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Job ID 1541 Location Ellensburg Full/Part Time Full-Time Regular/Temporary Regular
The Director of the Early Childhood Learning Center sets the vision, mission, goals, and objectives for the Center and is responsible for the functional operation of the entire center's programming, operations, personnel and financial activities. The Director is responsible for the management of a fully licensed child-care facility, licensed capacity is 47 children aged 2-8, and the number of children served per quarter typically ranges from 55-70.
The Director ensures childcare services and all center operations are administered in compliance with DEL, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), federal, state and local laws, university policies and processes, and the mission, goals, and objectivities of the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.
Management - Prepares and submits budget requests or grant proposals to solicit program funding sources. - Oversee food contract and certification requirements. - Maintain the facility in accordance with licensing standards. - Maintain center records (includes emergency drills; building, fire and sanitation inspections). - Develop and update personnel and operational procedures. - Develop and maintain the annual budget. - Monitor fee payments. - Determines allocations of funds for staff, supplies, materials and equipment and authorize purchases. - Oversee/approve orders of appropriate center supplies for provision of care (food, gloves, toiletries, etc). - Approve and order materials and supplies for classroom programs and activities. - Establish and maintain a healthy, safe and fun working environment - Communicate with families and provide notification of application and acceptance of students.
Leadership - Represent the center when interacting with other CWU departments and in the community and act as a liaison with other agencies. - Monitor students' progress and provide students and teachers with assistance in resolving any problems. - Confer with parents and staff to discuss educational activities and policies and students' behavioral or learning problems. - Set educational standards and goals and helps establish policies, procedures and programs to carry them out. - Plan, direct and monitor instructional methods. - Review and evaluates new and current programs to determine their efficiency, effectiveness and compliance with state, local and federal regulations and recommends modifications as needed. - Review and interprets government codes and develops procedures to meet codes and ensure facility safety, security and maintenance. - Collect and analyzes survey data, regulatory information and demographic and employment trends to forecast enrollment patterns and the need for curriculum changes.
Supervision 13 regular and temporary ECLC staff - Actively engages in recruitment and hiring new employees; - Clearly defines performance expectations, ensure accountability, and provides ongoing informal feedback, coaching, and mentoring. Conducts formal performance evaluations; - Ensures employees have necessary resources; - Oversees and directs the work of staff; serves as mentor, coach and leader, and resolves complaints or issues; - Promotes professional development opportunities; - Develops and fosters supportive working relationships, motivation and engagement; - Communicates information to staff on an ongoing basis to influence staff engagement and to be a part of a larger community; - Takes corrective action in a timely manner; - Recognizes and rewards employees for good performance; - Schedules employee work hours/shifts; monitor hours worked; approve payable time and absence requests; - Adjusts leadership style as needed to achieve results; - Recognizes value of and promotes diverse workforce. Values and encourages diverse perspectives, creativity and teamwork
- Other duties as assigned
Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education OR any combination of education and experience that clearly demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the job.
Extensive experience in working with children aged 2-8 years, with an emphasis on children aged 2-5.
Strong interpersonal, communication, and supervisory skills.
Knowledge of budget planning and implementation.
Experience supervising or leading staff.
Experience in curriculum planning and evaluation appropriate for ages of children served.
Current Knowledge of DCCEL Minimum Licensing Requirements and state and/or federal policies and procedures for the implementation of the CACFP.
Current certification in Infant/Child and Adult CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)**
Current certification in Standard First Aid**
Washington State Food Handlers Permit**
Blood Bourne-Pathogen/HIV Training**
Negative TB test (Tubercular Test)**
Washington State Driver's License**
Division of Childcare Department of Early Learning (DCCEL)- Background Authorization**
STARTS training authorized by Department of Early Learning**
¿**Or the ability to obtain within the first month of employment. All to be updated as needed and kept current during employment.
Experience in overseeing the management of classroom schedules, curriculum and professional staff.
Experience in community buildings and partnerships.
Experience working with diverse families.
Education or experience in student development theory.
Experience in creative curriculum.
Accountability/Dependability: Accepts responsibility for quality of own work; acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Shows up on time, meets standards, deadlines and work schedules.
Judgement: Makes timely, informed decisions. Analyzes options and determines appropriate course of action.
Teamwork: Promotes cooperation and mutual support to achieve goals. Encourages participation and mutual support.
Adaptability/Flexibility: Responds positively to changing business needs and responsibilities. Adapts approach and methods to achieve results; recovers quickly from setbacks and finds alternatives.
Commitment to Diversity: Recognizes the value of diversity and helps create environment that supports and embraces diversity.
Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience
Working Conditions: Work is performed in a classroom environment with frequent in-person interactions. It is essential to be able to meet the physical demands of caring for young children; prolonged periods of holding, feeding child while in your arms, remaining on your feet for prolonged periods of time, multi-tasking from one duty to another and keeping track of what comes next. Lots of stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, lifting, walking, carrying or moving of children and other movements may be required. You will be exposed to childhood illnesses, possible saliva, and urine, etc. The schedule will need to be flexible to cover lead teacher periods of leave as required. Some work may occur during scheduled cyclic leave periods to accommodate other leave for staff.
Benefits : CWU offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, life and disability insurance, along with vacation and sick leave plans depending on employment classification. For additional information please visit: http://www.cwu.edu/hr/benefits-0
How To Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach:
A detailed cover letter clearly demonstrating how your education and experience: (a) meet the required (and, as applicable, preferred) qualifications, and (b) demonstrate the ability to perform the responsibilities as described by the posting;
Resume including work history, education, training; and
Contact information for three professional references.
Screening Begins: August 8, 2017
**Priority will be given to applications received by the screening date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Name: Joseph Bryant Title: Executive Director of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Health Promotion Email: JBryant@cwu.edu Phone: (509) 963-1515 Website: Early Childhood Learning Center
Please contact Human Resources at email@example.com or 509-963-1202 if you require technical assistance with the on-line application process.
Conditions of Employment
Prior to employment, final candidate(s) will be required to submit to a background check. All information obtained through background investigations will be strictly confidential and revealed only to those required to have access.
Located in historic Ellensburg, Washington, Central Washington University is a public four-year university. Home to over 10,000 students, Central has a commitment to hands-on learning and discovery, which takes students beyond the limits of the classroom and books. Central prepares students to become well-educated citizens who are ready for high-demand careers in the workforce and offers over 150 ...undergraduate majors as well as graduate studies programs and research. To prepare and enable students to succeed in a global economy, Central partners with over 30 colleges and universities around the world.CWU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Title IX/Veteran/Disability Employer.