Executive Director


Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: Salary commensurate with experience.

Published:

04/09/2018

Start Date:

07/02/2018

Application Deadline:

05/15/2018

Address

1753 North Fern Court
Chicago
Illinois
60614
United States

Description

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Executive Director will manage and oversee the curriculum, administration, and infrastructure of the school in collaboration with the Board of Directors and Board of Trustees. S/he will be a collaborative leader who believes in the importance of building the school community through cooperation with the faculty and its member families.


ABOUT LINCOLN PARK COOPERATIVE NURSERY SCHOOL

The mission of Lincoln Park Cooperative Nursery School (LPCNS or The Co-op) is to provide a safe and nurturing developmentally appropriate program for pre-school children, governed by a parent board, and staffed by professional early childhood educators with assistance from parents. The Co-op embraces a play based curriculum that is based upon the three principles of Social Constructivist philosophy: community, cooperation, and relationships. Since its founding in 1951, LPCNS has stayed true to its vision: to provide play-based and emergent curriculum supported by developmentally appropriate practices grounded in a deep knowledge of child development.

LPCNS is a licensed and NAEYC accredited nursery school.


ROLE & MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Lead and manage the school’s instructional program

  • ● Supervise the educational program to ensure children are learning in a
  • manner consistent with a play-based, constructivist curriculum
  • ● Coach and develop teachers through regular classroom observation to
  • ensure they are meeting goals and expectations
  • ● Offer continuous professional development opportunities
  • ● Ensure the school meets State of Illinois Child Care Licensing Standards
  • and NAEYC Accreditation Standards
  • Recruit and support school families
  • ● Market the school to prospective new families
  • ● Plan and conduct school family tours
  • ● Encourage parent participation in the classroom and at school activities
  • ● Guide parents through the transition to their next schools
  • ● Follow the Policies for Inclusion and consult with families of children of
  • special needs
  • Work closely with the Board of Directors and Board of Trustees
  • ● Report to the Board of Directors on a monthly basis and attend all
  • meetings
  • ● Report to the Board of Trustees as requested
  • ● Support and attend board committee meetings, as needed
  • ● Collaborate on the development of the Long Range Plan beginning next
  • school year
  • ● Support fundraising efforts of the school
  • Manage the school administration and infrastructure
  • ● Manage the budget to ensure strong financial operation
  • ● Supervise building maintenance and ensure licensing requirements are
  • up-to-date
  • S/he will report to the Board of Directors.
  • DOES THIS SOUND LIKE YOU?
  • You believe that a school’s success depends on its entire community
  • ● You know that a great school is made up of a three equally important
  • parts: faculty and staff, students, and families.
  • ● You recognize the importance of building relationships throughout the
  • community
  • You lead through collaboration.
  • ● Your management style focuses on coaching and developing
  • ● You are committed to the co-teaching model
  • ● You listen to others and take their opinions into consideration
  • ● You value multiple experiences and perspectives
  • You have strong business acumen.
  • ● You enjoy developing budgets and spreadsheets
  • ● You understand that a small independent school also operates like a small
  • business and the director is involved in all aspects
  • ● You are energized by the challenge of marketing the school to potential
  • new families
  • You are solutions-oriented.
  • ● When problems require swift action, you do not hesitate
  • ● You remain cool, calm, and collected in the face of unforeseen challenges
  • EXPERIENCE
  • ● Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and/or Child Development
  • ● At least nine hours of business or program administration college credits
  • ● Classroom teaching experience
  • ● Administrative experience


SALARY & BENEFITS

  • Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include a generous time off package including a flexible summer schedule, health insurance, long and short term disability and life insurance and NAEYC dues.


TO APPLY

The review of candidates will begin immediately. Applications should consist of a current resume and cover letter that is tailored to this specific position. Please submit to careers@lincolnparkcoop.org.

LPCNS is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on any basis prohibited by applicable law.


Lincoln Park Cooperative Nursery School admits students of any race, color or natural origin and welcomes families who represent the diversity found in our city community of Chicago. It does not discriminate in the administration of its education or admission policy, scholarship program or other school administered programs. We embrace the value that diversity brings to our school environment and encourage the application of candidates who represent the diversity of our school and city community. 

Benefits

  • Benefits include a generous time off package including a flexible summer schedule, health insurance, long and short term disability and life insurance, and five percent of salary contributed to a SEP retirement plan and NAEYC dues.


Level of Language Proficiency

Proficient in English

Professional Level

Executive

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply

careers@lincolnparkcoop.org

http://lincolnparkcoop.org

TO APPLY

The review of candidates will begin immediately. Applications should consist of a current resume and cover letter that is tailored to this specific position. Please submit to careers@lincolnparkcoop.org.


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