Director, Abigail Lundquist Botstein Nursery SchoolEmployer Website: http://apply.interfolio.com/105332
The successful candidate will create a caring educational community and high quality innovative program while taking an active leadership role in day-to-day activities, greeting families, working closely with teachers, and establishing meaningful campus partnerships.
Director responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Coordinating and supporting teacher-family communication
- Supervising teaching teams and supporting a vision for curriculum development and professional development plans
- Ensure that buildings and classrooms meet the current and anticipated needs of the children and families and to ensure that all state and county licensing and health related requirements are met
- Providing guidance in understanding child development and being available for individual family conferences or whole group parent gatherings/discussions as needed
- Making referrals for evaluations for special services when needed, and coordinating therapy schedules when possible
- Setting the yearly calendar and coordinating regular family events to build community
- Supporting Bard students in their campus work, work-study, and observations or research projects
- Coordinating with Director of Children’s Center to manage and set budgets, do a yearly fundraising event, set teacher schedules, and arrange for subs/breaks/meetings as needed
- Maintaining a fair and organized enrollment process with a priority to serve Bard employee and coordinating initial contact with families
- Acting as a liaison to the various departments and forming meaningful partnerships on campus
- Leading and coordinating parent advisory board meetings as needed
- Communicating with Bard administration regarding long range planning, growth, and strategic goals
- Participating in grant proposals is an opportunity
- Bachelor's degree in early childhood education or related field required, Master’s degree preferred (10 years of professional supervisory experience in an early childcare setting may be substituted for graduate degree).
- History of professional development in educational leadership/management
- A deep understanding of progressive pedagogies, developmentally appropriate play based education, positive guidance and discipline approaches
- Direct experience in a classroom setting with preschool age children and ability to model best practices in building trusting relationships with children, families, teachers and the community (teaching license is preferred although not required)
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, diversity statement, and the contact information for three references on Interfolio.com by following this link: http://apply.interfolio.com/105332
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