Academy Director Brightside Academy
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED Child care involves more than just babysitting services. Brightside Academy provides child care and early education that prepares children to be life-long learners. Our program combines state-of-the-art facilities, a nationally recognized curriculum and learning quality credentials that work together to help each child achieve kindergarten readiness.
Provides quality early education and child care for children, ages six-weeks-old through school-age. Creates and maintains an environment for positive experiences for children, families and communities served and leadership to Brightside Academy employees.
Essential Duties: Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Lives Brightside Academy?s values.
Develops strong relationships with families to enhance learning both inside and outside of the classroom.
Conducts parent and child interviews prior to enrollment.
Acts as a liaison between teachers and parents addressing problems and answering questions regarding all aspects of academy operations.
Proactively and routinely connects with customers to ensure satisfaction before, as well as after, concerns arise.
Knows, articulates and remains current of best practices in professional development, early childhood education, etc.
Provides an exceptional learning environment/quality child care service experience that exceeds customer expectations.
Establishes and maintains systems to ensure academy sites are clean, safe, inviting and in good repair and meet health and safety guidelines.
Understands and is mindful how personal appearances, dress, use of body language and voice tone impact the presentation, the environment and how staff, children and families engage.
Represents Brightside Academy in a highly professional manner at all times.
Ensures children are receiving enriching educational experiences with a focus on positive experiences and child outcomes.
Manages academy resources to ensure adequate supplies and equipment is available for the children and staff.
Monitors and maintains academy expenses to ensure alignment with budgeted expectations; controls and manages expenses to achieve budgeted profitability.
Maintains a focus on customer acquisition and retention, using the established processes, tools and resources provided.
Optimizes enrollment and all scorecard objectives established for the academy.
Leads the quality rating improvement system (QRIS) for the academy to ensure the site achieves and maintains the highest quality credentialing.
Encourages effective, quality teaching by ensuring curriculum is followed, lesson plans are effectively used and child assessment tools measure class activity success.
Ensures academy is operating efficiently and in compliance with all Brightside Academy policies, state regulations, CACFP and all other regulatory agencies.
Ensures all required corporate reports are completed accurately and in a timely manner.
Implements and ensures adherence to all Brightside Academy policies, procedures and standardization efforts for the academy.
Collaborates with other departments within Brightside Academy to ensure alignment and integrated execution of the Brightside Academy operating plan at the academy. Functional areas include but are not limited to education, marketing, human resources, finance, collections, transportation, food service and facilities.
Ensures academy-wide compliance with all federal, state and local laws, regulations and guidelines, as well as company policies and procedures. Proactively looks for ways to mitigate risk.
Leads, inspires and energizes the team to accomplish the Brightside Academy purpose, values and business objectives.
Motivates staff by maintaining a positive attitude and leading by example.
Creates a positive enjoyable work environment, maintaining confidentiality, encouraging trust and loyalty among all academy employees.
Provides development opportunities, proactively manages retention risks associated change.
Articulates clear standards and expectations, asks questions and actively listens, and gives timely and effective feedback; invites and engages in productive dialogue, using a variety of communication and leadership skills to engage and develop academy staff.
Holds individuals and team accountable to performance expectations, rewarding and recognizing results and behavior appropriately; completes annual evaluations for all assigned academy staff. Assesses, develops and monitors academy team to ensure high quality, child care services.
Provides frequent and concise communication to academy staff about company matters.
All other duties as assigned.
Qualifications/Requirements: As a highly professional individual, you will be accountable for an academy that meets the highest state credential requirements, incorporates Brightside Academy?s purpose, organizational goals, values and policies. Your primary focus will be educational student outcomes and the development of positive relationships and on-going collaboration with parents, children, families and the communities we serve. A successful academy director must be an excellence champion, able to adequately perform each essential duty, a parent-interaction leader, community connected and have the following education, experience and abilities:
Bachelor?s degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or related field (child development, special education, elementary education or human service field with 30 ECE credits).
Master?s degree in Education related field
PA Directors Credential is required
Minimum of three-five years documented supervisory experience (ECE experience preferred).
Demonstrated customer service communication skills, including oral and written.
Demonstrated process- and organization-oriented skills.
Large scale academy experience that provides a broad view of ECE skills preferred.
Ability to frequently lift or move weight as in lifting, carrying or holding children and infants of 10-60 lbs.
Ability to effectively read, write and communicate the English language. Bilingualism is a plus.
Our future is BRIGHTER with YOU! At Brightside Academy our employees are our best resource. As a result, we recruit and retain the best. We offer: competitive wage rates for qualified candidates; paid time off and holidays; competitively priced group health insurance for all full-time staff; yearly in-service trainings which are conducted by a certified trainer and meet state requirements, and the opportunity to climb the career ladder due to our continued growth. Brightside Academy proudly supports a diverse workforce EOE.
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