Verner, an innovative leader in the field of early care and education, is seeking a manager to lead its flagship center. Nestled in a natural setting of fields and forest just outside of Asheville, NC, this state of the art facility serves 100 children and their families.
The successful candidate must provide verifiable evidence of strong skills in effective leadership and management, impeccable integrity and professionalism, a passion for early care and education, a commitment to researched-based practices, dedication to continuous self-growth, and successful engagement of staff, families, volunteers, and community partners. The candidate must also possess the ability to imbed the vision, mission, values, and standards of the organization into daily practice of the team s/he serves and the acumen and desire to further build the center’s status as a model training site.
Experience with the following is valuable: reflective practice; teaching children birth – five years; diverse cultural and socio-economic groups; NAEYC accreditation; Early Head Start; mentoring; working in a model training center; Emergent Curriculum; Paley Approach; Teaching Pyramid.
Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree and five years of experience in a management position, preferably in an early care and education center or program. Excellent organizational, time-management and written/verbal communication skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office programs including Outlook, Excel, and Word are required.
Verner is an early learning program of distinction where young children thrive, families flourish, and early care and education professionals excel.
Verner follows the comprehensive Early Head Start Model program-wide and accomplishes our mission through our four cornerstones: High Quality Education, Family Services, Health and Nutrition Services, and Teacher Education.