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LAB SCHOOL DIRECTOR needed for NSCECE please email the Executive Director, Derrick Tobin with your cover letter and resume [email protected]
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LAB SCHOOL DIRECTOR
As a demonstration Lab School of NSCECE, our reach extends beyond our post-secondary students. We strive to support our employees, and the community, in our quest for high quality early childhood education.
Summary of Primary Job Functions
The primary function of the Lab School Director is to support and promote quality early learning environments for children and for those who teach children. Beyond administrative leadership, this position demands leadership which is the foundation for the day-to-day operations of the child care centre.
The Lab School Director is responsible for:
- Organizing and managing resources and time
- Connecting with children and families
- Staff management and mentoring
- Student teacher support and training
- Connecting with communities and other organizations
The Lab School Director is a member of the NSCECE management team and as such will be consulted and be a key informant on all decisions regarding the delivery of Lab School operations.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Ensure that policies and procedures associated with the NSCECE organization and the government licensing standards and regulations are upheld
- Submit all information, reports and records as requested or required by law to appropriate government officials, to the Executive Director or the board of directors
- Attend and participate in Director/Administrator meetings with Lab School Directors and College staff when requested
- Attend and participate in Lab School Committee meetings
- Report on Lab School activities for monthly board meetings including our AGM
- Manage physical facilities and ensure all equipment and materials are maintained
- Maintain child, staff and volunteer files in accordance with government regulations
- Design and implement fundraising activities
- Represent NSCECE on a variety of at community organizations/committees
- Maintain collaborative partnership with NSCC
- With Executive Director determine staff training and/or equipment needs of all Lab School employees, considering annual budget allocations
- Collect and receipt monthly parent fees for deposit
- Communicate monthly financials with NSCECE Bookkeeper
- Provide feedback for annual budget review
- Ensure the provision of an innovative educational experience through play-based pedagogy
- Maintain an ongoing annual system of program evaluation through a variety of strategies (ECERS, ITERS, Parent survey, etc.)
- Review and evaluate programs, policies and procedures for the Lab School annually with other Lab School Directors and Executive Director
- Follow purchasing protocol for purchase of materials and resources for Lab School programs, special projects and office
- Recruit and interview ECE teachers through networking and advertising
- Supervise, observe and evaluate all Lab School employees
- Provide leadership to Lab School personnel through effective objective setting, delegation, and communication
- Facilitate monthly staff meetings and maintain staff scheduling
- Support teachers in their role as student mentors
- Support and mentor early childhood educators as they observe, plan, document and assess children’s learning
- Observe, evaluate, and implement the professional development needs and interests of the employees
- Build respectful and genuine connections with families and communities
- Recruit families for enrolment when necessary
- Conduct in-take sessions with parents and complete registration process
- Facilitate a minimum of four (4) parent meetings annually
- Provide support to families, offering meetings and resources around areas of parenting, child development, special needs, transitions, etc.
Adult Educator/Special Projects
Participate in at least one project per semester which may include:
- Practicum advising
- GWE advising
- Program consultation
- Workshop delivery and in-service training (for NSCECE and Community)
- Early Childhood Education degree or diploma
- A minimum of 5 years’ experience as an early childhood educator
- Management experience including budgets, policies and procedures
- Knowledge of adult education principles and their application in a College setting
- Experience working in a nonprofit organization for a Board of Directors would be an asset.
- Strong organizational, interpersonal and both oral and written communication skills are essential.
- Proficient in computer programs including Microsoft Office Programs
Salary range will be dependent on the successful candidate’s level of qualifications and experience.
Fax: 902 423.3346 or E-mail: [email protected]
6208 Quinpool Road, 2nd Floor
Halifax, NS B3L 1A3