Assistant Director, Early Learning Center

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Department: College of Education
Work type: staff full-time exempt
Location: Huntsville, AL
Categories: Early Education

Purpose of the Position:

The Assistant Director of the Early Learning Center serves as the educational lead for the RISE and state-funded Pre-K classrooms, providing training and coaching on matters of curriculum, assessment, and classroom management and ensuring the center maintains NAEYC accreditation.

Duties / Responsibilities
• Work closely with the Executive Director in the management of the daily operations of the Early Learning Center. Serve as the educational leader and provides leadership in the development and maintenance of the Rise and state-funded Pre-K classrooms.
• Oversees the development of a curriculum that facilitates growth and development in all domains and encourages an inclusive environment for children with special needs, utilizing concepts from Conscious Discipline, Creative Curriculum, and Teaching Strategies Gold Assessments.
• Coordinates professional development of staff, developing staff meetings to ensure continuing education and to ensure that all program components are well integrated and functioning smoothly.
• Provide training and coaching on matters of curriculum, assessment, and classroom management in accordance with the Early Learning Center, the University’s policies, procedures, and guidelines, Alabama state licensing requirements, and NAEYC accreditation standards.
• Serving as a key member on the ELC leadership team that adheres to risk management processes, and related safety and security processes and develops or modifies operational procedures (including, but not limited to, child care licensing, and maintenance of the NAEYC Accreditation as needed.
• Oversee development and implementation of IFSPs and IEPs, and support the transition of children to subsequent educational environments.
• Manage the hiring process and onboarding of new staff, integrating them into the program.
• Conduct classroom observations and model appropriate classroom instructional and management techniques.
• Collaborate with parents, teaching staff, and therapists to problem solve solutions for behavioral, developmental, and educational issues that arise and to develop positive learning experiences for all enrolled children.
• Work with faculty to ensure the program contributes to the scholarly work of students.
• Collaborates with faculty to coordinate internships and clinical experiences.
• Conduct Parent tours, and provide interested families with information about the Early Learning Center.
• Gather and collect pertinent information, create, develop, prepare and generate various reports as assigned by the Executive Director.
• Manage HR and personnel action items, fulfilling confidential documentation and record–keeping responsibilities in compliance with ELC and University policies, guidelines, and procedures.
• Assist in presenting the program to local, state, and national visitors including the media, government and agency heads, and professional colleagues.
• Stays abreast of new developments in the field so as to contribute new philosophies and practices related to current trends in early intervention and early childhood education.
• Assist the Executive Directive with special projects, center events, and activities as needed.
• Supervision of Staff Assistant, On-Call Employees, Student workers, and Federal work student students.
• Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

• Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, or a closely related field
• 3 years of full-time teaching or related work experience
• Licensed early childhood, early childhood special education, elementary, or special education teacher
• Must have knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
• Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and presentation skills

Desired Qualifications:

• Experience in an instructional coach or team lead position is preferred
• Knowledge of NAEYC and DEC standards is desired
• Experience in an early childhood setting is preferred
• CPR/First Aid Certification is desired

Published Salary (if available):

$57,000 - $62,312

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