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Job Summary: POSITION SUMMARY

GUADALUPE SCHOOL IS COMPOSED OF INNOVATIVE, DYNAMIC, AND PROFESSIONAL FACULTY MEMBERS. THE DIRECTOR OF EARLY LEARNING CENTER (ELC), IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING THE HEALTH, SAFETY, AND QUALITY OF EDUCATION, FOR ALL CHILDREN WITHIN THE PROGRAM’S CARE. ASSISTING THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, THE ELC DIRECTOR IS ACCOUNTABLE FOR OVERALL OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH WELL-ESTABLISHED GUIDELINES, INCLUDING CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT, STAFF AND FACILITIES MANAGEMENT, FUNDING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, LEGAL COMPLIANCE, AND LONG RANGE PLANNING. THE ELC DIRECTOR ENSURES THAT THE NEEDS OF THE STUDENTS AND THE GOALS OF THE CENTER ARE MET APPROPRIATELY.
Primary Responsibilities: ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

1. Living a Mission and Vision Focused on Results

• Works with the Executive Director and CFO to create a vision, goals and plans for the programs. Jointly discuss, work together and make decisions that affect the programs.
• Works with the staff and community to foster the shared mission, and vision of high expectations that ensures all students are on the path to college and career readiness, and holds staff accountable for results
• Coordinates efforts to create and implement a vision and defines desired results and goals that align with the overall agency vision and lead to student improvement for all learners
• Ensures that the programs identity, vision, and mission drive organizational decisions
• Conducts difficult but crucial conversations with individuals, teams, and staff based on student performance data in a timely manner for the purpose of enhancing student learning and results
• Working with the Development department, organization staff and CFO, tracks all funding grants to ensure timely and appropriate interactions as needed. Coordinates with leadership and support staff to ensure that Early Learning programs are adequately funded by monitoring, overseeing, administrating and applying for grants and other appropriate funding channels.
2. Leading and Managing Systems Change
• Creates and implements systems to ensure a safe, orderly, and productive environment for student and adult learning toward the achievement of ELC improvement priorities
• Develops, implements, and monitors the outcomes of the ELC improvement plan and ELC wide student achievement data results to improve student achievement
• Creates a safe, clean and orderly learning environment
• Collaborates with staff to allocate personnel, time, material, and adult learning resources appropriately to achieve the ELC l improvement plan targets
• Employs current technologies
3. Improving Teaching and Learning
• Works with the ELC staff and community to develop a research-based framework for effective teaching and learning that is refined continuously to improve instruction for all students and performs professional development for staff members
• Works with staff to develop a consistent framework for effective teaching and learning that includes a rigorous and relevant standards-based curriculum, research- and evidence-based instructional practices, and high expectations for student performance
• Creates a continuous improvement cycle that uses multiple forms of data and student work samples to support individual, team, and ELC-wide improvement goals, identify and address areas of improvement and celebrate successes
• Works with organizational staff to Implement student interventions that differentiate instruction based on student needs
• Selects and retains teachers with the expertise to deliver instruction that maximizes student learning
• Evaluates the effectiveness of instruction and of individual teachers by conducting frequent formal and informal observations providing timely feedback on instruction as part of the district teacher appraisal system
• Ensures the training, development, and support for high-performing instructional teacher teams to support adult learning and development to advance student learning and performance
• Develops systems and structures for staff professional development and sharing of effective practices including providing and protecting time allotted for development
• Advances Instructional Technology within the learning environment
4. Building and Maintaining Collaborative Relationships
• Creates a collaborative ELC community where the staff, families, and community interact regularly and share ownership for the success of the school
• Creates, develops and sustains relationships that result in active student engagement in the learning process
• Utilizes meaningful feedback of students, staff, families, and community in the evaluation of instructional programs and policies
• Proactively engages families and communities in supporting their child’s learning and the school’s learning goals
• Demonstrates an understanding of the change process and uses leadership and facilitation skills to manage it effectively
5. Creating and Sustaining a Culture of High Expectations
• Works with staff and community to build a culture of high expectations and aspirations for every student by setting clear staff and student expectations for positive learning behaviors and by focusing on students’ social-emotional learning
• Builds a culture of high aspirations and achievement and for every student
• Requires staff and students to demonstrate consistent values and positive behaviors aligned to the school’s vision and mission
• Leads a school culture and environment that successfully develops the full range of students’ learning capacities— academic, creative, social-emotional, behavioral
Desired Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)
• Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred) in early childhood education.
• A valid State of Utah Teacher License
• Valid Utah Administrative Credential.
• ESL endorsement or wiling to obtain one.
• Minimum of 3 years of experience working in a supervisory position in an early childhood education setting
• Compliance with other regulatory requirements as applicable.
• Personal ability to be sensitive, non-judgmental, and caring toward adults and children.
• Ability to work independently and in a team setting and to organize time effectively and productively.
• Ability to operate basic office and classroom equipment (computer, printer, projector, Smart Board, copier, phone, etc.).
• Willing to learn and stay knowledgeable in current educational practices. Attend ongoing in-service training and professional development.
• Ability to problem-solve issues individually and in a group.
• Clearance of CBI and Central Registry check
• Bilingual or basic understanding of Spanish preferred
• Strong oral and written communications skills; technology skills.
• Ability to work well with others (staff, children, and parents) and to foster a team environment.
• A strong understanding of child development.
• Strong finance and budgeting skills.
• Excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
Benefits / Why Work for Us: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, 401K Match, Life Insurance
How to Apply: Interested applicants please send Resume, Cover Letter and 3 professional references to Colleen Baum at colleen.baum@guadschool.org
Compensation Type: Annual salary
Hourly Wage Minimum: This is a salary position.
Hourly Wage Maximum: This is a salary position.
Salary Minimum: $65,000
Salary Maximum: $75,000
Closing Date: 9/22/20
Status: Full Time
Location: 1385 N 1200 W, Salt Lake City UT 84116

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Contact Name: Guadalupe School
Email: colleen.baum@guadschool.com