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Child Development Center Program Director

Company: Child Care Resources Inc
Location: Tucson
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

Summary The Erik Hite Foundation is a non-profit organization that focuses on the support of the families of the first responders and military members in our community. Our main program is the Child Development Center that serves these families with affordable fees and flexible hours. We are committed to partnering with families to provide the best care and beginning education for the children of our heroes. We want to serve and care for their families following godly principles close to the heart of Erik, as these men and women serve and protect our community. Duties Responsibilities: Responsible for the development and implementation of the program and finding the resources to meet the set goals Knowing and maintaining Licensing standards. Coordination of program activities with other youth serving agencies and community service agencies, if applicable. Supervision of staff. Preparation of required program reports and forms to funding sources. Responsible for ensuring the general safety of participants by stressing safety principles to leaders. Performs regular supervision with staff, to maintain open communication and identify continuous quality improvement activities Fill in as staff when needed. Participate in recruitment, interview, and selection of program staff. Assist staff with program planning, supply orders, etc Establish contact with community resources to enhance and grow the program. Increase enrollment to full capacity Assist in the pursuit of accreditation and maintain accreditation for the center Develop and revise program procedure manual and personnel handbook as needed. Participate in National, state and local professional organizations and other appropriate alliances. Completes required paperwork and turns it in on time. Maintains Fingerprint Clearance Card and training as required by Licensing. Be able to explain program and promote program to school staff, parents and the community Participates in continuous quality improvement activities. Participates in professional development opportunities Perform other duties as assigned. Management Responsibilities: Ensure that the Foundation's management principles, policies and programs are consistently practiced. Ensure that the Performance Management program is administered uniformly and effectively. Be a backup for the Director of Operations Requirements Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Minimum Associates or Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field, and 3+ years management experience in a licensed child care facility or related program, or some combination of experience/education. A minimum of 3 years experience with children 6 weeks-12 years old. Ability to enjoy children, and show sensitivity to their needs and ideas. Ability to communicate effectively with parents, staff and other community agencies Ability to recruit and train staff. Knowledge of and ability to utilize community resources. Ability to supervise staff and direct on-site program activities. Flexibility in schedule to include some evenings and weekends. Respect for cultural and ethnic differences of program participants. Adheres to foundation policies & procedures Meets department performance/productivity standards Must be eligible and able to obtain a fingerprint card. Must be certified in CPR/First Aid Current and valid fingerprint card Current and negative tuberculosis skin test. Ability to lift up to 75lbs (Average children weight at 5 years old) All employees are expected and required to adhere to the Foundation's Code of Ethics and Principles of Conduct and Values for what our organization was founded. Nice To Haves Benefits Benefits: Competitive hourly pay rate depending on experience and education Flexible schedule (If enrolled in school) Subsidized Medical Insurance 40 hours of accrued sick pay annually Paid training opportunities and continuing education assistance Paid Annual Early Childhood Conference at UofA in December ECE Classes Reward paid with completed classes and a C or higher grade Recruiting Cash Incentive SIMPLE IRA Plan with employer contributions 3-paid holidays/year 80 hrs of paid vacation after 12 months of employment Quarterly Wellness paid day off Birthday - paid day off Bereavement paid leave Time off for Jury Duty/court appearance leave, time to vote, Military Leave, etc Child Care Scholarship available Family oriented atmosphere- working in a team-player school

Keywords: Child Care Resources Inc, Tucson , Child Development Center Program Director, Executive , Tucson, Arizona

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