Colorado Mesa University Childcare Operations Manager in Grand Junction, Colorado

Operations Director - Learning CenterESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Assist the supervising director with development of long-range and annualcenter goals and objectives for review and approval by the Board. Administer the center consistent with written guidelines, policies, andprocedures. Supervise teachers and teaching assistants, plus a large number ofwork-study students, substitutes and volunteers, including work assignments. Conduct search process for new hires and/or terminations, with finalappointment or termination subject to supervising director approval.Responsible for new hire training. Create, develop and maintain the center s annual operating budgetand maintain budget to actual status reports for supervising director sreview, ultimately subject to Board review and approval. Monitor and control expenditures, including processing payroll,ordering and purchasing food, supplies and equipment, and other needs. Confirm staff qualifications and possession of minimum levels ofeducation, certification and personal health requirements to comply withstate licensing requirements. Schedule regular, formal in-service training. Manage all scheduling for children s daily program, includingcurriculum and extracurricular activities. Initiate a warm and open relationship with all families, to include avariety of parent events and social activities to facilitate parentcommunication. Design and disseminate monthly newsletters to inform parentsof pertinent program information. Schedule conferences with parents and families a minimum of once persemester for all children enrolled. Hold additional conferences for any parentand family who may need further support/conversation to verify that theirchild s needs are being met. Provide community resource information tofamilies regarding child development issues; this includes parenting skillscounseling, guidance, resources and referral as needed. Plan, coordinate and schedule new children into the program ensuring asmooth transition and acceptance into their new environment. Conduct parentorientations to facilitate a new family s entry into the program bydiscussing the philosophy, policies and procedures. Coordinate and conduct monthly staff meetings during the fall and springsemesters. Conduct regularly scheduled meetings with individual staff membersto maintain open communication about job responsibilities, goals andobjectives. Promptly follow-up on significant issues and action items thathave been delegated to staff. Prepare annual written staff performance evaluations; obtainsupervising director s review before finalizing. Assist supervising director, as needed, in providing supervision forpracticum students. Meet on a regular basis with the Board of Directors. Assist thesupervising director in preparing written updates for presentation to theBoard Ensure all personal documentation for staff, children, and familiesare secure and shared only as legally authorized. Assist supervising director in seeking external funding sources,including leading development of grant proposals. Support the supervising director in reviewing, interpreting andexecuting Colorado State and Federal guidelines, including licensing,Department of Education requirements, and Federal labor laws. Preparing anydocumentation required to maintain quality standard levels or accreditation.Adhering to all guidelines that apply to the operation of a childcare center. Support the supervising director in creating, implementing andmonitoring an educational curriculum for a quality childcare program. Thisincludes weekly meetings with the teaching staff to plan the use of curriculummaterials, equipment, and indoor/outdoor environment experiences. Suchactivities include cognitive, physical, sensorial, social andemotional, developmental and educational experiences. Ensuring thatcurriculum reflects and is respectful of the cultures of the families and isdevelopmentally appropriate for all children. E