MISSION STATEMENT To provide an exemplary early childhood program to instill and foster the social, emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual growth of economically at-risk children and their families.
POSITION SUMMARY Oversee and lead the academic program, cultivate strong relationships with teachers, staff, families and board members, and manage daily school operations and policies; Supervise approximately 35 staff members; Serve as part of the Leadership Team ____________________________________________________________________________ ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Reasonable Accommodations Statement To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Essential Functions Planning, Development, and Program Oversight
Assist in the strategic planning of annual and long-term goals with the Leadership Team and Board of Directors
Direct and oversee the duties and responsibilities of the Program Leadership Team
Create, implement and assess a high-quality education program, with social-emotional learning focus, aligned with state licensing and accreditation standards in collaboration with others.
Serve as a spiritual leader infusing the teachings of Jesus in curriculum, prayer and devotionals
Build relationships with teachers, staff, and families to partner in meeting the needs of the children
Serve as the Director in Charge for licensing purposes on specific days overseeing the program during school
Team Management and Development
Lead approximately 35 staff members across the campus, including supervision of teachers and other program staff to ensure successful implementation of Small Steps’ program in the classroom and school wide
Strategically recruit, develop, celebrate and retain the best staff and teachers for Small Steps’ children, resulting in a positive, productive school culture and strong morale
Facilitate, maintain and evaluate professional development for staff
Implement constructive feedback to teaching staff
Collaborate with Executive Director and peers to develop a performance management plan and systems to ensure learning is fully maximized and streamlined across both Small Steps’ campuses
Cultivate strong relationships with community partners, including volunteers
Bachelor's Degree (four year college or technical school) Required, Field of Study: Child Development, Early Childhood, or Education EC-12
Master's Degree, preferred
5 years of experience in educational leadership
Experience working with low-income or Title 1 schools
Experience using Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in the classroom
Commitment to the Christian Faith and using spirituality in the classroom
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