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Director of Early Childhood Education

Location:Richmond, VA
Salary Range:Minimum salary is $35,000
Benefits:Free family metro-wide Y membership, medical, dental and 12 percent employer-paid retirement fund, upon vesting
Employment Type:Full Time
Branch:Downtown YMCA
Description:The Downtown YMCA is seeking an enthusiastic Director of Early Childhood Education to provide leadership and guidance to our Early Learning Center.

The YMCA of Greater Richmond is a nonprofit organization with the goal of strengthening the foundations of community. We do this through programs that help build a healthy mind, body and spirit for all, and our programs are built around our three focus areas: Healthy Living, Youth Development and Social Responsibility. The Y is open to all, and we pride ourselves on the diversity of our members and employees. As an employer, the Y seeks to recruit energetic professionals, encourage work-life balance, and provide opportunities for growth and development.
Duties:The Director will oversee the Head Start and preschool programs at our Early Learning Center during the school year and summer. The Director will supervise three full-time teachers and several part-time staff members, build relationships with children and parents, have responsibility for administrative functions of the Early Learning Center, and serve as an integral leader at the Downtown YMCA. Areas of focus for this position will be staff development, ensuring adherence to child care licensing standards, building community relationships, and providing excellent member service in early child care.
Qualifications: A college degree in a related field is required, and candidates must meet the Virginia Department of Social Services guidelines for Child Care Directors
Candidates should possess a minimum of 3 years experience in licensed early child care
Essential traits include the ability to build strong relationships with staff, children and families; excellent communication and organizational skills; and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
Candidates should be outgoing, highly motivated, and team-oriented

To be considered, please submit completed application, cover letter, resume, and three references by December 18, 2012.

*This is a re-posting. Previous applicants need not apply.*

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