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Part-Time Early Childhood Teacher

Job Posting Date: December 10, 2018

Job Title: Early Childhood Assistant Educator (part time)

Hours: Hourly (M-F 8:00am-12:00pm)

Deadline to Apply: December 20, 2019

Start Date: January 3,  2019

Location: Dallas, Texas

Supervisor: Reports to Lead Early Childhood Educator (ages 2.5-4)

How to Apply: Submit cover letter and resume to careers@bpcaschool.org

Requirements:

  • Organizational, interpersonal and communication skills are required.
  • Our ideal candidate will possess a warm, loving personality with continuous awareness of the children’s social and emotional well-being.
  • Priority will be given for: bilingual; garden/nature knowledge; passion for art making; and caregivers with experience working with children 2-4 years old.
  • Infant and Toddler CPR/First Aid and Food Handling License required (before start date).

Preferred Requirements:

  • Education in early childhood or related field
  • At least three years working in an early childhood setting (ages 2.5-4)
  • Experience working in the outdoors, especially in inclement weather
  • An open, warm, accessible, welcoming personal style, open to new ideas and willing to explore new approaches.

Job Tasks:

  • Assist young children with social and emotional development through play in outdoor learning environments
  • Guide and nurture curiosity through games, stories, songs, and daily activities
  • Prepare morning snack and assist students with snack clean up
  • Bathroom assistance and diapering our youngest friends
  • Cleaning classroom alongside children during play activities
  • Rotate dirty snack dishes and clean kitchenette
  • Assist and support the two classroom educators with transitions and outdoor gear

Day School Director

Job Posting Date: December 10, 2018

Job Title: Day School Director

Deadline to Apply: April 1, 2019

Start Date: Flexible

Location: Dallas, Texas

Supervisor: Reports to Executive Director

How to Apply: Submit to careers@bpcaschool.org

Overview:

The Day School Director will be responsible for the daily administration and on-site operation of the school as a whole, including maintaining compliance with minimum standards and licensing laws. This role is crucial in ensuring the smooth, day-to-day operation of the school.  It will involve balancing business concerns with the best interests of the children and providing leadership and direction to the caregivers responsible for providing safe and healthy care for the children.

Further responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  1. Daily review of illness/injury reports and incident/behavior reports;
  2. Maintaining and consistently improving the organization of the schools’ files, filing system and other pertinent organizational materials;
  3. Overseeing the logistics and practices of staff and faculty members at the school;
  4. Communicating any and all requirements and expectations around professional and staff development hours;
  5. Supervision of all employees, including but not limited to oversight of employee activities, assignments and responsibilities; 
  6. Conducting both scheduled and random reviews of all classrooms and other school facilities to ensure that such areas and associated practices are in compliance with all legal standards and school requirements;
  7. Acting as the primary contact for parent questions and concerns regarding school policies, procedures and handbook questions; and
  8. Remaining flexible in order to address ongoing faculty and administrative needs as the school grows and evolves.

Requirements:

  • Bachelors in educational administration or related field (Masters preferred) or a combination of education and experience
  • 5+ years of experience in management of programs with experiential education, environmental education, and/or emergent curriculum theories
  • 5-10 years of experience managing programs and supervising staff
  • Experience working toward independent school accreditation
  • Holds or qualifies for THHS/DFPS director licensure for child care centers as described in the TXDFPS Minimum Standards (pp. 30-32)
  • Effective communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills
  • Experience working in the outdoors, especially in inclement weather
  • A proven track record of successful school administrative leadership, including:
    • Financial literacy and sound fiscal management;
    • Fundraising experience and skill;
    • Clear communication and consistent application of policies and procedures;
    • Experience successfully structuring and staffing an effective administration;
    • Familiarity with faculty and staff compensation systems and HR requirements; and
    • Familiarity with policies and procedures, technology, and other tools required to create a culture of administrative excellence.
  • An appreciation of, and the ability to be a compelling advocate for the value of constructivist learning models. An understanding of a compatibility with blending of different pedagogies and models.
  • A servant leader who is unfailingly child-centered in decision making.
  • An administrative expert who respects and collaborates with the pedagogical experts within the school.
  • A charismatic, cheerful advocate for the school, visible in the life of the school and connected in the broader community.
  • An open, warm, accessible, welcoming personal style, open to new ideas and willing to explore new approaches.

Interested and qualified candidates should submit electronically in one email and as separate documents (preferably PDFs) the following materials:

  • A cover letter expressing their interest in this  position
  • A current résumé
  • A statement of administrative leadership philosophy
  • A list of five professional references with name, phone number, and email address of each (references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission)