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Assistant Center Manager - St. Louis, MO

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Company Name:YWCA Metro St. Louis
Location:St. Louis, MO
Employment Type:Full Time
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Assistant Center Manager


To assist in the direction and implementation of the delivery of comprehensive child development family-centered Head Start/Early Head Start services, in accordance with the Head Start Program Performance Standards, Missouri Child Care Licensing Regulations, Missouir Acceditation, ad the YWCA Internal Policies and Procedures

Job Responsibilities:

Assist in managing the center budget and the collection of parent co-parents and state assistance fees effectively. Help to ensure all collections and expenditures are timely appropriate

Assist the Center Manager in supervising center operations, including child development, nutrition, health and dental education and children's practices, facilities, mental health, disabilities services and ensure that program quality is high and operations meet all current policies and requirements

Assist the Center in observing and monitoring class operations and meal times. Demonstrate an understanding of child development and the management of a child developmentally appropriate center; coordinate and monitor required health and safety requirements for the overall facility and playground while maintaining required compliance to ensure licensure and accreditations remain current

Serve as part of the center team to develop center goals that are in keeping with the overall program goals. Help to ensure effective implementation goals, program action plans, policies, and procedures to achieve excellent services delivery in all areas of responsibility

Assist the Center Manager in monitoring and guiding center staff to ensure program compliance and quality while providing staff training and coaching

Collaborate with the family partnership and health units to ensure that required services are provided for all children, families and ensuring full enrollment and high average daily attendance

Help in the development of a center management plan with the Center and ERSEA Specialist. Help organize, monitor, and work with parent and community volunteers in the center

Communicate effectively with staff and parents to resolve issues and provide excellent customer services

Function in the role of a Center Manager when needed to ensure effective operation of center

Job Requirements:

Maintain accurate records of staff and children in compliance with requirements. Ensure accuracy of all reports, time records, requisitions, etc. Maintain an accurate inventory of center materials and ensure their security. Ensure the center meets its in-kind requirement. Model and encourage positive understanding of early childhood development and education. Assist in organizing and managing daily center activities in a timely manner

Work effectively with people of diverse social, economic, cultural, and educational backgrounds. Supervisory experience in an early childhood program. Experience with low income and culturally diverse families preferred. Effective written and verbal communication skills.

Maintain a professional manner, adhere to the code of conduct and dress code, and maintain confidentiality

Education Requirements:

Bachelors or advanced degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development OR a Bachelors or advanced degree in a related field plus 6 college courses in Early Childhood Education.

Ability to pass the ServeSafe Food Certification and First Aid/CPR Certification within 6 months of employment

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