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Early Learning Center Manager

POSITION SUMMARY: Organizes, supervises, and conducts activities in Early Learning Center that promote the social, developmental and educational growth of children. Directly supervises Child Care Lead Educator Assistant, Educators, Kitchen Supervisor, and Early PreK Teachers. Tracks and monitors agency and state regulations/policies to ensure compliance.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES / ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Organizes, plans and conducts daily and long-range activities for the Early Learning Center (includes Child Care, Early PreK and Food Program)
  2. Provides classroom supervision, training and mentoring and operates as lead educator for staff
  3. Provides orientation for newly hired program staff
  4. Assists with the oversight of quality assurance
  5. Works with families regularly and serves as a parent liaison for classroom issues
  6. Provides ongoing data to director for necessary reporting requirements
  7. Assists with marketing efforts and community outreach
  8. Knowledgeable in the use of ProCare and EPICS databases
  9. Must complete minimum of 24 hours of relevant training per year
  10. Responsible for compliance with Children Youth and Families Department (CYFD) regulations, FOCUS guidelines and federal requirements.
  11. Maintains current CPR, First Aid and other trainings/certifications as required
  12. Responsible for follow up/corrective action needed as a result of Quality Assurance team reviews
  13. Completes and evaluates reports, decisions, and results of department in relation to established goals (Focus on Excellence).
  14. Member of the agency health and safety committee
  15. Maintains confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA, LVF policy, state and federal law.

OTHER JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participates in professional development activities and opportunities
  • Completes paperwork accurately and on time
  • Responds to licensing and auditing requirements in a timely manner
  • Attends agency meetings as directed
  • Schedules and facilitates department meetings
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by Associate Director  

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Directly supervises Early Learning Center Lead Educator Assistant, Educators, Kitchen Supervisor, Early PreK Lead Teacher and Early PreK Assistant

ROLE QUALIFICATIONS:

Education Requirements

  • Minimum of AA in Early Childhood Education or equivalent; BA preferred.

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of three years teaching experience with children 0-6 years. Three years of supervisory experience preferred.
  • Completion of 45 hour and FOCUS trainings preferred

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ensures the health and safety of all children by adhering to all federal, state and agency regulations
  • Proficiency with Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and other productivity software.
  • Abides by federal, state and agency confidentiality regulations
  • Ability to objectively assess and respond to emergency and day-to-day situations
  • Demonstrates organizational skill, including time management
  • Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, clients, families and others.

Send your cover letter and resume, and application to Ted@lvfnm.org, or fax to (505) 865-5331 or mail application to P.O. Box 2040, Los Lunas, NM 87031 (Attn: Human Resources)

La Vida Felicidad, Inc., is an EOE/AA employer.  Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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