Director Early Learning Childcare Academy
The Director of the Early Learning Childcare Academy will have the daily onsite responsibility of the business operations by providing direction and leadership to the Staff, Teachers and Caregivers responsible for providing safe, healthy care and development for the children.
Must have a bachelor’s degree with at least 12 college credit hours in child development and at least six college credit hours in management. Position requires a minimum of 3 years of experience as the Director of a Childcare Center. Knowledge and experience working with children exposed to trauma, domestic violence and/or homelessness.
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in planning, resource allocation, human resources, leadership techniques, and coordination of people and resources.
Flexibility to work in a fast-paced environment, maintaining energy and enthusiasm
Ability to prioritize, organize, and manage multiple tasks
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Knowledge of child development stages, age appropriate activities/behaviors, trauma and therapeutic techniques
Effective verbal and written communication skills
Experience in a non-profit environment
- Confer with parents, staff and Gatehouse staff to discuss educational activities and policies and students’ behavioral or learning issues.
- Recruit, hire, train, and evaluate primary and supplemental staff and recommend personnel actions for programs and services
- Set educational standards and goals and help establish policies, procedures, and programs to carry them out
- Ensure all appropriate staff complete minimum standard training requirements and all records reflect the type of training required, including the number of hours required, and when training is complete.
- Communicate and collaborate with governing partners and vendors while maintaining a good working relationship
- Monitor and assess the educational and developmental growth of each child based on the curriculum provided.
- Create and maintain a collaborative and compassionate culture