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Academy Director - Accredited Preschool

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Updated Oct 20, 2021
Job Description

SUMMARY:
Effectively operates and manages all aspects of a child care school, to include: overseeing day-to-day activities, human resources, customer relations, quality control and facility management. Provides creative, age-appropriate programs to all children served at the academy. Actively develops and maintains positive customer/community relations. Maintains high capacity utilization and manages all resources effectively and within budget. Establishes strong working relationships with state licensing authorities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Ensures academy compliance with all federal and state laws, as well as center's policies and procedures.

Completes all required paperwork and record keeping on a timely basis and maintains same in
an organized, up-to-date manner. This includes all files: for example, student, personnel, vehicle, driver, health and safety files.

Plans academy activities and actively participates: for example, staff meetings, training sessions, open houses, planning sessions.

Develops and maintains strong working relationships with all state licensing authorities, approved
vendors and community contracts.

Meets all state requirements for the position.

Develops and maintains professional working relationships with staff.

Recruits, selects and trains qualified employees.

Ensures that all staff are properly trained and helps develop staff through career growth and guidance.

Anticipates staffing needs, prepares and posts weekly staffing schedule, and modifies it accordingly depending upon daily attendance in each classroom.

Ensures state staffing regulations are met at all times.

Evaluates staff via written performance summary on a yearly basis and at other times as needed; recommends merit raises for staff.

Counsels staff on performance issues; follows center's guidelines for disciplinary action procedures.

Submits new staff or staffing changes to licensing representative and maintains up-to-date
Human Resources files.

Trains staff to plan and implement creative, developmentally appropriate programs for all children.

Ensures that quality control programs are sound and meet all state and center's brand requirements.

Ensures management is available to greet parents during peak hours.

Ensures that facility meets all state, local and center requirements

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
his position requires regular sitting, stooping, reaching, walking, standing, reading, seeing, speaking, hearing, listening, organizing, interpreting data and information, operating office equipment, typing using a computer keyboard, and viewing a computer screen monitor, and occasional lifting of objects of up to 40 pounds. The working environment consists of an indoor and climate-controlled setting the majority of the time, and activities occurring in an outdoor non-climate controlled setting are occasional. The working environment entails working directly with pre-school aged children, and with high volume auditory sounds and activities occurring frequently.

Skills Required

Associate’s degree and/or Bachelor's degree in education, early childhood, business administration, or related field
Certificate in child care center administration (Ex. Texas Director's License)
Five plus years of experience working an Assistant Director or Director Level capacity within a preschool center setting
Or, an equivalent combination of education & experience

Compensation:

Depending On Experience

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Kiddie Academy of Woodforest

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