Children's Center Program Manager

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Work type: Non-Classified/Professional
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Education and Training, Mid-Level

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Job Summary/Basic Function:

The Program Manager at the Children’s Center is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the Center focusing on the creation and management of the daily schedule and staff members. This position is also responsible for providing leadership and support to the professional and student staff members in order to promote exceptional and inclusive educational practices for young children.

Level Scope:

Provides immediate supervision to a unit or group of operational or technical employees. Sets and delegates day-to-day tasks to achieve operational objectives. A portion of time may be spent performing individual tasks related to the unit; however, supervisory activities must constitute a primary part of the job. Supervises unit operations to ensure compliance with departmental or campus policies, procedures, and defined internal controls. Problems typically involve a single area, process or constituent group. Ensures accountability and stewardship of campus resources (operational, financial, and human) in compliance with departmental standards and procedures.

Essential Functions:

40% of Time the Position must:
Classroom Time
● Support infant and toddler classroom planning time as a flex staff member.
● Provide “relationship-based” care that is respectful and responsive to a child’s individual
needs reflecting family’s cultural beliefs recognizing the importance of the parent-caregiver
relationship as an indicator of quality care for each child’s overall emotional well being.
● Abide by all regulations set forth for “best practice” for all children through current
educational/professional standards through NAEYC, RIE and the Early Learning guidelines
of Idaho.
● Providing effective leadership in a teaching environment for all staff at various levels of
● Partner with COED to implement inclusion practices in all classrooms and grow inclusive
partnerships for infants and toddlers

25% of the Time the Position must:
Teacher and Practicum Student Coaching
● Provide in the classroom support for inclusion and best practices implementation in all
infant and toddler classrooms
● Partner with teachers to problem solve using practice based coaching
● Provide training and onboarding support for all new staff members
● Participate in and lead professional development opportunities for all staff members

10% of the Time the Position must:
Student Staff Support
● Assist in hiring and ongoing training of student staff and substitute teachers

20% of the Time the Position must:
Program Management
● Create and maintain daily and master schedules for all staff members of the Center
● Monitor and coordinate staff health and safety and licensing requirements
● Be on hand at the start of the school day to support teachers and parents
● Participate in conversations about program growth and development
● Participate in conversations about enrollment decisions
● Maintain Center policy and procedures
● Create a culture of inclusion
● Attend all program and staff meetings

5% of the time:
Perform other duties as assigned 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

● Excellent leadership skills including advanced interpersonal and problem solving skills
● Demonstrated ability to support and develop employees
● Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with parents, community,
students and staff
● Experience in supervision and program management
● Experience supervising or collaborating with adults
● Excellent strategic and problem-solving skills
● Strong foundation in child development, constructivist pedagogy, and inquiry based learning
● Experience with NAEYC Standards
● Experience with reflective practice and practice based coaching

Minimum Qualifications:

● Bachelor’s Degree in education or a related field or equivalent experience
● Current Boise City Child Care License, First Aid, and CPR Certification (or ability to obtain before
position start date).

Preferred Qualifications:

● Bachelor’s Degree in education or a related field and two years experience or equivalent
Salary and Benefits:

Salary range $42,452 - $44,720/yr; commensurate with experience. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at

Required Application Materials:

Cover letter and resume.



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