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Center Director

Company: U-GRO Learning Centres
Location: Harrisburg
Posted on: July 16, 2019

Job Description:

Why Join U-GRO?

  • Industry-Competitive Compensation

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance

  • Paid Time Off, plus EIGHT Paid Holidays

  • 401(k) Plan

  • Paid Professional Training

  • Childcare Discounts

  • PA Keystone STARS accredited

  • Team Members are valued and recognized for their service!

  • We work together and we have FUN!

    Location: Harrisburg, PA Center: Union Deposit

    The Company:

    U-GRO Learning Centres is a premier provider of high-quality childcare, early education services, and summer camp programming in Central Pennsylvania. Currently serving over 1,800 students at 13 modern facilities, our service offering includes both center-based and work-based childcare designed to empower families. Founded in 1973, U-GRO has a rich history of providing the best possible environment for its children and teachers alike, leading to top child outcomes and high teacher retention. U-GRO ranks among the Top 50 industry providers in North America, but maintains a home-grown feel; bringing fresh, forward-looking practices to families and team members in Central PA.

    The Position:

    We are seeking a positive, knowledgeable Center Director to lead a team of dedicated early childhood educators as we empower families at our Harrisburg East Center! If you have experience in this field and are passionate about leading with a servant heart, join our team!


    As a Center Director, you would be responsible for the management of a U-GRO early childhood center and its overall operation. This includes, but is not limited to:

    • Planning, organizing, implementing, coordinating, and controlling educational programs and activities related to a successful childcare center.

    • Ensuring complete compliance with PA State childcare licensing regulations, meeting STARS standards.

    • Managing and coaching team members by facilitating a high-trust culture that empowers teachers as individual contributors, fosters a strong team environment, and ensures a high level of accountability and alignment to performance expectations and the organization's values.

    • Working on special projects such as field trips, and administrative duties as needed.


      • Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education or a related field.

      • Previous experience working within a childcare center.

      • Previous management and supervisory experience preferred

      • Three childcare clearances required by the PA Department of Human Services

      • As mandated by the Department of Human Services, all new employees at childcare centers must provide proof of a completed health physical and TB test to begin employment. The TB test and physical must have been completed within 12 months prior to hire.

      • Must be 18 years of age and fluent in the English language.

      • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; flexibility as to the hours and schedule of work.

Keywords: U-GRO Learning Centres, Harrisburg , Center Director, Executive , Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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