Company/Organization: Gold Creek Child Development Center
Location: 709 W 9th Street, Juneau, AK 99801
Application Dates: May 18, 2021
Gold Creek Child Development Center (Gold Creek) seeks a dedicated Director to lead its early childhood center in Juneau, Alaska. Gold Creek is fully accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and is federally-sponsored, operating at the Juneau federal building. At Gold Creek, we believe all children deserve to be loved, respected, and appreciated. We value each child as an important and capable individual and strive to create developmentally appropriate environments that stimulate children's curiosity while allowing children to learn through self-chosen play.
Gold Creek offers a warm, friendly, and professional environment, with countless opportunities to make a positive impact on the lives of children. Gold Creek is a non-profit, independent child development center for children ages 6 weeks to five years. The Center serves approximately 60 children with a full-time staff of 20 talented and passionate educators and administrators. We are proud to have many teachers and families with long tenures at Gold Creek. The quality of Gold Creek is rooted in a strong community, one that actively fosters family participation in the classrooms and promotes communication across staff, teachers, families, and the Board of Directors. For more information about Gold Creek, please visit: https://www.goldcreekchilddevelopment.com.
The Director will provide strong leadership for Gold Creek and maintain its strong community of teachers, staff, and families to meet the physical, emotional wellbeing, intellectual curiosity, creativity, self-reliance, appreciation for diversity, self-control, and self-esteem of Gold Creek’s children. The Director will manage an exceptionally talented and diverse staff and will oversee Gold Creek’s curriculum and programming, while managing Gold Creek’s budget responsibly and maintaining compliance with licensing and accreditation standards. The Director will serve as a welcoming and warm presence to all families.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced early childhood education professional with leadership and management experience and a passion for supporting the health, growth, and development of children. In addition, the ideal candidate is a strong communicator and manager with a proven ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and who has a natural customer service orientation. They will also have a demonstrated ability to manage processes, including attention to timelines and deadlines, and the flexibility and poise to solve problems that arise unexpectedly.