St. Catherine's School is an Episcopal day school in Richmond, Virginia, founded in 1890 and enrolling 960 girls age 3 through grade 12. Located on a 16-acre campus in the western part of the city, St. Catherine's Core Values include pursuing academic excellence, developing character, nurturing spiritual growth, celebrating individuals, and building community.
We are a well-established school preparing to expand our robust educational program. We are seeking to hire a dedicated and experienced Day Care Director to oversee the day-to-day activities of a new child care center for faculty and staff children, ages 2-4 years. The Director will need to ensure that local, state, and federal child care requirements are met; hire, train and oversee her staff and work with parents to make sure their children are well served. The Center Director’s responsibilities include making sure the Center is clean, well maintained and appropriately outfitted.
We are looking for a Day Care Director who is passionate about early childhood education and has strong leadership skills. Ultimately, an exceptional Center Director should be knowledgeable of child care laws, and demonstrate excellent problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
Center Director Responsibilities:
Ensuring that the center's facilities meet local, state, and federal safety requirements.
Collaborating with the center staff to develop an educational curriculum that is compliant with local, state, and federal requirements.
Screening, interviewing, and hiring suitable employees.
Training new employees, observing their teaching techniques, and providing opportunities for professional development.
Managing the center's finances by establishing budgets, settling accounts, and keeping track of fees owed to the center.
Meeting with parents to address behavioral or educational concerns.
Ensuring that the center is adequately stocked with necessary supplies and equipment.
St. Catherine's School does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its hiring practices.
Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education or related field.
Child Development Associate (CDA) certification.
Appropriate state licensure.
CPR and first aid certifications.
Proven experience working as a Center Director.
Sound knowledge of local, state, and federal child care legislation.
Strong leadership and conflict resolution skills.
Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.
Effective communication skills.
Working Conditions / Physical Demands:
Must be physically able to operate computers and office equipment.
Occasional bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling and twisting; constant walking, speaking and listening; frequent sitting, often on the floor.
A leader in girls’ education since its founding in 1890, St. Catherine’s School is deeply committed to developing strong, smart, and confident girls who are prepared for a lifetime of learning, leadership, and service. With a community of 960 girls age 3 through grade 12, St. Catherine’s combines a warm and supportive learning environment with a well-rounded and challenging curriculum designed to inspire girls to develop courage, explore their passions, and expand their hearts and minds. St. Catherine’s is one of the six member Episcopal schools of Church Schools in the Diocese of Virginia. The School embraces a diversity of backgrounds, nationalities, faith traditions, experiences, and perspectives and cherishes the inclusive nature of its community.