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


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


  • 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:  Please visit Baxter’s website to learn more about us at

Deadline for applying: Friday, September 15, 2017