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JOB SUMMARY: The Preschool Coordinator is responsible for the planning, budgeting, organization, staffing, and safety of the Preschool program. Other areas of responsibility include but are not limited to: Learn and adhere to DCFS Licensing Standards at all times; Administer the preschool program within the adopted budget guideline and approval process; Coordinate curriculum for the preschool program; Prepare any and all correspondence that will need to be given out to participants and staff; Conduct bi-monthly staff meetings; Plan and organize field trips; Keep informed on special resources available through School District U-46; Purchase needed supplies within the budget and approved by the Recreation Manager; Keep informed on current trends and incorporate them into the program; Attend conferences and workshops as they pertain to the preschool; Observe and visit all preschool classrooms on a regular basis; Substitute/ arrange for substitutes when needed; Handle and conduct the lottery registration for the preschool program; Assist with recruiting and hiring applicants for open positions; Review staff performance through observations and participant comments; Discuss job performance and complete evaluations each year with the Recreation Manager; Communicate with perspective parents who wish to observe or receive information on preschool; Oversee the room set-up and unpacking at the beginning of each school year; Oversee the room clean-up and packing at the end of the school year; Coordinate with NWSRA as needed.
QUALIFICATIONS: Must be at least 21 years of age. High school graduate or equivalent required. Must have at least 60 hours of college with 18 hours of Early Childhood Education classes. Must be DCFS Director qualified to be considered for the position. Previous experience at a DCFS licensed facility and teaching experience preferred. CPR and First Aid certification a plus.
SCHEDULE & PAY: Varies. Follows the U-46 calendar September-May. Typically Monday-Friday, 35 hours per week. Summer hours flexible, typically 10-15 hours per week. Target hiring range is $14.50-$18.42, per hour dependent on qualifications.
BENEFITS WE OFFER: In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including: Pension/ Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF); Accrued Time Off; Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF); Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefits