The Director of the Rhodes State College Child Care Center at the YMCA has the general responsibility for the planning, organizing, managing and directing of all functions and operations of the Center. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Manage and direct the operation of the Center;
Operate the Center within the scope of current laws and regulations of child care licensing (ODJFS/ODE and Step Up to Quality);
Develop and maintain operating procedures and policies;
Prepare annual budget. Monitor all expenditures; initiate and recommend approval of all purchase orders and expenditures;
Administer the fiscal process (registration, enrollment, fee collection, banking, etc.);
Use center license capacity and enrollment statistics to effectively plan enrollment and staffing requirements;
Maintain all records, ratios, and other required information to meet licensing and other regulation requirements.
Provide for necessary physical facilities and equipment and maintenance of same;
Prepare proposals for grant monies to help meet Center costs. Administer the funds received and coordinate the necessary activities;
Meet criteria for public childcare assistance. Secure and maintain contracts through appropriate agencies;
Comply with child/adult food assistance program and renew annually;
Coordinate with the Chair of the Rhodes State College Early Childhood Education Program in planning for center experiences for students to meet program objectives and coordinate center usage for students;
Develop, Implement and Direct appropriate programs/curricula;
Apply current educational theory, principles and methods of child development to programs and curricula development. Utilize current research and literature in the field of early childhood;
Plan, implement and direct a comprehensive program of child care and activities for the Center; co-ordinate the programs/curricula with the Chair of Rhodes State ECE Program;
Supervise and Evaluate Staff.
Direct Marketing, Public Relations and Communication;
Perform other similar duties as assigned.
Major Work Qualifications:
Requires an Associate degree in Early Childhood Education from an accredited college or university. Prefer a Bachelors’ degree in Early Childhood Education from an accredited college or university. Prefer at least 5 years’ experience in an established Child Development Center with infant through school age programming. Prior administrative experience is required. Demonstrated experience of effective writing, speaking and communication skills required. Must have experience in a team environment. Personal computer skills including word processing and spreadsheet required. Must meet all child care licensing requirements of the State of Ohio.
Starting salary in low-thirties commensurate with academic preparation and experience, plus full benefits package
Submit materials electronically to the Office for Human Resources, Rhodes State College. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must include a letter of interest outlining background and qualifications, a resume, all unofficial transcripts and the names, email addresses and telephone numbers (work and home/cell) of at least seven (7) professional references. References are contacted at the point when applicants advance through the interview process. Applicants who are invited to the interview process will be required to complete and submit a College employment application.
Rhodes State College is a public, state-assisted institution of higher learning which is chartered to provide degree granting career education programs, non-credit workforce development, and consulting for business and industry. The college prepares students for entry into careers, develops the regional workforce through credit and non-credit occupational training, and offers curricular programs that prepare students for transfer completion baccalaureate programs at selected colleges and universities. With over 4,100 students, the college’s core institutional values of integrity, caring, responsibility, respect, and quality guide its policies and practices.
Rhodes State College is an equal-opportunity, Title IX institution and pledges to recruit, select and promote diversity by providing equality of opportunity in higher education for all persons, including faculty and employees with respect to hiring, continuation, promotion, and applicants for admission, enrolled students and graduates without discrimination or segregation.
The College is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse gro...ups of colleagues, students, faculty, and community members. All employment decisions are made on a non-discriminatory basis. Rhodes State College prohibits discrimination and harassment based on sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, work-related injury or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in College programs, services, and activities. A pre-employment background screen is required for all employees and the College participates in the Federally-mandated E-Verify program.
The Director of Human Resources, located in Room 223 of the Public Service Building, telephone 419-995-8302, coordinates the college's compliance with titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act and amendments, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
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