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Multi-Classroom Site Director

Department: Education Administration
Location: Madison, WI

BENEFITS:
Reach Dane/Reach Green offers a generous benefit package to regular employees that work 20 hours or more per week. The benefit package includes the option to enroll in health insurance (75% employer paid premium), dental insurance (50% employer paid premium), and vision insurance. Reach Dane/Reach Green has a competitive 403B match after 2 years of employment and contributes 5% (employee must contribute at minimum 1% to receive match.) Other perks include: vacation and sick time accruals, worker’s compensation insurance, long term disability and life insurance at no charge.

POSITION SPECIFIC DETAILS:
Hours: 40 hours/week
Status: Full Year
Location: South Madison

SUMMARY:
The Site Director will provide a safe and nurturing environment for children that encourage their social, emotional, physical and cognitive development. The Site Director will plan and implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum for enrolled children living in low-income, at-risk environments. They will ensure the provision of quality, comprehensive child development services including: education, health, nutrition, parent involvement, and necessary family support services and referrals. The Site Director will follow Head Start performance standards, Reach Dane policies and procedures, city of Madison and NAEYC Accreditation criteria (if applicable). They will maintain positive relationships with parents, children and co-workers and community partners. The Site Director will provide supervision and performance feedback for reporting staff.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development Required

  • Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education, or Child Development Preferred; Other related degrees will be considered

  • Extensive experience in the management of Early Childhood programming

  • Knowledge of Head Start Performance Standards, Wisconsin Day Care Licensing requirements, Creative Curriculum, Early Childhood Accreditation, teaching competencies and curricula, parent-child relations, and family support environments

  • Extensive experience in successful supervision, staff training and development, and in leadership and advocacy

  • Knowledge of and experience with infant/toddler and family child care programming

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Experience with and sensitivity to low-income and families of diverse cultures

  • Knowledge of and experience in special education is desirable

  • Experience managing subsidized child care

  • At least 1 year experience in an early care education setting; experience teaching preschool children means completion of supervised student teaching or experience as a preschool teacher in a licensed program or employment as a public school preschool teacher

  • At least 2 years of successful supervisory experience

  • DPI certification in ECE or ECEEN or related DPI certification or the ability to become DPI certified is desirable

  • Must have a valid Wisconsin’s Driver’s License, motor vehicle and adequate liability insurance as required by agency policy and state liability regulations

  • Must have a warm and friendly personality, be sensitive to the feelings and needs of others and be able to relate well to children, families, staff and community

  • Demonstrate effective listening, oral and written communication skills

  • Must be willing to fulfill their responsibilities in accordance with the agency’s mission

  • Preferred bilingual, particularly Hmong and / or Spanish

  • Must secure Registry certificate within 90 days of employment. Registry level must be at level 14 or higher.

  

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