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Assistant Director for Little Govs Child Learning Center

Austin Peay State University
Job Location:
Clarksville, 37044
Child Care and Youth Programs
Position Summary

The Assistant Director for Little Govs Child Learning Center (LGCLC) reports to the Director for Little Govs Child Learning Center and plays a crucial role in the management and operation of the child learning center. This position assists the Director in overseeing aspects of daily operations, staff management, and ensuring the safety and well-being of the children in our care.

Austin Peay State University is a four-year public, doctoral-level university, with six colleges and four Chairs of Excellence. The University has an enrollment of over 9,000 students and is located in Clarksville, Tennessee, a community of an estimated 166,000 people located approximately 40 miles northwest of Nashville, TN.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Administrative Tasks
  • Assist in maintaining accurate records related to enrollment, attendance, and billing.
  • Collaborate with the Center Director on budget planning and financial management.
  • Handle parent inquiries, concerns, and communication effectively and professionally.
  • Support the coordination of special events and activities within the center.
Staff Development
  • Assist in training new child learning center staff.
  • Provide mentorship and ongoing support to teachers and support staff.
  • Conduct regular staff meetings to facilitate communication and professional development.
  • Collaborate with Director toe valuate staff performance and provide constructive feedback.
Safety and Compliance
  • Promote a safe and healthy environment by adhering to safety guidelines and protocols.
  • Ensure compliance with state licensing regulations and maintain necessary certifications.
  • Conduct regular safety drills and training for staff and children.
Program Development
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of age-appropriate, educational, and engaging curriculum.
  • Ensure compliance with state and local regulations regarding curriculum standards and child development best practices.
Parent and Community Engagement
  • Foster positive relationships with parents and guardians through open communication and regular updates.
  • Organize and participate in parent-teacher conferences and family engagement events.
  • Collaborate with community organizations to enhance the center's programs and resources.
  • Implement and modify program policies in response to changing needs, as well as federal, state and local regulations and mandates.
Quality Assurance
  • Assist in maintaining accreditation and exceeding quality standards set by relevant agencies.
  • Monitor and assess program effectiveness, making improvements as necessary.
  • Seek opportunities for professional development and stay current with early childhood education trends.
Department & Divisional Leadership
  • Proactively identify opportunities to apply innovation and creativity to address areas of improvement and growth.
  • Serve on the cabinet leadership team within the Division of Student Affairs.
  • Participate in related professional organizations for continuing development.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Integrity, kindness, creativity, and decisiveness, along with the capacity to inspire others.
  • Motivation to create a caring and safe student experience.
  • Ability to serve with agility; important to lead, listen, and serve with a high level of energy.
  • A commitment to practicing open communication and inspiring trust.
  • Desire to collaborate with colleagues and create a culture that rewards teamwork.
  • Demonstrated sincere enjoyment from working with students
Required Minimum Qualifications
  • Associate's degree, and at least 4 years of related experience as a full-time professional in Early Childhood Education;
  • Early Childhood education certifications.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in computer applications (e.g., Microsoft Office).
  • CPR and First Aid certification (or willingness to obtain within 2 months of hire).
  • Knowledge of best practices within early childhood education, curriculum development, and learning center development.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local agency regulations of early childhood education.
  • Leadership skills that exemplify collaboration, communication, action and advocacy.
  • Ability to work with federal, state, and local agencies.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information.
  • Ability to lead, develop, and work with a diverse staff.
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to administer multiple deadlines and tasks.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and assess data.
  • A background check and criminal records check will be required of the successful applicant.
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