Center Director

Location: Topeka, Kansas
Date Posted: 08-29-2017
Company: TDC Learning Centers, Inc.
Job Title: Center Director

Basic Function
The Center Director is responsible for the overall operation of the assigned child care center.  The Director may serve as a Lead teacher for a unit of children at the center, in addition to the supervisory and administrative responsibilities included herein.  The Center Director is responsible to the Executive Director.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Elementary Education, or a four-year degree in a related area of study with a minimum of 12 semester hours in Early Childhood Education or Child Development.
  • Relevant teaching experience, along with a minimum Associates Degree in related above areas will be considered in lieu of Bachelor’s degree.
  • Demonstrates emotional maturity and stability, and the ability to handle crisis situations.
  • Demonstrates leadership ability, interpersonal skills and organizational skills.
  • KDHE Program Director Approved
  • Valid Kansas Driver’s License
  • Ability to communicate effectively through both oral and written communication
Principle Responsibilities
The Center Director is responsible for the overall operation of the program, ensuring it conforms to TDC, state, county and DCF standards and regulations.
  • Selects, orients, coaches, monitors, evaluates and when necessary, disciplines the program staff in conjunction with the Executive Director.
  • Supervises and evaluates all center staff in accordance with TDC policies and procedures.
  • Plans and coordinates work schedules for program personnel including volunteers, students and substitute teaching staff to ensure staff to children ratios are met at all times.
  • Plans and implements orientation and ongoing training for program staff and volunteers so that all understand and comply with agency and licensing policies, regulations and best practices.
  • Maintains professional working relationship with all center staff.
  • Attends agency Management Team meetings.  Communicates relevant information from meetings to center staff.
  • Plans, conducts and documents regular staff meetings for assigned personnel.
  • Follows TDC policy regarding communication and chain of authority
  • Ensures implementation of a child-centered curriculum, which includes anti-bias education utilizing approved TDC curriculums.
  • Plans educational experiences that meet the needs of diverse families.
  • Maintains all facilities, equipment and supplies.  Completes monthly building inspections.
  • Involves staff in the planning and evaluation of center activities.
  • Maintains an active system of parent-school relations and communication.  Involves parents in center and agency activities and supports parents as valued partners in the educational process.
  • Plans and works within the allocated budget.
  • Collects parent fees, writes receipts and transfers receipts and money to the main office.
  • Stays abreast of current early education trends by attending, at least, the KDHE required in-service hours.
  • Coordinates center food service to meet CACFP guidelines.
  • Maintains an inventory control system for all equipment and supplies in the center.
  • Serves as a TDC representative to the community and serves as the agency liaison to property owners, contractors, or other 3rd party.
  • Keeps the Executive Director informed of program activities, including upcoming events, unusual events, staff achievements and any problems at the program.
  • Maintains accurate records as required by Agency, State and other affiliated entities and utilizes the ProCare system.  Records can include, but are not limited to:
    • Payroll time sheets
    • Health and safety inspection reports
    • Tornado and fire drill records
    • Tuition payment receipts
    • Purchase requisitions, with receipts or invoices attached
    • Attendance records
    • Meal count sheets
    • Children and staff files
  • Performs other tasks as requested by the Executive Director.
Physical Demands
  • Must be able to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken and written word.
  • Must be able to visually observe children in the classroom and on the playground.
  • Job requires ability to lift and carry small children.
  • Must be able to lift, carry, push or pull up to 50 lbs.
  • Frequent bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist, or by bending legs at knees and extending hands and arms in any direction are movements required to carry out job duties.
  • Must be able to move body fast enough to keep small children from harm.
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