Assistant Center Director



The assistant center director assists the center director in operating the Day Early Learning center in accordance with organizational policies, procedures and state licensing standards to provide an educational, nurturing, and safe environment for children, parents and staff. The assistant center director is responsible for all center operations and assumes all center director responsibilities and duties in the absence of the center director. The assistant center director shares responsibility for the design and implementation of curriculum with the teachers.


To perform as an assistant center director successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Maintain and ensure compliance with all center programs including FSSA, NAEYC, and CACFP
  • Assist in the oversight of staff management and staff hiring
  • Maintain compliance with all classroom documentation required for NAEYC, FSSA, curriculum and lesson planning and child records
  • Work with teachers to design and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum in each classroom.
  • Liaise with community partners to demonstrate leadership in the community
  • Create and foster an environment where customer service is top priority


To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the following education and/or experience.

  • Must have at least a baccalaureate degree with a minimum of:
    • 9 credit hours of specialized college-level course work in administration, leadership, or management
    • 24 credit hours of specialized college-level course work in early childhood education, child development, elementary education or early childhood special education that address child development and learning from birth through kindergarten
    • OR
  • Able to meet the Alternative Pathways to Achieve Educational Qualification as outlined by NAEYC and be working towards the above requirements
  • 2+ years of teaching experience
  • Management experience preferred


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Customer Service/Communication – Provide prompt, attentive, and friendly customer service in-person and by phone; represents the organization well; maintains personal accountability and ownership for providing excellent customer service. Communicates verbal and written ideas and thoughts clearly, accurately, and respectfully; seeks and responds to feedback from customers to improve service; seeks to understand the perspectives of others.
  • Collaboration – Cooperates and works together with all co-workers; plan and complete job duties with minimal supervisory direction, including appropriate judgment; collaborates with and supports coworkers by helping out where needed; creates and maintains positive relationships with coworkers; asks for and listens to coworker feedback and incorporates feedback into revised processes; completes work on time and with proper quality; supports cross-training and shares learning with others.
  • Professionalism/Respect – Demonstrates professionalism in appearance and actions; handles difficult or stressful situation in a calm and respectful manner; demonstrates fair treatment of others and supports a positive work environment.
  • Problem Solving/Decision Making – Logically resolves most problem situations and develops alternative solutions when faced with obstacles; uses innovative ideas to resolve problems and develop effective solutions, takes responsibility for actions.
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