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Education Director (Early Childhood Centers)

  • ... New York, New York, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 72771 per year
  • Posted on: Feb 05, 2024       Expires on: Mar 21, 2024

Education Director (Early Childhood Centers)   

JOB TITLE:

Education Director (Early Childhood Centers)

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

New York New York United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Organization Description

Founded in 1965, the Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc.
(CPC) aims to promote the social and economic empowerment of Chinese American, immigrant, and low-income communities.
Today, CPC is the nation's largest Asian American social services agency and offers more than 50 programs at over 35 sites throughout New York City, including early childhood education, school-age care, youth services, workforce development, community services, and senior services.
CPC strives to be the premier social service and leadership development organization.
In 2017, CPC launched Advancing Our CommUNITY, its organization-wide strategy to expand services to address persistent needs and emerging trends and to improve leadership skills among staff and community members.
Last year, our core programs and emergency services reached 200,000 people living in all five boroughs and all 51 city council districts.
In the summer of 2022, CPC was recognized as the number one Chinese American organization in New York City to recommend to a Chinese immigrant looking for in-language and culturally competent resources according to a recent survey.
This accomplishment is a testament to the incredible work and dedication of our staff.
(For more information, please visit: https://www.
cpc-nyc.
org/ )

Program Summary

The mission of CPC Early Childhood Center is to foster a lifelong love of learning in each of our students.
Our staff fosters positive learning experiences through love, respect, quality education and professionalism.


Early Childhood Centers serves approximately 300 students from ages 1-5 in multiple locations throughout the city.
The goal of the program is to support students in all learning areas including intellectual, academic, physical, social and emotional growth.


CPC operates a total of six (6) Early Childhood Centers in New York City:

  • Chung Pak Early Childhood Center: 125 Walker St Suite 3, New York, NY 10013
  • Garment Industry Early Childhood Center: 115 Chrystie St, 2nd Fl, New York, NY 10002
  • Jacob Riis Early Childhood Center: 108 Avenue D, New York, NY 10009
  • Little Star at Broome Street Early Childhood Center: 178 Broome St, 3rd Fl, New York, NY 10002
  • Tribeca Early Childhood Center: 1 York St 2nd Fl, New York, NY 10013
  • Lois C Lee Early Childhood Center: 133-14 41st Avenue 3rd Fl, Flushing, NY 11355

Job Summary

CPC is looking for two Education Directors to join staff at Jacob Riis Early Childhood Center and Tribeca Early Childhood Center.
Reporting to the Director of Childhood Development Services, the Education Directors are responsible for the operation and instructional leadership at the facility, training and supervising staff, setting instructional objectives, and working to build rapports with parents.


Essential Responsibilities

  • Oversight:
    • Oversee all day-to-day operations involved in running the daycare center
    • Hire, train, supervise and inspire a team of passionate, committed educational staff
    • Oversee all the daily management of all the classrooms including, but not limited to maintaining required classroom group sizes and ratios, child attendance procedures, classroom opening and closing, mealtime and other routine-based activity procedures, classroom safety procedures, etc.
    • Oversee daycare’s educational environment and programming including, but not limited to providing necessary curriculum documents and resources, reviewing, providing feedback, and assessing classroom and daycare environments, etc.
    • Oversee teaching staff professional development planning including, but not limited to new teaching staff on-boarding and mentoring, planning all teaching staff’s annual professional development, providing annual written evaluations and individual meetings, frequent staff training via group and individual staff meetings, maintaining staff professional development files ready for DOHMH inspection
    • Oversee classroom transition processes for all enrolled children and families including transitioning into the classroom upon enrollment, transitioning to and from different classrooms within the daycare, and transitioning out of the daycare for existing families and children
    • Schedule and run regular parent tours and weekend promotional events including open houses and information sessions
    • Register and enroll new families into the program, manage child schedules, collect monthly tuition payments


  • Collaboration:
    • Motivate staff by maintaining a positive attitude and leading by example
    • Work alongside co-management as a team player effectively and efficiently.
    • Run regular staff meetings and touchpoints with staff and various stakeholders


  • Cultural Understanding:
    • Assist in the creation of a positive, enjoyable work environment, maintain confidentiality, encourage trust and loyalty among all staff
    • Understand the community members needs and dynamics (staff and families)
    • Create and develop strong parent and staff relationships that result in a high rate of retention and referrals


  • Other:
    • Stay abreast of all NYC DOHMH licensing regulations and FDNY safety regulations
    • Adhere to all state and local educational and licensing requirement, policies and procedures; communicate and develop relationships with licensing departments as required
    • Understand and focus on the big picture, and work towards the center’s long-term goals including meeting NAEYC standards and accreditation.
    • Conduct self in a professional, courteous manner; maintain a neat appearance and exhibit strong customer service skills
Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s in Early Childhood required.
  • New York State Teaching Certification in Nursery – 6, K – 6, Birth – 2 or Special Education required.
  • Minimum 2 years’ combined experience in infant, toddler and/or preschool teaching (3 months – 5 years) required.
  • Minimum 2 years’ management/leadership experience required.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience teaching in an Early Childhood setting required.


Skills And Competencies

  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Exhibit enthusiasm and a love for working with children
  • Strong leadership, supervisory, and customer service skills and ability to create/maintain partnerships with families and staff
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks or crisis situations effectively
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish or Mandarin/Cantonese preferred
  • Understanding of the Quality Stars, NAEYC, PAS, CLASS, and Creative Curriculum preferred
  • Ability to lead staff in implementing a developmentally appropriate curriculum
  • Customer service skills in interactions with parents and guardians
  • Ability to multitask while remaining organized and completing tasks by assigned deadlines
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Office Suite: Words, Excel, Teams; Zoom and other meeting or communication platforms)

Hiring For This Position Is Subject To

  • Review of resume completeness including education, experience, and skills
  • Verification of three (3) references
  • Completion of employment application
  • Completion of interview
  • Fingerprint Clearance from the Department of Investigation
  • Statewide Central Register Clearance
  • Child Abuse and Maltreatment Certification (online training)
  • Additional mandated trainings as required by Department of Health
    • Trainings can be done after hiring (within 2 weeks of hire)
  • Recent physical (within one year), including immunization record
Compensation & Benefits Overview

  • $62,290 - $72,771 annual salary; 38 hours per week
  • Salary and benefits are determined and offered in accordance with the CSA union contract.


COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS

CPC has been committed to two goals: 1) keeping staff and community members healthy and safe and 2) continuing to safely provide services to community members.
CPC no longer mandates COVID vaccination, but vaccines and boosters are highly encouraged for all our staff and community members.


How To Apply

Interested individuals should submit their resume, along with a cover letter addressed to Mary Cheng, when applying online via CPC’s website: https://www.
cpc-nyc.
org/jobs or selected online job boards.
Applicants should indicate which Early Childhood Center they would like to be considered for.
All documents should be submitted as one single file.
Applicants may reach out to careers@cpc-nyc.
org with any questions or further inquiries.


CPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
CPC values a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace and strongly encourages women, BIPOC, immigrants, LGBTQ+, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 05, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

72771 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707371534-42f16695d638487b8b2490ea5cd10601

LOCATION:

New York United States

CITY:

New York

Job Origin:

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Organization Description

Founded in 1965, the Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc. (CPC) aims to promote the social and economic empowerment of Chinese American, immigrant, and low-income communities. Today, CPC is the nation's largest Asian American social services agency and offers more than 50 programs at over 35 sites throughout New York City, including early childhood education, school-age care, youth services, workforce development, community services, and senior services. CPC strives to be the premier social service and leadership development organization. In 2017, CPC launched Advancing Our CommUNITY, its organization-wide strategy to expand services to address persistent needs and emerging trends and to improve leadership skills among staff and community members. Last year, our core programs and emergency services reached 200,000 people living in all five boroughs and all 51 city council districts. In the summer of 2022, CPC was recognized as the number one Chinese American organization in New York City to recommend to a Chinese immigrant looking for in-language and culturally competent resources according to a recent survey. This accomplishment is a testament to the incredible work and dedication of our staff. (For more information, please visit: https://www.cpc-nyc.org/ )

Program Summary

The mission of CPC Early Childhood Center is to foster a lifelong love of learning in each of our students. Our staff fosters positive learning experiences through love, respect, quality education and professionalism.

Early Childhood Centers serves approximately 300 students from ages 1-5 in multiple locations throughout the city. The goal of the program is to support students in all learning areas including intellectual, academic, physical, social and emotional growth.

CPC operates a total of six (6) Early Childhood Centers in New York City:

  • Chung Pak Early Childhood Center: 125 Walker St Suite 3, New York, NY 10013
  • Garment Industry Early Childhood Center: 115 Chrystie St, 2nd Fl, New York, NY 10002
  • Jacob Riis Early Childhood Center: 108 Avenue D, New York, NY 10009
  • Little Star at Broome Street Early Childhood Center: 178 Broome St, 3rd Fl, New York, NY 10002
  • Tribeca Early Childhood Center: 1 York St 2nd Fl, New York, NY 10013
  • Lois C Lee Early Childhood Center: 133-14 41st Avenue 3rd Fl, Flushing, NY 11355

Job Summary

CPC is looking for two Education Directors to join staff at Jacob Riis Early Childhood Center and Tribeca Early Childhood Center. Reporting to the Director of Childhood Development Services, the Education Directors are responsible for the operation and instructional leadership at the facility, training and supervising staff, setting instructional objectives, and working to build rapports with parents.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Oversight:
    • Oversee all day-to-day operations involved in running the daycare center
    • Hire, train, supervise and inspire a team of passionate, committed educational staff
    • Oversee all the daily management of all the classrooms including, but not limited to maintaining required classroom group sizes and ratios, child attendance procedures, classroom opening and closing, mealtime and other routine-based activity procedures, classroom safety procedures, etc.
    • Oversee daycare’s educational environment and programming including, but not limited to providing necessary curriculum documents and resources, reviewing, providing feedback, and assessing classroom and daycare environments, etc.
    • Oversee teaching staff professional development planning including, but not limited to new teaching staff on-boarding and mentoring, planning all teaching staff’s annual professional development, providing annual written evaluations and individual meetings, frequent staff training via group and individual staff meetings, maintaining staff professional development files ready for DOHMH inspection
    • Oversee classroom transition processes for all enrolled children and families including transitioning into the classroom upon enrollment, transitioning to and from different classrooms within the daycare, and transitioning out of the daycare for existing families and children
    • Schedule and run regular parent tours and weekend promotional events including open houses and information sessions
    • Register and enroll new families into the program, manage child schedules, collect monthly tuition payments


  • Collaboration:
    • Motivate staff by maintaining a positive attitude and leading by example
    • Work alongside co-management as a team player effectively and efficiently.
    • Run regular staff meetings and touchpoints with staff and various stakeholders


  • Cultural Understanding:
    • Assist in the creation of a positive, enjoyable work environment, maintain confidentiality, encourage trust and loyalty among all staff
    • Understand the community members needs and dynamics (staff and families)
    • Create and develop strong parent and staff relationships that result in a high rate of retention and referrals


  • Other:
    • Stay abreast of all NYC DOHMH licensing regulations and FDNY safety regulations
    • Adhere to all state and local educational and licensing requirement, policies and procedures; communicate and develop relationships with licensing departments as required
    • Understand and focus on the big picture, and work towards the center’s long-term goals including meeting NAEYC standards and accreditation.
    • Conduct self in a professional, courteous manner; maintain a neat appearance and exhibit strong customer service skills
Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s in Early Childhood required.
  • New York State Teaching Certification in Nursery – 6, K – 6, Birth – 2 or Special Education required.
  • Minimum 2 years’ combined experience in infant, toddler and/or preschool teaching (3 months – 5 years) required.
  • Minimum 2 years’ management/leadership experience required.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience teaching in an Early Childhood setting required.

Skills And Competencies

  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Exhibit enthusiasm and a love for working with children
  • Strong leadership, supervisory, and customer service skills and ability to create/maintain partnerships with families and staff
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks or crisis situations effectively
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish or Mandarin/Cantonese preferred
  • Understanding of the Quality Stars, NAEYC, PAS, CLASS, and Creative Curriculum preferred
  • Ability to lead staff in implementing a developmentally appropriate curriculum
  • Customer service skills in interactions with parents and guardians
  • Ability to multitask while remaining organized and completing tasks by assigned deadlines
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Office Suite: Words, Excel, Teams; Zoom and other meeting or communication platforms)

Hiring For This Position Is Subject To

  • Review of resume completeness including education, experience, and skills
  • Verification of three (3) references
  • Completion of employment application
  • Completion of interview
  • Fingerprint Clearance from the Department of Investigation
  • Statewide Central Register Clearance
  • Child Abuse and Maltreatment Certification (online training)
  • Additional mandated trainings as required by Department of Health
    • Trainings can be done after hiring (within 2 weeks of hire)
  • Recent physical (within one year), including immunization record
Compensation & Benefits Overview

  • $62,290 - $72,771 annual salary; 38 hours per week
  • Salary and benefits are determined and offered in accordance with the CSA union contract.

COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS

CPC has been committed to two goals: 1) keeping staff and community members healthy and safe and 2) continuing to safely provide services to community members. CPC no longer mandates COVID vaccination, but vaccines and boosters are highly encouraged for all our staff and community members.

How To Apply

Interested individuals should submit their resume, along with a cover letter addressed to Mary Cheng, when applying online via CPC’s website: https://www.cpc-nyc.org/jobs or selected online job boards. Applicants should indicate which Early Childhood Center they would like to be considered for. All documents should be submitted as one single file. Applicants may reach out to careers@cpc-nyc.org with any questions or further inquiries.

CPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. CPC values a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace and strongly encourages women, BIPOC, immigrants, LGBTQ+, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

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