Assistant Director

Full Time
  • Post Date: September 8, 2020
  • Apply Before: December 31, 2023
  • Experience Required All Experience Levels
  • Early Childhood Industry Area Child Care
  • Minimum Qualifications CDA/Other Certificate
Job Description

Childrens Lighthouse of Oak Forest

  • JOB TITLE: Preschool Assistant Director
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Salary: Based on Education and Experience


  • Childrens Lighthouse is a national franchise with a robust teaching system and superior support from its Franchise Support Center. Childrens Lighthouse is known in the industry for its character-based curriculum that focuses on learning and positive child development. We have a well-earned reputation as one of the finest preschool systems in the industry.  Our school is locally owned and operated by engaged and committed franchise owners who are looking for someone to help them build the school.
  • The Assistant Director role is a partner to the Center Director, front office staff, and franchise owners, with a clear focus on helping to grow and make the business successful.


  • Must meet requirements of local child-care regulatory agency and Childrens Lighthouse of Oak Forest
  • A degree in Early Childhood Education, Primary Education, or related field, and/or at least two years’ work experience in a licensed child-care facility, kindergarten or early childhood program preferred
  • Experience in management, business, and/or public relations preferred
  • Must be able to lift up to 35 lbs. in connection with the handling of children for the facilitation of programs, child safety, and potential emergency situations

Duties and Skills

  • Implements Childrens Lighthouse policies, procedures and systems to ensure safe, healthy environment in compliance with state standards at all times.
  • Represents Children’s Lighthouse to the community, parents, visitors and staff with professionalism and integrity.
  • Consistently follows through with all duties and miscellaneous duties as assigned in competent and timely manner.
  • Able to work flexible hours.
  • Ability to communicate with, motivate others, analyze and solve problems, fostering a positive work environment.
  • Knowledge of state and local standards.
  • Knowledge of early child development and appropriate practices.
  • Observes all rules and regulations at Children’s Lighthouse of Oak Forest and the local, state or national regulatory agencies pertaining to the health, safety and care of children
  • Assumes responsibility to manage operation of the school in the Director’s absence
  • Assists the Director with the necessary management responsibilities to ensure maximum enrollment and effective cost control to produce profit
  • Knowledge of and adheres to employment laws and compliance issues related to those laws.
  • Assists in keeping school physically well kept, attractive, and safe
  • Provides verbal recognition and acceptance to children while providing clear and consistent expectations for the children’s behavior
  • Ability to perform all of the essential functions for each position in the School, including, but not limited to, other leadership team positions, teacher, food service teacher, and bus driver.
  • Attends all required staff meetings, workshops and/or school functions
  • Assists in other capacities that Director, or designee, determines is necessary




  • Paid time off
  • Childcare Tuition Discount
  • Sick Leave
  • Bonuses




  • Monday to Friday
  • Some occasional weekends for school/community events