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Vice President of Education

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

The Vice President of Education provides executive-level leadership to support the vision, philosophy, culture, and practices of Verner in both the  Center-Based and Community-Based programs. This position is responsible for ensuring overall excellence in Verner programming, child development, curriculum, and family engagement throughout the centers and all programs.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred in Birth to Kindergarten, Early Childhood Education, Child and Family Studies, Child Development, or another related field
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in the field, with 5 years of leadership experience preferred.
  • An understanding of the regulation of child care by NCDCDEE (or similar agency)  and/or Early Head Start
  • Previous Classroom and Center Director experience is strongly preferred
  • Proficiency in the full Google Suite (Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc.)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated effective use of Reflective Practice
  • Bilingual Spanish speaking is a plus
  • Works independently and collaboratively

Responsibilities

  • Models and moves forward an anti-bias, trauma informed curriculum
  • Participates in and supports a culture of inclusion and belonging
  • Supports the President & CEO in effectively communicating with all stakeholders of the organization, as well as with faculty and staff, to ensure the comprehensive implementation of high-quality, trauma-informed, and developmentally appropriate curriculum and practices
  • Supervises all Center Directors, Director of Community-Based Services, and Director of Professional Development and Residency Program and oversees operations of each program
  • Serves on the Board of Directors’ Program Evaluation Committee and the Verner Senior Management and Leadership Teams
  • Ensures ongoing implementation of multilingual education and language justice practices within Verner’s educational programs
  • Develops and maintains oversight of budget preparation and management for all center-based and community-based programs and in collaboration with Program Directors purchases developmentally appropriate materials, ensuring that it is aligned with the budget, and Verner’s Philosophy of Education 
  • Develops and oversees strategies to effectively meet all North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE) licensing standards in partnership with the Director of Operations throughout both centers
  • Provides ongoing monitoring and adherence to standards and regulations set forth by other local, state, and federal regulatory agencies
  • In partnership with other members of leadership, the VP of Education monitors, coordinates, and ensures the provision of all Verner training, Staff Development Days, and Teacher Workdays
  • Serves on interview teams for prospective staff as needed
  • Regularly reviews and updates Program Policies & Procedures and Classroom Expectations, ensuring staff have up-to-date manuals at all times
  • Manages the training program for staff as it relates to early education and Verner expectations from onboarding, to deeper orientation, to continuing education and development, in conjunction with HR and appropriate members of the Leadership Team. This includes overseeing training for assessment and screenings 
  • Works in partnership with the VP of Grants & Continuous Improvement and the VP of Clinical Services to plan, implement, and evaluate the Verner Practice-Based Coaching approach to teacher development.
  • Ensures all educators are observed at least quarterly and provides written feedback to inform performance reviews and professional development plans for Faculty and Staff
  • Provides specific program-related components in the Early Head Start (EHS) Program Information Report (PIR), as requested by the VP of Grants & Continuous Improvement
  • In partnership with the VP of Grants & Continuous Improvement, creates and monitors both the annual Training and Technical Assistance Plan for Verner and the EHS School Readiness Plan
  • Monitors program assessment and documentation, sending regular written updates to the VP of Grants & Continuous Improvement, Board Program Evaluation Committee Chair, and Center Directors
  • Maintains working knowledge of Head Start Program Performance Standards 
  • Oversees program needs for individualization of services related to curriculum and disabilities for children and families in collaboration with the Verner’s Child Development Team
  • Collaborates closely with the Food & Nutrition Team on supporting Verner’s Rainbow In My Tummy Curriculum and Verner’s healthy food culture
  • Reviews and has knowledge of our assessment process and implementation. 
  • Develops leadership skills in Verner Faculty and Staff 
  • Other duties as assigned

Benefits & Compensation

  • 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.

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