A passionate early childhood educator and skilled collaborator sought to serve as the Center’s Executive Center Director. The person in this newly created position will provide the necessary leadership and the appropriate skills for supporting and enhancing the quality of the Center’s staff and its facility, its overall child care and learning environment, and its partnerships with parents and the local community. Founded in 1971, MCELC is a year-round welcoming and inclusive Center that serves approximately 70 preschool children starting at six weeks of age with 15 staff.
The full-time Executive Center Director’s Responsibilities:
To implement the MCELC’s mission, goals, philosophy, and strategic plan, and to demonstrate an exemplary commitment to high quality early childhood programs that incorporate the developmentally appropriate principles and practices for infants, toddlers, and young children as described in
To ensure warm, caring, clean, well-organized and safe environments for all the Center’s children; to maintain and improve the Centers’ indoor facilities and outdoor areas.
To recruit, coach, supervise, and assess MCELC’s staff; to provide ongoing professional development opportunities; and to encourage the staff to work together as a flexible, effective, and inspired team.
To utilize outstanding communication, interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills, and to demonstrate excellence and confidentiality in relationships with young children, parents and families with diverse needs, cultures, and backgrounds.
To build and maintain strong, positive relationships with parents and local communities through regular communication includingconversations, meetings and events, and through newsletters, local and social media, and an effective, up-to-date website.
To maintain all necessary certifications and licenses to operate the MCELC and to ensure the Center meets all local and state guidelines and requirements. To make sure that the Center’s overall policies, administrative tasks and daily operations are current, clearly communicated, and successfully implemented.
To provide leadership and effective grant seeking to expand MCELC’s financial resources; to actively promoteappropriate revenue development activities, including cultivatingrelationships with major donors, foundations, and corporate/ business and local school partnerships; to constructively network with key funders and constituencies; and to work with the Board, staff, and community supporters to envision, fund, and implement improvements in every aspect of the MCELC’s work.
To demonstrate action-oriented, adaptable, and innovative approaches to leadership and collaborative planning that reflect integrity, a positive attitude and enthusiasm for MCELC’s mission, staff, and children/ families.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have appropriate experience in working in Early Childhood settings, hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or its equivalent, and meets licensing standards for a Center Director.