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Child Development Center Director

Good Shepherd Child Development Center

Mar 16, 2019 - Richmond


It is an exciting time of growth at the Good Shepherd Child Development Center (CDC) with the new Old Hundred Elementary School opening in the fall right next door!  Coupled with celebrating our 10th year of operation and future plans for expansion, the CDC is seeking a Director to lead the way and achieve our mission together.  We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as a sign on bonus, when you join the leadership team.  

The CDC provides complete care from infant through elementary school age in an environment of love, acceptance, discovery, and exploration. We believe that each child is a child of God deserving love, respect, and security. We commit to providing excellent care in a structured Christian environment. We believe that play is the most effective way for children to learn. Our curriculum is developmentally based and supports children as they grow to develop spiritually, physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially in a Christ-centered environment.

The Director reports to the CDC School Board and is responsible for the overall CDC management, the development of a high quality Christian program, and for establishing professional, positive relationships with parents, children, staff, and the church community.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provides day-to-day leadership and supervision of the CDC to ensure high performance, which meets expectations of all stakeholders
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the vision and mission of the CDC through the development and delivery of approved strategic goals
  • Evidences Christ-centeredness in daily work with children, parents, staff, and congregation
  • Establishes and maintains welcoming and effective relationships and communications with children, parents, staff, school board, church, local schools, and community, while maintaining necessary confidentiality
  • Manages the day-to-day operation of the CDC including enrollment, marketing, staff schedules, student placements, assignment of CDC staff responsibilities, maintaining child/staff ratios and utilization of office/classroom space and resources
  • Implements the school board approved, developmentally-appropriate curriculumand ensures Christian teaching is included in daily instruction while reinforcing the content of the weekly chapel themes
  • Conducts annual employee evaluations, develops school board-approved employee growth plans, recruits, interviews, and hires staff while coordinating duties and hours with the administrative team and staff
  • Prepares budgets, maintains records and operates the CDC with sound financial principles according to the approved budget and business plan
  • Develops and implements policies and objectives of the program, including all handbooks and manuals, in cooperation with the school board
  • Performs all administrative duties (with support of the administrative team), including but not limited to, licensure, budget control, supply and equipment inventory, purchasing, and facility maintenance.
  • Ensures CDC grounds, classrooms, and office areas are clean, attractive, safe and inviting
  • Attends all required meetings, presents monthly reports to the Pastor and school board on CDC operations, and responds to requests for information in a timely manner
  • Actively engages staff, parents, and church members in the activities and tours of the Center while also maintaining and growing enrollment in the CDC

 Education & Experience Requirements

  • Minimum ten years of experience in early childhood development
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrated strong organizational, leadership, financial, and business management skills
  • Christian faith
  • Demonstrated love of children and a commitment to early childhood education
  • Proficiency in general business and industry-specific computer applications
  • Experience crafting various communications such as notes, letters, presentations, newsletter articles to various audiences using proper grammer, professional language and tone for effective communcation with audience
  • Holds a Valid VA Driver’s License with a clean driving record and the ability to drive a 15-passenger bus

Physical & Certification Requirements

  • Follows state, federal, and Good Shepherd guidelines including immunizations, annual health physical and required safety and health training
  • Be able to lift at least 40 pounds
  • Be able to bend, stoop, or kneel to achieve children’s eye-level
  • Be able to sit on the floor and/or child-sized chairs
  • Be able to spend at least 1 hour at a time outdoors throughout the year
  • Certifications in CPR, First Aid, MAT, Daily Health Observation, and Blood Borne Pathogens up to date within 60 days of hire

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