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Center Director

Center Director

Job Description

Welcome to the Knowledge Universe family of brands: KinderCare®, CCLC® and Champions®. Together, we’re setting a powerful new standard. We’re shaping America’s future by giving children the strongest possible start for a lifetime of learning.  We are unlocking educators’ potential with the resources and curriculum they deserve.

Join our mission, and see how children and teachers inspire everything we do. Help deliver on the Nurture Greatness™ promise.

When you join our team as a Center Director you will:

  • Lead your team to advance KU’s mission of quality education and care by serving children and families in your community.
  • Develop a team of “best in class” teachers to achieve our goal of accreditation in every center.
  • Create a caring and stimulating atmosphere, with passionate and engaging teachers to give each child endless opportunities to grow, learn, and imagine.
  • Encourage and empower your teams’ enthusiasm for learning using industry leading tools provided by KU.
  • Leverage your business savvy and customer service skills to grow KU’s presence in your community, leading to the growth of new families and children in our centers.
  • Cultivate positive partnerships with families, teachers, state licensing authorities, community contacts and corporate partners.

Job Requirements

  • Related Bachelor’s Degree(Early Childhood Education preferred), or equivalent work experience required
  • 3+ years of strong management experience with the ability to lead, develop, and inspire a team
  • Demonstrated skills in customer service and relationship building with families and center team
  • Solid understanding of NAEYC and/or NAC accreditation and state licensing standards
  • Strong organization skills, computer skills, and the ability to multi-task and manage multiple situations effectively
  • Budget and financial accountability with revenue-generation experience preferred
  • Ability to sustain a high level of energy, excel in a competitive environment, and thrive under constant transition
  • Must be physically able to use a computer, lift a minimum of 40 pounds, and work indoors or outdoors as needed
  • Must meet state specific guidelines for the role

The benefits our career professionals enjoy:

In addition to a rewarding career that lets you help shape children's futures, Knowledge Universe provides a competitive compensation package, benefits include:

  • Medical, dental and vision
  • Discounted child care
  • Generous paid time off
  • Education assistance and reimbursement
  • Medical expense reimbursement/ Life insurance/Disability benefits/ Health and wellness programs
  • 401(k) savings and investment plan with employer match

Knowledge Universe employs nearly 30,000 team members across 1,700 locations nationwide. Our three respected brands–KinderCare®, CCLC®, and Champions®– unlock the potential of over 130,000 children ages 6 weeks through 12 years, each day. From our National Support Center, to the classrooms where learning comes to life, we’re united by a passion to Nurture Greatness™. Learn more about careers at Knowledge Universe today.

Knowledge Universe is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.


Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Education, Training, Management
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience At least 3 year(s)
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Education - Teaching - Administration, Training
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 3196
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