Assistant VP of Educational Supports Position | LVCC | Allentown, PA - Lehigh Valley Children's Centers, Inc.

Assistant VP of Educational Supports

A $1,000 monetary incentive will be paid to newly employed staff members who start work after July 1, 2021. The $1,000 payout will be paid upon successful completion of probationary period.
Reports to: President/CEO
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Assistant VP of Educational Supports ensures the successful identification, development, and implementation, of necessary operations to support LVCC’s early education and child care initiatives. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting our early education child care to develop and execute resources, policies, and implementation of grant funded programs. 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITES:
  • Knowledge of training required to obtain PA Level II certification, DHS regulatory compliance, and Keystone STARS performance standards.

  • Developing educational field trips, activities, and programs within early education centers.

  • Experience supporting or leading early education, child care, grant funded programs.

  • Knowledge of philosophy and research around quality early education and child care.

  • Experience in identifying relevant performance and outcome metrics using LVCC’s assessment tools.

  • Detail-oriented multitasker who can prioritize and remain professional in demanding situations.

  • A highly organized work ethic.

  • Excellent coalition building skills with an ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of internal and external community members, school districts, and state regulatory officers.

  • Well versed in creating and delivering high-quality presentations.

  • Strong commitment to the professional development of staff; successful track record of recruiting and retaining a diverse team.

  • Proficiency for listening, asking effective questions, and analyzing information.

  • Committed to ensuring all of LVCC’s children and families have access to a variety of high-quality early learning environments that best meet their needs and prepares them for the future.

  • Ensure all staff and working groups meet on a regular basis, and all materials are provided. Develop goals and work plans; prepare agendas and ensure timely follow-up from each meeting.

  • Provide a variety of opportunities to engage a broad base of stakeholders, including parents, ECE providers, K-12 educators, advocates, policymakers, and community businesses and philanthropy throughout the year.

  • Facilitate and develop ongoing schedules for consulting, observations, professional development trainings and educational field trips to ensure each program is meeting the needs of teachers, children and families.

  • Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues at all levels of the organization.

  • Ability to learn quickly and succeed in a rapidly changing environment.

  • Ability to project manage a variety of tasks while meeting deadlines.

  • Team player capable of resolving organizational roadblocks.

  • Driven by decisions that reflect the organizations commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education.

  • Pennsylvania Level I Certification in Early Childhood Education PK-3

  • Preferred Pennsylvania Level II Certification in Early Childhood Education PK-3

  • 3-5 years of progressive management experience.

  • Knowledge of word processing software, presentations, spreadsheets, and databases

  • 2500 hours documented experience working with young children.

  • Able to bend, sit and stand for long period of times

  • Maintains appropriate physical & TB testing requirements.

  • Able to lift up to 30 lbs.

  • Able to stand for long period of time and bend down.

BENEFITS
  • Vacation

  • Sick days

  • Holidays

  • Personal days

  • Company paid long-term disability

  • Paid professional development days

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Discounted childcare during working hours

VOLUNTARY BENEFITS
  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Short-term disability

  • Life insurance

  • Retirement plan

Lehigh Valley Children's Centers is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer.

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