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Educational Director

As the first settlement house in the nation and for over 130 years, University Settlement has been empowering New York residents by building on their strengths through comprehensive, quality services that meet the current needs of the community; innovation that anticipates future needs; and advocacy to improve the community as a whole.

Family Child Care Network (FCCN) and Department of Education (DOE) view family child care as a respected and valued profession within the early care and education system in New York City. We seek to support and enhance the existing strengths of family child care as birth-4 programs that promote continuous and responsive relationships, strengthen early learning skills, build resilience, and lay the foundation for all future learning. The primary role of the Education Director is to oversee the Network educational services for families and affiliated providers.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Oversee all educational services in FCCN settings to ensure compliance with funders
  • Supervise the work of all FCCN education staff; be a mentor to providers
  • Facilitate meetings with staff and providers
  • Ensure the timely documentation of all coaching sessions.
  • Create curriculum to meet the individual needs of all children
  • Ensure staff have the knowledge and tools to support providers in data management and support its use for curriculum and lesson planning.
  • Coordinate and implement required professional learning days all providers and education staff.
  • Participate in professional development delivered by the Department of Education.
  • Support the Director with the program
  • Assist with program self-assessment
  • Maintain relationships with community partners

What We Are Looking For:

  • You have a Masters in Early Childhood Education and NYS certified in early childhood or childhood education.
  • You have experience working in family childcare and/or with infants and toddlers.
  • You can travel within FCC Network catchment area.
  • You thrive in a busy environment and able to shift gears when needed.
  • You build relationships- you're a leader, mentor, coach, and able to inspire others.
  • You are willing to be an advocate for your program, participants and community.
  • You have a strong commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion.

Why You Should Join Our Team:

  • You're part of a mission-driven organization that empowers and advocates for the community
  • 20 Vacation; 12 sick days, and 2 personal days
  • Comprehensive medical and dental coverage
  • Flexible Spending Account and Pre- Tax Commuter Program
  • 403b retirement plan with up to a 6% employer match

Hours: Full time 

Salary: Commensurate with experience, plus generous benefits 

Contact: Submit cover letter and resume to APPLY 

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. We support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to our organization. We are an equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran or reservist status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

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