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July 28, 2017

Child Development Center Director

Director Child Development Center

Baxter Community Center, a Nationally Accredited Child Development Center, is looking for qualified candidates with competencies in the following three areas for this position: Competencies in Early Childhood Development, working with Diverse Communities, and alignment our mission statement related to “A Christian Response to Human Needs”.

Job Description

Education:

Preferably Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education/Child Development/Education

Experience: 

  • Knowledge of early childhood collaborative efforts within the Greater Grand Rapids Community, such as: Kent County 4Cs, Great Start Collaborative, Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative, Early Head Start and First Steps
  • Minimum of 3-4 years management and supervisory experience
  • Knowledgeable of early childhood through school-age development
  • Knowledgeable and current on research based curricula and implementation

Skill Set:

  • Leadership and strong mentoring ability
  • Budget management
  • Interpersonal and organizing among stakeholders
  • Team building
  • Curriculum planning and implementation
  • Knowledgeable of instructional best practices
  • Creative problem solving
  • Working with parents and community members
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Cross cultural experience

Interested candidates should provide a cover letter and resume to Melanie Beelen, Executive Director, Baxter Community Center, 935 Baxter SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506.  Email address: melanieb@baxtercommunitycenter.org.  Please visit Baxter’s website to learn more about us at www.wearebaxter.org.

Deadline for applying: Friday, September 15, 2017