Executive Director

The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership, management, and operation of the Seaforth Co-operative Children’s Centre (SCCC), according to the direction and policies set by the Board of Directors. This involves establishing and maintaining high quality programming for children of all ages, motivation and management of staff and clear communication to the parents and the Board of Directors. 

 

The Executive Director is responsible to ensure the organization is in adherence to the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014, “How Does Learning Happen,” Ontario Pedagogy for the Early Years, Family and Children's Services, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Employment Standards Act and any other mandated legislative requirements. The Executive Director will ensure a safe and healthy environment conducive to the emotional, physical, social, cognitive, and intellectual development of the children.  

 

The Executive Director will be representative of the organization to the community.  They will continue to maintain good relationships with community members and further develop the programming for the community.  

 

The main responsibilities of the Executive Director include but are not limited to the following,

 

Program Management of the Centre

·         Develop, initiate, implement and evaluate all programs and activities for the centre 

·         Supervise curriculum for all age groups 

·         Develop and maintain a strong Health and Safety Plan

·         Create and foster strong relationships with children, families, staff and board

·         Act as a liaison for community agencies including Children’s Aid Society, The County of Huron, Huron Perth Public Health, Public and Catholic School Boards 

 

Supervisory and Human Resources Responsibilities 

The Board of Directors will delegate responsibility and authority for management to the Executive Director to act on the Board’s behalf, as the employer to:

·         Ensure day-to-day operations run efficiently 

·         Maintain the staff at the centre by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training and evaluating the employees

·         Ensure the staff has access to professional development and ongoing training

·         Ensure staff have read and understand policies

·         Plan and hold monthly staff meeting; head the health and safety committee

·         Develop, coordinate, update and enforce systems, policies and procedures

 

 

Licensing Responsibilities 

·         Apply for relicensing and ensure that all licensing requirements and government regulations are being met

·         Comply with medication requirements of the children and report and record any illnesses.  Report communicable diseases to Huron Perth Public Health

·         Ensure ongoing and positive communication with the program advisor from the ministry and all ministry procedures are being followed to comply with licensing

·         Organize and monitor monthly fire drills, monthly safety checks and daily water checks

 

Administration Management

·         Work collaboratively with the Board of Directors to develop a strategic plan

·         Review policies and procedures on an annual basis

·         Prepare a director’s report monthly and report to the Board during a monthly meeting 

·         Post announcements of the board meetings and minutes for parents and staff

·         With the Office Administrator, prepare proposals for funding opportunities

·         Meet regularly with the resource consultant regarding the children in the programs

 

Financial Management 

·         Manage the centre’s budget and work with the Office Administrator to provide reports of spending and income updates for the Board of Directors at monthly meetings

·         Monitor the day-to-day financial spending on programs and assist with parent’s payments as well as referrals for subsidies

 

Marketing and Public Relations 

·         Promote SCCC within the community 

·         Manage the website and social media accounts

·         Communicate regularly with families in a positive and respectful manner

·         Represent SCCC at community meetings and events 

·         Attend Child Care Provider meetings

 

Applicants should have the following:

·         A passion for Early Childhood Education 

·         Knowledge of Early Childhood Education theories including child development, programs, and evaluation

·         Registered Early Childhood Education Diploma 

·         Registered and in good standing with Ontario College of Early Childhood Educators

·         Minimum of 5 years leadership experience in a group Early Childhood Education program

·         Knowledge of general management principles and practices specifically as they relate to childcare

·         Mathematical aptitude to monitor budgets

·         Previous experience as an Assistant Director or Executive Director is an asset

·         Strong organizational, leadership, administration, problem solving and time management skills

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills 

·         Valid First Aid and CPR certificate

·         Valid Class G Ontario driver’s license

·         Valid Criminal Reference Check

·         All current immunizations

 

Salary range of $27-$30 per hour plus Wage Enhancement Grant, and an extended health benefit package. This position has consistent working hours of 37.5 hours per week. One board meeting per month will be required after hours as well as community events. The salary will be based on the qualifications of the applicants.

 

Qualified candidates are invited to email their letter of application and resume in a PDF document by May 21st, 2021 at 4pm

Seaforth Co-operative Children’s Centre – Human Resources

82 Chalk St. N

Seaforth ON

N0K 1W0

seaforthchildren@live.com

 

Although we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Seaforth Co-operative Children’s Centre is committed to fostering a positive and progressive workforce that is representative of the citizens we serve. We will provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

Job Type: Full-time