Executive Director

Company: Applegate Academy

General Information
$10.00 - $15.00 /Hour
4 Year Degree
At least 2 year(s)
Not Specified
Job Description The child care director is the individual responsible for everything that goes on at the child care facility and, as such, must keep aware of all goings on at the facility.. Sets short and long term goals for teaching staff. Keeps accurate files on employees, children, and activities. Conducts interviews and reviews the qualifications of all new staff before hiring the most qualified applicants for teaching, administrative, or support staff positions.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
•Must possess exceptional interpersonal skills with children and adults alike.
•Must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communications skills in order to communicate with parents, staff, and children.
•Must have strong leadership skills to inspire respect from young children.
•Must be organized and have a strong business sense.
•Knowledgeable about the latest trends and techniques in education and child-rearing, including discipline, encouragement, and communication.
•Familiarity with theories and practices of behavioral therapy, child development, and parent-child relationships.
•Must have an appropriate code of ethics for working with young children.
•Must be flexible and able to react appropriately to changing circumstances.
•Must have strong crisis management abilities and be able to maintain a cool composure in times of crisis.
•Must have strong administrative and time management skills.
•Must possess excellent customer service.
•Must be professional and provide a public face for the childcare facility.

Job Requirements

Education and Experience
•Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in early child care or education.
•Must have all CPR and First Aid certifications.
•At least 5 years’ experience working with children in a teaching position or administering child care.
•Must be fully licensed by the state and local municipality.
•Must pass a background check.

Work Environment
•Time is spent in the daycare facility divided between desk work and supervision of staff.
•Must be able to take on classroom duties.
•Must be willing to spend long hours standing, walking, kneeling, and lifting no more than 30 pounds.
•Must be able to work some nights and weekends as needed.