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Childcare Center Assistant Director

Company: Learning Jungle
Location: Escondido
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Here at Learning Jungle, we make an impact on young minds and help to build a better tomorrow for the next generation. We look for like-minded individuals who have a passion to make a difference in children's lives through learning. We connect with our local communities by putting family first. Learning Jungle employees are committed to providing a safe learning environment, giving children a sense of belonging, achievement and individuality while allowing parents to feel at ease and confident in the well-being of their family.Join our team and make a difference in your community!
JOB SUMMARYThe Assistant Director will assist with the smooth operation of the Center. They will help ensure that standards as set forth for children and teacher/group size ratios are maintained in accordance with child-care licensing regulations. The Assistant Director's role includes but are not limited to staff supervision; health and safety program maintenance; parent-teacher involvement; community and public relations; supply and petty cash management; center policies/procedures and record administration.

  • 3 weeks paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • Discounted childcare tuition
  • Medical benefits & 401k with 4% employer match
  • Training & Development
    • Ensure a safe, happy, stimulating, and safe environment for children.
    • Manage and coordinate curriculars with staff that complies with state and federal requirements.
    • Ensure that center facilities are safe for children and comply with laws and regulations.
    • Evaluate and assist in purchasing materials, equipment, and supplies.
      • Supervise, support teaching staff, and promote their professional development.
      • Support interviewing, hiring, and training new staff members, ensuring they meet all policies and legal requirements.
      • Complete ongoing training and courses to remain up to date on daycare standards and procedures.
      • Communicate and meet with parents regarding their children and the center's policies.
      • Support budgeting and accounting and ensure that the center remains profitable.
        • Develop and facilitate marketing and communications plans created by the director/schools.
        • Develop community partnerships.
        • Assists in the full recruitment cycle based upon center needs, including planning and scheduling interviews.
        • Supports talent acquisition duties as necessary for their center (includes supporting employer branding initiatives, attending job fairs /recruitment events, supporting candidate experience).
        • Assists in new hire onboarding and candidate support as needed.
        • Daily cleaning and maintenance of the class rooms and common areas - trash removal and disposal from the classrooms and kitchens as necessary
          • Other duties as requested
            • High School Diploma or GED, advanced degree or training required
            • Minimum of 12 Early Childhood Education Courses or CDA required
              • Completion or willingness to complete the Early Childhood Program Administration & Management course as soon as possible
              • 2-5 years of experience in a licensed childcare facility
              • CPR and First Aid certification
              • California fingerprint clearance
              • Health Examination including TB test
                The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:
                • Familiarity with and strict adherence to Childcare licensing standards and regulations
                • Ability to assume all responsibilities attributable to a Lead Teacher for any classroom as needed
                • Demonstrated understanding of and love for young children and enthusiasm for developing a happy, creative atmosphere for the children
                  The preferred candidate will:
                  • Have a passion for working with children and making a difference in their lives!
                  • Be a team-player who can manage a learning environment and can create fun activities/lessons that develop children.
                  • Will be organized and able to prepare activities based off of children's ideas and interests, has worked with children and who can manage conflict.
                  • Be someone who is invested in the personal growth and development of children.
                  • Be empathetic and motivational individual that can keep up with the children.
                    Inclusion and Equal Opportunity Employment
                    Learning Jungle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, Aboriginal/Native American status, or any other legally protected factors. Disability-related accommodations during the application process are available upon request.

Keywords: Learning Jungle, Escondido , Childcare Center Assistant Director, Executive , Escondido, California

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