Assistant Director of Early Childhood

October 24, 2022

Job Description

Position Title:       Assistant Director Early Childhood
Division:               Administration
Supervisor:           Director of Early Childhood
Position Summary:  The Assistant Director of Early Childhood provides assistance to the Director of Early Childhood in leadership of the Early Childhood program. S/he is responsible for helping to ensure that the policies, regulations, and procedures of the Early Childhood division are enacted properly and efficiently.
▪       Bachelor’s Degree
▪       Administrative Degree or Certification
▪       Masters degree
▪       Training in Management and Leadership Skills
▪       Minimum of 5 years successful classroom teaching
▪       Experience working with Early Childhood Education
▪       Proven success working with a diverse population
▪       Ability to formulate and lead data-driven decisions
▪       As a school grounded in the Christian faith, we hire Christian teachers and administrators. Concordia seeks to hire candidates who are able to model their faith, are interested in the complex questions of faith and spirituality, and who are keen to learn and interact with others of different faith traditions.
▪       Success as an assistant principal or principal
▪       Experience in a Christian school context
Terms of Employment:
▪       Thirty working days of vacation other than school holidays
▪       Salary based upon experience
▪    Ability to articulate the developmental needs of early childhood students and translate these needs into vision.
▪    Ability to establish and maintain an effective learning climate in the school
▪    Ability to effectively manage and multi-task within a demanding, dynamic and changing environment.
▪    Ability to interpret and implement all Board policies
▪    Ability to supervise all school personnel for the purpose of monitoring performance, providing for professional growth and achieving overall objectives of the school’s instructional program
▪    Ability to facilitate the development, revisions and evaluation of the curriculum and instructional services
▪    Ability to develop school plans and organizational procedures for the health, safety, discipline and conduct of students
▪    Ability to prepare and manage the early childhood school budget
▪    Ability to serve as liaison between the school and community, interpreting activities and policies of the school and encouraging community involvement with the school
▪    Ability to provide direction to others and to make independent judgments
▪    Ability to work harmoniously with others and to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) with students, parents, teachers and community
▪    Ability to maintain confidentiality
▪    Ability to communicate with individuals of varied cultural and educational backgrounds
▪    Ability to keep and maintain accurate records and to meet deadlines
▪    Ability to use technology as required to perform duties
Concordia Fit                                                                                                           
         Spiritual Leader
▪       Demonstrates moral integrity, honesty, kindness, faithfulness
▪       Is a person of moral principles
▪       Models a Christian faith walk
▪       Models servant leadership characteristics
Mission Centered-Vision Focused
▪       Is inspirational
▪       Takes personal ownership in fulfilling the mission
▪       Can “see” the future and articulate, plan, and execute next steps
▪       Demonstrates a positive, optimistic, can‐do attitude
▪       Demonstrates a passion for teacher and student success
Instructional Leader
▪       Focuses instructional leadership on the question of “How does this improve student learning?”
▪       Leads curriculum based on the most recent understanding about learning
▪       Ability to develop, implement, and monitor curriculum and learner progress
▪       Is a leader of learning
▪       Promotes professional development focused on improving student achievement
▪       Observes teachers regularly and provides appropriate feedback
▪       Models lifelong learning.
Team Focused
▪       Respectful of all, builds people up, is equitable in relationships
▪       Is transparent, flexible, and adaptable
▪       Demonstrates commitment to school improvement
▪       Works collaboratively with all in the school and community
▪       Advocates and nurtures a positive school culture conducive to student learning and teacher growth
▪       Demonstrates ability to resolve conflict
Management Competencies
▪       Manages the school, operations and resources to provide a productive environment for learning
▪       Demonstrate ability to delegate, empower co‐workers and develop leaders
▪       Clearly communicates, both orally and in written form, to a diverse group of cultures and in diverse settings
▪       Work with students, support staff, parents, and other administrators to address the identified concerns.
▪       Establish collaborative relationships with all staff, students and parents.
▪       Safeguard the confidentiality of privileged information
Professional Attributes and Staff Development
▪       Work collaboratively with other staff members to ensure that personal professional goals are established and completed each
▪       Commit and contribute to the school community—play an active, positive and supportive role in addressing the needs of the
whole child and the ethos of Concordia beyond the classroom.
▪       Attend as appropriate and participate fully in campus meetings, workshops and seminars called by the school.
▪       Undertake additional duties that may reasonably be assigned or requested by the Head of School/ES Principal.
Key Areas of Responsibility
  • Helps review Admissions Folders throughout the calendar year.
  • Develops student-focused or learning-focused family and faculty handbooks.
  • Assists in the coordination of effort to ensure high quality home/school communication and instructional strategies and tools
  • Assists in overseeing the writing and distribution of flyers, posters, and other announcements for the EC community
  • Serves on EC Leadership Team.
  • Meets regularly with Concordia’s other Assistant Principals to aid with alignment of communication and instructional strategies and tools.
  • Orients staff and students who are new to Concordia and also helps with the transition processes of those leaving.
  • Assists with the planning and implementation of EC Parent Connects.
  • Works with EC secretary(ies) in planning events.
Recruitment, Staff and Program Development Supervision, & Evaluation
   Teacher & Staff Support
▪       Observes staff in their classrooms upon request of the Director of EC and offers insights for the enhancement of the teaching-
learning situation.
▪       Trains new staff on the policies and procedures of the EC division.  (i.e. copy center use, field trips, etc.)
▪       Assists teachers with reporting procedures.
▪       Approves field experiences and ensures that field experience logistics are appropriate and effective for student safety.
▪       Serves as a member of the EC Professional Development Team.
▪       Assists with the organization and implementation of the professional growth plan for support staff.
▪       Assists with the organization of the substitute teaching program within the EC division
▪       Assists with the coordination of the student teaching program within the EC division. Serves as a liaison between Concordia
and participating universities.
   Student Support
▪       Assists with student conduct management
▪       Provides counseling services to students and families, as needed.
▪       Provides opportunities for teachers and students to engage in social-emotional learning opportunities (ie. Possible guidance
▪       Assists Director with developing and maintaining a safe learning environment (physical plant, safety drills, etc.)
▪       Assists with the supervision of student arrival and dismissal
▪       Assists with the partnership of instructional coaches to ensure proper implementation of school initiatives
▪       Coordinates with Team Leaders, Staff, and other Administrators for special events, such as International Day, All-School
Assemblies, etc.