Making Opportunity Count Inc Center Director/Education Specialist in Fitchburg, Massachusetts
About Us: Making Opportunity Count is a non-profit human services agency dedicated to creating positive change and enhancing the lives of individuals and families in Fitchburg, MA. We are committed to fostering community growth, providing essential services, and promoting holistic well-being. Our dynamic team is driven by a shared passion for making a lasting impact.
The Center Director will give on-going guidance and direction to teachers regarding classroom operations. Supervise assigned staff using Reflective Practice . This includes regular observations, goal setting, staff development, annual performance evaluations, etc.
Participate in recruitment, interviewing and hiring of new staff
The Center Director ensure that child care routines are carried out in a manner that is prompt, hygienic and consistent with good child development principles. This includes routines related to diapering, potty training, hand washing, tooth brushing, eating, napping, and transitioning between activities.
Ensure that the classrooms operate in compliance with a ll Ma Dept. of Early Education and Care licensing standards and program policies, adhering to H ead Start Performance Standards and NAEYC criteria as applicable.
Responsible for EEC licensing, required building inspections, NAEYC Accreditation, and QRIS for assigned sites.
Ensure that classrooms maintain a pleasant, inviting atmosphere in which children feel comfortable and secure. Ensure that the school readiness program plan and goals are implemented.
The Center Director provides training for new staff and on-going training to seasoned staff in the areas of child development, activities, nutritional requirements of children enrolled, behavior management, etc
Seek volunteers to assist in daily program to provide positive and meaningful experiences for children.
Ensure that strict confidentiality of records is maintained .
The Center Director maintain all children’s records in accord ance with program policies, EEC regulations, and Performance S tandards as applicable.
Ensure responsibilities for the daily operation of the Center are carried out including calling subs, maintaining classroom ratios, problem solving, etc.
Ensure that a variety of learning activities are provided for the children and act as a resource for team.
Ensure that appropriate curriculum plans are developed, implemented, and documented.
The Center Director conducts regular staff/building meetings to provide on-going training, ensure proper communications, discuss and resolve issues.
Evaluate possible courses and action regarding employees and site responsibilities and make decisions based on that evaluation accorda nce with program policy and regulations .
Meet with supervisor on a regular basis, attend scheduled education supervisor meetings, and keep supervisor informed of progress and issues that may come up at the site.
Ensure all necessary paperwork as required by funding sources is prepared and submitted on time.
The Center Director comply with programs Code of Conduct, Code of Ethics and Confidentiality policies.
The Center Director conduct on-going monitoring for HHPS, EEC regulations and program policies. Collect and analyze data to monitor progress of program and school readiness goals.
Conduct on-going monitoring of child data system.
The Center Director attends at least 20 hours of training per year as approved by supervisor.
Work with all staff in a consistent, fair manner and in accordance with MOC Personnel Policies and our SEIU contract
Attend and participate in required meetings, including monthly team meetings
Assist in ordering classroom/building supplies and equipment, making sure that expenditures are reasonable and that large purchases have been planned for in the budget
Assist in planning and conducting component meetings and trainings appropriate to staff needs.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s in Early Childhood Education or a related field with a minimum of 6 ECE courses
Ma Early Education and Care Director 2 certified for the age group s at the center
Strong communication skills (oral, written, computer).
Certified in First Aid and CPR
Certified CLASS observer
Working k nowledge of He ad Start Performance Standards Ma EEC regulations , NAEYC and QRIS standards .
Strong supervisory skills and experience.
Strong leadership and interpersonal skills.
Ability to relate to children and adults of different socio-economic and racial/ethnic backgrounds.
The ability to manage a variety of duties and work well under pressure.
Knowledge of resources available in assigned area.
Ability to work in a team atmosphere.
Must have current MA driver’s license, reliable transportation and telephone.
Demonstrated knowledge of child development
Experience working in a child care environment.
Must be able to pass a Background Record Check
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
The physical demands and work environment described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, talk, use a keyboard, use a telephone and climb stairs. The employee must occasion ally lift.
Join our team at Making Opportunity Count and experience a range of fantastic benefits that enhance your work-life balance and overall satisfaction:
Health, Dental, FSA, and Vision Insurance: Take care of your well-being with comprehensive coverage.
Paid Time Off (PTO): Enjoy generous time off to relax and recharge.
Hybrid Work Opportunities: Benefit from a flexible work environment that suits your lifestyle.
Student Loan Forgiveness: We're here to help you ease your student loan burden.
Tuition Remission: Invest in your education with our tuition remission program.
Employer-Sponsored Retirement: Secure your future with our retirement plan contributions.
Pet Insurance: Ensure your furry friends receive the best care.
Employee Discounts: Access exclusive discounts and perks.
Join us at MOC and experience a workplace that values your well-being and personal growth!