Teacher Director

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Education - Excluding Post Secondary


  • Provide planning and execution of a curriculum that provides child care which takes into account the educational, social, developmental and health needs of the group, as well as the individual child
  • Responsible for the proper use and maintenance of educational tools and equipment to encourage maximum constructive use by children. Remove or report damaged or hazardous equipment so necessary action may be taken
  • Responsible for planning and supervising an appropriate arrangement of his/her own classroom and share any insight with the rest of the staff for the optimal program function
  • Plan for use of communal resources to enrich the content of the overall program
  • Through the implementation of Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies, each child will acquire appropriate developmental skills and enhance their future educational opportunities.
  • Promote and encourage professional growth of classroom associates
  • Share and receive mutual knowledge and understanding of the sponsoring agency and the community which their center serves
  • Establish and promote positive and sound parent relationships
  • Participate in Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Maintain confidence when discussing or sharing information about parents and children
  • Maintain good working relationships and objective attitudes with other staff members
  • Maintain educational, attendance, cleaning and other logs as needed to comply with funder’s mandates and The Salvation Army standards
  • Director Responsibilities: 2 hours daily devoted to office time as director

  • Under the supervision on the DHQ Education Manager and within the frame work of The Salvation Army, adhere to all laws mandated by our funding and monitoring agencies
  • Develop and maintain quality standards of education and the nurturing of children throughout the day to day operations
  • Coordinate staffing to meet the ratio requirements by ACS and DOE
  • Hold staff accountable for keeping records on student progress educationally and behaviorally
  • Aid with the staff development and professional growth through observation and discussion of teacher’s performance as well as attendance at the monthly training provided by the DHW Education Manager
  • Help staff with knowledge and implement of current educational practices and theory
  • Develop a Parent Advisory Committee as well as maintaining and helping staff to maintain good continuing relationships with parents
  • Create a proactive and productive flow of communication between yourself, the staff and parents
  • Supervise the bookkeeper, required logs and record keeping as well as keeping expenditures within the annual budget
  • Complete Annual Evaluations for all Staff
  • OTHER RELATED DUTIES, as assigned consistent with the above, as well as, other programmatic duties
  • Qualifications

  • MS or MA and a valid New Your State Teacher’s Certification N-6 or Brith-2 (or equivalent certificate from another state, which is recognized by the New York State Department of Education)
  • Two years of teacher’s experience plus academic course work pertinent to the appropriate age levels
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities (mature Judgement) and ability to work cooperatively with all staff and administration
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships and a sound educational program; to be articulate, pleasant and resourceful
  • Willingness to utilize any training available to improve administrative and supervisory skills as well as understanding of fiscal and budgetary management
  • * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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