Serves as the site leader and maintains effective operations of all site programs and physical plant. • Insures compliance with city, DCFS licensing, Head Start, Early Head Start, and Excelerate, as well adherence with NAEYC accreditation standards at all times. • Contributes to quality improvement through supervision of staff, classrooms, developmentally appropriate practices, daily routines and schedules. • Establishes and maintains relationships with children and families. • Establishes and maintains relationships with the community, as well as outreach and growth of community partnerships. • Collaborates with the Administrative Team. • Collaborates with Education Coordinators and the Disabilities Coordinator to support education excellence and the referral process to advocate for services for children and families. • Provides regular written and oral reports as well as record keeping as assigned. • Participates in civic engagement activities that advance the mission of Mary Crane Center. • Must be able to lift 50lbs. • Other duties as assigned.
• Bachelors of Arts in Early Childhood or a related field with at least 18 child development credits required. MEd in Early Childhood Education preferred. • Level 2 Director's Credential and Infant Toddler Credential Level 5 required • Previous managerial and Head Start experience preferred • Valid food handling required, sanitation certification preferred. • Bi-lingual Spanish / English preferred. • Ability to pass a criminal record and child abuse/neglect registry check. • A passion for the mission of the Mary Crane Center.
Additional Salary Information: Based on Experience
Internal Number: 01222019
About Mary Crane Center
In 1908, Jane Addams started the Mary Crane Day Nursery at Hull House, after receiving a donation of a building from Richard Teller Crane in memory of his late wife. Hull House turned the Day Nursery over to the National College of Education in 1925, and Jane Addams joined with Edna Dean Baker, president of the College, to pioneer a new way of thinking about early childhood education. Their shared knowledge and firsthand experience of working with children and families was groundbreaking in the efforts to prepare young underprivileged children for success.Originally assisting children of poor immigrants on Chicago’s near West Side, the Center moved north to the Julia C. Lathrop Homes in 1963. In keeping with the spirit of its inception, the Mary Crane Center continues to serve communities in need and has added sites in Rogers Park, Austin and West Garfield Park over the past several years. The Mary Crane Center has launched the lives of over 15,000 children and families.