The Assistant to the Director position provides both administrative and classroom support to the Child Development Center (CDC). The Assistant to the Director assists the Center Administrator in maintaining all office operations in various roles throughout the day. This position serves as a floater; assisting in the classrooms as needed, and as a substitute for any classroom teacher any time she/he is on leave. Duties include: maintaining and updating all office files (admissions, enrollment, tuition, center licensing records, etc.), facilitating center communication, and assisting with the implementation of the Center’s educational program.
This position reports directly to the Center Administrator, and works collaboratively with all center staff (including lead teachers, teachers and seasonal workers), interns and Federal Work-Study students, parents, Center suppliers and AU Human Resources Department to ensure the efficient and timely completion of CDC’s office tasks and the implementation of CDC’s mission, policies, and procedures
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
Commensurate with experience
Required Education and Experience
An Associate’s degree or equivalent in Early Childhood Education or a related field
Two years of early childhood teaching experience and child care office management skills
Management Experience in a licensed childcare facility
Strong administrative and organizational skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills, with proficiency in MS Office products
Position also requires Pediatric CPR/First Aid certification
Preferred Education and Experience
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.
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Internal Number: 14428
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