The Salvation Army

Divisional Learning Zone Director

US-OH-Cleveland
Job ID
2017-4045
Category
Program
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

The Learning Zone Director will serve as a consultant to corps throughout the NEOSA Division as it relates to the operations and planning of Learning Zone After-School, Learning Zone PreSchool and Summer Day Camp Programs. 

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES.  

 

Educational Administration – 60%

  • Regularly maintain contact with program directors as well as perform regular site visits to the Learning Zone preschool, afterschool, and summer day camp programs
  • Assist with the licensing and Step Up to Quality planning and paperwork where applicable
  • Conduct regular Learning Zone staff training that includes components that can provide Step Up to Quality or licensing professional development credits and promote collaboration amongst divisional staff
  • Work with program directors to implement community collaborations, new program ideas, and assessment tools that will help maintain quality and safe programs
  • Oversee the implementation of divisional Learning Zones goals and best practices that promote the missions of the Learning Zone and The Salvation Army
  • Oversee and manage the USDA Afterschool and Summer Day Camp feeding programs
  • Follow-up with Learning Zone directors on government or state agency inspections

 

Development – 30%

  • Help Learning Zones implement strategies for carrying out their Learning Zone business plan
  • Compile information and complete reports related to Learning Zone grants
  • Serve as the point person for government and state contracts as requested
  • Assist the Development Department and Corps Officers in identifying new funding opportunities and writing grants for Learning Zones

 

Other Duties – 10%

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Divisional Program Secretary
  • Serve on the Divisional Mission Alignment Council (MAC) and provide monthly updates
  • Maintain proper protocol with Corps Officers when working with Learning Zone Directors and staff
  • Review and consult on Learning Zone staff hires
  • Disseminate information on Ohio Department of Education initiatives, licensing changes, etc. to Learning Zone staff
  • Work with Corps Officers to assist in the connections between Learning Zone activities and standard corps programs
  • Send out internal monthly newsletter to divisional Learning Zone staff

 

Qualifications

MINIMUM EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in teaching, child development or non-profit management
  • Two to three years of teaching experience or curriculum development
  • Two years of experience in grant writing or development
  • Experience in staff supervision
  • Knowledge of Salvation Army programs

 

SPECIAL SKILLS, CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

  • Excellent people and communication skills
  • Proficient in the use of the computer
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Clean Webcheck

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