Director, Child Care Center, New Haven: St. Andrews

Director, Child Care Center, New Haven: St. Andrews

4/29/2019

St. Andrew’s Child Care Center is looking for a Director who is a leader and passionate about working with young children and an exemplary staff. St. Andrew’s Child Care Center is NAEYC accredited center that has been in the community for over 45 years, providing a high-quality program for children from toddlers and preschoolers. 
 
The director has the overall responsibility to manage, administer and enhance St Andrew’s Child Care Center to meet the program’s mission.
 
Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education and at least 9 credits in ECE Program Administration
  • 3-5 years experience ECE Supervisory Capacity
 
Apply by sending a resume to board@standrewsnh.com
 

Job Description – Director                 10.A.01a

 
Purpose - The director has the overall responsibility to manage, administer and enhance St Andrew’s Child Care Center to meet the program’s mission.
 
Reports to:  The Board of Directors
 
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education and at least 9 credits in ECE Program Administration
  • 3-5 years experience ECE Supervisory Capacity
 Leadership
  • Maintain and uphold the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct              
  • Provide leadership to staff for daily operations
  • Arrange staff schedules to ensure required child staff ratios are always met
  • Ensure that the program is organized and staffed to minimize the number of groups, teaching staff, and classroom transitions experienced by an individual child
  • Support an organizational climate that fosters trust, collaboration, and inclusion
  • Support a family friendly center climate that fosters parent- staff communication
  • Communicate with the Center’s board of directors on a regular basis
  • Respond proactively to changing conditions to enhance program quality
  • Uphold NAEYC standards to insure continued accreditation
  • Develop and review a strategic plan       
  • Participate in an early childhood Professional Organizations 
 
Management Policies and Procedures
  • Maintain and update personnel policies and procedures enabling the program to run smoothly and effectively and guide the program toward achieving its goals.
  • Maintain and update operation manual, staff, and family handbooks
  • Meet all regulatory and licensing requirements to ensure that the program is considered in good standing
 
Fiscal Accountability
  • Implement policies and procedures to ensure sound fiscal accountability. 
  • Prepare and review operational budget on an annual basis and as needed
  • Actively work to generate and manage the resources needed to support the program including all outgoing payments and revenue
  • Collect tuition and enrollment fees
  • Prepare all financial reports for audit
Personnel
  • Initiate plans and policies to attract and maintain a consistently qualified, well-trained staff and to reduce staff turnover
  • Provide all new staff members with an initial orientation that introduces them to all aspects of program operation with ongoing training
  • Support the staff to plan a developmentally appropriate curriculum aligned with the CT performance standards and the goals and philosophy of the program
  • Complete an annual evaluation of all staff members
  • Guide each staff member to plan and implement a professional development plan that is updated at least annually and as needed
  • Handle grievances, terminations, and resignations according to policy and procedure
 Health, Nutrition, and Safety
  • Maintain policies that promote wellness and safeguard the health and safety of children and adults
  • Provide nutritious meals for children in accordance with CACFP regulations
  • Maintain current health information on all staff and children
  • Maintain a written policy for reporting child abuse and neglect as well as procedures in place that comply with applicable federal, state, and local laws.
  • Ensure that all regulatory requirements are reviewed annually and provide periodic staff training in CPR, First Aid and Medical Administration
  • Designate an appropriate person to assume authority and take action when the administrator is not on site.
  • Maintain all necessary emergency management policies and procedures in accordance with federal, state and local regulations
 Family Relations
  • Ensure the program has written policies and procedures that prepares for, orients, and welcomes children and families
  • Facilitate the negotiation of difficulties and differences that arise in interactions between families and program staff
  • Maintain ongoing communication with families, including communication in their preferred language or through translation
  • Communicate the program’s philosophy, curriculum goals, and objectives to ensure parent’s understanding of the center’s mission
  • Coordinate how IFSPs, IEPs, and other individualized plans will be implemented for children with disabilities and other special learning needs
  • Ensure the confidentiality of information regarding children and their families
  • Coordinate resources and consultants to meet the needs of children and families in the program
Program Evaluation, Accountability, and Continuous Improvement
  • Complete an annual evaluation of all facets of the program
  • Provide staff and families with findings of the annual evaluation
  • Develop goals and strategies for continuous improvement
  • Provide opportunities for staff and family to assist in making decisions for program improvement
  • Coordinate annual professional development week trainings and activities
 Perform other duties as required