Position Summary: The Site Director contributes to the agency’s child development philosophy and goals by leading a comprehensive child development program. Responsibilities: • Serves as the site leader and maintains effective operations of all site programs and physical plant. • Insures compliance with city, DCFS licensing, Head Start, Early Head Start, and Excelerate, as well adherence with NAEYC accreditation standards at all times. • Contributes to quality improvement through supervision of staff, classrooms, developmentally appropriate practices, daily routines and schedules. • Establishes and maintains relationships with children and families. • Establishes and maintains relationships with the community, as well as outreach and growth of community partnerships. • Collaborates with the Administrative Team. • Collaborates with Education Coordinators and the Disabilities Coordinator to support education excellence and the referral process to advocate for services for children and families. • Provides regular written and oral reports as well as record keeping as assigned. • Participates in civic engagement activities that advance the mission of Mary Crane Center. • Must be able to lift 50lbs. • Other duties as assigned.
Mandatory Job Qualifications: • Bachelors of Arts in Early Childhood or a related field with at least 18 child development credits required. MEd in Early Childhood Education preferred. • Level 2 Director's Credential and Infant Toddler Credential Level 5 required • Previous managerial and Head Start experience preferred • Valid food handling required, sanitation certification preferred. • Bi-lingual Spanish / English preferred. • Ability to pass a criminal record and child abuse/neglect registry check. • A passion for the mission of the Mary Crane Center.
Internal Number: 01302019
About Mary Crane Center
For over 100 years, Mary Crane Center has been dedicated to the comprehensive early development of children and to supporting their families through a variety of services. Our goal is to provide quality education in a safe and diverse environment and to strengthen the bonds between children and their families. Throughout its history, Mary Crane Center has grown in order to meet the changing needs of the families we serve. Our dynamic teaching methods encourage each child to bring his or her individuality and experiences into the classroom. By identifying a child’s likes, dislikes, struggles, and strengths, teachers can enhance each child’s personal education and help them to develop the life skills they need to achieve his or her goals.