Overview

SummaryThe Goddard School is seeking an innovative and organized leader to join our team of directors. As a new program, we are looking for a self-motivated individual who has extensive experience in management and leadership with a preschool program. As a director, you will have the opportunity to hire, supervise and inspire your teachers and collaborate with families to support the educational needs of their children. Do you have the energy, ingenuity and resourcefulness to help lead our program to the next level?The Goddard School is a renowned program with a Piaget (Learning through Play) based foundation and a leader in the franchised preschool industry which is growing and continues to set the standard for excellence. The focus of the program is to provide a life-long love of learning. Our staff is made of loving and dedicated teachers who understand each child’s needs. They are highly qualified childhood educators who can use their creativity and the Goddard Developmental Guidelines as the basis for unique lesson plans that are brought to life in a fun and imaginative way.DutiesThe Director’s responsibilities may include:Overseeing preschool operations including:Personnel ManagementProgram Development and SupportLicensing Maintenance and ManagementProfessional Staff DevelopmentFiscal Management Administrative SupportSales and MarketingDeveloping and maintaining strong family relationshipsWorking with peers as part of the entire management teamRequirementsThis candidate will need a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, Child Development or related field. Three years or more of management experience is preferred. Strong organization skills, ability to delegate and communicate effectively with directors and staff. Ability to identify and troubleshoot critical issues. Excellent communication (both written and oral) abilities and a strong working knowledge of technology (devices and software) are necessary to thrive in this role. One must be self-motivated, highly organized, possess time management skills and be well versed in state licensing standards. Applicants must meet state educational and licensing requirements for director; additional center/school requirements may apply. There is minimal travel for training.Nice To HavesHuman Resources BackgroundFamiliar with NAEYC BenefitsBenefitsThe Goddard School offers competitive compensation and benefits based on experience, education and certifications and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide outstanding opportunities including:Competitive compensationPaid vacationWinter Break (December 24-January 1st)In-service Training DaysSick daysFederal HolidaysMedical, dental, and vision insuranceAn Excellent Workplace EnvironmentPremier Operations, Programming and SupportIRA with employer matchChildcare SubsidyContinuous Professional DevelopmentTracking

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