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Assistant Academy Director - 121 Community Church

lionheartkid · 15 days ago
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The Assistant Academy Director will be responsible for managing all aspects of Academy operations and meeting the state licensing requirements as outlined in the Minimum Standards for Child Care Centers.  The Assistant Academy Director will promote and instill corporate values, vision and goals.  The Assistant Academy Director will foster and maintain positive relationships with Academy staff, key host church staff, parents, students, vendors and the local community while providing strategic leadership and oversight of the academy. 
 
The Assistant Academy Director will report directly to the Academy Director and have direct reports from Lead Teachers and all other academy support staff.  

Position Overview

  • Job Title: Assistant Academy Director
  • Reports To: Academy Director
  • Compensation: $43,000 - 46,000 per year(based on Experience and Education)
  • Bonus Structure: $4,000 yearly
  • Requirements: Criminal Background Check required
  • Start Date: ASAP

Visionary Leadership

  • Assist in promoting and maintaining the vision, mission and core values of Lionheart Children's Academy.
  • Exercise both professional and spiritual leadership and focus to ensure that the goals and vision for the academy maintain priority.
  • Ensure that the culture of the academy is dynamic, inspiring and fun.

Church Relations

  • Assist in the cultivation and development of strong relationships with church partners to maintain their satisfaction and ensure their goals are achieved. 
  • Contribute to bi-monthly reports on progress and meet with Academy Director to assess effectiveness.
  • Maintain positive communications with key church contacts and communicate academy updates and spiritual highlights to Academy Director.
  • Aid in marketing efforts to cultivate additional church partners.  

Outreach Marketing

  • Assist in the development and strengthening of partnerships with teachers, educational specialists, school/district administrators, churches and parent/teacher organizations.
  • Contribute to effective marketing plans and other direct marketing strategies to achieve and maintain enrollment goals.
  • Consistently grow the academy through on-going marketing and promotion of the academy.

Staffing & Leadership Development

  • Assist the Academy Director in providing leadership to Academy Staff- including spiritual nurturing, coaching, mentoring, encouragement, educational and professional development - to ensure that they are passionate and joy-filled as they teach and care for young children.
  • Be available to Academy Staff, parents, and church leaders as a resource and/or problem-solving.
  • Contribute to the evaluation of Academy Staff job performance, development plans, and compensation recommendations.
  • Actively participate in key professional organizations so as to enrich personal and professional development. 

General Operations

  • Assist the Academy Director and Regional Director in the development, implementation and oversight of all operating standards, processes and systems necessary to effectively operate the academy to achieve stated outcomes.
  • Ensure compliance with all licensing requirements and federal and state laws related to academy operations.
  • Assist in conducting annual tuition rate survey in order to adjust tuition rates, based on child care trends in the area.
  • Participate in on-going review of faculty and crisis handbook to ensure that they remain relevant and up to date.
  • Visit classrooms on a daily basis, to ensure adherence to corporate and academy goals, standards and objectives.
  • Maintain weekly/monthly checklists for licensing standards compliance.

Space & Equipment

  • Regularly inspect outdoor areas and reporting any maintenance needs to Academy Director.
  • Regularly inspect indoor areas and reporting any maintenance needs to Academy Director.
  • Assist the Academy Director in arranging for custodial care, maintenance, and repairs.

Enrollment

  • Provide tours to parents of prospective students.
  • Conduct orientation of newly enrolled students.
  • Familiarize parents of newly enrolled students with school policies.
  • Remain alert to enrollment needs at all times.
  • Support advertising and public relations program to promote enrollments.

Parents

  • Maintain an active system of parent-school relationships.
  • Contribute to a parent-education program.
  • Maintain an open line of communication between parents and staff.
  • Maintain parents’ resource library.

Health

  • Implement a health program for the school.
  • Connect with recognized agencies that are able to help children with special needs.
  • Maintain a referral system for children who have special needs.

Safety

  • Implement a safety program for the school.
  • Keep informed of the school’s legal responsibilities and liabilities.
  • Maintain scheduling, conducting and records of fire and storm drills.
  • Assure that teachers plan activities to teach the children safety on an ongoing basis.
  • Inspect all vehicles and report any maintenance needs to Academy Director.

Community Relationships

  • Welcome visitors to the school and arrange pleasant, productive and thorough visits.
  • Maintain a liaison with representatives of various branches of local, state, and federal government, for the purpose of supporting legislation concerned with education.

Accounts Receivable/Finance

  • Work closely with the Academy Director to follow the Academy's annual financial plan including key outcomes and corresponding budget. 
  • Manage weekly/monthly billing using the academy's management software.
  • Collect, post, and deposit tuition payments daily.
  • Collect outstanding tuition and implement academy policies regarding such.
  • Provide weekly tuition aging report to Academy Director.
  • Provide timely and accurate weekly and monthly records and reports - to include bank deposits, billing reports, contact logs and call backs, etc. to Academy Director as requested.
  • Adhere to budgetary guidelines - specifically accounts receivable, labor expenditures and food purchases.

Background, Experience, and Education

  • Associates Degree or CDA required. 
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as Assistant Academy Director for a licensed child care facility. 
  • Academic experience with toddler, pre-school and/or elementary teaching. 
  • Key expertise will include accreditation, marketing, recruitment and staff supervision, operations management and customer service.
  • Experience with Microsoft office products, with proficiency in Outlook, Excel and/or other database management or CRM systems.    

Critical Gifts

  • Spiritual maturity - committed and passionate follower of Jesus Christ
  • Burning desire to reach children and parents
  • People builder - proven ability to build teams, grow leaders, and create culture
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Results-driven, self-starter
  • Excellent customer-service skills and the ability to create effective partnerships with churches, families and staff
  • Well-versed in child care accreditation and licensing standards
  • Strong collaboration and teamwork
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Capacity to effectively manage Academy financials

Last updated on May 30, 2024

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