Bright Start Learning Center 501(c)(3) is looking for a new Director to lead the reopening of our early childhood center. We encourage all director-qualified early childhood professionals to apply! Our ideal candidate would be bilingual in Spanish and English, and help lead our organization towards a bilingual model in the next 2-3 years, but again, if you’re director-qualified, we want to hear from you!
Bright Start is currently licensed for 10 toddlers and 20 preschoolers, and will consider expanding in the coming year. This position is a terrific opportunity to bring educational vision and inspiration to an established, well-attended program. The Director must take initiative to restart a center that will be reopening in a new space, and with a fresh staff team. Our reopening goal is June 28th, 2021. The Director will be responsible for overall leadership of Bright Start’s early childhood center. From managing state licensure requirements to family communications and program delivery, the Director will guide our program to meet the childcare needs of our vibrant, rural Lake County community. The Director must ensure that our Bright Start children experience a loving, nourishing educational environment; families are well informed and engaged; staff are inspired and developing as professionals; and our community has a multi-year vision for quality early childcare. Under the Bright Start Board of Directors, the Director operates the childcare program in conformance with all relevant regulations.
Primary Duties and Essential Functions of the Director:
Ensure Bright Start is meeting or exceeding all state rules and regulations including but not limited to: staff files, child Files, documentation of required continuing education for staff, fire drills, nurse consultation, dietician consultation, etc.
Create and maintain a culture of professionalism, excellence, and vibrancy
Cultivate an inclusive environment that is welcoming to people of all backgrounds, identities, and life circumstances
Foster a collaborative approach to early childhood education and care between staff, families, community partners, and the Board of Directors.
Plan for and support long term organizational vision
Maintain excellent records and documentation both in digital and physical formats
Regular reports to Board of Directors
Oversee and regularly evaluate curriculum, lesson plans and daily routines to ensure quality standards are in place
Lead staff and volunteer hiring, training, supervision, scheduling, ongoing professional development and regular evaluation
Coordinate daily operations
Participate in relevant local and regional councils and partnerships
Update all Bright Start materials as needed, but at least annually, including but not limited to: advertising materials, Employee Handbook, Parent Handbook, job descriptions, forms, etc.
Respond to emergencies and critical incidents
Collaborate with Board of Directors to establish and adhere to operational budget
Verify and submit all timesheets to the bookkeeper
Process and track all enrollment and billing, including CCCAP
Pursues grant funding opportunities, and ensure compliance to grant tracking and reporting
Maintain ongoing, open communication and engagement with families
Coordinate parent/teacher conferences
Facilitate enrollment, admissions and classroom placement
Coordinate staff and family activities
Essential Qualifications and Expectations
Meets qualifications for Large Center Director with the State of Colorado.
Experience hiring and supervising staff in a childcare or educational setting
Experience managing a budget
Good communication, problem solving, organizational skills
Experience with computers, tablets, mobile devices and other office technology
Ability to learn new technology tools and platforms that further the mission or support the operation of BSLC.
Experience planning and implementing educational activities
Experience managing confidential information
Spanish language fluency and literacy
Ability and excitement to guide the program towards a bilingual model in 2-3 years
Cultural humility, and experience with multicultural communities
Grant seeking and fundraising
Competency with Google G-Suite, and Wix website updates
For full job description, please visit our website: https://www.brightstartleadville.org/
To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 professional references with contact information to email@example.com. Open until filled.
Additional Salary Information: Paid Sick Leave; Paid Time Off; Health insurance Stipend and Relocation Support negotiable.
About Bright Start Learning Center
Provide high quality early childhood care and education to families of Lake County.