Director of Administration

Company/Organization: Denali Preschool and Learning Center

Location: Healy, Alaska

Application Dates: 03/10/2024 - 05/10/2024


Job Description

General Responsibilities:

  • Overall management of the daycare’s affairs.
  • Contacting state and local regulatory agencies to ensure the center conforms to health, safety, and licensing regulations
  • Attending Board meetings, working with the Board to define existing policies of admission, attendance, tuition, and educational goals, and informing board of concerns
  • Interview, hire, schedule and manage a team of 5-10 child care workers including providing opportunities for their professional development and in-service training.
  • Plan facility’s annual calendar of events, closures, and monthly staff meetings
  • Develop annual grant proposals, help manage grant projects, and complete reports
  • Oversee facility needs such as fuel supply, custodial needs, replacing worn facility or classroom supplies, etc.
  • Field questions from prospective parents and oversee new parent orientations, including familiarizing parents with facility policies, schedules, fee structure, requirements, etc.
  • Contacting agencies helpful in dealing with evaluating children with possible IEP needs.
  • Ensure the center adheres to state licensing and safety requirements.
  • Act as a child care worker when not fulfilling administrative duties.

Physical and Mental Demands:

  • The physical demands of this job require frequent standing, walking, sitting, and speaking; specific visual abilities are also required.
  • Ability to bend, reach, and occasionally lift up to 50lbs.
  • Skills to effectively manage the stress of working with small children, students, parents, and other employees representing diverse cultures, personalities, and work styles in a dynamic work environment.

Job Requirements:

  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Educational requirements by the state of Alaska:
    • 12 semester hours of college credit in Early Childhood Development, Child Development, Child Psychology, or similar fields.
    • - OR - BA or BS degree in an alternate field with a minimum of 3 hours in child development.
    • - OR - Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential
  • Communication and interpersonal skills needed to address childcare needs, concerns, and provide clear verbal and written reports on children’s performance.
  • Experience in classroom management; working with children with IEPs , and navigating challenging behaviors while maintaining a positive and professional work environment.
  • Desire to create a work and play environment that fosters curiosity, and growth, with an emphasis on developing social and emotional skills
  • Basic computer literacy skills including word processing, printing, and e-mail.
  • Ability to pass required background checks.
  • Mandated reporter training, or ability to obtain
  • CPR/First Aid Certified, or ability to obtain.

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check.
The Director of Administration position is opened until filled.

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Submission Instructions

Interested candidates, please submit a cover letter, resume or CV, along with relevant education transcripts. Applicants will also need to provide contact information for four positive references including names, mailing address, and telephone numbers. Applications, questions, or for more information, email the DPLC Board of Directors at

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