Head Start Center Director, Full Time, The Lourie Center

Greenbelt, MD
Sep 28, 2021
Jan 07, 2022
Full Time
The Lourie Center seeks to hire a Head Start Center Director who will embrace our mission to extend God's care through the ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing.

As the Head Start Center Director, you will:
•Provide instructional leadership and direction for the early learning program
•Set and oversee the direction of the program and ensure that all preschoolers and their families receive high quality, comprehensive services that meet their needs
•Support teaching staff in co-constructing, researching, documenting, planning, organizing, implementing and advocating for children 3- 5 years old in a culturally responsive environment that is relationship based and rich in materials and possibilities
•Engage in a system of relational, reciprocal, regular data feedback and data utilization for continuous program improvement, to guide curriculum, and group plan decisions that impact children's and an individual child's school readiness
•Provide community of practices, reflective supervision, training and coach teachers in furthering their practice and implementing a curriculum that focuses on integration of Teaching Strategies GOLD which is aligned with the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework and Maryland Early Learning Standards
•Support and ensure a continuity of care and primary care giving model to help children develop secure relationships and will Prioritize the health/safety and social/emotional well-being for children in the program and to promote a culture of excellence and family

Qualifications Include:
•Bachelors degree in education; masters degree preferred
•3-5 years of experience as a manage/director
•Experience working in the educational field
•Active American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) required

At Adventist HealthCare our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:

•Work life balance through non rotating shifts
•Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
•Free Employee parking
•Competitive comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, PTO and 403B retirement plan with matching and 3 year vesting)
•100% Coverage for inpatient care - at Adventist HealthCare facilities
•100% Coverage for urgent care nationwide - after copay

As a faith-based organization, with over a century of caring for the communities in the Maryland area, Adventist HealthCare has earned a reputation for high-quality, compassionate care. Adventist HealthCare was the first and is the largest healthcare provider in Montgomery County.

If you want to make a difference in someone's life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference.

Join the Adventist HealthCare team today! Apply now to be considered.

Work Schedule:

Monday -Friday

8:00 a.m.- 4:30 pm

Greenbelt, MD location

COVID-19 Vaccination

Adventist HealthCare requires all applicants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before commencing employment. Applicants may be required to furnish proof of vaccination and , if offered, may elect to be vaccinated at a n designated Adventist HealthCare location.

Tobacco and Drug Statement

Tobacco use is a well-recognized preventable cause of death in the United States and an important public health issue. In order to promote and maintain a healthy work environment, Adventist HealthCare will not hire applicants for employment who either state that they are nicotine users or who test positive for nicotine and drug use.

While some jurisdictions, including Maryland, permit the use of marijuana for medical purposes, marijuana continues to be classified as an illegal drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act. As a result, medical marijuana use will not be accepted as a valid explanation for a positive drug test result.

Adventist HealthCare will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine) and marijuana. Those testing positive are given the opportunity to re-apply in 90 days, if they can truthfully attest that they have not used any nicotine products in the past ninety (90) days and successfully pass follow-up testing.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Adventist HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to attracting, engaging, and developing the best people to cultivate our mission-centric culture. Our goal is to have a welcoming, equitable, and safe place to work and grow for all employees, no matter their background. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Adventist HealthCare will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. Adventist HealthCare is a religious organization as defined under applicable law; however, it will endeavor to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants' religious beliefs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for disabilities or religious belief should contact the Support Center HR Office.

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