The Director is responsible for the daily operations of programs services at Little People’s Learning Center. The ability to manage multiple priorities, while maintaining compliance and professionalism in a fun environment, is essential. Success in this position requires strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Manage LPLC daily operations, including developing standard operating procedures in line with policies set by LPLC Board.
Research and propose policy changes to the board in line with current early childhood
Directly supervise all other employees, including the assistant director(s) and teachers.
Attend and participate in all Board meetings.
Organize and lead all staff meetings.
Oversee all safety management, facility maintenance, and adherence to all laws and licensing regulations. Maintain familiarity with all applicable State and Federal guidelines.
Maintain contact with the Board, working with Board President to ensure efficient meetings and ongoing effective Board action.
Work with treasurer to develop an annual budget
Track expenses and prepare quarterly and annual reports in line with approved budget
Bill families and agencies for tuition, pulls timesheets and sends in payroll (in conjunction with treasurer)
Oversee programs including payroll, benefits, employee development, and vendor relationships.
Cover classrooms for teacher breaks, prep time, playground time when needed.
Responsible for helping teachers develop and implement age-appropriate curriculum.
Retrieve food and supplies for the center as needed (with Assistant Director)
Help initiate fundraisers; attends fundraising events.
Research and writes grants as necessary
Compile and send weekly updates to parents and staff
Manage staff including scheduling, evaluations, disciplinary actions, recruitment, hiring, onboarding/offboarding, and general employee relations.
Delegate responsibilities to assistant directors and teachers as appropriate.
Maintain correspondence with parents and Treasurer regarding billing, enrollment, and
scheduling; helps to ensure that parents understand and meet enrollment policies.
Work with new families to determine schedule and space, and track and anticipate
Foster a collaborative, team-oriented environment with LPLC employees and families
Salary of $35,000 - $40,000 depending on experience
Vacation and sick leave
Employer-contributed Health Savings Account
Employee rates on childcare
At least two years of education and/or experience equivalent in the areas of early childhood management, or early childhood education, child development, nursing or other related field; or a professional degree in the field of early childhood education and management
Self-motivated with a sound approach to problem solving and timely task completion
Team leader with excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to represent Little People’s Learning Center in a courteous and professional manner
Experience with business budgeting and grant writing preferred
Please email a cover letter, resume and list of 3 professional references to email@example.com
About Little People's Learning Center
Located 5 miles inside Yellowstone National Park's North Entrance, in Mammoth Hot Springs. Little People's provides optimal, year round early childhood experiences to children ages 6 weeks - 10 years. Abundant with wildlife, breathtaking scenery, and an endlessly supportive community, Little People's Learning Center is truly a special place to grow up!