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Goddard School Preschool Center Operations Director in Watertown, Massachusetts

Overview: Are you passionate about working with young children and helping them learn, explore, develop and achieve their maximum potential? Do you want to join a team of motivated educators and want to play a critical role in nurturing children and preparing them in becoming lifelong learners?  Are you compassionate & collaborative and are looking to form lasting relations with children, colleagues and families? If so, The Goddard School, Watertown, MA could be the right fit for you.   Our school: The Goddard School of Watertown is a premier early childhood center that offers the best preparation for social, physical and academic success for children 6 weeks to 6 years.  Our renowned curriculum and philosophy is inspired by Piaget and Erikson and focuses on play based learning.  We want to attract and retain the best educators by providing them a supportive & collaborative culture and the tools they need to be successful in their respective roles.   Responsibilities: * Planning and organizing activities that meets the goals of the School, including policies, enrollment, staffing, curriculum and administration & marketing. * Managing the School’s operations including classroom and center supplies and budget. * Managing vendors including selection, operational and functional relationships. * Collaborating with the admin team in maintaining appropriate staff levels for enrollment in accordance with school policies and state regulations. * Working with the admin team in parent interaction, orientation and problem solving. * Maintaining records pertaining to the administration of the School in accordance with state requirements in health, enrollment, and safety and licensing. * Developing plans for the use and care of space and School equipment. * Planning and enhancing community relations to promote community awareness of the School and its educational offerings. * Participating in recommended training programs, conferences and other aspects of professional development. * Other business tasks as assigned * Arriving each day with a positive outlook and a great sense of humor   Requirements: * A Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Early Childhood Education, Child Development or related field (will consider an Associates degree or higher with relevant management experience) * A current CDA or Early Childhood Teaching Credential, and an additional 12 semester hours or continuing education units in courses related to young children birth to age 8 and 2 years (3120 clock hours) of experience in a licensed childcare center or preschool, and 1 year of management experience * Management experience in a licensed childcare center or preschool * Minimum of 18 ECE credits * Director II Certification * Must be able to work between the hours of 7:00AM – 6:00PM * Strong written and verbal communication skills   General Qualifications: Meet the state qualifications and those set forth in the national hiring standards including- * Ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid * Ability to see and read newsprint, with or without corrective lenses * Ability to speak and be understood under normal circumstances * Ability to lift and carry children and other items weighing up to 50 pounds * Ability to use arms, hands, legs, and feet, with or without corrective devices; this includes the ability to evacuate the building during emergencies * Ability to handle crisis situations, especially where children are involved * Ability to respond immediately to emergency situations   Benefits: The Goddard School of Watertown offers full time employees competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package including: * Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance * PTO * 401K * Education Reimbursement * Career Advancement and Coaching * Bonus * Discounts * Other   The Goddard School of Watertown is an EOE