ECS School Director
The School Director is responsible for coordination of high quality service delivery and staffing of an innovative, evidence-based early care and education child development center. This position requires expertise in relationship-based partnership building and working closely with multiple entities to support children and families of all socioeconomic levels.
All employees and volunteers are expected to be sensitive to our clients cultural and socioeconomic characteristics, reflect Sunbeam Family Services core values and to perform at Sunbeams standards of excellence at all times.
- Promote, encourage and display examples of leadership for the agency in accordance with the agency mission driven, employee first culture.
- Demonstrate capacity for providing developmentally appropriate and evidence-based practice, for exemplifying the values expected within the program, and for promoting the mission of the organization.
- Responsible for the daily operation and maintenance of a safe, clean, healthy and productive school, including both indoor and outdoor environments.
- Ensures compliance with Head Start Program Performance Standards, NAEYC, Oklahoma DHS Child Care Licensing Standards, and other federal and state compliance as it applies.
- Supervise school staff and ensure completion of timely performance evaluations, goal setting and professional development plans.
- Maintain recordkeeping and reporting systems to ensure accurate information, with timely completion and follow-up.
- Actively participate in parent or group meetings, community collaborations and partnerships in order to advocate for Early Head Start/Head Start children and families.
- Oversee the planning and implementation of developmentally-appropriate curriculum and assessment for the classroom.
- Oversee supervision and management of children in care in order to ensure a safe, clean, healthy learning environment.
- Collaborate with state and community partners, as needed, to enhance ECS child development services.
- Collaborate with program staff to ensure effective transition planning and communication for children and their families.
- Responsible for all aspects of managing staff including interviewing, selecting, and training employees, directing the work, and evaluating employee performance and compensation.
- Bachelors degree or equivalent in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Health or related degree.
- Child Care Directors credential
- Masters degree preferred.
- Three (3) years of experience with staff supervision in an early childhood or child development setting
- Five (5) years of experience preferred
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
- Understanding of Head Start Performance Standards and state and local child care license requirements.
- Excellent written and verbal communication to include intermediate knowledge of computer operations and applications and the ability to master other computer technology/software programs, as needed.
- Good organizational and time management skills.
- Must work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
- Exercise independent judgment.
- Communicate in a professional manner, demonstrating dignity, respect for our internal, external, and community members.
- Process, protect and exercise discretion in handling confidential information and materials.
- Sustained concentration to detail and accuracy, along with the ability to prioritize workload.
- Willingness to work with at-risk, low-income communities.
- Must be able to travel and work some evenings and weekends as required by the job.
- Local travel required and must have valid Oklahoma drivers license and insurance as required by the position.
- Previous knowledge and understanding of Child Plus preferred.
- Previous knowledge of NAEYC preferred.
- Advanced computer database and Microsoft Office software skills preferred.
- Bilingual Spanish/English speaking preferred.
Additional Job Requirements
- Clear background and drug screen
- TB screen required
- Physical required
Office Hours follow business hours and may vary with supervisor approval; may include occasional evening and weekends. This is a year round position.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to frequently communicate with staff and others, and must be able to exchange accurate information when doing so. The employee must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time and occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office equipment, attend meetings, etc.
Must be able to operate and use a computer. Must be able to detect, discern, distinguish, observe, inspect and compare. Must have excellent command of English language and grammar, both verbal and written. Occasionally must be able to move needed materials weighing up to 20 pounds.
The employee will work in an office environment, may work in close quarters with other staff and small children. The noise level in the work environment varies from moderate to loud; frequent chaotic, characteristic to working with children ages 0-5 years. Employee must expect exposure to strong odors such as soiled diapers and clothing, and poor hygiene. Employee may come into contact with childhood diseases and blood on occasion.
The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. The qualifications, physical demands, and work environment described herein are representative of those an employee will encounter and must meet to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel or candidate and may be subject to change at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER - Sunbeam Family Services is fair and equal in all its employment practices for persons without regard to race, color, creed, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, religion, disability or degree thereof, national origin, domestic/marital status, political affiliation or opinion, veteran status, HIV status, AIDS status, genetic information, and any legally protected characteristic.