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Location: Washington, D.C.
Type: Full Time
Salary: $154,039 to 180,680
This position supports the Child Care Center, Immediate Office, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), U.S. House of Representatives (House). The purpose of the House Child Care Center (HRCCC) is to provide full-day, year-round quality child care for children of the Members of the House of Representatives, their staff, and House support personnel. This position serves as the Administrative Director of the House Child Care Center. Key responsibilities include providing strategic and operational leadership at the House Child Care Center. Sets instructional objectives and works to build a rapport with parents. Oversees the business management, to include human capital initiatives, finances, and budgets of the
Center. Grade level at time of appointment is determined by experience and designated level of responsibility. The position has day-to-day supervisory/managerial responsibilities.
This position has access to Personally Identifiable Information (PII).
• Serve as a senior executive within the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer.
• Lead and supervise administrative team, teachers, and other support staff.
• Continuous review of policies and procedures to ensure substantial compliance with standards set forth by the National Association of the Education of Young Children.
• Oversee day-to-day activities at the Center.
• Monitor students and teachers for progress.
• Train, encourage, and mentor Administrative Team and faculty.
• Manage career counseling and development.
• Administer record keeping.
• Maintain rapport with parents.
• Prepare budgets and annual reports.
• Formulate mission statements.
• Establish performance goals and objectives.
• Explain or answer procedural questions.
• Hire, train, and evaluate administrative team and faculty.
• Visit classrooms and observe teaching methods in coordination with the Director.
• Examine learning materials.
• Meet with other local administrators, parents, and stakeholders.
• Ensures the teaching staff is aware of safety factors, appropriate adult-child ratios, and emergency protocols.
• Ensures staff are prepared to respond to emergencies in a calm and informed manner.
• Implements and/or enforces laws, rules, regulations, procedures, and policies related to
health and safety.
• Recruits, hires, trains, supervises, evaluates, and discharges personnel employed by the House Child Care Center, following all applicable laws, House rules, and administrative procedures.
Experience and/or Education Requirements:
• Master’s degree in early childhood development and/or early childhood education required; Ph.D. preferred.
• Minimum 10 years’ experience supervising staff and/or programs in an early childhood and/or elementary school setting required.
• Experience in principles of collaborative instruction and supervising and training teachers required.
Knowledge, Skill, and Ability (KSA) and Competency Requirements:
• Knowledge of childhood development and learning environment development.
• Ability to understand and apply childcare educational research and best practices.
• Skill in curriculum development; ability to develop and assess curriculum and lesson plans.
• Knowledge of and ability to apply the philosophy of early childhood education as expressed in the standards for the accreditation process of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
• Knowledge of and ability to apply principles and best practices related to classroom control, behavior management, behavioral observation, teaching practices, and instructional methodologies.
• Skill in scheduling, facilitation, record management, and training.
• Ability to conduct research, develop reports and management briefings.
• Knowledge of and ability to manage administrative requirements and programs.
• Knowledge of program development and evaluation principles.
• Skill in financial planning and budgeting.
• Ability to analyze problems and recommend appropriate solutions/changes.
• Knowledge of health and safety laws, regulations, policies, and standards including, allergies and dietary restrictions
• Knowledge of laws, rules, and regulations related to childcare.
• Skill in crisis management and emergency response; ability to always maintain composure.
• Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with tact.
• All employees within CAO are expected to demonstrate the following general competencies:
Accountability, Adaptability, Collaboration, Communication, Customer Orientation,
Knowledge of Relevant Policies, Procedures, and Processes, Priority Management, and Problem Resolution.
• All employees in leadership positions within CAO are expected to demonstrate the following leadership competencies: Coalition Building, Decision-Making, Leading People, Results Orientation, and Strategic Planning.
Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
This position is in a school setting that is adequately heated, lighted, and ventilated. Normal safety precautions apply. The work involves light physical activity and may include moderate physical activity. The incumbent must be able to meet minimum physical requirements and work environment demands. Specifically, the incumbent must:
• Lift and/or move 50 pounds or more.
• Participate in moderate physical exercise for extended periods of time.
• Possess hearing and visual capabilities necessary to monitor the environment and children’s wellbeing and promptly respond to emergency situations.
• Participate in training to obtain/maintain awareness of and ensure adherence to all safety policies, procedures, and processes to include but not limited to allergies, other dietary restrictions, health conditions, and emergency response protocols.
• Ability to acquire and maintain the following certifications within 60 days of hire date: Infant/Child/Adult CPR Certification and First Aid Certification.
• Ability to successfully complete a physical exam and tuberculosis test (at the incumbent’s expense) prior to employment and annually thereafter (current documentation may not be older than 12 months).
• Must successfully complete a criminal history records check.
• Employee may be subject to drug testing in accordance with the CAO Drug Free Workplace Plan.
• Must successfully complete a Public Trust investigation with a Child Registry check.