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Preschool Program Director - Eugene, OR

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Company Name:Pearl Buck Center
Location:Eugene, OR
Employment Type:Full Time
Pay:$50000 - $55000 per year
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The PBC-based Preschool Program Director is an executive level position subordinate to the Executive Director, and whose function is to supervise and manage all components of the PBC Preschool Program operated at the Pearl Buck Center building.


A.        Administrative

1.         Ensure the provision of direct services to preschool-aged children attending the PBC preschool, their parents, and other adults with learning challenges (e.g., developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, autism).

2.         Coordinate development and implementation of procedures to meet and maintain licensing accreditation/certification standards with Oregon Child Care Division/Early Learning Division and the Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS).  Maintain 5-Star status.

3.         Participate in the development and on-going monitoring and evaluating of all preschool services, including developmentally appropriate child assessment.

4.         Negotiate and monitor all contracts and contract amendments, including but not limited to: United Way, Human Service Commission, FEMA, and Department of Human Services.

            5.         Ensure completion of all reports in a timely manner.

            6.         Act as program resource in writing, editing, and reviewing grants.

            7.         Participate in standing or ad hoc committees, including, but not limited to   

Accessible Transportation Committee, Early Learning Alliance Stakeholders, Home Visiting Innovation Team, Family Resource Navigator Innovation Team, PBC Preschool Committee, Positive Behavior Support Committee.

8.         Monitor ongoing programs (e.g., DHS Parent Support Program, Program-Wide Positive Interventions and Supports.

9.         Attend regular staff meetings and document their content.  Schedule and document weekly staff meetings with Family Support Coordinator and Parent Navigators.  Meet one-on-one when necessary.

10.       Develop, monitor, and review PBC-based budget.

            11.       Coordinate accessing financial resources with appropriate Program Directors.

            12.       Develop organize and facilitate training for staff.

            13.       Coordinate client/student transportation services.

14.       Supervise health and safety of staff, children and their parents, clients, volunteers and others.

15.       Reviews Confidential Income Statement (CIS) and determine eligibility status for USDA/CACFP.

16.       Reviews menus, attendance sheets and lesson plans on a monthly basis.

17.       Represent the preschool through presentations at local agencies and to community partners (e.g., United Way campaign, Great Rotary Raffle, etc.).

18.       Other duties as assigned.

B.        Management/Liaison Case Coordination

            1.         Supervise the maintenance and retention of all files and monitor reports.

            2.         Coordinate all services to program participants.

            3.         Maintain liaison with all community partners.

4.         Attend, facilitate, and participate in appropriate staff meetings.

5.         Act and serve as a resource to all staff (Assistant Director, teachers, aides, Family Support Coordinator, Parent Navigators, Deli/Preschool Cook).

6.         Ensure kindergarten follow-up for students whom have exited the program.

7.         Assist in the coordination of all functions pertaining to referrals, intake, transfer, etc. of students and clients.

            8.         Identify and secure supplemental personnel/services if and when necessary.

  9.         Ensure proper implementation of USDA/CACFP rules, regulations and guidelines including attending required trainings.

          10.         Recruit, orient, place and nurture volunteers for the preschool program.

C.        Supervision:

            1.         Hire, supervise, provide training and support to staff.

            2.         Evaluate staff and develop training/performance goals. Complete yearly

performance evaluations.

D.        Direct Service:

            1.         Provide back up for staff as necessary, including, when needed, home visits.


A.        Education and Experience

1.         Bachelor's Degree in education with emphasis on early childhood, rehabilitation or related field; Master's degree preferred

            2.         Able to qualify for Step 10 or above on the Oregon Registry.

            3.         Two years progressive experience in supervision/management;

            4.         Two years experience working with individuals with learning difficulties (e.g. 

                        Developmental disabilities).  Some experience in Special Education preferred.

B.        Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

            1.         Demonstrated organizational ability.

            2.         Working knowledge of Program-Wide Positive Behavior Support principles  


            3.         Working knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices, including

screening and assessment.

            4.         Working knowledge of data collection, analysis, and report writing.

            5.         Skills in problem solving, crisis intervention.

            6.         Knowledge of Early Learning Division/Child Care Division Administrative


            7.         Ability to work with and supervise people.

            8.         Ability to advocate for needs of clients/students.

            9.         Ability to train staff in various skill areas.

           10.        Ability to do planning, program development and assessment.

           11.        Ability to interview others.

           12.        Know and understand USDA/CACFP procedures and guidelines.

           13.        Knowledge of Early Learning Division Quality Rating and Improvement System.


A.        Environment/Hazards

            1.         PBC

            2.         Meetings/Presentations at United Way and other community offices

            3.         Student/client residences

            4.         Potentially violent or aggressive students/clients

B.        Physical and Mental Effort

            1.         Driving to various locations

            2.         Dealing with clients, students/families in distress or crisis

            3.         Paperwork to meet requirements of standards

            4.         Meeting timelines

            5.         Seeking resources

            6.         Being on-call for potential problems