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Site Director

Department: Education 0-3
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, long term disability and life insurance at no charge.

POSITION SPECIFIC DETAILS:
Hours: 40 hours/week
Status: Full Year
Location: Great Beginning Arbor Hills

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 teacher will follow Head Start performance standards, Reach Dane work plans, 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:

  • Must possess a Bachelorís degree in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Education: Exceptional Educational Needs or Child Development; related Bachelorís degrees include the minimum qualifications:
    • Early Childhood Exceptional Education Needs (ECEEN) that includes 18 credits in ECE, or a composite of 18 ECE credits from the degree and pre/post study
    • Child and Family Studies with 18 credits specifically related to Child Studies
    • Elementary Education that includes 18 credit hours in ECE, or a composite of 18 ECE credits from the degree and pre/post study
  • 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
  • DPI certification in ECE or ECEEN or related DPI cert. or the ability to become DPI certified is desirable
  • Successfully pass a physical examination upon hiring and every 4 years thereafter that verifies the employee is free from communicable diseases and is physically able to perform require job responsibilities
  • Successfully complete a TB test upon hiring and every 2 years thereafter
  • Experience working with low-income families
  • Must have a valid Wisconsinís Driverís 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 agencyís mission
  • Preferred bilingual, particularly Hmong and / or Spanish
  • Must secure Registry certificate within 90 days of employment
  • Other duties as assigned

 

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