Early Childhood Education Director In Training

The Gardner School Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 5 days ago

The Gardner School is an academically focused early childhood education center for ages 6 weeks to 5 years. We have created a rich learning environment that will stimulate a child's all-encompassing intellectual growth and provide a strong education foundation for their bright future.

The Director in Training role will be stationed in the downtown Chicago area.


  • Paid vacation, holidays, birthday, and personal time

  • Medical, dental, vision, and short-term disability insurance

  • 401k/Roth plan with company matching 100% up to 4% of earnings (after 1 year of full-time employment)

  • Employer paid life & long-term disability insurance

  • Childcare discount

Position Overview:

  • Ensure the school is operated in accordance with Company and state licensing standards and operating procedures

  • Effectively resolve problems related to the management of the school or seek appropriate assistance from management.

  • Lead, supervise, and support teaching teams

  • Participate in the interviewing, hiring, and orientation process

  • Create positive partnerships with families by serving as a resource and responding to questions and concerns

  • Assist in the enrollment and orientation of new families

  • Assist with establishing and maintaining on-going marketing efforts

  • Maintain accurate and current financial reporting

  • Understand and implement labor management system including staff schedules, promotions, and salary guidelines

  • Participate in programs to promote and improve staff retention

  • Continue professional growth through training, feedback, and reading professional literature

  • Establish and maintain a relationship of cooperation and respect with colleagues

  • Support organizational mission, vision, philosophies, values, goals, and policies

  • Assist with various other duties as needed

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree REQUIRED, preferably in early childhood education, child development, or a related field

  • Sixty semester or 90 quarter hours of credit from an accredited college or university with 18 semester or 27 quarter hours in courses related directly to child care and/or child development from birth to age 6

  • Two years (3120 clock hours) of child development experience in a nursery school, kindergarten, or licensed day care center

  • Completion of a credentialing program approved by the licensing board

  • Must meet state requirements for education and additional center/school requirements may apply

Check out our Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TheGardnerSchool/) & Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/thegardnerschool/) pages.
60607 / 60622 / 60657

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