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Child Care Assistant Director

Company: The Felician Sisters Child Care Centers Inc.
Location: Livonia
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

*Positi**on Summary: * The Assistant Director (AD) is responsible for supporting the Program Director in the day-to-day supervision and operations of the child care center. The role includes integration of the key elements of developmentally appropriate practices and high quality early care and education in accordance with Great Start to Quality standards, State of Michigan Child Care Licensing regulations, and accreditation standards and criteria. The Assistant Director will also be responsible for quality office management and efficient daily operation of office-related activities, including collection of fees/tuition and record keeping. The AD will assist the Program Director in the core function areas of: staff performance, curriculum, environment, communication, and family support. The AD incorporates the Felician Core Values for Ministry into all daily activities and responsibilities.*Qualifications: ** Bachelor or Associate degree in early childhood education; early childhood specialist preferred* 3+ years experience within early care working in a licensed childcare setting* Knowledge of State of Michigan Child Care Licensing Rules and Regulations* Current CPR, First Aid and Registry Certification* Exemplary interpersonal, collaborative, team building, planning, managerial skills* Proficient user of MS Office software and phone systems* Interest and ability to support children, their families, and the public* Excellent customer service skills* Ability to analyze an issue, identify options, and implement solutions* Ability to work cooperatively with people inside and outside of the ministry* Ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) and effectively interact with children, their family members, management colleagues, staff members, and the public* Ability to work independently, managing multiple demanding tasks under critical timeframes*Duties: ** Provide prompt and courteous reception and information to parents and visitors* Assume responsibility for efficient office management and supervise administrative staff* Assist the Program Director with tasks related to day-to-day administration of the facility, health and safety requirements, State of Michigan child care licensing and staff scheduling* Work with Program Director and Enrollment Manager (if applicable), assist with enrollment management and scheduling* Maintain accurate tuition accounting for each family and actively enforce tuition policies, including pursuing collections of overdue accounts* Act as liaison with St. Mary Mercy Hospital, when needed* Maintain files on each child as required for licensing (including emergency and health forms)* Support the philosophy of the Felician Sisters Child Care Centers, Inc. and St. Mary Child Care Center by adhering to procedures and established standards of conduct/practices* Oversee additional programs (i.e. Intergenerational preschool) as directed by the Program Director and assist with special events, fundraisers, etc., as needed* Support the Program Director, ensuring teachers implement the curriculum and assessment and provide support and constructive feedback to assist teachers and assistants, including assisting with performance evaluation for lead and assistant teachers* Mentor/coach teachers and assistants* Assist with classroom observations to ensure licensing and QSTQ standards are being met* Staffing maximizing employee utilization* Staffing ensure child/teacher ratios are met, providing coverage in rooms if necessary* Liaison and support communication between teachers and families* Assist with onboarding and training for new staff* Assist in staff meeting planning and continuing education presentations for staff and parents*Physical and Mental Requirements: ** Ability to sit (50%), walk/stand (50%), routinely throughout the shift.* Ability to periodically lift up to 50 lbs.* Ability to effectively manage emergency/critical situations, as well as multiple tasks.* Perform duties with exposure to infectious or communicable diseases inherent to child care, and occasional exposure to loud or unpleasant voices due to unpredictable behavior of the children and seasonal exposure to high humidity, heat and cold due to the internal and external environment.*Standards and Felician Core Values: *The AD must adhere to the following standards: Maintain a working knowledge of St. Mary Child Care Center policies and State of Michigan Licensing Rules for Child Care Centers; comply with the corporate responsibility program, federal, state and licensing requirements in all aspects of job functions; understand Felician Core Values for Ministry and incorporate them into daily activities. The Assistant Director ensures that all families and staff are treated in a manner consistent with the Felician Core Values: Compassion, Respect for Human Dignity, Transformation, Solidarity with the Poor and Justice & Peace. The AD is evaluated based on the NAEYCE benchmarks outlined in the annual ministry assessment.*Stewardship: ** Demonstrate punctuality and adhere to attendance policies* Use departmental resources in a cost-effective manner and manage own work activities efficiently and effectively* Demonstrate initiative and seek opportunities to enhance operating performanceFull Time Position, 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Monday through FridaySalary commensurate with experienceGenerous employee benefit packageJob Type: Full-timePay: From $40,000.00 per yearBenefits:* Dental insurance* Employee assistance program* Employee discount* Health insurance* Health savings account* Life insurance* Paid time off* Referral program* Retirement plan* Vision insuranceSchedule:* 8 hour shift* Day shift* Monday to FridayExperience:* Early Childhood Teaching: 2 years (Required)License/Certification:* Early Childhood Credentials/CDA (Required)Work Location: One locationby Jobble

Keywords: The Felician Sisters Child Care Centers Inc., Livonia , Child Care Assistant Director, Executive , Livonia, Michigan

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