Preschool Program Director

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Job Title: Preschool Program Director

Center Name and Location: Webster Child Care Center
624 Lohmann Forest Lane, Webster Groves, MO 63119

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Job Information: Preschool Program Director / Volunteer Coordinator

Job Summary: The Preschool Program Director is to: 
• Supervise and counsel all Preschool teaching staff;
• Support and assure the development and maintenance of age-appropriate curriculum, positive relationships and accurate assessment for all preschool children; 
• Coordinate summer TIBBIT program
• Manage volunteer program
Responsibilities:
• Provide and maintain channels of communication, between staff and Board of Directors, Executive Director and Parents
• Be aware of and keep compliance with State Licensing, NAEYC Accreditation, Department of Health and United Way
• Be aware of and implement all policies in the Employee Handbook, Staff Manual and Parent Handbook
• Serve as ex-officio member of WCCC Board of Directors, attend all meetings, represent staff interest and concern
• Assume duties of Executive Director and Office personnel in their absence
• Sign WCCC checks when necessary
• Perform other related duties as requested by the Executive Director
• Maintain data base accuracy
• Interview, hire and provide orientation for all teaching staff and volunteers
• Maintain personnel records, assure compliance with training requirements, and follow discipline procedures
• Coordinate staff schedules with appropriate adult-child ratios in mind, arrange substitutes when necessary
• Provide resources to support staff training and professional growth
• Daily interaction with teachers, provide classroom support when necessary
• Plan and implement procedures for keeping accurate classroom records – attendance, food program, assessments, conferences and portfolios
• Review and document lesson plans, offer recommendations
• Plan and facilitate monthly classroom team meetings
• Facilitate purchases of classroom materials, supplies, equipment
• Schedule use of shared space and equipment
• Delegate responsibilities to full-time and part-time teachers and volunteers
• Maintain a professional library with resources for teachers and parents
• Respond to initial parent contact, lead Center tours, provide necessary information for enrollment, provide document review for new families, build and maintain supportive relationships with families
• Respond to initial volunteer contact, provide necessary information and orientation
• Attend and participate in professional conferences, lectures, educational events

Qualifications:
• Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field
• Minimum of two years’ experience as a classroom teacher
• Past experience in supervising others preferred
• Ability to walk or stand in excess of 75% of the time. 
• Ability to sit on the floor and to lift 40 pounds
• Computer skills

How to submit a resume: Submit resume to: lisa@websterchildcare.com

Assistant Center Coordinator

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Job Information: Under general supervision this position is responsible for complete supervision at a single site that contains Head Start/Early Head Start classrooms. This includes monitoring curriculum and providing educational resources for staff and parents. The position has technical and administrative supervision over the Center staff (including but not limited to secretary, teachers, assistant teachers, family services workers, nutrition aides and custodial staff). 

This position is a part of the Head Start/Early Head Start Management Team and works in tandem with other program coordinators and specialists. The center coordinator area is an integral part of the larger system of services provided by Head Start/Early Head Start. 

The above knowledge and abilities are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience. A bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development, is required, a master’s degree is preferred. Three years of experience planning for and teaching small children, and working with disadvantaged and low-income clients is desirable. 

At least three years of experience in an administrative area with direct supervisory experience is preferred in addition to multi-site supervision. The salary for this position is $35,000.00 and is non-negotiable. Current and former Head Start parents will receive preference for employment vacancies for which they are qualified.

How to submit a resume: Interested persons should submit a resume with cover letter and salary requirements to the: 

Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis
Human Resources Department
3701 Grandel Square
St. Louis, MO 63108 

or email to hr@urbanleague-stl.org. Resumes and applications will be accepted until positions are filled. No phone calls please. EOE

Center Coordinator

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Job Information: Under general supervision this position is responsible for complete supervision at a single site that contains Head Start/Early Head Start classrooms. This includes monitoring curriculum and providing educational resources for staff and parents. The position has technical and administrative supervision over the Center staff (including but not limited to secretary, teachers, assistant teachers, family services workers, nutrition aides and custodial staff).

This position is a part of the Head Start/Early Head Start Management Team and works in tandem with other program coordinators and specialists. The center coordinator is an integral part of the larger system of services provided by Head Start/Early Head Start. The above knowledge and abilities are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience. A bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development, is required, a master’s degree is preferred. 

Three years planning for and teaching small children, and working with disadvantaged and low-income clients desirable. Three years of experience in an administrative area with direct supervisory experience is preferred in addition to multi-site supervision. Current and former Head Start parents will receive preference for employment vacancies for which they are qualified.

How to submit a resume: Interested persons should submit a resume with cover letter and salary requirements to the: 

Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis
Human Resources Department
3701 Grandel Square
St. Louis, MO 63108 

or email to hr@urbanleague-stl.org. Resumes and applications will be accepted until positions are filled. No phone calls please. EOE

Head Start Assistant Teacher

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Job Information: The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis Inc. is currently seeking Assistant Teachers in the Head Start program. Position responsibilities include assisting in planning and conducting classroom activities which provide individual developmental experiences for children; being responsible for the health, safety, and personal welfare of assigned children; and promoting parent involvement in the classroom.

Candidates must have an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development. We offer a positive work environment, competitive salary and an excellent benefit package. Preference will be extended to applicants with the appropriate degree. Current and former Head Start parents will receive preference for employment vacancies for which they are qualified.

How to submit a resume: Interested persons should submit a resume with cover letter and salary requirements to the: 

Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis
Human Resources Department
3701 Grandel Square
St. Louis, MO 63108 

or email to hr@urbanleague-stl.org. Resumes and applications will be accepted until positions are filled. No phone calls please. EOE