Director Assistant

Doodle Bugs Childrens Centers

Part of the center management team.

Job Summary: The Director Assistant position assists the Center Director in running the day-to-day operations of the center and also fills in for the Director when necessary. This role will be expected to complete all activities in accordance with company policies, licensing regulations and all applicable laws and internal operational and quality expectations. This position reports into the Center Director.
What You Can Expect From Us:
  • A happy work environment where team members feel supported, encouraged and appreciated
  • On-going professional development and a “promote from within” philosophy
Up to $18/hour
Full Time Benefits:
  • Up to 75% paid medical coverage
  • Paid Time Off and Holiday Pay
  • 401k: 50% match, up to 4% of gross income after 1 year of employment
  • Generous child care discount
Director Assistants require one of the following:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood, Elementary Education or related field
  • Bachelor’s Degree with 30 credit hours in Early Childhood Education and 2 years experience with children
  • Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood or related field 2 years experience with children
  • Associate’s Degree with 30 credit hours in Early Childhood Education and 3 years experience with children
Job Responsibilities: The essential activities of the Director Assistant are to support the Center’s overall management through the following responsibilities and any additional tasks, as assigned:
  • Accurately complete all tasks in the Monthly Operations binder.
  • Collect and maintain all paperwork required for licensing, accreditation and Doodle Bugs! procedural compliance.
  • Maintain regular communication with Center Director.
  • Assist in correcting violations and communicate with Center Director to consult on follow up.
  • Assist in coordinating inspections and corrective actions as needed.
  • Assist in recruiting and interviewing faculty for all positions within center.
  • Accurately maintain child and employee files.
  • Report all accidents to Center Director.
  • Identify, report and track the timely completion of all facility repairs and needs.
  • Ensure that adequate supplies are maintained (food, curriculum supplies, marketing, etc.).
  • Maintain accurate records related to billing and accounts receivable.
  • Contribute to newsletters and social media updates.
  • Promote your center within the community.
  • Convert inquiries to tours.
  • Conduct high quality, personalized center tours.
  • Complete all enrollment paperwork with parents.
  • Orient new families to the program.
  Family Relations:
  • Ensure families’ satisfaction through regular communication and accessibility.
  • Communicate accreditation standards and processes to families.
  • Address all parent concerns promptly in Center Director’s absence.
  • Communicate information regarding center and community events.
Professional Development:
  • Facilitate and participate in training on developmentally appropriate practices, accreditation standards, licensing requirements and company procedures.
  • Identify and mentor high potential faculty.
  • Participate in annual Doodle Bugs! conference.
  • Attend at least one local or regional conference per year.
  • Stay current on Doodle Bugs! policies, licensing regulations, state and federal employment laws, accreditation standards, early childhood education trends and other pertinent information.
  • Participate in community events.
  • Ensure that the center is consistently Safe, Clean, Organized, Professional and Educational (S.C.O.P.E).
  • Ensure compliance with company policies, licensing regulations and required child to staff ratios.
  • Educate and mentor employees daily on developmentally appropriate practices, accreditation standards, licensing requirements and company procedures.
  • Ensure that Bravo! Curriculum is appropriately implemented daily.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; participates in meetings.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar.
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
  • Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate recognition to others.
  • Managing People - Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; is available to staff for questions, concerns or feedback; provides regular performance feedback; develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); continually works to improve supervisory skills.
  • Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality.
  • Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; demonstrates knowledge of market and competition.
  • Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; promotes a harassment-free environment.
  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values.
  • Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.
  • Planning/Organizing - Uses time efficiently.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; changes approach or method to best fit the situation.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals. Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  •    Language Skills - Ability to read and interpret documents such as letters from customers and management, center policies, procedure manuals, and state child care regulations. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before customers and employees of Doodle Bugs!.
  • Mathematical Skills - Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret charts and graphs.
  • Reasoning Ability - Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Computer Skills - To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Internet Explorer.
  • Certificates, Licenses, Registrations – Must maintain requirements of licensing agency and company.