Curriculum Development/Supervision, Other Management, Program Administration
4 Year Degree
Two Program Coordinators needed - As UNOW almost doubles in capacity and moves to a new state of the art facility in Sept. 2017.
UNOW Day Nursery, a campus affiliated child care center, serving currently 85 children, infants to 5 years, is relocating to a larger center built by Princeton University to open in September 2017.
We will open with an enrollment of 142 and increase to full capacity of 180 in 2018. UNOW believes that all aspects of a child's development - physical, social,emotional and cognitive-are equally important, and that all children possess the right to learn in their own way and at their own pace in the continual process of discovering the self, other human beings and the world. UNOW was established in 1970 with the aid of Princeton University and the Central New Jersey Chapter of the National Organization for Woman. (N.O.W.) While UNOW is no longer affiliated with N.O.W. however, we retain the acronym to acknowledge our commitment to an equal - opportunity environment for children, free of stereotypes and that promotes an anti-bias culture that embraces the uniqueness of each person.
This position administers either to the Infant/Toddler Program or the Preschool program. The goal is to ensure the provision of high quality care and education to children.
Assists the Director and Associate Director in overseeing the program and and providing leadership.
Responsible for the day to day management and oversight of staff and classrooms within an age range, maintaining ratios, meeting NJ State Licensing requirements and NAEYC standards and aligned with GrowNJKids Quality Rating System. Ensures that the teaching staff develop and implement Creative Curriculum, which promotes active learning through planned emergent curriculum and spontaneous experiences.
Supports Teachers with the implementation of the Teaching Strategies GOLD assessment tool. Ensures teachers complete the developmental screening tool (ASQ) within 45 days of enrollment.
Monitors and supervises the scheduling of floaters and substitutes. Exemplary planning and time management skills.
High level verbal and written communication skills, including proficiency with Mircosoft word,email,Excel. Powerpoint,Goggle etc.
Oversees the flow and frequency of daily communications from the teaching staff to parents that build the essential partnership required to maintain a high quality center.
Facilitates meetings with teachers on a weekly basis and keeps the Director and Associate Director informed on the pulse of the classrooms and staff development needs.
On occasion may be asked to plan and provide training and development for the classroom staff. Will be expected to work a portion of the day in the classrooms as needed either to mentor or provide classroom coverage in the case of unforeseen absences.
Benefits at UNOW : Employees are offered a robust benefit package including medical,dental and vision and a retirement package. In addition to paid,vacation,sick and personal time,employees are paid for most most national holidays and days associated with holidays, snow days and in-service training. Professional development funds are available to enhance professional growth.
Bachelors degree in early childhood education or its equivalent as defined by NAEYC Preferred - A master's degree in ealry childhood education or a related field A minimum of three (3) years experience as an early childhood educator and two (2) years experience as a program coordinator or equivalent combination of education and experience that provided the required knowledge,skills and abilities. Experience in a collaborative team model. Experience supervising and monitoring staff performance. Experience mentoring, supporting and providing written as well as verbal feedback. Current TB Clearance, physical screening, First Aide and CPR certification.Active Fingerprint clearance.
UNOW is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer (http://www.princeton.edu/hr/policies/statement/1.0/1.0.1/) and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age,race,color,religion,sex,sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin,disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Additional Salary Information: commensurate with experience and education
sign on bonus
The UNOW Day Nursery was established in September 1970 with the aid of Princeton University and the Central New Jersey Chapter of the National Organization for Women (N.O.W.). The school retains the acronym NOW in acknowledgement of its continuing commitment to provide an equal-opportunity environment for children, free of sex-role stereotypes and free from religious and racial prejudice. In keepi...ng with this philosophy, UNOW does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, creed, sexual orientation, religion or national origin.
UNOW is now a private, non-profit educational institution. We are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and licensed by the State of New Jersey. Our facilities are owned and maintained by Princeton University, and we have a close working relationship with the University. In addition, many but by no means all of our families are connected to the University.