Center Director

  • Union Settlement Association
  • New York, NY, United States
  • 08 Jul, 2020

Job Description

Union Settlement Association is an on-the-ground resource for East Harlem residents of all ages, and a passionate advocate for the needs of underserved communities. Since opening our doors in 1895, we have brought education, wellness and community-building programs to our neighborhood, empowering New Yorkers with opportunities to better their lives. More than 350 staff work in our organization, and our services impact 10,000 people every year. By helping our neighbors realize their goals, we build the vitality and success of East Harlem. For more information about Union Settlement, please visit our website at

Position: Center Director – Educational

Department: Early Childhood Education

Reports to: Director of Early Childhood Education

Hours: Full-Time

Position Summary:

The Center Director – Educational (Early Childhood) is primarily responsible for overseeing the daily functions of a well-established child care center. The Director develops and maintains quality standards of early childhood education designed to meet the educational, emotional, physical, and social needs of individual children and the group, and implements the Creative Curriculum.


 Supervise all employees and volunteers at the child care center.

 Develop and plan the educational program for the child care center.

 Ensure the professional growth of education staff.

 Actively participate in the recruitment of children to Union Settlement’s seven child care centers, which includes devising strategies to increase and maintain enrollment throughout the school year.

 Collaborate with the Family Services Department to manage intake and placement of new children at the child care center.

 Collaborate with the Delegate Agency Policy Committee (DAPC) to recruit and interview applicants for open positions at the child care center.


 Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education.

 At minimum, three years classroom experience.

 Five years’ experience in management preferred.

 Strong leadership and training skills.

 Demonstrated experience in education, budgeting, and program development.

 Demonstrated experience with ACS rules and regulations, Child Care and Head Start regulations, the CACFP program, and DOH permit process.

 Demonstrated knowledge and experience in Creative Curriculum.

 Demonstrated knowledge of Head Start performance standards.

 Excellent organizational ability and interpersonal skills.

 Overall flexibility and ability to work under pressure and meet many deadlines.

 Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred, but not required.

To Apply:

Please send Cover Letter, Resume and References to: [email protected] .

Please indicate Center Director (Early Childhood) in the subject of e-mail.




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