Child Care Center Assistant Director
Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Job Summary

Occupation Education and Training
Specialty Director
Location 07726, Englishtown, New Jersey, United States
Visa Sponsorship No

Job Description

Last Update: 1/07/23
Apple Hill Academy of Manalapan is seeking applicants for a full-time (40 hours per week) Assistant Director position. The center is a beautiful, state-of-the-art facility. As the Assistant Center Director, you will oversee the day-to-day operations of our childcare centers while demonstrating exceptional professional conduct and consideration for the educational development, safety and welfare of the children and staff. In order to qualify for the position, you must meet state of NJ requirements to be a center director and applicants must possess a Master's Degree in any field related to children or business OR a Bachelor's Degree with A MINIMUM OF ONE YEAR MANAGERIAL or SUPERVISORY EXPERIENCE IN CHILDCARE.

Preferred applicants will possess previous experience working as directors in an early childhood education setting. Applicants should possess: - Clear understanding of Developmentally Appropriate Practices - Experience working with children and families - Leadership skills - Strong verbal and written communication skills - Strong interpersonal skills - Strong organizational skills - Attention to detail - Ability to multitask Responsibilities of position include but are not limited to: - Overseeing the day to day operations of childcare center providing exceptional care for children ages 6 weeks to 13 years - Ensuring adherence to all requirements of N.J.A.C. Manual of Requirements for Child Care Centers including renewal of State Child Care License - Ensuring staff and parent adherence to all center policies and procedures outlined in Parent and Employee Handbooks - Creating a positive rapport with all staff members through daily interactions - Scheduling, supervising, observing, evaluating, and mentoring staff of approximately 25 employees - Arranging staff to ensure ratios are being met at all times -- dismissing part-time staff when no longer needed - Approving/denying staff requests for time off and scheduling appropriate coverage - Receiving staff sick-calls (6:15-6:30AM) and arranging emergency coverage - Conducting and documenting daily classroom observation logs to aid in compiling monthly classroom room meeting agendas - Planning and conducting monthly staff room meetings and annual staff training workshop(s) - Recruiting, interviewing, hiring applicants and assisting in training new staff members - Completing initial and annual staff evaluation forms/meetings - Planning weekly academic calendar themes/topics of focus to create monthly classroom calendars - Approving and creating individual class monthly calendars - Approving individual class weekly lesson plans - Ensuring the implementation of a developmentally appropriate curriculum in all classrooms - Coordinating special events and fundraisers - Planning and overseeing summer camp program - Planning, scheduling, and overseeing fall and summer field trips - Arranging and advertising continuing education opportunities for staff - Completing 20 hour of continuing education annually - Arranging and advertising public events - Keeping craft supply inventory and ordering supplies - Conducting facility tours - Creating a positive rapport with all parents through daily interactions - Emailing notifications to parents and maintaining regular correspondence - Addressing and documenting any concerns or incidents regarding children, parents, and/or staff - Arranging and supervising parent/teacher meetings and providing parents with guidance and resources when necessary - Reviewing and approving all forms to parents - Closing center at day's end Qualified applicants please email your cover letter and resume.