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Regional Director, Early Childhood Education

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Category: Early Childhood
School: Spring Education Group
Location: West Chester, PA
Date Opened: Sep 10, 2021
Job ID: 9048

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As a Regional Director for Spring Education's Early Childhood Division for our Philadelphia and surrounding preschools, this position is responsible for continuously evolving our best practices within a collaborative, and creative work environment. This role supports the Vice President of School Operations Preschool in the delivery and consistent execution of a world-class educational experience for our students within each and every Spring Education Group classroom in the Preschool space.   

Leading a designated and innovative team of professionals, and collaborating closely with all operations stakeholders, this person directs and oversees all school operations at multiple sites within his/her geographic area as assigned by the VP of School Operations.  The Regional Director is expected to be in the field, visiting schools, at least 75% of the time.  

Reporting into this position: Designated Heads of Schools/Principals

Key Leadership Responsibilities:

Provide transformational leadership, strategic focus, and academic excellence in alignment with Spring Education Group mission, values, and strategic imperatives
As designated by the VP of School Operations, oversee multiple campus operations, including quality measures for leadership, safety, school business goals, and classroom instruction. Ensure excellence in teaching is consistently executed within a nurturing environment for our students, families, and employees
Conduct regular campus visits and report up to the VP of Operations on the overall performance of each campus, providing quality control measures to ensure adherence and compliance to Spring Education Group standards, policies, budgetary and enrollment goals
Ensure each campus operates within budget and meets enrollment targets
Ensure that all health and safety measures are in place and audited at every campus
Assist in the continued development and implementation of a comprehensive leadership training program for both new and veteran leaders
Supervise, guide, mentor, train, retain, and coach campus leaders as assigned
Ensure our people practices support and align with our inclusive and high performing culture
In collaboration with key stakeholders, hire, onboard, develop, reward, and promote exceptional teachers, leaders, and campus staff 
Partner closely with the VP of Admissions and Enrollment, the Finance team, and the VP of School Business, to develop campus leaders who are savvy in managing and growing their campuses. This includes establishing clear goals and managing key performance indicators (e.g., academic outcomes, campus scorecards, dashboards, parent and teacher satisfaction surveys)
Observe, coach, and maintain high levels of teacher performance and consistent practices across campuses – ensuring all teachers receive regular feedback, coaching, and development; provide instructional coaching to leaders
Work closely with the Education Team in attaining and maintaining accreditation and supporting the delivery of teacher professional development
Coach campus leaders to address performance issues with discretion and sensitivity. Provide accurate, timely, and actionable feedback
Provide exceptional internal and external customer service and foster a diverse and inclusive school environment
Model personal professional development by attending seminars and conferences, and reading current theories/research on education, child development, and leadership

Education and Work Experience: 

BA or higher, with 5+ years of experience as Head of School leading school operations
Prior experience leading cross-functional teams with full oversight of all aspects of campus business
P-12 teaching experience or head of curriculum development, corporate L&D
Three to five years of successful multi-site management in education or related environment preferred

Personal Characteristics:

Highly energetic, fun, and has the ability to inspire through a shared vision
Hands-on leader with resilience and a collaborative approach; learns from mistakes
Comfortable with ambiguity. Listener, with exceptional influencing skills
Ability to diffuse escalated situations and resolve conflict
Creative problem-solver, with the ability to multi-task and work under pressure
Detail-oriented, excellent communicator, quick learner
Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, quickly changing environment

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