Bright Horizons Minneapolis Director Position
Posting Date: February 23, 2011
Closing Date: March 11, 2011
Location: Bright Horizons Minneapolis Gaviidae Back-Up Center
Bright Horizons is looking for the next early childhood leader for a NAEYC accredited program in Downtown
Minneapolis. Bright Horizons Minneapolis at Gaviidae is located in Gaviidae Commons, convenient to the
Minneapolis light rail and bus lines. This back-up center cares for children from 6 weeks through 12 years
of age. Celebrating its 12th year, this center serves families from many well known companies. In addition
to quality child care programming, it provides fun 'camp' like programs such as Potty Camp Week, off site
camps for school-age and more! BH Minneapolis at Gaviidae has earned a reputation of respect for the
high quality care and early education they provide to working families.
Bright Horizons Back-Up Solutions is the leader in meeting emergency child care needs and offering flexible
child care arrangements for working families to help parents balance competing personal and professional
demands. Back-up child care supplements, rather than replaces regular child care arrangements and is
available to parents facing disruptions in their regular child care arrangements. The nature of back-up care
means that the children enrolled will vary from day to day. That means, our teachers must be flexible and
quickly in tune with each child's individual needs and interests to ensure that everyone at the back-up
center has a wonderful experience. Also, in back-up care, every day is a special day for children -- full of
surprises, fresh challenges, and new friends. Back-up care provides exciting opportunities for development
and creativity for teachers and for families.
As the Director, you will have the unique opportunity and responsibility for fostering an environment that
allows children, their families and staff to flourish and develop to their full potential. You will be
accountable for program operation that exceeds NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young
Children) criteria and incorporates Bright Horizons' mission, organizational goals, values, philosophies and
policies and development of positive relationships and on-going collaboration with parents, children,
families and clients.
Qualifications: Requirements for the position include a Bachelor's degree in ECE or related field (MA degree
is preferred), and a minimum of 3-5 years of documented supervisory experience required. Proven strength
in written and oral communication skills, leadership and supervisory skills, ability to lead and coach staff in
implementing a DAP (Developmentally Appropriate Practices) curriculum, financial management and
organizational skills. Qualified candidates will have the ability to adapt quickly to change. We are looking for
an experienced leader with excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills who enjoys a
fast paced environment.
Qualified candidates may apply online at www.brighthorizons.com/careers.
Dawn Kepley | Recruitment Manager