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Children's Discovery Center - School Leader/Preschool Director

Company: Endeavor Schools
Location: Mount Pleasant
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Job Description:

 

Do you believe that if you change the beginning of a child’s life you can change their whole story?

At Children’s Discovery Center – Venning, we know the power of passionate educators when it comes to unleashing children’s potential. We are a community of educators who seek to grow together in our craft knowledge to ensure that we thrive as professionals and our students thrive as learners and citizens.

As part of the Endeavor Schools Family, Children’s Discovery Center – Venning is seeking a dedicated and experienced School Leader to provide day-to-day leadership to the school with students ranging in age from infants to early learners.  We are looking for a passionate leader, who is hungry to learn and ready to collaborate with a strong and amazing team of educators.  

The primary objectives of the Head of School are to inspire positive community interactions, ensure quality care and education of all children, and foster and develop the educational environments and staff. The Head of School also will facilitate the implementation of the Reggio Emilia pedagogy in a safe, healthy and nurturing classroom environment that supports each child’s social, emotional and intellectual growth and development, as well as create a family-focused environment that encourages our school community’s growth.  

Core Competencies:

•    Growth Mindset:  Models a ‘Growth Mindset’ by consistently seeking to develop one’s talents and demonstrating a passion for learning and growth.

•    Hungry: Continuously strives for excellence, going above and beyond what is required to seize opportunities for the overall benefit of the organization.

•    Humble: Puts the collective success of the team over one’s individual interests, easily admitting to one’s own mistakes and sharing the credit for team accomplishments.   

•   (People) Smart: Demonstrates good judgment when interacting with teammates, understanding one’s impact on others and adjusting one’s behavior as necessary.

•    Leadership: Rallies teammates around a shared vision and provides motivation and support to reach shared objectives. Provides timely feedback, coaching, and development opportunities for staff. Serves as a role model for our core values.

•    Emotional Intelligence (EQ): Cultivates the interpersonal skills and emotional discipline to forge authentic relationships with teammates in order to establish mutual trust, respect and accountability. Ability to relate joyfully and sensitively to children.

•    Collaboration: Involves parents, colleagues, and partners with the community in a collaborative effort to provide seamless support for students.

•    Communication: Communicates effectively with parents and students with sensitivity, honesty, and empathy. Discusses matters with staff and leadership directly and in a professional manner.

•    Organization and Time Management: Ensures that priorities are aligned with key business objectives and resources are mobilized to maximize Return on Time Invested. Focuses time and energy on value-added activities.

•    Adaptability: Maintain a calm, positive, and professional demeanor even in the face of challenges and adversity.

Experience and Education:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Education, preferred. Equivalent combination of AA degree, training, and 3-5 years' experience in the field of Education will be considered. 
  • Specific requirements set by minimum state standards and/or accreditation.
  • A minimum of 3 years of managerial experience with strong performance results.
  • Proficiency with technology and software applications including current version of MS Office.
  • May occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds.

Why work with us?

In addition to an engaging and dynamic work environment, we offer competitive benefits such as medical insurance, 401(k), paid time off, education scholarships, child tuition discounts, and more. Endeavor Schools is a growing family of private schools that is united by the belief that families deserve schools that are worthy of their trust. The mission of Endeavor Schools is to empower our schools with the tools, resources and support required to deliver on the promises made to our children and families. Our vision is to create optimal teaching and learning environments that transform the lives of those we serve.

Endeavor Schools is an equal opportunity employer.

Keywords: Endeavor Schools, Mount Pleasant , Children's Discovery Center - School Leader/Preschool Director, Other , Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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