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Executive Director

Westgate Child Center
McLean, VA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Westgate Child Center

Director Job Description

Westgate Child Center is a non-profit preschool and before/after school program in McLean, Virginia. As a non-profit organization, Westgate Child Center has a volunteer Board of Directors to act as stewards of the school's financial health and future.

Hours: 40 hours per week and must be physically present at the center (in McLean, Virginia).


  • Master’s degree in relevant field (Child Development, Early Childhood Education, or related field) with 3 years of experience OR Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (Child Development, Early Childhood Education, or related field) with 6 years of experience
  • Must have experience working with groups of preschool children.
  • Able to supervise staff of varying backgrounds.
  • Able to create a sense of community among staff, children, and families.
  • Sensitive to the needs of the children and what constitutes a high-quality program for young children.
  • Capacity to actively seek and take advantage of opportunities for development.

Responsibilities: Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and implement policies and objectives of the program in cooperation with the Board.
  • Maintain a healthy and safe atmosphere for the children
  • Prepare and maintain a budget, which includes personnel, equipment, supplies, and training.
  • Develop and execute an on-going program of activities which contributes to the care, growth, and development of the children at the center and of each child as an individual.
  • Select and orient personnel to work at the center and hire necessary replacements when vacancies occur.
  • Provide or make available in-service training for staff members.
  • Direct and guide personnel as to teaching abilities and individual working habits. (Regularly scheduled monthly meetings)
  • Make written evaluations of staff members once a year and discuss individually with each employee.
  • Work with parents and children to develop effective relationships.
  • Supervise general condition and upkeep of the building and grounds.
  • Maintain certification in First Aid, CPR, and Medication Administration Training (MAT)
  • Maintain a system of records (in accordance with the State child day center licensing procedures) for financial and statically purposes.
  • Evaluate facilities, resources, teaching, and support personnel, and make recommendations or decisions about promotions, salaries, and dismissals.
  • Work with the community to establish a relationship which will aid in the successful implementation of goals and objectives for the center.
  • Work with parents including:
    • Being available for telephone or personal parent conferences when necessary
    • Planning and attending parent meetings
    • Working with the teachers to devise a progress report on each child to be given to the parents twice a year.
    • Editing and distributing a monthly newsletter and calendar of activities at the center to parents and teachers
  • Work with food vendors on menus and maintain standards of food service in accordance with the health department.
  • Attend seminars and/or conferences in order to keep up to date on developments in the child development field and to aid in in-service training. A minimum of 16 hours per year is required by State licensing.
  • Serve as a mentor and model to the staff on professional conduct, including confidentiality, best practice, and quality service to children and families.

Westgate Child Center

Why Work Here?
Competitive benefits, enthusiastic and experienced team, loving community!


1613 Great Falls St

McLean, VA


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