Director of Early Education for the Ferguson-Florissant School District

Job Title: Director of Early Education

Location: 1005 Waterford Drive
Florissant, MO 63033

Job Information: The Ferguson-Florissant School District is accepting applications for Director of Early Education.  This position is responsible for developing, facilitating, and supervising the Early Education Program as well as Parents as Teachers, Early Childhood Special Education, Head Start, Child Development Center, and LINK.  The Director of Early Education will report directly to the Assistant Superintendent of Instruction.

Qualifications:

  • Must have Master’s Degree with focus on early childhood education.
  • Must have experience with young children and families.
  • Must have experience in management, supervision and staff development.
  • Must have strong communication skills.
  • Must have or be ready to obtain Missouri administrator’s certification within reasonable time frame as determined by the Superintendent.

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Application Process
To apply, complete an online application at www.fergflor.org.  Attach the following:  letter of interest, resume, copy of current certification and list of five names of references, including addresses, day and evening phone numbers, and email addresses, (including current supervisor).  Once your online application is complete, please follow the directions on the website to indicate your interest for this position. 

CEO at Child Care Aware® of Missouri

Job Title: Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director 

Location: Child Care Aware® of Missouri
1000 Executive Pkwy Dr #103, Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Job Information
The Cheif Executive Officer/Executive Director role is a high level executive role requiring excellent leadership and management skills.

Duties
1) Fund Development - Create and implement an annual fund development plan.
2) Grants - ensure that an ongoing process for identifying and securing grants is in place. Prepare grant reports including financial accounting
3) Board Responsibilities - prepare documents for, attend and participate/present all board and executive board meetings. Build strong board relations and trust while serving as the liaison between the Board and staff.
4) Financial Oversight - manage the budget and identify ways to improve costs. Oversee all financial records including donations and expenditures.
5) Human Resources - manage the professional staff and provide written goals and performance reviews.
6) Community Outreach - meet with community leaders and prospective donors and volunteers. Develop strong community partnership, including relationships with local network agencies.

Objectives
1) Advance fundraising. 
2) Develop KPMIs and communicate to the board. 
3) Develop strong community relations and knowledge of the organization. 
4) Develop and implement long term strategic plan around the mission of the organization.
5) Staff oversight - develop a professional staff and appropriate succession planning. 
6) Create and oversee financial budget and forecast.
7) Create a organization structure and working environment to fulfill the mission and vision of the organization.
8) Develop collegial, fiscal, and partnership relationships with other state-level organizations that work on the child care, early education and after-school systems.

Qualifications
• MS/MA in public administration, early care and education, child development, or a closely related field.
• 15 years relevant experience, with at least 5 years of leadership/executive/management/ supervisory experience
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Intermediate-level skills in Microsoft Office products, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

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Application Process
To apply, submit a resume with a letter of interest to Frank Danzo at frank.danzo@experience-on-demand.com

Early Childhood Specialist at LUME

Job Title: Early Childhood Specialist (part-time)

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Location: LUME Institute
6646 Vernon Avenue St. Louis, MO 63130

Job InformationEssential Tasks and Responsibilities (All Specialists will not deliver all services)

  • Deliver professional development and technical assistance services to staff of child care, early education and after-school programs, meeting or exceeding requirements in contracts and best practice standards for NACCRRA Quality Assurance.
  • Prepare educational and informational materials for presentation to staff at child care, early education and after-school programs, as requested.
  • Attend professional development events and Training of Trainer events offered by Child Care Aware® of Missouri, LUME Institute or other funder or partner.
  • Distribute marketing materials for project sponsors
  • Complete and return materials, evaluation forms, reports and other information|

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Impartial, non-judgmental behavior toward all child care choices, programs and their personnel.
  • Knowledge of developmentally appropriate practice in a child care setting.
  • Specialists who provide coaching or professional development must have excellent coaching and facilitation skills and knowledge of current best practices in adult education.
  • Effective written and verbal skills.
  • Must undergo a child abuse/neglect and criminal background screen prior to providing services and annually thereafter.
  • Will be required to deliver a workshop during the hiring process.

 Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, early childhood special education, elementary education, psychology, social services, or other related field
  • Two years of experience working with children, teachers and staff of a child care or early learning program.
  • Staff funded through this contract must participate in the MO Professional Development Registry maintained by Opportunities in a Professional Education Network (OPEN) and submit documentation of all new professional development to LUME and to OPEN throughout the contract year.
  • Position requires at least 24 clock hours of professional development annually in early childhood, related fields or, for Inclusion Specialists, in inclusion-related topics. (Part-time Specialist will be prorated based on hours worked.)
  • Must receive training on an annual basis regarding how to recognize child abuse and neglect and procedures to follow if abuse or neglect is suspected.

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Application Process
To apply, submit a resume with a cover letter to hr@lumeinstitute.org.