Red Oak is a licensed school-age childcare program that provides families with licensed out-of-school time childcare for children ages 5-13 during both the school year and summer. Red Oak promotes children’s growth through literacy and arts education in a multicultural and multilingual environment. Red Oak is open after school and full days during school vacations, summer, and Boston Public School professional days.
The critical functions of the Director of Red Oak will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations, hiring, training, and coaching of the program administrator and staff; need to develop and to review curriculum; managing policies, procedures, and licensing for auditing; parents meeting; record-keeping for children and teachers; observe the classrooms, and submit bi-monthly oral and written reports. The Director will share the administrative responsibilities with the Assistant. The Director will partner with family services to plan family engagement activities and collaborate with Human Resources on hiring and managing the volunteer program.
This person needs to maintain positive relationships with Josiah Quincy Elementary School (JQES) and Boston Center Youth and Families (BCYF) and collaborates with the Director of Child Care Services to evaluate and develop program resources. During COVID-19, the Director is responsible for ensuring all staff follows health and safety guidelines & regulations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC. The Director ensures adherence to local and state regulatory requirements. The Director of Red Oak Afterschool & Summer Program will report directly to the Director of Childcare.
Program Design and Development: Design and implement educational and enrichment activities that are developmentally appropriate for school-age children; implement behavior management systems that support a positive learning environment; ensure curriculum supports age-appropriate enrichment and
Staff Supervision: Hire, train, coach, supervise and evaluate group leaders. Maintain staffing patterns that conform to EEC regulations.
Administration: Form Red Oak policies and procedures; organize and maintain the EEC license; ensure data collection and maintenance; oversee EEC required staff and student records and respond to specific tasks while maintaining overall awareness of all program issues.
Fiscal Management: Work with the Fiscal Director to develop and monitor budgets; track expenses; oversee contracts and grants, and report to funders.
Partner with Departments In partnership with Family Services maintain parent services including, orientation, facilitation of a parent advisory, and family events. Meet with parents when there are concerns with children’s behaviors or development or parents have concerns. Collaborate with Human Resources on hiring staff and volunteers.
Internal/External Coordination and Collaboration: Attend Management and Program Meetings and Council. Meetings as requested. Represent the program in out-of-school forums. Perform other assigned duties as well.
What We Look For
- BA/BS degree in education, early childhood or related degree including music or arts education.
- Familiarity with the Department of Early Education Licensing process is highly preferred. Familiarity with Greater Boston’s Chinese and Immigrant communities is also preferred.
- Experience with behavior management systems, positive youth development, curriculum development, and leading activities with school-age children, and youth.
- Excellent leadership, management, communication, written, and interpersonal skills. Strong supervisory and coaching skills.
- Comfortable using technology and its applications in both management and learning.
- Ability to cultivate and manage relationships with all stakeholders, policymakers, and community-based agencies.
- Strong work ethic, love of learning with the ability to work independently, an initiative-taker, and a team player.
- Positive attitude and professional demeanor in a multicultural setting.
- Bilingual speaking proficiency in English and Chinese dialect (Mandarin or Cantonese is preferred).
- Must be available to work a flexible schedule including may require to travel local during the workday.
- Work is performed primarily in a standard work environment, including the operation of computer equipment, and physical demands associated with a traditional work setting, e.g., walking, standing, communicating, and other physical functions, as necessary.
What We Offer
· Competitive Benefits Package
· 403B Retirement Plan
· Paid Time Off
· Paid Holidays
· Professional Development
· Work-Life Balance
How to Apply
BCNC requires all employees to receive COVID-19 vaccinations as determined unless a reasonable accommodation is approved. The face mask is required all the time, except for eating and drinking. You must be authorized to work in the United States. BCNC does not provide sponsorship for an employment work visa.
BCNC is an equal opportunity non-profit organization that supports diversity and encourages all employees and applicants to apply. BCNC is committed to non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or Local laws.