POSITION SUMMARY: Design, implement evaluate and conducts activities in Early Learning Center that promote the social, cultural, and developmentally appropriate educational growth of children. Directly supervises Child Care Lead Educator, Educators, Kitchen Supervisor, and Early PreK Teachers. Center Manager is responsible for overall day to day operation of the center and implements program policies and procedures. Tracks and monitors agency and state regulations/policies to ensure compliance.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES / ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Design, implement and organize daily and long-range activities for the Early Learning Center including classroom coverage. (Includes Child Care, Early PreK and Food Program)
- Provides supervision, guidance, training and mentoring to teaching staff, as operates as Lead Educator for staff. Conduct performance evaluation for teaching staff.
- Provide orientation for newly hired program staff, train and hire recruitment for qualified and professional staff that meets all state and local requirements.
- Ensures daily learning area meet the standards of the program curriculum and guidelines such as assessments, monitoring, ECERS.
- Works with classroom educators to set goals (CQI) and develop methods to improve classroom operations.
- Assists with the oversight of quality assurance.
- Works with families regularly and serves as a parent liaison for classroom issues.
- Provides ongoing data to director for necessary reporting requirements
- Assists with marketing efforts and community outreach
- Knowledgeable in the use of ProCare and EPICS databases
- Must complete minimum of 24 hours of relevant training per year
- Responsible for compliance with Early Childhood Education & Care Department (ECECD) regulations, FOCUS guidelines and federal requirements. Assist and monitor all licensing requirements and recommend plan of action to ensure requirements are met.
- Maintains current CPR, First Aid and other trainings/certifications as required
- Responsible for follow up/corrective action needed as a result of Quality Assurance team reviews
- Completes and evaluates reports, decisions, and results of department in relation to established goals (Focus on Excellence).
- Member of the agency health and safety committee
- Maintains confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA, LVF policy, state and federal law.
OTHER JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Participates in professional development activities and opportunities
- Ensure required paperwork and reports are submitted in timely manner.
- Responds to licensing and auditing requirements in a timely manner
- Attends agency meetings as directed
- Schedules and facilitates department meetings such as consultation meetings, written agenda/ meetings
- Perform all other duties as assigned by Director of Early Childhood Services
Directly supervises Early Learning Center Lead Educator Assistant, Educators, Kitchen Supervisor, Early PreK Lead Teacher and Early PreK Assistant
- Minimum of AA in Early Childhood Education working towards BA.
- Minimum of three years teaching experience with children 0-6 years. Three years of supervisory experience preferred.
- Experience working in childcare setting with familiarity of childcare management & operations.
- 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.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:
- Manual dexterity needed for computer and phone work
- The physical environment requires the employee to work inside the classroom, in temperature-controlled conditions and outside as determined by the classroom schedule.
- Must be able to manipulate and operate office supplies and equipment. Occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds
- May require need for flexible schedules, including occasional evening and weekend work
- An automobile at his/her disposal; a valid, non-suspended NM driver’s license and a current automobile liability policy and continuous coverage
- Must pass a pre-employment background check
- No substantiation or criminal conviction of child abuse or neglect
- Travel within the state and out-of-state may be required