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Needed - Cooperative Preschool Director San Marcos Parent-Child Workshop - Goleta, CA Our cooperative preschool, San Marcos Parent-Child Workshop, is seeking a Director. In this position, you will guide a dedicated community of parents and staff to collaboratively provide an emergent, play-based program for children 2-5. We are looking for a positive and enthusiastic person who will actively help us to be better parents and allow our children to thrive emotionally, socially, and developmentally. The environment is fast-paced and complex, but allows for a great deal of creativity and flexibility. Combining the work of an early education teacher, a mentor, and a non-profit administrator you will have a unique opportunity to continue the 60-year legacy of SMPCW in the Santa Barbara/Goleta community in a brand new location. The position will begin August 15, 2016 for 30 hours per week, with a full-time option available for negotiation. An ideal candidate would also be interested in working limited hours June-August 2016 to facilitate the move of the school to our new site. SMPCW Mission Statement SMPCW is dedicated to sharing the adventure of early learning and parent education within a nurturing and diverse community of families. SMPCW Vision A school which supports families; instills a sense of community and embodies the spirit of learning, while having fun and giving back to the community. Planned SMPCW Programs - --... Morning Cooperative School Sessions (weekdays, 8am - 12:30pm) Afternoon Supervised Play Sessions (weekdays, 12:30pm - 5:00pm) Summer Themed Sessions (schedule TBD) Position Overview Reporting directly to the SMPCW Governing Board, the Director is responsible for the strategic vision and day-to-day operation of the preschool. The appropriate candidate will provide parent and family guidance, teach the AM Cooperative session, supervise AM and PM program staff, and create a cooperative and community based atmosphere for both children and adults. The candidate must be able to relate effectively to people from diverse cultural, linguistic, socioeconomic, academic and disability backgrounds. Required Experience and Education Bachelors Degree from an accredited institution with a major or emphasis in early childhood education or child development or other equivalent family or childhood educational program At least two years of professional experience in early childhood programs, a cooperative preschool setting or an equivalent educational setting Possess or be qualified for a Child Development Site Supervisor Permit or a Child Development Program Director Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Possess at least three semesters or equivalent quarter units in administrative coursework, staff relations, or business administration Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills Comfortable and proficient using technology, including but not limited to Microsoft Office programs and email communication Exceptional time management and organizational skills Preferred Skills and Qualification Strong commitment to play-based ECE Highly efficient organizational, time management, and multitasking skills Experience teaching, directing, and/or parenting in a cooperative preschool environment Background in administering a high-quality preschool educational program Supervisory experience in creating and maintaining a collaborative working environment for parents and all staff Experience as a facilitator of adult learners Knowledge of business practices including licensing regulations and fundraising Ability to work indoors/outdoors, sit/stand, and lift 40 lbs minimum Bilingual, Spanish-speaking encouraged Interest in applying for the SBCC Adult Adjunct instructor position related to the SMPCW Parent Education Night Class Compensation $37,000 for 30 hours a week, with a full-time option available for negotiation Annual $3000 health care stipend Professional Development stipend Compensation for June, July, August 2016 - Official contract will begin August 15, 2016 How to Apply Applications are being accepted now. Please include Resume (including relevant coursework/qualifications) 1-2 Page Statement of your educational philosophy List of three references including contact information (email and phone numbers) Applications may be emailed to or mailed to San Marcos Parent Child Workshop, 5383 University Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93111 For more information about SMPCW, please visit This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by persons assigned to this classification. It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees who hold this position. (Full listing of General Job responsibilities can be found at SMPCW.....) SMPCW is an equal-opportunity employer and encourage all qualified individuals to apply regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, and/or sexual orientation.

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