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10 Oct 2023

Operations / Administration Program Director – Early Childhood

University Settlement Society of NY
 Kings County, New York, United States

Job Description

Overview: The program is seeking a visionary, energetic leader to act as Program Director for our play-based child care program which serves children 2 to 5 years old, including Pre-K for All. We offer a full day, full year program and are proud of our strong partnerships with families and the local community. The program provides a nurturing and stimulating environment that prepares children with academic and social skills needed to succeed in school and life. We are looking for a director who is excited about leading a high quality, culturally responsive preschool that blends public and private funding to ensure a robust and meaningful experience for children, staff and families.



  • Lead the daily operations and management of the Program to ensure that all licensing, funding and University Settlement standards and expectations are met
  • Supervise and support staff including Education, Clinical and Family Service, Fiscal, Custodial and Culinary Staff to perform their jobs to meet the highest standards of quality
  • Conduct outreach, and tours and be the lead on communication with current and prospective families
  • Ensure compliance with Head Start Performance Standards on all aspects of family services, community engagement, enrollment and eligibility.
  • Communicate with administrative departments such as Fiscal, Human Resources, Technology and Development in order to support the daily and ongoing needs of the Program


  • Manage resources effectively and within budget to ensure that the site operates effectively and efficiently, and is compliant with all federal and state laws and funder requirements
  • Manage site finances within approved budget with the assistance and support of the Senior Program Director
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the monthly financial reports, identifying trends and discrepancies
  • Communicate and clarify the monthly financial reports to assist the board in their oversight of the Center budget
  • Follow finance policies and procedures to ensure timely compliance
  • Provide contract information to the Finance Department to assist with, and ensure the accuracy of, monthly financial statements

Leadership and Coaching:

  • Lead all staff to live the mission of Children’s Corner/University Settlement in their daily work and interactions
  • Support staff at all levels to identify areas for growth and to improve their practice and delivery of services
  • Use reflective supervision to mirror the respectful, reflective relationships staff have with children and families
  • Represent our Children’s Corner/University Settlement in advocacy and policy conversations across New York City and beyond
  • Other duties relevant to the program operation as requested by Supervisors


  • Master’s degree in Early Childhood or Childhood Education
  • Permanent/Professional NYS Teaching Certificate (N-6 or Birth-2nd Grade) a plus
  • 3-5 years’ proven success in supervision and management
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • A collaborative attitude and interest in supporting the overall goals of the program and University Settlement
  • Previous experience or training on coaching or reflective supervision is desired

Hours: 35 hour work week, 3 days for 8AM-4PM and 2 days for 10AM-6PM schedule

Additional. Generous benefits package

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. We support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to our organization. We are an equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran or reservist status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

How to Apply

please apply by using the link listed below: Program Director- Early Childhood (

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Operations / Administration. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.