Multicultural Center Inc. is seeking a bilingual (Spanish – English Preferable) director for a multi-classroom center in Rantoul, IL. This position oversees over 20 staff including teaching staff. The ideal candidate needs to be experienced & organized, able to multi-task & juggle multiple activities simultaneously, familiar with Illinois State preschool, enthusiastic about mentoring teachers & working with families.
1. Bachelor’s degree (or higher preferred) in Early Childhood Education, elementary education, or related field. 2. Coursework in an education-related field of study. 3. Previous experience in teaching or education school administration 4. Five (5) or more years of experience as a supervisor, and familiarity with performance standards / regulations and school administration. 5. Excellent interpersonal, leadership and coaching skills. 6. Oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish. 7. Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment. Must include Excel and skilled in database management. 8. Maintains confidentiality. 9. Possesses the ability to problem-solve creatively and efficiently. 10. Engaged leader and motivator who can make decisions and manage time well. 11. Possesses superior organizational skills, an ability to work independently with minimal direction, minimal administrative support, and an ability to work well with others.
Experience: 1. Background working with both pre-school children and/or elementary school children. 2. Knowledge or familiarity with DCFS regulations. 3. Understanding of the current state of the art in early childhood education, child health, mental health, and familiarity with the fields of disabilities services and parent involvement. 4. Familiarity with community resources. 5. Knowledge of day care licensing standards as well as standards of other regulatory bodies preferred—including the ability to assist personnel in developing self-direction. 6. Understanding of Developmentally Appropriate Practice, cultural diversity, and inclusion.
Additional Salary Information: Salary / Benefits Information: (All decisions below based on each individual situation.)
1. Salary range from $40,000 - $50,000 (dependent upon education, experience, and DCFS qualifications for the job)
2. Benefits include:
a. Paid Time Off -Vacation/sick time
b. Paid time off that increases with seniority
c. Paid holidays
d. Short term disability
e. Life Insurance
f. Retirement Plan
g. Free Child Care to Director
h. Professional development
i. Education Assistant and Reimbursement.
j. Some Relocation Expenses for Director
k. Other benefits to be negotiated upon hiring.
Multicultural Community Center (MCC) is an organization located in Rantoul, Illinois that focuses on early childhood education and community services to promote and enable families to live a healthier and fuller life. The institution provides services to the community in areas of education, cultural arts, recreation, community development, health and social services. The organization has been comm...ended as a benchmark by Illinois Public Media to other community service institutions for its work in philanthropy, education and community services. MCC is a growing institution where its employees are encouraged to develop their entrepreneurial ambitions and grow along with the community that we serve.