Center Director

Under the direction of the Program Director, the Center Director will administer, supervise, coordinate and monitor all educational programs and services for preschool students attending their specific site.

Essential Job Functions include but not limited to:

  • Provide leadership and direct supervision of the Preschool Program
  • Prepare in a timely fashion, appropriate applications and provide assistance on reports for all state, federal, and privately funded projects related to Early Learning Center for the purpose of ensuring continued funding and complying with state and federal requirements
  • Evaluate all Early Learning Center personnel
  • Authorize budget expenditures; direct the implementation of the financial plan and process; facilitate budget planning; review budget; assist with preparation of budget reports
  • Serve as a liaison between the school, the home, and the community in building positive attitudes about learning for the purpose of ensuring communication between all service providers
  • Maintain own professional competence through participation in ELNC sponsored in-service activities for the purpose of ensuring the effectiveness of the programs
  • Assist other personnel as may be required for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities
  • Ensure compliance with State, federal and all funding source guidelines (including MI State Preschool Program, Dept. of Health and Human Services, Community Care Licensing regulations, and those from other funding sources, such as grants)
  • Make recommendations regarding staffing needs for the preschool program and take leadership role in the recruitment efforts
  • Direct the preparation of statistical and narrative reports to ensure reporting requirements are met for State and other funding sources
  • Implement and monitor an accountability system in the preschool program to align instruction with the ELNC Implementation Manual
  • Plan and coordinate parent education and parent involvement
  • Work with other directors and site administrators for interdepartmental coordination of goals and programs
  • Function as a member of the ELNC Leadership Team
  • Adheres to all policies contained in ELNC’s Employee Handbook
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Director

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