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Assistant Director of Early Childhood Education
Commonpoint Queens - Samuel Field Y
58-20 Little Neck Parkway
Little Neck, NY 11362

Principal Responsibilities:

The Assistant Director must demonstrate leadership abilities, be organized, detail oriented, multi-task and take initiative. The Assistant Director assists and reports to the Program Director in operating the center in accordance with NYC Department of Health, as well as NYC and NYS Department of Education policies and procedures to create an educational, nurturing and safe environment for children, staff and parents. The individual is responsible for all school operations and assumes all Director responsibilities and duties in the absence of the Director.

Administrative Responsibilities

1. Serve as the Site Director as needed and effectively carry out the day to day operations of the center by communicating with the Director to determine daily responsibilities and projects.
2. Perform all necessary daily clerical tasks that the Director requires (phone calls, email, purchasing, filing and fiscal responsibilities)
3. Maintaining staff files and records that pertain to registration, enrollment, health/safety and licensing.
4. Assist with participation recruitment and registration, including processing DOE UPK applications.

Curriculum Responsibilities

1. Supervise and review the implementation of DOE and thematic based curriculum via documented classroom observations.
2. Act as a liaison between the site's appointed DOE Instructional Coordinator and the teaching staff ensuring that all goals are being met.
3. Assist teachers in the implementation of family communication and classroom assessment systems, such as Tadpoles and Teaching Strategies Gold.
4. Execute identified steps towards improvement on program performance on the ECERS scale.

Supervision Responsibilities

1. Measure progress of staff using the center's performance evaluation to modify and remediate.
2. Receive and give instructions to staff through the use of mentoring and or role modeling.
3. Address issues with teachers, children and parents in a compassionate, concrete and timely manner.

Additional Responsibilities

1. Assists in the hiring and scheduling of substitute teachers.
2. Assisting in the development and implementation of marketing plans including but not limited to taking inquiry and follow up calls, conducting site tours and distributing registration and enrollment packets.
3. Assist in the development of a comprehensive professional development plan for management and classroom staff at all levels.
4. Other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements

1. Able to lift approximately 40 pounds from floor to waist high.
2. Able to travel between sites within the agency

Minimum Qualifications:


1. B.A. In Education or related field and a State Department of Education teacher certification in Early Childhood Education (B-2) or (N,K, Grades 1-6).
2. Minimum of two years teaching experience in an Early Childhood Program and three years of supervisory experience in an educational setting.
3. Complies with all Agency, State, City and Federal regulations for a person working in an Early Childhood setting.
4. Highly knowledgeable in working with Google Suite and NYC DOE computer systems


55,000 - 65,000

Agency Information:

Commonpoint Queens is a non-profit, multi service agency with a flagship site in Forest Hills and 33 additional sites throughout the community that provides a diverse array of programs and services to over 35,000. Our mission is to sustain and enhance the quality of family and individual life for all members of our community, regardless of religion, ethnic or cultural background, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual preference, age, or disability, within a pervasive and inclusive environment that facilitates individual growth, meets individual needs and builds community. We accomplish this mission through a broad range of social, educational, and recreational services that reach community members of all ages and backgrounds.