Growing Places

Position Summary:

The overall responsibility of the Program Director is to manage and lead the day-to-day administration of Our Time Before and Afterschool Program.  Primarily this includes the coordination and supervision of all children enrolled and staff employed, while ensuring the program is in compliance with NH State Licensing Bureau regulations.  The specific duties of the Program Director include program development and management, site fiscal management, participation in staff development, and school partner collaborations. S/he will provide a safe, nurturing, and well-supervised before and after school program; be the liaison with parents, collaborators, school management, and visitors to display the program positively. This position is responsible for the planning and development of a creative and intentional learning environment, establishment of child inspired enrichments, and the coordination of needed materials and supplies.  The Program Director is also responsible for Growing Places’ School Age summer camp: Camp Cowabunga, an 8-week summer camp from end of school through August.

Position Qualifications & Requirements:

·       Bachelor’s degree, with degree in Education or related field a plus

·       Minimum of two years experience working with early education or school age children

·       Must pass Background Check (State Fingerprint)

·       Is, or is willing to be CPR and First Aid Certified

·       Knowledge of children’s physical, emotional and developmental patterns

·       Knowledge of general learning theories, curriculum development and EEC school age licensing

·       Excellent time-management and organizational skills

·       Outstanding verbal and written communication skills

·       Detail oriented and efficient

Position Responsibilities:

·       Directly recruit, hire and supervise out-of-school time teacher assistants and camp counselors

·       Manage the planning of intentional, project-based curriculum

·       Ensure all program activities are developmentally appropriate and enhance social, physical and intellectual well-being of the children enrolled

·       Coordinate with Growing Places TimberNook Providers about TimberNook Teacher Workshop and School Recess opportunities

·       Ensure all policies and practices align with Title III ADA regulations and NH Child Care Licensing Unit (DHHS)

·       Possess the ability and desire to accommodate children and families in any way so each child can be successful in program, including but not limited to supervision and administration of insulin, epinephrine or other lifesaving medications

·       Design and implement at least (2) family/community events annually

·       Prepare and administer program evaluation tool annually for youth and families that utilize program

·       Manage conservative spending of program budget line, as well as communication with Growing Places Billing Administrator regarding payments, late fees, etc.

·       Keep child files, teacher aide files, and licensing binder up to date

·       Develop an atmosphere of support for the program within the community and act as a resource for families, school personnel and community members

·       Attend Administrative Staff meetings and Growing Places All Staff meetings, as well as participate in a minimum of 24 hours annually of professional development in early childhood education

·       Ensure funds and child enrollment reports are submitted in a timely manner

·       Perform all other duties related to advancing the quality of the programming that the Executive Director deems necessary

Full or Part Time:
Hours Per Week:
Job Pay Rate:
Dependent on experience
Contact Name:
Kristen Landau
Contact's Position:
Executive Director

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