Education Director

Phoenix, Arizona, United States Full-time

Since 1971, A New Leaf has faithfully worked in service to our mission of “Helping Families…Changing Lives,” making a positive impact in the lives of more than 34,000 people each year in the Phoenix Metropolitan area.

Services focus on HEALTH, HOUSING, EDUCATION, AND COMMUNITY SERVICES, offering a continuum of support to move households from crisis to long-term health and stability. A New Leaf continues to grow to respond to needs in our community by developing comprehensive, relevant, and effective services for vulnerable and underserved families, children, and adults. 

A New Leaf is currently seeking an Education Director to join our amazing team!

SCHEDULE: FT, Monday – Friday, 9am – 6pm, with flexibility to meet program need.

Pay: DOE

Essential Functions (including but not limited to): This position interacts with all levels, both inside and outside the company (e.g. clients, courts, agencies, etc.)

  • Providing instructional leadership by promoting high standards for learning, ensuring the use of effective teaching practices, and providing adequate curricular and training resources to staff.
  • Selecting, motivating, supervising and evaluating all early childhood education staff; initiating / recommending personnel actions when necessary.
  • Ensuring all local, state and federal licensing requirements are met or exceeded and that all licensing procedures, forms, applications and other requirements are completed in a timely manner
  • Managing the NAC accreditation and Quality First! processes to ensure accreditation and 4 Star rating are maintained.
  • Overseeing all early childhood education program related operations; conducting the annual center staff evaluations, participating in the development and overseeing the early education budget throughout the year and, maintaining early education program records and resources.
  • Developing and implementing an annual plan for the early childhood education program inclusive of parent engagement strategies that includes goals/objectives, and performance indicators to be tracked and followed throughout the year.
  • Developing program related operational policies and procedures and implementing organizational policies established by the Board and/or Executive Director
  • Supporting marketing and fundraising efforts including grant writing, FACEBOOK, creating and/or posting twitter and web blog messages, and tours with parents and visitors
  • Ensuring the safety and security of all children, staff, visitors, and public and private property.

Education and Experience    

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education required; Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Three years’ experience in early childhood education with supervisory responsibility.
  • Knowledge of Quality First!, Head Start, NAC and/or NAEYC.

Skills and Additional Qualifications:

  • Must have proficiency with personal computers and applicable software programs.
  • Have the skills necessary to engage and work with others from diverse ethnic and cultural groups, coupled with maintaining professionalism at all times.
  • Demonstrate and provide strong communications skills both verbally and in writing.
  • Committed to teamwork and have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • A valid driver’s license with reliable transportation, clean 39-month motor vehicle record and current auto liability insurance.
  • Have a Class One Fingerprint Clearance Card or be able to pass various background checks in order to obtain one

Location: Phoenix, AZ

Pay Rate: DOE

Pay Comments:  We provide a comprehensive benefits package that represents a significant part of the total compensation plan: Health and Dental Insurance; Vision Coverage, Sick Days, Vacation, Holidays, Life Insurance & AD&D, Short Term Disability (STD), 401(K), and Tuition Reimbursement. All of our employees enjoy the following benefits: Direct deposit, Competitive pay, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Annual Team Member Appreciation Event, informal, yet professional team environment.

Important Notes:   Only those candidates with the experience and qualifications that correspond to our requirements may be contacted by a member of our hiring department. 

Please wait to hear from us; do not call the Human Resources Department to check on the status of your application.  NO PHONE CALLS. No Third Party or Temp Agencies

We appreciate your interest in our organization. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, religion, color, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

A New Leaf is an at-will employer. Any offer of employment with A New Leaf is contingent upon a successful consumer report to include verification of driving records, employment, education, and criminal background search.

A New Leaf is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and participates in the E-Verify program. A New Leaf participa en el program de E-Verify. Equal Opportunity Employer.