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Job Title Executive Director
Job ID 7151
Job Category Executive Director
Job Description Horizons Children's Centre is looking for an Executive Director to oversee the daily management of 3 centres including administration and financial management as well as all aspects of high quality early learning and child care programming. The 3 centres are located in the St. James area, one on Hampton Street and two at Grace Hospital. In addition, the Executive Director interacts with a number of stakeholders including a Board of Directors, families, other child care providers and various levels of government. The Executive Director also works in partnership with various multi-disciplinary resources who may be providing special support to children and may be involved in numerous community committees with a relationship to child care.

Key Areas of Responsibility:
• Manages an organized, purposeful, and inclusive program specific to the centre’s mission, including a safe, healthy, high quality learning and child care environment and a well planned curriculum by which the needs of children and families are met
• Ensures that the program complies at all times with the requirements of the Community Child Care Standards Act and Regulations
• Manages all aspects of the centre’s operations including ensuring compliance with government regulations and all operating policies as established by the Board of Directors
• Manages the centre’s finances including preparing the centre’s budget, forecasting, monitoring and recording revenue and expenditures, identifying and pursuing funding sources, implementing the collection of subsidy and parent fees and preparing regular financial statements
• Provides leadership to the staff team which includes recruitment of new employees, orientation and training, performance management and the maintenance of personnel records
• Works in partnership with Centre Managers to establish and maintain a safe and healthy high quality early learning and child care environment where the needs of all children and families are met. This includes developing and implementing an organized, purposeful inclusive program which utilizes safe and injury free practices, creative, well balanced and stimulating activities, and learning experiences which offer physical, social, emotional and sensory development
• Works in partnership with a variety of multi-disciplinary resources who may be providing specific supports to children. This includes, but is not limited to social workers, occupational therapists, physio therapists, speech therapists, child development counsellors
• Manages the relationships with the public, parents and educational institutions by sharing information, promoting the goals and objectives of the centre, and working cooperatively with the community and other stakeholders to ensure common goals are achieved
• Negotiates a variety of agreements related to purchases, leases and rental of property and equipment with vendors, school divisions, and government representatives
• Works in partnership with a volunteer Board of Directors to create, design and implement various policies and procedures and to oversee the governance of the organization. This also includes volunteer management activities such as recruitment, orientation, training and engagement
• Maintains a high level of professionalism including confidentiality, ethical and professional behaviour, continuous personal and professional development in order to stay abreast of current research and trends in early learning and child care, and participation in provincial and national child care organizations
Eligible Candidates Education & Training:
• Must be qualified as an ECE III or an ECE II working towards obtaining their ECE III in a timely manner
• Must be certified in First Aid and CPR relevant to the age group of children cared for
• Participation in at least 24 hours of professional development activities annually is recommended
• A relevant credential in Management (i.e. certificate or diploma in Management) is recommended

Experience Required:
• Minimum 1 year experience in a child care or related setting is required under the Community Child Care Standards Act
• At least 5 years experience in a child care or related setting combined with some supervisory/management experience may be considered

Key Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
• In depth knowledge of the principles of early childhood development and learning, with the ability to oversee the development of appropriate programs and curriculum based on a variety of learning styles, ages and cultural backgrounds
• Demonstrated knowledge of and experience working with specialized programs that may be related to the centre’s mission; e.g. specialized language, religion, cultural, ethnic programming
• Strong leadership skills with the demonstrated ability to recruit, train, develop and motivate a staff team to their full potential
• Well-developed planning and organizational skills combined with the ability to manage multiple priorities and to meet required timelines
• Well-developed communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with children, parents, and other caregivers from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds as well as representatives of government and regulatory bodies and other health-related and educational institutions; must also be skilled at public speaking, working with the media and making presentations to various groups
• Demonstrated ability to build effective relationships with children, families, government representatives, other child care providers, and members of the community; must be perceptive with the ability to “read the situation” and to adjust approach accordingly
• Demonstrated ability to solve problems, resolve conflicts, manage crisis situations, make appropriate decisions and involve appropriate stakeholders when required
• Highly creative and skilled at creating, evaluating and modifying environments, programs and activities to meet the ever changing needs of children and families as well as the challenges faced by financial restraints and changing legislative requirements
• Ability to multi-task, to be flexible and adaptable in light of changing needs and priorities and to cope effectively with changing situations that may occur
• Strong “self-management” skills with the ability to remain calm in stressful situations and stressful working environments. This includes ensuring overall mental and physical health
• Excellent management and administrative skills including human resource management, financial management, facilities management and workplace safety and health management, combined with excellent knowledge of the various governmental regulations that impact on child care and child care settings
• Working knowledge of computer systems including applicable and centre specific child care management systems, the internet and accounting procedures i.e. Childcarepro, Microsoft Office, Payworks, principles of accounting
• A Driver’s Licence and access to a vehicle as travel is required between the 3 centres.
Area of the City/Province St. James, Winnipeg, MB
Application Deadline November 15, 2019
Contact Information Please email your resume with salary expectations by Friday, November 15, 2019 to horizonschair@gmail.com.