Williston Enrichment Center is looking for a new director. The current director is moving to open another center, and the new director will be responsible for running, managing, and overseeing all operations at the center. The new director will also be part of hiring new staff to fill the teaching positions, as the teachers are moving to the new program as well.
Williston Enrichment Center (WEC) is a 5-Star Center that is a Specialized Care Provider, has Act 166 partnerships will all local school districts, and has a focus on honoring children. The program utilizes Emergent Curriculum and focuses heavily on designing environments that are respectful and mindful of children's needs. WEC is beginning a Shared Services pilot in the area to share much of the back-office operations and work with other programs and a fiscal agent to handle much of the administrative and business end of things. WEC also uses childcare management software to communicate with families, share information and photographs, and handle attendance and timesheets. WEC has a parent company, and it is by having this parent company that the employees of the center have access to full benefits.
WEC is currently licensed for 59 children, and the director must meet the qualifications for a program of that size according to Vermont regulations.
The Center Director is responsible for ensuring the health, safety, and quality of education, for all children within the centers care. The Center Director is directly accountable for overall operational management in accordance with well-established guidelines, including curriculum development, staff and facilities management, legal and budgetary considerations, and long range planning. The Center Director ensures that the needs of the students and the goals of the center are met appropriately.
- Establish quality vision for the center. Manage adherence to quality standards in accordance with the vision and with state and local requirements. The vision must center around honoring children and maintaining high quality rating.
- Collaborate with and support staff to develop positive learning activities; manage adherence to state and local regulations.
- Maintain student records in accordance with established enrollment procedures and guidelines.
- Maintain communications with parents of current and prospective students through direct conversation, newsletters and parent handbook; implement community outreach activities to maintain and promote positive community relationships.
- Maintain positive relationships with regulatory agencies; ensure legal and financial compliance.
- Oversee all office functions including tuition billing and payment, attendance, staff and child records, human resources and personnel management (staff supervision) and purchasing. Payroll and benefits are handled by parent company, but the timesheets are compiled and verified by director.
- Resolve conflicts (including corrective action when necessary) to ensure a positive experience for everyone.
- Manage budget planning and review with assistance and oversight from parent company.
- Maintain and implement illness and emergency procedures; ensure staff is trained appropriately.
- Implement strategic plan and goals in keeping with mission of program.
- Maintain personal professional development plan to ensure continuous quality improvement.
- Manage Act 166 universal pre-k funding streams and follow requirements, submit attendance for CCFAP, and apply for grants as needed.
- Must currently hold an associates degree with a major in early childhood education or early childhood development
- OR have earned at least 48 credit hours in early childhood education with at least 15 credit hours in early childhood education/development
- Must earn a bachelors degree or higher with a minimum of 15 semester credit hours in early childhood education by December 2022.
- Strong oral and written communications skills; basic computer skills and comfort with using childcare management software on computers and tablets.
- Ability to work well with others (staff, children, and parents) and to foster a team environment.
- A strong understanding of child development.
- Strong finance and budgeting skills.
- Excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
- Infant/child CPR and First Aid certification.
- Must clear full background check.
- Must pass health screening.
After probationary period and positive review, while maintaining an average of at least 38 hours worked per week, director will have the following benefits:
- Paid time off: 40 hrs/yr of unplanned time off annually, 40 hrs/yr of planned time off in the first year of employment (years 2-5 80 hrs/yr of planned time off, years 5+ 120 hrs/yr of planned time off)
- Paid holidays: Between 6 and 7 paid holidays per year
- Health Insurance:
- Medical Insurance with low co-pay for individuals
- Dental insurance with low co-pays for individuals
- Vision Insurance with low co-pays for individuals
- Healthy Dollars card with $1500 per year for prescriptions, co-pays, and to cover a portion of the deductible
- 401k plan (after 1 year) with company match
- Costco membership after 3 years
- Discounted childcare costs
Salary: $30,000 to $45,000/Yr
Minimum Education: Associate
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Experience: 1 Yr
Location: Williston, VT