Program Director

<br /><br /><br /><br />The purpose of the&nbsp;Program Director position is to manage the overall operation of the childcare center.<br /><br /><br />


Rainbow Child Care Center - Ohio

<p>As teachers and caregivers, our goal is to achieve a sense of continuity between home and school. We believe it is important for children to maintain a familiar and comfortable routine. Through parent/teacher communication, we individualize each child&rsquo;s care and learning opportunities.&nbsp;As a family-oriented child development center, Rainbow Child Care Center assures a quality &ldquo;home away from home&rdquo;. We provide an atmosphere where children are respected, staff are responsible and parents are always welcome. Our program enhances each child&rsquo;s development by offering a caring atmosphere combined with a structured curriculum. We believe in helping children develop a positive self-image, sense of independence and self-discipline through developmentally appropriate activities.</p>

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Overview: The duties of the&nbsp;Program Director include, but are not limited to the following: provide a safe, healthy, consistent, positive, caring environment to children in your care, supervise and develop staff, implement curriculum, develop parental rapport, ensure &nbsp;profitability, ensure maximum enrollment, and to update and maintain financial reports.<br /><br />In addition to your everyday duties, you may have to serve as a substitute for any absent team members, including: teachers, cooks and bus drivers.
Responsibilities: <p><strong><em>Administration and General Duties</em></strong></p> <ul> <li>Administer and uphold all policies of RCCC, stay up to date on all policy changes and ensure adherence to the policies.</li> <li>Maintain supplies, meet reporting deadlines, issue verbal and written communications on behalf of the center, participate in conference calls, training sessions, and webinars.</li> <li>Manage time and work flow to meet deadlines and respond to requests in a timely manner, including staying current with emails.</li> </ul> <p><strong><em>Financial Responsibilities</em></strong></p> <ul> <li>Financial management in accordance with the budget and financial statements, use current operating procedures to manage tuition payments and provide accurate reporting by deadlines.</li> <li>Communicate with Regional Manager regarding all issues relating to the financial stability and orderly operation of the center.</li> <li>Maintain AR balance of 5% or less and enforce financial and attendance policies.</li> <li>Bill and allocate 3<sup>rd</sup>&nbsp;party agencies within state required guidelines.</li> <li>Maintain labor budget targets.</li> </ul> <p><strong><em>Operations and Licensing</em></strong></p> <ul> <li>Meet all licensing and sanitation requirements in the center.</li> <li>Document and report possible cases of child abuse or neglect in accordance with State Regulations and company policies.</li> </ul> <p><strong><em>Child and Parent Relations, Requirements and Reporting</em></strong></p> <ul> <li>Be tour ready at all times, represent and promote Rainbow in a positive manner, be available to parents at all times, respond timely to concerns and take proactive efforts to prevent dis-enrollments, involve RM.</li> <li>Complete all required enrollment and financial agreements forms, maintain child/family files, and ensure proper billing utilizing child management software.</li> <li>Foster positive family relations, plan and attend Parent Involvement Committee meetings (PIC), issue newsletters, calendars, plan events, hold meetings and conferences, facilitate teacher/parent communications, retention initiates.</li> <li>Conduct family orientations, enforce Family Handbook policies, maintain documentation.</li> </ul> <p><strong><em>Marketing, Lead Management, and Community Relations</em></strong></p> <ul> <li>Be knowledgeable of FTE budget, manage center to meet enrollment targets.</li> <li>Prepare and implement marketing plans, manage CRM, response to leads timely.</li> <li>Maintain contacts such as local elementary schools; libraries, chamber of commerce, and fire/police and represent the center at community functions when necessary.</li> </ul> <p><strong><em>Facilities Maintenance, General Security and Appearance</em></strong></p> <ul> <li>Ensure safety through proper maintenance of building, grounds, and equipment, fulfill general cleaning and upkeep of facility.</li> <li>Respond to safety and security concerns in a timely manner, update door codes, be proactive in recognizing potential issues.</li> </ul> <p><strong><em>Staffing, Recruitment and Benefits</em></strong></p> <ul> <li>Use available tools to recruit and hire adequate staff to maintain ratio&rsquo;s in classrooms, partner with RM and HR as needed for support.</li> <li>Utilize RM and HR as required to manage employee behaviors and policy violations.</li> <li>Submit all employee related documentation to appropriate department in a timely manner, including but not limited to; new hire documentation, termination documents, FMLA/LOA requests, work comp information, and unemployment correspondence.</li> <li>Ensure all staff are on boarded properly, including but not limited to; a complete file, meeting all licensing requirements (background check, education, and training), and completing all orientation and training.</li> <li>Maintain complete and accurate employee files, including conducting periodic audits.</li> <li>Conduct performance evaluations on staff per company guidelines.</li> <li>Maintain benefit knowledge to guide employees.</li> <li>Hold staff meetings, issue regular communications to teachers (verbal and written), keep parents up to date on staff changes.</li> </ul> <p><strong><em>Education, Curriculum and Quality Program Standards</em></strong></p> <ul> <li>Uphold and maintain Quality Program Standards and The Learning Environment Standards throughout center.</li> <li>Maintain state Quality Rating and Accreditation standards as required.</li> <li>Maintain high quality care and education utilizing The Creative Curriculum and proprietary curriculum components, including but not limited to; Baby Sign, Ready, Set, GROW! Fit Foundations, Language Immersion Spanish, and Zoo-phonics.</li> <li>Provide teachers with curriculum resources, training materials, and professional development opportunities to support learning environment.</li> <li>Review weekly lesson plans to ensure lessons are developmentally appropriate and required activities are implemented including the thematic units and Pre-K Academy monthly projects.</li> <li>Have knowledge of proper nutrition requirements for the ages of children served and prepare meal and snack menus accordingly; and ensure proper display.</li> <li>Maintain the Child Assessment Portfolio System as well as Parent / Teacher Conferences, and promote the Child Success Plan system to support children and teachers.</li> </ul> <p><strong><em>Critical Issues, Risk Management and Accident Reporting</em></strong></p> <ul> <li>Utilize current reporting procedures to timely report all incidents to the proper channel.</li> <li>Inform management of potential exposures, such as liability cases and lawsuits.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p>A Bachelor&rsquo;s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or a relevant field (or State Licensing minimum education) and at least three (3) years of experience in administration in a child care setting. Must be able to meet all licensing requirements, per state guidelines.</p> <p><u>Physical Abilities</u></p> <p>Walking, standing, sitting, kneeling, bending, stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling, grasping and lifting will be required to manage the center and oversee/attend to all children&rsquo;s needs, and perform any and all positions in the center, as needed.</p> <p><u>Expected Working Hours</u></p> <p>The primary work hours range from open to close daily, Monday through Friday with a 45 hour average work week expected.&nbsp; Opening the center 2 times per week and closing the center 3 times per week is required.&nbsp; Some evenings or weekends may be required to address emergency or weather related situations, attend or run trainings, meetings, job fairs or other events.&nbsp;</p> <p><u>Work Environment</u></p> <p>The center property is comprised of a combination of exterior parking lots, exterior landscaping, indoor and outdoor play equipment, a variety of indoor classrooms, indoor common areas, a kitchen, buses or other company vehicles and office space.&nbsp; Management of all center property is required.</p> <p><u>Expected Travel</u></p> <p>Occasional travel is expected for director&rsquo;s meetings, assistance at other centers, and attendance at training sessions.</p>