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About Verner

For over 20 years, Verner Center for Early Learning has been a leader in more ways than one: our  commitment to developing the youngest among us, our thorough support for families and communities,  and our investment in the development of educators. Verner’s centers provide a supportive, inclusive  work environment, with a strong emphasis on one-on-one mentorship. Verner staff are expected to foster  the inclusive, play-based, interactive and reflective learning atmosphere that families have come to expect  of us. Ideal applicants are open-minded and willing to grow and learn about innovative child development  and family engagement best practices. Our unique benefits package includes tuition assistance, paid  training, and comprehensive mental health support. All Verner educators are also entitled to freshly  prepared and complimentary breakfasts, lunches, and snacks, courtesy of our Rainbow in My Tummy  nutrition program.

Job Description

This position will be based at our Verner Central location. The Assistant Center Director is responsible, along with the Center Director, for the effective daily operations and high-quality programming at Verner in accordance with all Verner policies and procedures and adherence with funding and licensing regulations. The Assistant Center Director supervises the classroom teaching professionals. The Assistant Center Director partners with the Curriculum and Mental Health Team in support of classrooms, children, and family engagement. This position serves on the Verner Leadership Team.

Qualifications

  • Associates required. Bachelor’s preferred. 
  • Coursework in early education or child development.
  • At least 2 years of management experience. 
  • Ability to complete Admin Level 3 within 1 year. 
  • Ability to provide leadership, training, and supervision.
  • Ability to foster and maintain harmonious staff relations.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Bilingual Spanish speaking 

Responsibilities

  • Provides effective and timely communication with families about events, concerns, and changes
  • Works with licensing consultants, regulatory agents, and Early Head Start monitors to meet applicable standards and regulations
  • Completes health and safety checklists and any other reports required by licensing or EHS
  • Participates in selection, orientation, and training of all center staff
  • Supervises and evaluates center staff
  • Provides oversight to the classroom scheduling and time off request process
  • Participates in the scheduling of approved training for teaching staff
  • Schedules and conducts regular staff meetings
  • Assists the staff in preparing daily, weekly, and yearly plans
  • Arranges for teachers to make home visits with parents to ensure parent involvement, participation, and positive parent-center relations
  • Submits monthly reports such as those required by NCPK, Child Subsidy, and the Child Care and Adult Food Program
  • Assists in managing the approved budget, prepares purchase requests, and restocks supplies as needed.
  • Collects, secures, and reconciles enrollment fees and tuition
  • Ensures that the center building and outdoor learning environments are kept safe and clean at all times
  • Assists with conducting all safety drills on schedule
  • Supports the coordination of center events and attends those events
  • Tracks supervisions, observations, and evaluations and submits them monthly
  • Assumes other duties as required: Including, but not limited to, providing breaks; assuming the role of teacher in the classroom; and serving and cleaning up after meals

Benefits & Compensation

  • Freshly prepared breakfast and lunch daily, plus snacks, free of cost
  • Access to industry-leading one-on-one mentorship 
  • Tuition assistance for ongoing career development 
  • State of the art learning environment providing the highest quality early care 
  • Paid continuing education & training opportunities 
  • Supplement bonus through WAGES and AWARDS (education requirements) 
  • Affordable Medical, Dental, & Vision insurance after 90 days of employment
  • Paid Parental Leave 
  •  Life Insurance 
  • Short & Long term disability 
  • Matching 403(b) retirement plan 
  • 5 1/2 weeks paid time off your first year (this includes PTO and Holidays) 
Verner Center for Early Learning is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All Verner centers embrace DEIB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging) as organizing principles to  foster safe and inclusive workplaces.