Abundant Living Family Church

Preschool Director

Abundant Living Family Church
Rancho Cucamonga, California, United States


Date Posted: 07/22/2017
Categories: Christian Teacher
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: over 10000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

The Center Director is responsible for daily operations in accordance with state licensing regulations and Abundant Day Care Center operating policies. He/she will oversee the curriculum, market the program, manage the finances and budget, manage personnel (hire, assess and evaluate staff), and execute high standards of excellence. This position requires strong leadership qualities and an extensive knowledge of childcare management and early childhood education. In addition, the Center Director is responsible for maintaining control of the administrative, operational, financial, and logistical functions of the facility. Must possess excellent English verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to evaluate and solve problems in a professional manner. The ideal candidate will promote a positive image of the facility and have strong administrative and supervisory skills; strong organizational and management skills, a passion for providing quality care and education to children, and a talent for team building with strong interpersonal relationships with families and staff.  The director will be under the supervision of the child care administrator.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Strictly adhere to Title 22 mandated licensing regulations.
  • Maintain the overall facility management procedures.
  • Adhere to established preschool philosophy, principles, policies and procedures.
  • Develop and manage annual budget and financial records; ensure all financial needs are met and profitability targets are realized; manage monthly tuition fees and record keeping.
  • Develop and implement a marketing/advertisement plan that creates interest in the preschool and promote strong enrollment.
  • Knowledge in Microsoft Word, QuickBooks Accounting System, Tadpoles, IPad and other electronic applications, used by the center.
  • Develop, maintain and update personnel records and operational procedures for the center.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality regarding children and their families.
  • Report evidence of suspected abuse or neglect.
  • The director is the primary contact person for parents/guardians on enrollment, assimilation, progress, and all other matters pertaining to the preschool.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of the student enrollment process; ensuring students have a smooth transition into their classroom.
  • Responsible to establish a direct line of communication with parents, via emails, phone calls, personal meetings, parent/staff meetings, conferences, notices, etc.
  • Provide families with information and resources related to the development of a preschool child.
  • Communicate with parents regarding behavioral concerns, injuries or other incidents that occur during the school day.
  • Conduct student assessments.
  • Maintain a positive environment that is respectful.
  • Recruit, establish interview panel and hire staff. 
  • Implement staff development training in classroom management practices.
  • Continuously provide team building activities; establish and encourage dialogue that promotes new ideas; establish a culture of unity and harmony among the staff.
  • Stimulate a philosophy of ongoing learning that fosters an appetite for new creative and innovative classroom management practices.
  • Develop staff scheduling, breaks and lunches. 
  • Regularly review curriculums to see what new trends are being developed.
  • Review weekly lesson plans.
  • Oversee and review nutrition delivery system.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • The director must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Knowledge of Title 22 compliance regulations.
  • Knowledge of operation of a faith based preschool program.
  • Ability to problem solve and keenly skilled in critical thinking.
  • Excellent leadership, organization and management skills.
  • Work independently and multi-task.
  • Skilled in the art of delegation.
  • Excellent communication skills: Oral and Written
  • Excellent interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Ability to correct all areas deemed hazardous to the welfare of children.
  • Knowledge of Early Childhood Educational Rating Scale (ECERS) and Desired Result Developmental Profile (DRDP) curriculum.
  • Current Pediatric First Aid and CPR training, Emergency Medical Services Authority Health and Safety Certification (EMSA) – approved in California and current TB test.
  • Current Component III licensing requirement for directorship (within last 90 days).
  • Successfully complete background investigation and drug screen.
  • Ability to lift or move average weight of up to 50 pounds in awkward or difficult positions (such as to prevent accidental injury to a child).

 

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job. 

 

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

 

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

 

REQUIREMENT:

 

Director shall not accept outside employment that interferes with the duties and responsibilities of position.

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

 

Qualified candidates must meet ONE of the following requirements:

  1. Hold an Associates’ degree or sixty units from an accredited or approved college or university with a major emphasis in Early Childhood Education. Twelve units must be in core early childhood development classes and three units in administration/staff relations, and seven years of teaching experience in a licensed day care center program.
  2. Hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited or approved college or university with a major emphasis in Early Childhood Education or child development including three units in administration/staff relations and five years teaching experience in a licensed day care program.
  3. Hold a Master’s degree from an accredited or approved college or university with a major emphasis in Early Childhood Education or child development including three units in administration/staff relations and three years teaching experience in a licensed day care program.
  4. A Child Development Site Supervisor Permit or Child Development Program Director Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher’s Credentialing.

 

SELECTION PROCESS:

 

All applications will be reviewed.  Applicants who do not meet the desired educational/qualifications requirements will not be considered to move forward in the application process.  Candidates deemed most qualified will be invited to continue in the application process.

 

APPLICATION DUE: August 18, 2017    Pauline Mesa       909-987-7110

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