Preparing Spanish-speaking children with superior dual language education.

DIRECTOR OF PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS

If you interesting in joining our team, please email us your resume and cover letter.

Job Description

Reporting to the Executive Director, Charlotte Bilingual Preschool’s (CltBP) Director of Preschool Programs oversees the day-to-day operations of CltBP to ensure operations are well-coordinated, productive and effective to facilitate the accelerated execution of and long-term success of our mission: to prepare children for success in school and life by providing superior dual-language early childhood education and by supporting students’ families with the resources and skills they need to enable them to sustain and nurture their children’s educational and emotional development. The Director of Preschool Programs manages CltBP’s operation procedures and ensures the programmatic excellent of both our Preschool Program and Parent Program by directly supervising their Coordinators.

Duties and Responsibilities

Works with Executive Director to develop a long-range and short-term plan for operational activities, including plans for the Preschool Program and the Parent Program to ensure they meet CltBP’s mission, vision, and values.

Monitors the day-to-day running of CltBP to ensure smooth progress toward its mission and operational goals and to ensure that CltBP runs with legality and conformity to established regulations.

Supervises the Preschool Program Coordinator and the Parent Program Coordinator and provides them with constructive feedback to ensure efficient and excellent program implementation, to include:

  • Consistent high quality, evidence-based, age-appropriate program curriculum delivery and integrated programming that serves the child
  • Compliance with licensing/accrediting bodies and maintenance of 5-star rating
  • Innovations based on research, national and local trends, and observations
  • Sustained, optimal parent and student enrollment
  • Rigorous program evaluation
  • Positive parent-student-teacher relationships
  • Active engagement and energizing of volunteers and partnering organizations to enhance programs

Creatively recruits, leads, coaches, develops, and retains CltBP’s Program staff

Evaluates regularly the efficiency of operational procedures according to organization’s objectives and applies improvements, revises and/or formulates policies and promotes their implementation

Ensures continuous program quality improvement through development and overseeing implementation of rigorous evaluation (gathering, analyzing and interpreting data and metrics) that inform program staff and can be used to communicate successes/challenges to investors.

Manages all components of building operations so programmatic equipment, machines, utilities, security and common spaces are well-maintained, clean and available so programs run smoothly during daily operations and for special events

Manages procurement processes, relationships/agreements with external partners/vendors and coordinates material and resources allocation

Actively participates in program budget preparation and financial management

Constantly monitors the school culture to align with school values, highest productivity and healthy community that attracts quality and investment

Deepens all aspects of internal and external communications with the goal of creating a strong identity and school culture

Stays abreast of current best practices related to the school’s mission through participation in professional associations, conferences, literature reviews, community meetings

General Duties

1. Serves on the Board’s Operations Committee
2. Serves on the Administrative Team to advise on strategic issues related to the Parent Program
3. Support development efforts
4. Stand in for the Executive Director as necessary
5. Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3-years of experience in administrative leadership and classroom teaching in an early childhood setting
  • In-depth knowledge of diverse Preschool business functions and principles and working knowledge of data analysis and performance/operation metrics – NC Early Childhood Administration Credential – preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree in early childhood education or related field, Master’s degree preferred
    Excellent organizational, leadership, communication and people skills
  • Mission-driven, team player, self-directed, problem solver
  • Role model for children, parents and staff, advocate for children
  • Culturally dexterous, responsible, visionary
  • Familiarity with MS Office and various business software
  • Adept at Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel and Google Drive
  • Experience in a multicultural environment
  • Proficient in oral and written communication in Spanish and English

If you are interested in the above position and follows the qualifications and experience, please send us an email at banu@bilingualpreschool.org

Interested in Joining our team?

As our bilingual school grows we will be looking for energetic, creative, people to join our team. We serve birth to 5-year-olds, most of whom have limited English language skills, few economic resources and would enter kindergarten without any preschool experience if not for our school.
We use an emergent curriculum, support the unique needs of dual language learners, offer a comprehensive parent program and value the uniqueness of each child.
We maintain a N.C. license with a five-star rating.
While parents pay a small tuition, we must raise the vast majority of our resources through volunteers, corporate and private donors and some public dollars.
If interested in joining our team, email us.

 

Teacher, Teaching Assistant, Substitute Teacher applications always accepted

In our part-day preschool classrooms we serve 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds, most of whom have limited English language skills, few economic resources and would enter kindergarten without any preschool experience if not for our school.

We value the uniqueness of each child through a Reggio Emilia inspired emergent curriculum, employ a dual language approach and connect with our comprehensive parent program. Most teachers/Teaching Assistants work a full day, working with a class of 18 children in the morning and a different group of 18 in the afternoon session. 

Specific Qualifications:
•Self-starting educator who motivates and instructs through identification of individual student strengths
•Honors and embraces diversity with demonstrated respect and sensitivity to the Latin American culture and community
•Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or related field and/or ECE credential
• Demonstrated success teaching/leading groups of young children
• Proficient in spoken and written English and Spanish
• Lifelong learner who seeks out professional development
• Participates eagerly in all aspects of school life
• Contributes to the school culture of connectivity, compassion and collaboration
• Adept with online education tools and Microsoft Office, especially Outlook

Teachers can expect a collaborative learning environment, a fast pace with high expectations, professional development opportunities, a competitive compensation package, and full-time positions on a school calendar schedule.