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Company: Charter Schools USA
Location: Wesley Chapel, FL
Career Level: Director
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


We are looking for a fun, energetic, positive, team player to join our education team. The Assistant Director will assist the Director and work cooperatively in the day to day operations of the program ensuring compliance with local, state, federal and corporate standards. They will assist in being a leader of the school and central point of contact for all stakeholders including children, families, staff, community partners, vendors, central agencies and corporate headquarters. The Assistant Director will continually develop and support teaching staff and ensure a high quality early learning program for each child. They will work in all areas of the school including office, classroom, kitchen as needed.

Job Requirements:

  • CDA
  • Bachelor's or Associate's Degree in Early Childhood or related field - preferred
  • Florida Directors Credential with VPK endorsement
  • Minimum 3 of years experience leading a large capacity preschool
  • Knowledge of the VPK program
  • Meets and knowledge of state licensing requirements
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Applications including Microsoft Office, internet, and ProCare Software
  • Friendly and outgoing personality
  • Highly professional and dependable
  • Exceptional organizational, time management, analytical, and problem-thinking skills
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Able to maintain professional composure in stressful situations
  • Familiar with NAEYC standards and accreditation process
  • Ability and willingness to work a flexible Full-Time schedule that may include weekends & holidays
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must be able to lift 40lbs and stand for long periods of time, indoor/outdoor
  • Must be proficient in English - able to speak, read and write
  • Must pass Level 2 background screening
  • The following childcare training courses must be completed within specified timeframes-
    • Preschool Appropriate Practices
    • Infant/Toddler Appropriate Practices
    • Florida early learning and developmental standards- Birth to kindergarten (2017) Online -- upon hire
    • Florida early learning and developmental standards- Birth to kindergarten (2017) Instructor-Led - within 180 days of employment
    • Special Needs Appropriate Practices -- within 90 days of employment
    • CPR and First Aid -- upon hire
    • Other training requirements identified by leadership team


Job Responsibilities:

The ideal candidate will have experience with opening new preschools. The Assistant Director will partner with the Director and Director of Early Learning to ensure adherence to all opening procedures, project timelines, enrollment goals, etc.

The following is an overview of the Assistant Director's responsibilities. This list is a sample and not inclusive of ALL job requirements and responsibilities. The Assistant Director may be asked to assist the Director in any of these tasks.

Classroom Support (When Needed)

  • Act as Lead or Assistant teacher
  • Develop and implement lesson plan activities
  • Develop and implement STEM and literacy activities and concepts
  • Assess and observe children on a daily basis
  • Adjust learning goals for each child as needed
  • Maintain a healthy and safe environment
  • Collaborate with co-teacher and other staff members
  • Communicate with teachers, staff and parents in a professional manner
  • Classroom newsletters
  • Classroom documentation
  • Create and maintain classroom and children's portfolios
  • Be familiar with Early Childhood theorists and philosophies such as Piaget, Vygotsky, Reggio Amelia, Montessori and others.



  • Oversee all school operations
  • Recruit and train new staff
  • Ensure accurate record keeping
  • Maintain up-to-date enrollment information
  • Ensure classroom and school coverage as needed
  • Develop staffing schedules
  • Maintain appropriate teacher-child ratios at all times
  • Maintain accurate records -- child, staff, facility
  • Provide resources for parents
  • Conduct performance reviews for staff
  • Conduct safety drills -- fire, hurricane, etc...


  • Ensure curriculum is being implemented developmentally appropriately for each age group and child
  • Develop a school calendar and activity schedule
  • Review lesson plans, newsletters, classroom documentation
  • Review daily parent -- teacher communication
  • Develops and maintains open communication with enrolled families
  • Review child and classroom portfolios
  • Develop and maintain appropriate staffing schedule
  • Develop healthy meal plan for snacks and special activities
  • Develop activities such as camps, in-house field trips
  • Facilitate curriculum meetings
  • Familiar with Early Childhood theorists and philosophies such as Piaget, Vygotsky, Reggio Amelia, Montessori and others.

Professional Development and program support

  • Facilitate and support professional development opportunities for staff
  • Conduct classroom observations and provide ongoing feedback
  • Stay abreast of research and development in the early childhood development and education field
  • Familiar with Early Childhood theorists and philosophies such as Piaget, Vygotsky, Reggio Amelia, Montessori and others.
  • Actively participate in professional organizations, conferences and lectures


Enrollment and Marketing

  • Greet all visitors
  • Conduct tours, open houses and informational sessions to promote enrollment
  • Oversee enrollment of new families
  • Orient new families to the program
  • Maintain excellent customer service
  • Develop and maintain community partnerships

Licensing and Accreditation

  • Ensures state licensing requirements are met at all times
  • Maintains open communication and positive relationship with all agencies including childcare licensing
  • Familiar with NAEYC organization, philosophy and accreditation process
  • Maintains accreditation standards and process
  • Ensures all license and accreditation renewals are completed by deadlines

Fiscal Management

  • Adhere to operating budget
  • Ensure staff adherence to schedules
  • Manage AR/AP accounts, payroll, petty cash, and tuition
  • Purchase food, supplies and equipment as needed
  • Schedule maintenance and repairs as needed

Health and Safety

  • Ensure proper Risk, OSHA, fire drills and other safety training are rehearsed and implemented as needed
  • Adheres to mandatory reporting guidelines
  • Ensures child safety checks are being conducted
  • Ensures facility is sanitized daily
  • Communicates with janitor and/or facilities department as needed
  • Schedules annual First Aid and CPR for all staff
  • Implement site wide safety checks
    • Classroom
    • Playground
    • Parking lot
    • Common areas





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