Responsible for the day to day operations of a NAEYC Accredited, ExceleRate GOLD Circle of Quality facility.
Ensure the implementation of all program activities for the assigned facility. These activities include daily, developmentally appropriate curriculum components, field trips; special events; enriched programs; and other activities.
Responsible for oversight of all site teaching and program support staff and direct supervision of Program Coordinators including evaluating, mentoring and coaching.
Ensure a healthy, safe and friendly environment for children, youth and parents in accordance with all licensing requirements and consistent with agency philosophy and policies. This includes but is not limited to statute/policy regarding appropriate staff/child ratios; presence of the required qualified site management staff; correct and complete records of all children, youth, and staff, equipment, supplies, and physical facility indoors and outdoors; and other areas consistent with statute and regulation.
Manage and administer all program-specific funding contracts, or assigned portions thereof. Ensure agency compliance with all contractual and audit requirements for all site program components. These duties include: initiating and maintaining full enrollment; client eligibility determination and follow-up; statistical reports, monthly vouchers and all auxiliary records as stipulated by agency policy, statute, contract and/or audit requirements.
Responsible for annual eligibility audit preparations, monitoring visits and statistical compilations as required by funding sources.
Work in partnership with parents to facilitate positive relationship between home and Center. Conduct regular parent meetings; issue monthly written communication with parents regarding curriculum plans and news, program policies and other items of interest. Plan field trips and other activities in response to family needs.
Conduct weekly program staff meetings; major season/event planning; review of daily classroom activity plans and issues with weekly written follow up. Consolidate all program components into consistent site activity plan.
Maintain appropriate professional affiliations and represent the agency/program to the larger community. Conduct frequent tours and program presentations for potential funders.
Manage the physical plant and supervise its upkeep; oversee food services and catering and ensure site compliance with licensing, sanitation, and Board of Health requirements.
Participate as a member of the management team, including work on budget preparation, monitoring program planning, staff and general operational concerns.
Assume a leadership/liaison role with Board committees and special projects as assigned.
Generate monthly reports which include enrollment, service delivery statistics, and a program narrative for submission to Executive Director.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Applicants for the position of Site Director must possess a B.A./B.S. in Early Childhood Education/Child Development. B.A./B.S. degree attained in other fields must include credits in ECE/Child Development that are equivalent to a major (minimum 36 credits) in the field; five (5) years of progressively complex program management/supervisory experience and must have an Illinois Credential level II or above.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform.
Requires frequent sitting, standing, bending, or stooping for prolonged periods.
Requires lifting up to 25 lbs.
Requires physical agility to attend to the physical needs and activity levels of children.
Must have 5 years of progressively complex program management/supervisory experience.
Demonstrated competence in and working knowledge of finance, program planning, operations, and administrative skills.
Demonstrated leadership abilities.
Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
Must be able to understand, analyze, interpret, and make decisions about complex information received.
Must be able to resolve problems, handle conflict, and make effective decisions under pressure.