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AFTER SCHOOL DIRECTOR

Position Summary: CUP After-School Programs seek to provide holistic, Christ-centered, positive youth development for students in K-8th grades. In accordance with the mission and vision of Cincinnati Urban Promise, the After-School Administrator will inspire their team to build a great program. Motivating others to do their best, you effectively manage the day-to-day operations to ensure quality throughout the center. 


Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Manages staff by planning work schedules, evaluating staff performance, and developing performance improvement plans. 

  • Is responsible for the development and implementation of curriculum, which includes coaching, communicating and interpreting standards with teachers.

  • Be accountable for the operation of the after school program, ensuring that the school is operating in accordance with organization and state licensing standards.

  • Be responsible for ensuring an educational, caring and safe environment for the children and parents.

  • Spark imagination, build self-esteem and help children discover new things each day.

  • Promote the positive image of the organization and play a major role in making the organization a provider of choice in educational programs for the communities that we service.

  • Recruit, select and retain quality staff in cooperation with the Director of Programming. 

  • Help achieve sustainability for the program and the organization through recruiting and enrolling students, resourcing materials, and writing grants as needed. 

  • On an on-going basis, plan, evaluate and improve the physical environment in the classroom to create opportunities to meet the changing needs of the developing child.

  • Demonstrate cultural competency and respect for the child's background by incorporating the cultural, linguistic and familial values and beliefs into the childcare program and lesson plans.

  • Maintain ongoing, open communication with parents/ caregivers - ensuring that families are at the center of the plans and that parents are empowered and engaged in their children’s education.

  • Ensure that each family receives an opportunity to build strong relationships and experience clear communication with teaching staff.

  • Maintain accurate, complete and timely client and agency records; Completes daily meal and attendance records.

  • Maintains up to date emergency forms, curriculum plans, individual child development profile and other records as needed and remain in compliance with all state requirements and quality controls.

  • Assures a healthy, safe, clean and developmentally appropriate environment for children


Functional Job Requirements: 

  • Staff must believe in and act in accordance with both the Agency's and the program's mission statements.

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.

  • Associates/Bachelor's Degree or have a Career Pathways Lever 3 or above.

  • Must have previous supervisory experience and possess decision-making abilities.

  • Must complete and maintain current status in First Aid, Common Childhood Illnesses, Child Abuse Prevention and CPR.

  • Physical stamina, patience, and a love for interacting with children.

  • Must possess oral, auditory and written communication skills appropriate for interacting with both children and adults.

  • Must be capable of directing the daily administrative, program related, and supervisory responsibilities of an Early Childhood Care and Education program including complying with all ODJFS and SUTQ rules.

  • Must complete background check and medical evaluation.

  • Bilingual candidates strongly preferred.


Compensation

  • $30,000 per year, $5,000 per year health care stipend