Early Learning Center-Manager

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Work type: Staff
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Administrative, Staff

Position Title: Early Learning Center-Manager  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

51000 - Aux Enterprise

Advertised Salary: $55,000-$65,000 plus a comprehensive benefits package  
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: N/A  
Term of Position: 12 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: Just Cause  
Summary of Position: Lead and coordinate operations, policies, and procedures of the Early Learning Center  
Position Type: Staff  
Required Education: Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood education or closely related field as defined in Michigan child care licensing regulation R.400.8113  
Required Work Experience: Minimum of five years leading a structured early learning program  
Required Licenses and Certifications:    
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Bending
  • Carrying
  • Moving
  • Reaching
  • Sitting
  • Twisting
  • Lifting
  • Pulling/Pushing
  • Repetitive movement
  • Standing
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Previous experience administering research based curriculum, screening, and assessment procedures.
Previous experience leading, coaching, and supporting adult learners.
Demonstrated leadership skills in Conflict Management.
Demonstrated leadership in For Profit Organization.
Master's degree
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Create and monitor on-going business plans to guide center operations in accordance with all regulatory agencies
Prepare and monitor operating budget and approval all departmental all expenditures and revenue
Research, develop, and submit grant proposals
Interview, select, train, supervise, and evaluate program staff
Provide in-service training and/or professional development as required through regulatory agencies
In cooperation with University Advancement and Marketing, develop marketing strategies, news releases and social media presence
Ensure all programs meet all health and safety regulations
Develop program admission, attendance, and scheduling policies
Research, develop, and implement program curriculum
Oversee all center-wide grant activities
Lead a program committed to embrace cultural and diverse backgrounds
Coordinate early learning lab practices with various campus-based programs
Reports directly to the Executive Director of Auxiliary Services
Perform any other duties assigned within the position classification area.
Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities: Represent the Early Learning Center and Ferris State University on various board and committee projects  
Skills and Abilities: Demonstrate commitment to work well in fast-paced, high stress situations
Ability to work well with a diverse University and community population supporting the University’s Core Values
Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
  • Certification/License
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants: Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.  
Initial Application Review Date:
May 31, 2024  
Open Until Position is Filled?: Yes  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at ferris.edu. The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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