procedures; ensure staff is trained appropriately.Implement strategic plan and goals in keeping with mission of program.Maintain personal professional development plan to ensure continuous quality improvement.Maintain training records of staff with internal trainings and supplemental mandatory training online annually 30 hours Mentor consistently the professional processes needed to keep up to date in educational programs for Early Childhood RequirementsMinimum of 3-5 years of supervisory experience.5 years of direct professional experience in an early childhood setting. High energy.Strong oral and written communications skills in English and Spanish; technology skills. Ability to work well with others (staff, children, and parents) and to foster a team environment. A strong understanding of early childhood development.Strong finance and budgeting skills with understanding in Subsidized programs both county Military and Statewide A strong understanding of working in an accredited preschool as this new center will undergo its self-study process within 6 monthsExcellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.Infant/child CPR and First Aid certification.MAT certificationMust clear full background checks and FBI.Must pass health screening, TB, drug screeningBachelor's Degree or Master's Degree in early childhood education or related field of study with a minimum of 30 credits in ECE.Nice To HavesFor immediate consideration:Infant/child CPR and First Aid certification.MAT certificationManagerial Food Handler CertificationCDA certification - Infant/Toddler or Early Childhood endorsement with Bachelor's DegreeBenefits6 days PTO2 weeks vacation (pre-set summer and winter calendar breaks)Federal HolidaysHealth insurancePre-paid online service trainings - mandatory 30 hours per year

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