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Director of Childcare

Bozeman, MT 59718
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The purpose of the Big Sky/Gateway Child Care Director is to assess childcare needs of Cross Harbor employees and design, build, and operate programs in both the Big Sky and Gallatin Gateway communities to meet this essential need of employee families.

Major Responsibilities

  • Establish and implement a plan for childcare programs (birth to four years) to meet the unique needs of children and families working for Cross Harbor umbrella companies (Yellowstone Club, Spanish Peaks, Moonlight Basin, Lone Mountain Land Company, Montage).
  • Work collaboratively with community partners to achieve the goal of increasing the opportunity for children to access high quality early learning opportunities that support families in the Big Sky workforce.
  • Create and implement quality early learning childcare programs and facilities that encompasses the whole child cognitively (academic programs), socially, and emotionally.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, including families, community providers, partners, school administrators, leaders, and others in both communities in which programs are located.
  • Provide leadership for the development of the departments budget, and work with partner funding sources to ensure the budget is comprised of diversified sustainable revenue sources (private, fees, philanthropy, state).
  • Lead community childcare staff team through direct recruitment, hiring and supervising of all employees withn this department.
  • Direct the preparation of statistical and narrative reports to ensure reporting requirements are met for state and federal agencies and funding partners.

Program & Facility Development:

  • Continually assess needs of the evolving Cross Harbor partner companies workforce and develop a vision and plan for an employer-based multi-site child care program that can grow over time as needed.
  • Oversee the design of childcare facilities in the communities of Big Sky and Gallatin Gateway to support overall program goals and ensure meets all state licensing requirements.
  • Develop a high-quality early learning childcare program in accordance with state and local requirements for children 0-4 years of age.
  • Develop and lead a staffing structure that supports the goals of the early learning childcare program.

Child Care Center Operations:

  • Develop general educational and developmental curricula; collaborate with staff to develop positive social, emotional, and learning activities to ensure school readiness upon graduation from our program.
  • Recruit, hire and supervise all Early Learning Center (ELC) staff members, including providing new employee orientations and regular feedback and evaluations.
  • Manage adherence to state and local child care center licensure regulations.
  • Maintain childrens records in accordance with established enrollment procedures and guidelines.
  • Maintain communications with parents of current and prospective children through direct conversation, written communication and a parent handbook.

Community Partnerships:

  • Maintain positive relationships with regulatory agencies; ensure legal and financial compliance.
  • Implement community outreach activities to maintain and promote positive community relationships.
  • Work directly with school districts to ensure coordinated transition for children from program to Pre-K.


  • Manage budget planning and review.
  • Establish illness and emergency procedures; ensure staff are trained appropriately.
  • Ensure students and childrens cultural backgrounds are appropriately recognized and cultural activities are integrated into developmental and education program and training.
  • Lead regular professional development opportunities for staff.
  • Maintain a personal professional development plan to ensure continuous quality improvement.
  • Participate collaboratively as a member of the Yellowstone Club leadership team, including attending bi-weekly meetings and maintaining open and positive communication.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform all duties and responsibilities in a timely and efficient manner in accordance with established Club policies, procedures, and standards of service to achieve the overall objectives of this position.
  • Meet departmental productivity, organization, punctuality/attendance and consistency standards.
  • Maintain a positive and respectful attitude.
  • Treat Members, guests, vendors, customers, parents, children, and co-workers with professionalism and respect at all times.
  • Maintain privacy of our Members at all time.
  • Maintain a clean and neat appearance at all times.
  • Communicate regularly and effectively with all employees, supervisors, managers and directors.
  • Perform work in a safe and high quality manner.
  • Project a favorable image of Yellowstone Club to the community at all times.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Must be able to work flexible work hours/schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays. Long hours may be required due to business demands.
  • Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties, work hours and/or responsibilities for this job at any time.

Experience/Education Required:

  • BA (required), in education, early learning or other state qualified field
  • 5- 10 years leadership experience in an early learning childcare program
  • Clearance of state background check
  • A strong understanding of child development
  • Strong finance and budgeting skills
  • Experience licensing a childcare center that meets all state requirements
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
  • Be a self-start and goal driven



Posted: 2023-03-04 Expires: 2023-04-04

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