Trinity Child Development Center
The Executive Director of Trinity Child Development Center will oversee all aspects of a quality program including requirements for state licensing, Workforce Child Care Services Designated Vendor status, and NAEYC accreditation, supervising, hiring, recruiting, and evaluating personnel, developmentally appropriate early education curriculum, staff development, developing and managing budgets and financial accounts.
NATURE AND SCOPE:
Trinity Child Development Center provides quality early care and education as well as stability and support to the children in our care and to their families, so that together we can truly impact future generations. The Director shall work within the policies of the center and under the supervision and be an ex-officio member of the CDC Board of Directors. The director shall work in a mutually respectful relationship with the staff, parents, and the governing bodies.
General and Professional Responsibilities:
- Acting administrator of the center.
- Accountable for daily administration of the total child development center program.
- Responsible for the health, safety, education and well being of every child during operating hours.
- Maintain affiliation with and attend events in such professional societies as would benefit the center.
- Keep informed of current research and developments in the early childhood profession.
- Demonstrate and model positive child development skills for staff and parents.
- Complete a minimum of 36 hours of training per year, and maintain certification in Pediatric CPR and First Aid.
- Maintain the philosophy of the center.
- Responsible for the center’s state licensing requirements.
- Maintain Workforce Designated Vendor status.
- Manage and oversee all aspects of the NAEYC Accreditation.
- Prepare monthly reports for the Board of Directors.
- Develop and administer effective child development center policies and procedures.
- Hire, orient, train, supervise, and evaluate staff members on a yearly basis.
- Develop and maintain the yearly school calendar.
- Arrange for daily custodial care.
- Handle daily postal and electronic mail.
- Delegate authority to Assistant Director when absent.
- Solicit and invite future board members to build diversity.
Program (Teaching, Accreditation, and Curriculum) Responsibilities:
- Implement and maintain a quality, age-appropriate program for the center; evaluate and enhance the program as necessary.
- Oversee and direct the maintenance of all employee files and children’s files including attendance, health, schedules, and parent contact records.
- Maintain proper staff ratio for every class at all times, filling in personally or obtaining substitutes when necessary.
- Provide for the nutritional needs of the children by developing the policies for lunch and the weekly snack menus, as well as securing the food. Work on improving nutrition with working through WIC. Send parents a weekly snack schedule, so they are aware of what their child is eating. No sugar ever.
- Oversee the daily/weekly curriculum and coordinate and publicize special classroom activities, visitors to the classroom, etc.)
- Oversee the maintenance of classroom portfolios, children’s portfolios and assessments.
- Plan weekly chapel programs.
Family and Community Relationship Responsibilities
- Communicate with prospective and/or new parents the enrollment procedures and policies, including a yearly orientation to all parents
- Maintain an active system of family-school on-going relationships.
- Ensure the publication and distribution of a monthly newsletter to families and supporters.
- Provide support and act as a liaison between staff and parents as needed.
- Provide parents information regarding children’s education, health, and nutrition.
- Plan for all center events which include parent and family participation as well as parent education.
- Develop and nurture a good relationship with the church, acting as a liaison between the CDC and Sunday School
- Participate in community events relevant to the center.
- Maintain and encourage partnerships, as well as facilitate communication, within the community which include the churches, neighborhood association, Capital Area Food Bank, Reading is Fundamental, Austin Child Guidance Center, Health Department, library, etc.
- Assist the CDC Finance Committee in developing an annual budget.
- Keep financial records, which will include preparing payroll and staff paychecks, collecting and recording fees and tuition, making deposits in a timely manner, operating within the budget with the treasurer and bookkeepers’ assistance, purchasing equipment and supplies, and arranging for repairs and maintenance.
- Assist the CDC Development Committee in securing grants, making direct requests, conducting fundraising events, and thanking and keeping in touch with donors. Specifically Sharing with Santa, and I Live Here, I Give Here.
- Manage / oversee all aspects of the Work Force child care funding for low-income families. Maintain 20-30% of all children as subsidized to keep our mission.
- Commitment to TCDC’s mission and philosophy and a demonstrated commitment for a quality child care program.
- An Undergraduate Degree in early childhood education and/or development. (A Director’s License in lieu of degree, which includes a CDA)
- Supervisory experience including hiring, recruiting personnel, and evaluating staff members.
- Must relate well to children and their families.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as interpersonal skills.
- Knowledge of standards and regulations of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Child Care Licensing Division.
- Knowledge of NAEYC accreditation process.
- Experience in developing and managing budgets and financial accounting.
- Strong computer skills
SALARY: Commensurate with experience
To apply, send resume and cover letter to:
Alicia Noack, Trinity Board President