Assistant Director -- The Sunshine House -- Center #136

Company Name:
The Sunshine House
The Assistant Director assists the Center Director in the daily operation of the child care facility in accordance with state licensing regulations and The Sunshine House operating policies. With guidance from the Center Director, he/she will help oversee the curriculum, market the program, manage personnel, and maintain high standards of excellence in child care in the community. Depending on staffing ratios, the Assistant Director may need to function in any capacity within the child care facility, including filling in as interim director, classroom teacher, food service provider, bus/van driver, or bookkeeper. This position requires an extensive knowledge of both childcare management and early education. Other requirements include strong verbal and written communication skills, the ability to promptly and effectively evaluate/solve problems, and a commercial driver''s license (or the ability to obtain one).
The ideal candidate for this position must have an associate''s degree in Early Childhood at minimum (other degrees considered), have three to five years experience in a licensed child care facility, meet all state requirements for classroom teaching positions, and maintain state in-service requirements. In addition, he/she must have certifications in Child/Infant CPR and First Aid, meet the physical requirements of the job, hold a current and unrestricted CDL with a Passenger endorsement, and have proficient computer skills with a wide variety of business-related software programs.
The following is a representative list of duties and responsibilities associated with this position:
-- Oversee the implementation of The Sunshine House curriculum and provide developmentally appropriate play and classroom environments
-- Perform administrative duties including: financial feasibility (accounting, budget, and cost control), enrollment and tours, staff and children files maintenance, state licensing maintenance, and regulation/policy compliance
-- Maintain accurate accounting of the center tuition daily/weekly and generate reports according to company guidelines
-- Communicate with the Center Director and the appropriate management support team members concerning personnel matters as needed
-- Assist with recruiting, hiring, and supervising staff (administrators, teachers, and support staff)
-- Provide staff opportunities to obtain professional development and training
-- Maintain state training requirements
-- Ensure the health and safety of children, parents, and staff
-- Market our program in the community and work with local childcare organizations and local community officials
-- Plan and prepare balanced nutritious meals to a child care facility
-- Drive a multi-function bus
-- Function in any capacity needed within the child care facility
-- Lift up to 30 lbs and stand for long periods of time, at least 95% of the day
-- Communicate with children on their level (stoop and bend)
-- Meet with parents, staff, and administration
-- Adhere to The Sunshine House Health and Safety procedures
-- Perform other duties as required

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