Director of Early Learning Center
Must hold a license issued by Utah State Office of Education.
The license must be in one of the following types: Administrative/Supervisory (K-12) (Level 1), Administrative/Supervisory (K-12) (Level 2), Administrative/Supervisory (K-12) (Level 3).
The license position area must be in one of the following areas: Early Childcare Provider, Headstart, Preschool Teacher, School Age Day Care, Director/Head of School.
The license must be in one of the following grades: Infants/Toddlers, Preschool/Pre-K.
GUADALUPE SCHOOL IS COMPOSED OF INNOVATIVE, DYNAMIC, AND PROFESSIONAL FACULTY MEMBERS. THE DIRECTOR OF EARLY LEARNING CENTER (ELC), IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING THE HEALTH, SAFETY, AND QUALITY OF EDUCATION, FOR ALL CHILDREN WITHIN THE PROGRAM’S CARE. ASSISTING THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, THE ELC DIRECTOR IS ACCOUNTABLE FOR OVERALL OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH WELL-ESTABLISHED GUIDELINES, INCLUDING CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, STAFF AND FACILITIES MANAGEMENT, FUNDING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, LEGAL COMPLIANCE, AND LONG RANGE PLANNING. THE ELC DIRECTOR ENSURES THAT THE NEEDS OF THE STUDENTS AND THE GOALS OF THE CENTER ARE MET APPROPRIATELY.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following: 1. Living a Mission and Vision Focused on Results • Works with the Executive Director and CFO to create a vision, goals and plans for the programs. Jointly discuss, work together and make decisions that affect the programs. • Works with the staff and community to foster the shared mission, and vision of high expectations that ensures all students are on the path to college and career readiness, and holds staff accountable for results • Coordinates efforts to create and implement a vision and defines desired results and goals that align with the overall agency vision and lead to student improvement for all learners • Ensures that the programs identity, vision, and mission drive organizational decisions • Conducts difficult but crucial conversations with individuals, teams, and staff based on student performance data in a timely manner for the purpose of enhancing student learning and results • Working with the Development department, organization staff and CFO, tracks all funding grants to ensure timely and appropriate interactions as needed. Coordinates with leadership and support staff to ensure that Early Learning programs are adequately funded by monitoring, overseeing, administrating and applying for grants and other appropriate funding channels. 2. Leading and Managing Systems Change • Creates and implements systems to ensure a safe, orderly, and productive environment for student and adult learning toward the achievement of ELC improvement priorities • Develops, implements, and monitors the outcomes of the ELC improvement plan and ELC wide student achievement data results to improve student achievement • Creates a safe, clean and orderly learning environment • Collaborates with staff to allocate personnel, time, material, and adult learning resources appropriately to achieve the ELC l improvement plan targets • Employs current technologies 3. Improving Teaching and Learning • Works with the ELC staff and community to develop a research-based framework for effective teaching and learning that is refined continuously to improve instruction for all students and performs professional development for staff members • Works with staff to develop a consistent framework for effective teaching and learning that includes a rigorous and relevant standards-based curriculum, research- and evidence-based instructional practices, and high expectations for student performance • Creates a continuous improvement cycle that uses multiple forms of data and student work samples to support individual, team, and ELC-wide improvement goals, identify and address areas of improvement and celebrate successes • Works with organizational staff to Implement student interventions that differentiate instruction based on student needs • Selects and retains teachers with the expertise to deliver instruction that maximizes student learning • Evaluates the effectiveness of instruction and of individual teachers by conducting frequent formal and informal observations providing timely feedback on instruction as part of the district teacher appraisal system • Ensures the training, development, and support for high-performing instructional teacher teams to support adult learning and development to advance student learning and performance • Develops systems and structures for staff professional development and sharing of effective practices including providing and protecting time allotted for development • Advances Instructional Technology within the learning environment 4. Building and Maintaining Collaborative Relationships • Creates a collaborative ELC community where the staff, families, and community interact regularly and share ownership for the success of the school • Creates, develops and sustains relationships that result in active student engagement in the learning process • Utilizes meaningful feedback of students, staff, families, and community in the evaluation of instructional programs and policies • Proactively engages families and communities in supporting their child’s learning and the school’s learning goals • Demonstrates an understanding of the change process and uses leadership and facilitation skills to manage it effectively 5. Creating and Sustaining a Culture of High Expectations • Works with staff and community to build a culture of high expectations and aspirations for every student by setting clear staff and student expectations for positive learning behaviors and by focusing on students’ social-emotional learning • Builds a culture of high aspirations and achievement and for every student • Requires staff and students to demonstrate consistent values and positive behaviors aligned to the school’s vision and mission • Leads a school culture and environment that successfully develops the full range of students’ learning capacities— academic, creative, social-emotional, behavioral and physical 6. Leading with Integrity and Professionalism • Works with the ELC staff and community to create a positive context for learning by ensuring equity, fulfilling professional responsibilities with honesty and integrity, and serving as a model for the professional behavior of others • Treats all people fairly, equitably, and with dignity and respect • Demonstrates personal and professional standards and conduct that enhance the image of the school and the educational profession. • Protects the rights and confidentiality of students and staff • Creates and supports a climate that values, accepts and understands diversity in culture and point of view • Monitor and manage a healthy balance between personal and professional responsibilities. • Performs other duties as assigned.