Early Childhood Program director, ReWA

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Early Childhood Program Director

Refugee Women's Alliance (ReWA) | Seattle, WA

Full-Time

Purpose: Program Director will assist Operations Director by assuring the delivery of a safe, nurturing, developmentally appropriate and cultural relevant program within the guidelines of agency policies and procedures, performance standards and licensing guidelines. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Follow program policies, Performance Standards (ECEAP, Step Ahead and SPP), Early Achievers, and Licensing Guidelines
  • Manage and Monitor ASQ Developmental screening of children in the Fall and Spring quarter
  • Monitor/oversee teachers daily and weekly lesson plans, quarterly learning stories and monthly newsletter
  • Manage safety procedures and promote a clean, healthy and safe environment
  • Ensure the classrooms are in ratios at all times and be willing to step in the classroom as a substitute when needed to ensure safety of children and staff
  • Manage calendar and staffing schedules (finding substitutes) for teachers when needed to be able to do TSG checkpoints, conference, ASQ screening and etc.
  • Complete classroom observations at least twice a year to assist teachers’ implementation of the HighScope Curriculum, Soy Bilingue Curriculum and classroom management
  • Submit monthly report to the ECE Program Operations Director
  • Attend monthly Director’s meeting in absence of ECE Operations Director
  • Work closely with Program Specialist in data entry, family engagement,
  • Oversee the CACFP (USDA)
  • Manage daily operation of the Lake City Early Learning Center
  • Schedule and coordinate PPVT testing in Fall and Spring quarter
  • Coordinate monthly meetings with: SPP coach, Early Achiever Coach, Public Health Nurse, Education Specialist
  • Assist in planning of Parent Education and Parent Engagement events with Program Specialist
  • Coordinate Professional Development Training
  • Manage placement of volunteers
  • Responsible for ordering office supplies and twice a year classroom material for each class
  • Collate all documents for evidences in Early Achiever Rating
  • Manage Early Achiever Rating in collaboration with coach, teachers and ECE admin staff
  • Oversee teachers’ credentials, ensuring credentials are current, updated and maintained in their individual file folders per licensing requirement
  • Build positive relationships with parents and warmly welcome parents into program
  • Inspect classroom equipment and materials daily to insure they are in safe, clean and in good repair for children’s use
  • Assist teachers and monitor children at all times (counts, hallway, transitions, and outside)
  • Use developmentally appropriate means of communication with the children
  • Other duties are assigned by ECE Operations Director

Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.A. in Early Childhood Education or related field or equivalent work experience.
  • At least three year paid experience working with preschoolers
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work in a team oriented environment and to handle multiple tasks.
  • Experience working in multi-cultural/lingual environment.
  • Must meet federal and state health and safety standards and maintain credentials for childcare (1st Aid, CPR, Food Handler, CPS training, pass a TB test).
  • Must pass a background check.
  • Be able to work flexible hours between 7:30am-6:00pm and to work flexible hours occasionally
  • Excellent organizational and computer skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Respect for others’ experiences, opinions, language, values, culture, and knowledge.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • M.A. degree in Early Childhood Education or related fields
  • Background on HighScope and Soy Bilingue Curriculum and reliable in Teaching Strategies Gold Assessment tool
  • Experience working with immigrant and refugee families.                               

BENEFITS:

Medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance; 403(b) retirement savings plan; paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave.

FOR CONSIDERATION: 

Please submit resume, cover letter, salary request and references to:

Email: hr@rewa.org 

Mail: Refugee Women’s Alliance, Attn:  Human Resources Department, 4008 MLK Jr Way S Seattle WA 98108. 

Fax: (206)721-0282. 

CLOSES: Open until Filled