Margaret's House is RIT's child care center. It is centrally located on the campus and has been serving the community since 1972. The center provides full day care and education for children ages 8 weeks through Kindergarten and after school care for first through third grade children.
The dedicated staff at Margaret's House work to provide meaningful early childhood learning experiences and consider parents, their children's first and most consistent teachers, as partners in this endeavor. The program focuses on the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of each child, with consideration given to individual abilities and learning styles.
Margaret's House is part of the Division of Student Affairs and works closely with the University community to integrate the early childhood experience with a vibrant college community.
Detailed Job Description
Work closely with the Center Director to provide leadership, management, and support for all operations of Margaret’s House, the on-campus child care center at RIT serving Infant-Pre-School children. Work with staff to ensure a safe, educational, and fun environment for all enrolled children in accordance with all New York State OCFS licensing regulations.
Oversee all center operations in the absence of the Program Director in accordance with NYS OCFS licensing regulation
Work with Administrative team to develop and execute a weekly work schedule, including substitutes and student workers. Support daily opening or closing of center as assigned
Work with Administrative team for the recruitment, hiring, processing, training and scheduling of RIT student workers
Assist the Director in hiring, training, supervising, daily scheduling and evaluation of staff, including participation in planning and conducting staff meetings and training sessions
Oversee management of student enrollment and placement, including management of the waiting list and priority acceptance
Support classroom staff in the development and execution of the Creative Curriculum and the planning and organizing of annual family events and parent education opportunities
Share responsibility for the financial management of the center, including but not limited to payroll, purchasing, and fee collection.
Participate in the development of center lunch & snack menu in accordance with CACFP guidelines
Support Director in responding to potential family inquiries, scheduling and conducting tours
Assist the Director in implementing the center’s Student Affairs Assessment Plan
OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED
Conduct monthly classroom environment checks
Coordinate grants and special projects for the Center, as assigned
Participate in ongoing professional development
Required Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education (or related field) with one year classroom experience OR Associate's Degree AND Child Development Associate credential AND two years teaching experience
Proven experience with:
Demonstrated leadership abilities
Strong interpersonal skills
Ability to multi-task
Commitment to professional development
Management of confidential and private documents according to policy standards
Required Minimum Education Level
Bachelors or Equivalent Experience
Knowledge and experience with American Sign Language, or willingness to learn
Knowledge in accounting and bookkeeping procedures, including payment of accounts and financial reconciliation.
Up-to-date First Aid/CPR Certificate and MAT Training.
Experience with The Creative Curriculum, ASQ screenings, assessments and child portfolios
Demonstrated ability to supervise a team in a child care setting
2 or more years of classroom experience
Required Application Documents
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References
How To Apply
In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://careers.rit.edu/staff. Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number.
The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers@rit.edu.
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