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.
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
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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
•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.