Chief Center Administrator – Full Time


The Chief Center Administrator (CCA) is responsible for creating a ‘model’ for Center of Excellence that promotes the highest quality early care and education across our Learning Centers.  The CCA will ensure our Learning Centers adopt high quality curriculum, physical environment, and programs that attract families to enroll their children and optimize their engagement.  The CCA ensures the ongoing professional development of staff by working closely with center management.  This position develops the roadmap for ECA Learning Centers to align with the overall organizational vision and mission, and serves as a resource for community-wide discussions on early education issues.Responsibilities:

  • Participates in the development and achievement of center short and long range goals and objectives.
  • Participates in the development and administration of the center budget that provides for the attainment of agreed upon goals and objectives.
  • Aligns processes, policies, and personnel to support the strategy and measure overall effectiveness.
  • Oversees and supports center leadership staff and provide necessary resources.
  • Builds and strengthens community partnerships that would elevate ECA’s reputation and level of influence in the community.
  • Aligns program operations to meet the expectations of funding sources, including government programs and other philanthropic organizations.
  • Develops metrics that will help the CEO and the Board of Directors better understand the overall health of ECA Learning Centers.
  • Prepares and/or guides Center Management in maintaining meaningful data and center records as well as special reports/analyses.
  • Reviews and evaluates reports and regularly presents trends, movements, and status to the CEO.
  • Recognizes trends and maintains knowledge of local, regional and national policies, programs, regulatory guidelines impacting early childhood education.
  • Provides motivation and incentives for professional development, as well as ongoing technical assistance and training opportunities to center management and staff.

Additional Information

Location(s): Fort Wayne

Job Requirements

Age Requirements: 18 years or older

Degree Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree is required; Master’s Degree preferred. Degree in business, nonprofit management, school administration and/or early education are preferred.

Travel Requirements: No

Language Requirements: English

Experience Requirements:

  • Five or more years of work experience with demonstration of progression in position and professional advancement.
  • Knowledgeable of best practices in early education.
  • Experience in early childhood and development organizations is preferred, but not required. Proven experience in organizational management is a plus.
  • Prior experience in multi-site environments, managing a team of diverse backgrounds and experiences.
  • Excellent depth of knowledge and operational experience in using metrics to evaluate programs and staff.
  • Excellent interpersonal communications skills and superior writing skills are required.

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