Child Development Center Director

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline



United States


Job Summary

Responsible for the day to day operations of the Child Development Center which maintains the overall health, safety and growth of children enrolled and reflects the Jeremiah mission, encompassing the values, vision, and purpose of the program. Responsibilities include: maintaining licensing requirements and adhering to all other governing bodies; development, implementation, and evaluation of all Child Development Center services; supervision, coaching, hiring, promotion and termination of staff; development and management of the annual budget.

Key Responsibilities:                                                  

  • Recruit, hire/fire, train, and supervise Child Development Center staff (approximately 12 employees), includes conducting annual performance reviews and oversight of teaching methods and database entry.
  • Ensure execution of curriculum implementation and assessments are conducted.
  • Collaborate with Family Services Manager to develop and implement policies and procedures for program operations.
  • Develop and manage annual program budget with Executive Director, including balancing operating revenues with staffing ratios, and overall expense management and stewardship of all resources.
  • Collect, record, analyze and report all necessary statistical program data.
  • Collaborate with all staff to ensure seamless services for Jeremiah families.
  • Facilitate monthly Teacher Team meetings to ensure quality service delivery and compliance with the rules and regulations of various applicable laws and regulatory bodies.
  • Ensure timely and accurate billing to clients, counties and subsidy programs for the Center and proactively manage collections with support of Family Services team.
  • Ensure collaboration with Volunteerism regarding Center meeting coverage and volunteer placement.
  • Ensure the maintenance of the Child Development Center in accordance with licensing rules.
  • Develop and coordinate necessary training for staff to ensure knowledge and competencies for working with Jeremiah families.
  • Collaborate with Family Service Team to ensure cross-team and interdisciplinary work.

Program Development:     

  • Collaborate and assist the Family Services Manager in assessing and modifying program components based on continuous learning through input from participants, staff, volunteers and outcome data.
  • Collaborate and assist the Family Services Manager on special projects that improve the service delivery within the Child Development Center.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with collaborative partners and community resources.
  • Engage in regular communication with Jeremiah women and program colleagues to ensure program effectiveness.

Direct Service:

  • Conduct bi-annual screening of Child Center participants using the ASQ tool and working in conjunction with teaching staff and parents to develop, implement, and review growth plans.
  • Develop payment plans with families and county workers to ensure fees are current as needed and in collaboration with Family Services and Finance.
  • Act as a liaison between classroom teachers, parents and support service staff.
  • Provide guidance to staff to ensure career, educational and personal goals are modified and/or met.
  • Provide and promote confidentiality at all times.
  • Maintain efficient, confidential and organized files.


  • Conduct education about Jeremiah Program and the special needs of children in the Center and in the community, with staff and on committees as assigned.
  • Provide leadership, seeking options and solutions using a strength-based team approach.
  • Participate in staff meetings by providing input and engaging in the leadership of the meeting at least once annually.
  • Collaborate with staff in Family Services, Administration, the Child Development Center, and the Development Department to provide organizational leadership, continuity of program operations and engage in strategic planning.
  • Maintain professional conduct at all times and contribute to the inclusivity and safe learning environment of Jeremiah Program, in conjunction with the mission.
  • Keep informed of emerging policy issues affecting Children’s Services including environmental, governmental and community trends.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director. 


  • BS/BA degree in early childhood, master’s degree, and NAEYC accreditation preferred, plus five years’ experience in administration or a combination of education, specialized training and experience equal to five years of working experience in the Child Development field.
  • Bilingual Preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of child development practices.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of community resources.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment, interact with management, direct service staff and participants to improve service delivery and further the development of participants.
  • Ability to problem solve; multi-task, complete work on time and work independently.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer programs (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite, ProCare).
  • Thorough knowledge of child development billing system (Counties, Scholarship program), preferred
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds.
  • Ability to work with a diverse and low-income population.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree