Job Information Executive Director Company Information
Since 06/16/2010
Job Information
Category Directors
Name: Amy Rettler
Name of Company/Employer University Avenue Discovery Center
Phone 608-334-5584
Department 4-C
Posted 07/29/2019
Job Status
Start Publishing 07/29/2019
Stop Publishing 09/27/2019
Location Description
UADC is seeking a highly qualified Executive Director to work in collaboration with the Board of Directors, program leadership team, and staff to provide leadership and direction for the center across all program staff, students, and parents. The executive director will work closely with the program leadership team to oversee the center’s strategic development, budgeting, planning, organization, and management. The executive director will be involved in the overall philosophy, policy, educational, and programmatic direction for the center, serve as a primary contact children’s education, enrollment, care, and services, and lead daily operations ensuring adherence to state and local licensing requirements. A complete list of duties is available by contacting Job Description • The Executive Director reports to and works under the supervision of the Executive Board of Directors. • The Executive Director, as part of the program leadership team, will oversee all aspects of Center administration and operation, including fiscal responsibilities, enrollment, personnel, and program management. • The Executive Director will ensure program compliance with the Center policies and procedures adopted or mandated by the Executive Board, the state of Wisconsin and DPI CACFP. The Executive Director will also ensure compliance to requirements and standards set forth by other selected accreditation and certification organizations, such as NAEYC and Young Star. • The Executive Director will have strong verbal and written skills in communication with the teaching teams and other Center staff, Executive Board of Directors, parents, and the community. • The Executive Director will demonstrate good judgment and leadership across complex task and high stress situations. • The Executive Director will be able to administer medications, CPR and first aid, and handle emergency situations such as communicable disease prevention and notification, emergency drills and evacuations, and center closings. • The Executive Director will have an understanding of family issues and cultural diversity and make every effort to provide for and insure the inclusion of all children and families in center communication, education, and activities in a language they can understand. • The Executive Director will provide a vision for change, improvement, and expansion, and represent the Center in the community. • The Executive Director will serve as the public face of UADC, and will model values and ethics consistent with the mission of the center. Job Qualifications II. JOB QUALIFICATIONS • A Bachelors degree in Early Childhood, Elementary Education or related field. • Background and/or experience in child care office management, and/or three years experience in administration, supervision, or equivalent. • Ability to manage a fiscal operation, with knowledge of bookkeeping procedures. • Excellent written and oral communication and problem-solving skills. • Ability to interact positively and constructively with staff, parents, students, the public, and community agencies. • Ability to plan, organize, show initiative, take responsibility, prioritize tasks, escalate challenges, and work effectively under pressure. • Knowledge of safety, health, sanitation, education, and nutrition appropriate to group child care. • Complete a Criminal Background Disclosure with no criminal violations or offenses substantially related to the care of children. • Medical examination and Tb test by licensed physician indicating no illness that might be detrimental to the welfare of children. • After hiring date: Center orientation and training including state regulations and NAEYC standards; classroom schedules and routines; child guidance policies and regulations; Child Abuse and Neglect training; Shaken Baby Prevention Training; Emergency drills and evacuation procedures; CPR, First Aid, and AED training.