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Job Title Site Director II
OrganizationCOMPASS Educational Programs
ContactElizabeth Saksefski
Address3716 Morganford Road
LocationSaint Louis, Wisconsin 63116
Phone2623952851
Emailelizabeth.saksefski@openskyeducation.org
Position Overview-Compass Educational Partners is looking for a Site Director II for the Tower Grove South location. Compass offers quality preschool as well as warm and welcoming before- and after-school care on school campuses. Our mission is to provide each child with high-quality learning in a safe and loving Christian environment. Our programs strive to be an extension of the family setting, designed to give parents a support system, educational choice and peace of mind. For more information, please see our website at compassedprograms.org.

Job Summary
Front-line management role.  Directly accountable for all operational aspects of the site, leading the staff to ensure quality care, Christian faith formation and education for children; achievement of financial targets, applying rigorous, proactive cost controls; incorporating active and continuous improvement in quality of operations; delivering exemplary customer service; and ensuring compliance with all federal, state and local laws including company policies and procedures.  Meets expectations for delivering customer acquisition and retention, quality program, financial management, operational compliance and demonstrates expected behaviors. 

Job Responsibilities/Essential Functions
Consistently executes plans that ensure that Compass Educational Programs’ mission of serving families and children in a loving Christian environment, in alignment with organizational values and beliefs, policies and local and national standards
Models and embeds organization mission and values into all operations (e.g. Faith Formation, Character Formation)
Leads Christian faith formation and character formation initiatives at site
Approaches community leaders on behalf of organization
Articulate  in explaining importance of early childhood education (ECE) in child’s development
Builds relationships quickly with prospective and currently enrolled families
Stays abreast of regulatory changes impacting the delivery of ECE and before/after care programs
Efficient planning and allocation of site resources in alignment with children’s needs and budget guidelines
Actively leads teaching staff to effectively accomplish site targets, objectives and goals
Takes ownership for his or her operation and can successfully grow enrollment
Ensures that the teacher and mentors are monitoring the success of each child by consistently checking documentation and family communication
Develops teaching staff by conducting ongoing observations, coaching and embedded professional development opportunities
Leads learning of entire staff by facilitating professional development days and conducting instructional staff meetings
Ensures teachers instruct children using developmentally appropriate practices while consistently and effectively utilizing Compass Education Model curriculum and strategies
Stays abreast of ECE and before/after care trends by reading research reports and related articles  
Ensures orientation and training is received by all new and experienced teachers and/or others and equips employees with job-critical knowledge and education
Conducts financial analysis of center results, evaluates, assesses and determines course of action with supervisor, meets budgetary expectations
Develops and maintains good working relationships with state licensing authorities, community contacts and Educational Enterprises, Inc. national team. 
Works in collaboration with regional Community Relations Managers to create and implement plans and strategies that result in increased enrollment  
Ensures compliance with all federal, state, and local laws, as well as organizational policies and procedures

Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree preferred
Degree or license in teaching, early childhood education, or school administration preferred
Articulated faith in Christ Jesus and a desire to share the love of Christ with children and community  
Active member of a Christian congregation
Experience teaching/leading in a Christian organization preferred
One or more years of experience managing non-exempt employees, quality control, and finances in service industry preferred (children’s education, care, development preferred)
Demonstrated understanding of the needs of families and children
Demonstrated strong skills in sales and customer service
Demonstrated skills in conflict resolution and collaboration
Budget and financial accountability and revenue-generation experience preferred
Analytical and problem-solving skills
Strong management skills
Excellent communication skills
Computer skills – must be computer literate at a general business level
Ability to sustain a high level of energy
Ability to excel in a continuously changing, competitive environment
Ability to thrive under pressure
Must be able to lift a minimum of 40 pounds
Must be able to travel between multiple locations as needed to support site needs
Overnight travel to professional conferences or meetings is occasionally required
Both indoor and outdoor requirements are typically found at a site, depending on activities and season, may be required to be outdoors for regular, prolonged activities
Compensation to be determined by education and experience.  

Expiration9/17/2018

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