Within policy guidelines established by the Board of Directors, the terms of the Purchase of Service Agreement, and licensing requirements, the Director is responsible for overall administration and supervision of the total program of day care services to families and children. These responsibilities shall include coordination and supervision of all program components, such as intellectual growth of young children, preventative health and social services, nutrition, staff development, community outreach, parent involvement in program operation, fiscal management and accountability, office and facilities management. In order to effectively carry out these overall responsibilities, the Director shall consider, confer and consult with other supervisory staff members of the center in arriving at decisions affecting areas in which these persons may be specialists.
* Maintaining Good Standards:
* Developing and maintaining quality standards of education and nurture of the children throughout the total day of the center's operation.
* Maintaining a program that meets the emotional, physical, intellectual and social needs of the individual child and the group.
* Coordinating the work schedules of individual staff with planned group activities.
* Responsibility for seeing that staff records behavior and progress of each child and utilizing these with staff for program planning and referrals, as needed.
* Staff Development:
* Supervision of Staff:
* Helping staff to understand the framework of the community in which they work.
* Responsibile for the professional growth and development of staff through regularly scheduled individual conferences, group and staff meetings, and frequent observation and discussion of teacher's performance with their groups.
* Helping staff find practical application for theoretical knowledge.
* Maintaining professional relationships in dealing with staff.
* Assisting in creating a mechanism for regular communication between board and PAC.
* Interpreting of policies and programs of board pertinent to parents' relationship with the day care center.
* Maintaining, and helping staff maintain, good continuing relationships with parents, through informal contacts planned conferences and appropriately shared information about children's progress.
* Planning group meetings with parents and staff.
* Maintaining Sound Financial Management:
* Keeping expenditures with budgetary limitations.
* Purchasing items for which budgeted funds are available and informing the Board of additional needs not covered by the budget.
* Maintaining current fee collections.
* MS or MA and a valid New York State Teacher's Certification N-6 or Birth -2 (or equivalent certificate from another state, which is recognized by the New York State Department of Education).
* Two years group teacher's experience plus academic course work pertinent to the appropriate age levels.
* Demonstrated leadership qualities (mature judgment) and ability to work cooperatively with all people.
* Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships and a sound educational program; to be articulate, pleasant and resourceful
* Willingness to utilize any training available to improve administrative and supervisory skills as well as
* understanding of fiscal and budgetary management.
Associated topics: administrative coordinator, administrative staff, beverage, chief operations officer, document, front desk, front office, operations director, records management, staff
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