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Preschool Coordinator

Company: Family Forward
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Vision
FamilyForward leads the community in providing innovative solutions for advancing safer, healthier relationships for children and families.
Mission
FamilyForward moves vulnerable children in the direction of hope by delivering comprehensive therapeutic and educational services to support biological, foster, and adoptive families.
Core Values

  • Out Front: We are leaders in the use of innovative tools and methods to get better results for the children and families we serve. We prefer to set the pace, testing new ideas and collecting data; always striving to make the biggest impact we can.
  • Whole Hearted: We are tirelessly committed to the vision and mission of FamilyForward. We use our unique talents and expertise to serve our clients and community with compassion, acceptance, and respect.Rock Solid: We are responsible stewards of an organization with a long and proud history of service. Reliable, trustworthy, and hard-working, we do whatever it takes to get the job done, even when no one is watchingGeneral Summary
    We are currently seeking a full time Coordinator for our Early Childhood Center/Therapeutic Preschool. This is a unique experience to serve children who have experienced early adversity and join the Developmental Trauma Center of FamilyForward. This position will oversee coordinating key operational aspects of the preschool including transportation, catering, and additional float staff for coverage.
    Essential Job Functions
    • Adhere to the ethical standards of FamilyForward and those of the specific profession.
    • Maintain core values standards.
    • Assist in maintaining school compliance with all Company and State Licensing policies
    • Assist in the supervision of operations, health, safety and educational aspects of the school
    • Assist in managing enrollment-related practices (responding to school inquiries, providing school tours, building enrollment, creating relationships with school families, etc.)
    • Networking and building relationships and brand awareness within the community (hosting school events, attending community events, etc.)
    • Assist in managing school staff (hiring, training, discipline, etc.) and other business-related tasks as necessary.
    • Regular attendance is an essential requirement of the position in order to offer children and parents consistency.
    • Classroom coverage when needed
      Qualifications and Education Requirements
      • Bachelors degree in related field (childhood education and development, social work, counseling) preferred.
      • Meet and exceed all Child Care Licensing requirements
      • CDA in early childhood development or a related field
      • A class E drivers license or the ability to obtain one
      • At least three years of experience in a preschool/child care setting and have at least one year of management and sales experience
      • Possess leadership strength, a teamwork mindset, strong communication and networking skills, organization skills and problem-solving ability.
      • Be professional both in mind and appearance and have a strong work history.
        Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
        • Knowledge of agency vision, mission, and services.
        • Ability to meet the developmental and emotional needs of children.
        • Ability to develop long-term, trust-based relationships with children, families, and caregivers.
        • Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented, highly collaborative, and mutually respectful environment.
        • Ability to solve problems in a fast-paced setting.
        • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing needs and time pressures.
        • Ability to exercise discretion and sound judgement.
        • Ability to disseminate information clearly and concisely.
        • Ability to communicate professionally with coworkers, customers, donors, and vendors.
        • Ability to create and sustain positive working relationships with all levels of the agency; internal and external.
          Working ConditionsWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, and climb or balance. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 45 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move no more than 45 pounds.* Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.
          Additional NotesThe statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed; but are not to be seen as a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees so classified. Also, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

Keywords: Family Forward, St. Louis , Preschool Coordinator, Other , Saint Louis, Missouri

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