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Early Childhood Director - International Spanish Language Academy

  • 17 Jun 2023 12:54 PM
    Message # 13216494

    Early Childhood Director

    International Spanish Language Academy

    https://www.applitrack.com/islaacademy/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Administration  (please apply directly)

    We are actively seeking a qualified Early Childhood Director who will oversee the daily operations and administration of the ISLA Pre-K program.  The candidate will be experienced in the field of Early Childhood Development and Lead Management of the program.  The Early Childhood Director’s responsibilities include the recruitment of staff, recruitment of students, marketing and communication, financial management, and communication with key stakeholders.  


    The successful candidate should possess excellent interpersonal communication skills as well as a love for children.  You should uphold the mission and vision of the International Spanish Language Academy with pride, and ensure that the program meets the relevant standards set by the state.  Ultimately, a top-notch Early Childhood Director will determine the needs of the program, protect the health and safety of children, work closely with the ISLA Executive Director, and closely follow the strategic plan as laid out by the ISLA Board of Directors.


    Director Responsibilities:

    • Oversee the daily operation of the program

    • Manage faculty

    • Manage creation & implementation of marketing plan 

    • Create policies and develop curricula which conform to state guidelines

    • Ensure the classrooms are well maintained

    • Prepare budgets

    • Attempt to attain yearly enrollment goals

    • Maintain content on the school website and social media

    • Schedule training of CPR and First Aid for all members of staff

    • Create open and ongoing communication opportunities with current and prospective families. 

    • Schedule ongoing professional development for staff

    • Teach/Co-teach, and substitute for teaching absences in the early years program

    • Teach a regular class to pre-k students during teacher prep-time of your choosing

    • Work with pre-K and kindergarten teachers to foster neuro inclusive practices to optimize learning for all students

    • Co-regulate with students when needed

    • Communicate with parents on a regular basis to foster open communication

    • Model and train teachers in Responsive Classroom practices

    • Support teachers in culturally responsive practices


    Required Qualifications:

    • Degree in Early Childhood Education/Development or related field

    • Bilingual in Spanish and English

    • Exceptional business development/marketing skills

    • Strong leadership and administrative skills

    • Love for children and passion for teaching

    • Enthusiasm and a strong commitment to the International Baccalaureate Organization Primary Years Programme.

    • Excellent proven communication skills (non-verbal, oral, written, and listening.)

    • Good organizational skills and flexibility in relating to students, parents, peers, and supervisors.

    • Must be able to work well in a team environment through cooperation and participation.

    • In-depth knowledge of Hispanic culture.

    • Ability to appropriately teach children with different ability levels and learning styles.

    • Ability to understand that students are individuals, and the skill to work effectively with individual strengths and needs of students.


    Preferred Pre-K Director Qualifications

    • Minimum of 3 years’ of classroom experience

    • Minnesota State Teaching License

    • Experience in leadership roles

    • Experience with Parent Aware or NAEYC accreditation or similar


    Background Check:

    • Applicant is required to successfully pass a criminal background check in accordance with state and federal law


    Essential Functions

    • Regular attendance is an essential function of this job

    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to: 

      • Stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and talk or hear. 

      • The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. 

      • The employee must regularly lift and/or move more than 50 pounds. 

      • Follow safety procedures including the proper use of Personal Protective Equipment

    Deadline:  Position open until filled.

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