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Job ID: 194072

HELC Assistant Director
Auburn University

Date Posted Sep. 8, 2022
Title HELC Assistant Director
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department Harris Early Learning Ctr Operating
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Teaching & Learning

Job Summary
The Harris Early Learning Center (HELC) is a National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredited preschool facility for children ranging in age from six weeks to five years located in Birmingham, AL.

This is a one year limited term position. Continuation of employment is contingent upon availability of funds.

HELC seeks candidates for an Assistant Director to oversee day-to-day operations for the center, to include oversight of enrollment and recruitment, employee supervision, and serving as Human Resources Liaison (HRL) for the Center.

Learn more about the Harris Early Learning Center by visiting:

About Auburn: At Auburn, our work changes lives. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a premier public institution, Auburn University is dedicated to shaping the future of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research, scholarship, and selfless service. Auburn is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, community outreach, positive work environment, student engagement, and thriving community.

Why employees choose Auburn: Auburn University was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama’s best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years. Employees enjoy competitive benefits that include top-notch health insurance, generous retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, flexible spending accounts, and more!

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Our Commitment: Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.

Essential Functions
Receive applications, maintain waiting lists, and offer spaces to prospective families. Organize Family Orientation for new and currently enrolled families. Communicate with prospective families; answer questions regarding enrollment, curriculum, schedules, tuition, and appropriate guidelines; and provide on-campus tours.
Communicate and collaborates with families to address classroom concerns. Recommends additional consultation, as necessary.
Collaborate with and assists the HELC Executive Director to review lesson plans and address concerns expressed by employees, families, and/or colleagues. Performs biannual classroom observations, and provides constructive feedback to improve performance. Conducts annual performance evaluations, addresses performance issues, and holds disciplinary meetings as required. Maintains and manages daily schedule and calendar for leave requests, and as well as spreadsheets containing professional memberships and and staff certifications.
Oversee the contact and screening of applicants, as well as interviewing potential candidates, assessing candidate qualifications, and processing hiring proposals. Completes applicant background checks and I-9 verifications, as well as schedules new employee orientation.
Collaborate with the Executive Director to plan HELC celebrations, Staff Development Days, Teacher of Excellence Banquet, Book Fair, and other fundraisers. Oversees and collaborates with community and corporate sponsors.
Oversee and manages personnel information, to include staff credentials, tracking required renewals, and ensuring all personnel maintain appropriate credentials, including NAEYC memberships, CPR/First Aid, TB Test, physical screening, background checks, required annual training, and other requirements that must be updated and/or renewed regularly.

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