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PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION:
Responsible for providing leadership in the day to day operations and programming at the Regional Center for the Advancement of Children. Supports the Director by the following: Staff management/human relations, educational programming, program operations/facilities management, marketing/public practices, and a model for family support through family-centered practices.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

Staff and Human Relations
1. Knowledge of application of group dynamics, communication styles, and techniques for conflict resolution
2. Ability to relate to staff, parents, children, and community of diverse racial, cultural and ethnic backgrounds
3. Insures the adherence of college's personnel policies and procedures.
4. Develop a staffing plan to reflect enrollment patterns. Arrange weekly schedule to cover child/staff ratios. Submit hire request to the Director when needed.
5. Review and approve timesheets for all non-exempt full-time and part-time teaching positions.
6. Promote active involvement from staff through mentoring
7. Create and implement an orientation for new staff
8. Mentor new teachers
9. Be in charge of all operations and supervision of the center in the absence of the Director.
10. Tracks lead teacher and teacher assistant requirements.
11. Observes classrooms and provides feedback to employees and supervisors.
Educational Programming
1. Knowledge of practices that promote the inclusion of children with special needs
2. Designs appropriate room arrangements to support the goals of the classroom
3. Develop and implement grouping practices that promote continuity and stability
4. Planning and implementing a child-centered curriculum (Creative Curriculum)
5. Maintain permanent notebook of center programming information to include lesson plans, emergency information, required documentation, etc.

Program and Facilities Management
1. Knowledge and application and procedures that meet regulations pertaining to the health and safety of young children
2. Knowledge of the nutritional and health requirements for food services (CACFP)
3. Designing and arranging space to meet children, staff, and parent's needs
4. Developing a system to maintain accurate documentation for children, staff, and families.
5. Maintenance and tracking of center checklists, work orders and purchases.
6. Maintaining an up-to-date emergency response plan for the center. Implementing and following emergency procedures.
7. Operation of a college-owned vehicle is a requirement.
Marketing and Public Practices
1. Knowledge of fundamentals of effective marketing, public relations, and community outreach
2. The ability to communicate the program's mission and promote positive public image to parents and community
3. Participate in the development of a business plan and effective promotional literature, handbooks, and newsletters
4. Conducting an assessment to determine community needs
5. Evaluating center practices and implementing a program improvement plan

Family Support
1. The ability to support parents as valued partners in the educational process
2. Promotes open communication with parents through monthly newsletters and semi-annual parent conferences
3. Provides a variety of ways that families can participate in the program
4. Involving families in the evaluation of program
5. Encourages parents to participant in the program
6. Locates resources for families
7. Respond to comment box suggestions.
8. Track monthly progress notes to parents

Other Essential Job Duties

Perform other duties as necessary


Other Responsibilities

HCC Core Values Responsibilities
Learn new guidelines and processes in performing duties to assist students
Create a student-centered environment
Work toward operational excellence; continuous improvement of processes
Implement innovative strategies to meet the needs of students and improve processes
Interact with co-workers and perform tasks with the highest level of integrity
Work cooperatively with faculty, staff, students, families, and our learning community
Promote and support HCC's mission, vision, and values and promote and support coworkers in the most positive manner.

HCC ELI (Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative) Responsibilities
Implement a team approach in the performance of tasks; work with others to analyze a situation, establish priorities, and apply resources for solving a problem or accomplishing a task
Accept responsibility for job performance and assigned tasks; exhibit individual behaviors that support the official goals and objectives of the college and its members
Communicate with families, students, faculty, and staff in a professional and timely manner
Approach problems as a learning opportunity and implement strategies to reduce problems
Maximize resources to process information; acquire, evaluate, organize, manage, interpret, and communicate information to coworkers, faculty, staff, and students
Exhibit flexibility and receptivity to changing technologies, methods, processes, work environments, and organizational structure and practices

Strategic Planning Responsibilities
Financial Perspective: Maximize use of funds by efficiently managing current funds and enable new areas of growth and expansion
Client Perspective: Work with internal partners to share information and improve processes; work with external partners and families to eliminate operational redundancies, improve accuracy, timely processing and lower costs; establish value-based partnerships with families and external partners
Internal Perspective: Establish new services, research opportunities, enhance processes, capture customer information, track performance; support new and existing services, continually improve processes, and create flexible infrastructure
Learning and Growing Perspective: Evaluate skill requirements; implement knowledge-sharing technologies; and develop a culture of accountability and appreciation

QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum
Must be at least 21 years of age. AAS degree in Early Childhood, Minimum of 3 years' experience working with young children in an educational setting. Must meet Lead Teacher qualifications. Hold or ability to obtain Level I Administrative Certificate or up to Level III Certification. Position requires previous administration/management/supervisory experience. Applicant must possess excellent communications, problem solving, and computer skills. Previous teaching and or center directorship experience may be considered in lieu of education requirement.

Preferred
B-K degree. Budget and grant writing experience. 5 years' experience working with early childhood educational setting.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
Minimum
Associates Degree in computer related field or equivalent experience required. Technical training or experience with sound and lighting equipment.

Preferred
Meet minimum qualifications and have technical training in computer hardware and software. Good problem solving skills. Ability to perform several tasks at once and prioritize workload. Understanding of Windows, and Linux/UNIX environments. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Personal orientation toward customer service.

Physical Demands
Ability to: Work flexible hours; some night work and weekend work may be required to meet deadlines. Work long hours sitting at a computer console. Access all areas of the campus. Carry computer equipment. At times, may have to climb ladders and use other equipment to install cables and other hardware. Handle mental stress due to the pressures of meeting deadlines and the complexity of the job tasks. Extensive walking throughout campus buildings, standing, and sitting.

Hazard Assessment
Eyestrain from computer usage and lighting.
Back problems from extended sitting and carrying of computer equipment.

Personal Protective Equipment
Appropriate support shoes suggested for extensive walking.
Ergonomic chair and computer workstation for extended sitting and computer usage.
Back support device.


To Apply Submit:
Official Haywood Community College employment application online found at (link removed)
Application must be complete for consideration - do not reference resume. Unofficial transcripts must be included for the application process. Most unofficial transcripts can be downloaded from college/university websites. Official transcripts of all secondary education must be submitted to Human Resources within 10 days of any offer of employment.
References may not be current HCC employee. Must provide three professional references with email addresses. At least one reference must be a current or previous supervisor.
College screening committee is responsible for application review, interviews, and recommends the final candidate to the college president.
HCC is a tobacco free campus
HCC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Institution.

Beverly Balliot
HAYWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE
185 Freedlander Dr
Clyde, NC 28721-9441
Fax: (828) 627-3606
Phone: (828) 627-4562

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