Employment Opportunities

Preschool Director

Job Overview: Along with a team, provide and maintain a developmentally appropriate program for preschool children.  Work with other preschool staff to meet educational and social needs of young children in a morning preschool class. Classroom hours: 8:30 am- 12:30pm. Job starts August 1, 2018.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Classroom Administration:
-Teach approximately 15 preschool-age-children cooperatively with Head Start staff and Preschool Assistant
-Provide the Executive Director with input for evaluation of the Preschool Assistant
-Recruit, interview, orient, and supervise volunteers, work-study students, and interns; collaborate with preschool co-workers to assess staffing needs
Physical Space:
-Maintain the assigned site space in compliance with the State of Vermont Licensing Standards
-Be responsible daily for setting up and breaking down preschool space in ways that promote health, safety and cleanliness
-Accommodate other Center programs
-Ensure a clean and tidy facility when program ends
Financial:
-Work within the framework of the budget specific to the Preschool program
-Record tuition payments
-Assist families in completing tuition subsidy applications
-Submit all paperwork and documentation required by the Executive Director on a monthly basis
-Submit all documentation required by ACT 166 partners specified by deadlines
Curriculum:
-Provide programming support to support physical, emotional and social development and meet special needs of the group and individual children
-Record and document ongoing observations of children and use those observations to complete child assessments
-Refer children with suspected special needs to appropriate education service providers in a expeditious time frame
-Maintain contacts with special service providers for support and follow- up for children with special needs
-Arrange periodic parent conferences
-Stay apprised of local public school’s skill requirements and expectations for children entering kindergarten

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by persons assigned to this position.  They do not include all job duties performed by employees in this position.

Qualifications:
-Education & Experience Required:
-Bachelors Degree in early childhood or early childhood special education
-VT teacher licensure with early ed. or early special ed. endorsement
-Two years of teaching experience
-Must meet the VT Childcare Licensing CBCCPP staff requirements section 7.3.1.3
Skills & Requirements
-Knowledge and experience planning and implementing a developmentally appropriate curriculum
-Demonstrates ability to work with children and their families including those with special needs
-Relates and works well with children
-Strong oral and written communication skills
-Experience working in cooperative relationships with other adults
-Able to organize effectively and work independently and work as a team member
-Demonstrates ability to establish effective partnerships with parents
-Commitment to ongoing professional development
-Physically able to daily lift preschool equipment-
-Access to reliable transportation;clean driving record
-Computer & Internet literate

Must provide resume, cover letter, 3 references, and copy of educators licensure and copy of college transcripts.
Please mail to:
Sara Holbrook Community Center
Attn: Kathleen FitzGerald, Development Assoc.
66 North Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401

Via EMAIL:  kfitzgerald@saraholbrookcc.org

Equal Opportunity Employer
Sara Holbrook Community Center is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by State and Federal laws.  Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.