The executive director shall administer all the activities of the center in accordance with the center's mission, philosophy and standards established by NAEYC, the NJ Department of Education, the NJ Department of Human Services and the NJ Division of Youth and Family Services. This includes but is not limited to:
Employ and manage the center's staff, facilities, materials and equipment in accordance with the requirements of the NJ Department of Education, the Provider Contract with the East Orange Board of Education and the NJ Department of Human Services rules and regulations.
Supervise and evaluate the assistant director, kitchen staff, family activity coordinators and administrative assistant.
Engage and manage kitchen support: produce, bread, milk, etc. necessary to comply with and exceed, CACFP regulations.
Prepare and submit monthly fiscal reports, oversee reports to the CACFP, prepare documentation for annual audit, tax return and the NJ State of NJ Audit.
Attend all required meeting with the East Orange Board of Education Early childhood Department.
Attend monthly CDN Board of Trustees meetings and provide a monthly report.
Manage all fiscal matters within the limits of the annual budget, pay bills in a timely manner, write grants and participate in other fundraising activities.
Develop and maintain good relations for the school by interfacing with community-based and child advocacy organizations as may be needed and warranted.
Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education, School Administration and Supervision, or other related field. NJ P-3 certification and experience as a preschool teacher, supervisor, or assistant director. Experience in an NJ Abbott District. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Additional Salary Information: The salary scale will be shared with candidates at the interview.
Internal Number: 0001
About Community Day Nursery
Community Day Nursery has been providing early education and child care services for our community for 121 years. We currently collaborate with the East Orange Board of Education to provide a public preschool program for 120 three- and four-year old children from 8:30am until 3:00 pm daily. We also provide before and after school care from 7am-8:30am and 3:00pm – 6:00pm daily.
We also run a summer camp program for eight weeks each summer.
In addition to a full-time, twelve-month executive director with a State of New Jersey Principals’ certificate, and a full time administrative assistant/bookkeeper, CDN employs eight degreed, state-certified early childhood teachers(four of whom have masters degrees) and eleven teacher assistants who work ten-months(September through June) for seven hours per day. We also have three 12-month full-time paraprofessional family support staff.
Our cook prepares all of our meals, from fresh ingredients, in our kitchen with the help of the kitchen assistant.
More information about our program can be found at: www.cdneo.org