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Center Director

Posted by: Todd Richardson

Posted date: May-27-2021

Location: Medford, OR


Blossom Hills Early Learning Center is a ministry of New Life Church of the Nazarene in Medford, Oregon.


 

Job Title:          Center Director                                                            Status:             Salary Exempt             

Benefits:           Family medical, dental and vision                                   Shift:                Open/Close

 

SUMMARY:  The Center Director is directly accountable for the overall operational management in accordance with well-established guidelines including curriculum development, staff and facilities management, marketing, budgetary considerations, and long-range planning. The Director ensures that the needs of the students and the goals of the center are met appropriately and in a Christ like fashion.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  An employee in this position is expected to exhibit a genuine liking and understanding of children and a desire to share the general foundations of Christian Faith with them. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. It is an essential function of this position to work in the classroom in direct contact and interactions with children. 


SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

·         Flexible, able to prioritize and address multiple responsibilities concurrently

·         Strong oral and written communications skills; technology skills

·         Ability to work well with others (staff, children, and parents) and to foster a team environment

·         A strong understanding of child development and developmentally appropriate practices

·         Strong finance and budget budgeting skills

·         Exceptional leadership, organizations, and interpersonal skills

 

SPIRITUAL COMMITMENT:

·         Established and growing relationship with God

·         Committed to sharing your love of the Lord with the children and families in our program


MINIMUM EDUCATION AND RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE:

·         BA in Early Education, Child Development or Equivalent

·         Documentation of attaining at least step 10 in the Oregon Registry

·         5 years direct professional experience in an Early Childhood setting

·         3 years supervisory experience

 

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS or CERTIFICATIONS:

·         Criminal background check required for hire

·         Pediatric CPR and First Aid certifications

·         Food Handlers certification

·         Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

·         Oregon Registry

 

TECHNICAL SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES:

 

·         Strong coaching and management skills

·         Strong customer service and public relations skills

·         Able to communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing

·         Able to write routine reports and correspondence

·         Critical thinking and problem solving skills

·         Time management, organizational and prioritization skills.

·         Knowledge of Rules for Certified Child Care Centers

·         Strong working knowledge of Developmentally Appropriate principles and practices

·         Strong working knowledge of the use of Learning Stories as an assessment tool

·         Ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspect of the job

·         Ability to manage multiple tasks with frequent interruptions

·         Ability to manage multiple priorities

·         Ability to diffuse and manage volatile and stressful situations

·         Ability to communicate, interact and work effectively and cooperatively with all people including those from diverse ethnic and educational backgrounds

·         Ability to remain calm under pressure

·         Ability to interact with others from an emotionally intelligent perspective

·         Ability to recognize the importance of safety in the workplace, follow safety rules, practice safe work habits, utilize appropriate safety equipment and report unsafe conditions to the appropriate administrator


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

 

·         Requires prolonged and/or repetitive sitting, standing, stooping, bending, reaching and kneeling.

·         Must work indoors and outdoors year-round

·         Must work in noisy and crowded environments

·         Must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally up to 75 pounds

·         May be exposed to contagious illness

·         May be exposed to blood borne pathogens

 

ACCOMMODATIONS: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions unless doing so would pose an undue hardship.

Position Information
Organization Name Only members can view this field.
Location Medford, OR
District Oregon Pacific
State/Province Oregon
    
Position Title Center Director
Position Classification Christian Education
PositionType Full-time
Deadline for Applications
    
Contact Information
Contact Preference Send resumes by Email only.
First & Last Name Todd Richardson
Title Executive Director, Administration
Phone 541-779-7777
Email trichardson@newlifenaz.church