Mini University employs leaders who are professional, knowledgeable and genuinely dedicated to supporting our Team to achieve positive child outcomes. Mini University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a work culture that values diversity, equality, and inclusion. Mini University also requires the following characteristics of all team members:
• Dedication and commitment to our Core Values:
Collaboration, Respect, Excellence and Learning
• A strong work ethic and willingness to be a contributing member of the Mini U. TEAM.
Purpose of Position:
To provide the leadership necessary for the success of a Mini University early childhood program. To apply principles of management and early childhood education to administer the entire operation of this quality program, focusing on the execution of a leader’s “Essential Work”. To maintain NAEYC Accreditation and 5 stars in Step up to Quality.
Educational Qualifications & Skills Required:
- Educational Requirements: Prefer candidate with Masters coursework and B.A. or B.S. degree in Education or related field and Career Pathways Level 4.
- Experience: Prefer 5 years teaching and 3 years leadership experience.
- Leadership and People Skills: Emphasis is often placed on a variety of tasks and technical skills involved in an administrative role. Mini University’s “ESSENTIAL Work” is defined under the following categories: Enrollment, State, Systems, ECE, NAEYC, Team, Inspire, Accountability and Leadership. We also emphasize the amount of time Mini University Center Leaders spend using people skills such as listening, communicating, and motivating. This position requires strong “people skills” and a commitment to the understanding and development of multiple leadership skills and dimensions.
- Excellent organization skills required. Must be able to establish and maintain standards of excellence to ensure a Mini University operated program is a model program in Ohio. Center Leaders are also responsible for maintaining compliance with all Child Care licensing regulations from the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services.
- Ability to supervise people and ongoing center operations; must be highly skilled in oral and written communication with internal and external customers and others outside of the organization.
Center Leaders are expected to guide and support the Teaching Staff in achieving a very high level of quality and excellence in early care and education. Center Leaders must be able to understand, articulate and meet the standards, criteria and guidelines outlined by ODJFS, Step up to Quality, NAEYC Accreditation, and Creative Curriculum.
The profession of Early Childhood Education is rapidly changing in Ohio and across the country. Center Leaders must make a commitment to staying abreast of these changes by reading the latest research on achieving positive child outcomes and being willing to teach and inspire others to serve the needs of young children and their families.
Pay: $45K - $55K + excellent benefits