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Education Director - Chicago

We are looking for a passionate Education Director to help us grow our well-round team of educators and drive our mission of instilling a life long love of learning. You will be responsible for overseeing and training the NY Preschool and Enrichment Team, manage our innovative curriculum and assist in the growth of the NY Kids Club and NY Preschool.

NY Kids Club-Chicago is the premier children's enrichment center that originated in New York. Our industry-renowned curriculum is cultivated by our creative, talented, forward-thinking teams. We set the standard for innovative, stimulating children's classes, preschool, day camps, birthday celebrations, and special events. NY Kids Club boasts a company culture that nurtures talent and promotes all high-performing team members on the basis of merit. We pride ourselves on an environment that calls for people who are fun-loving, have a great sense of humor, have pride in what they do and take their work seriously.

As an Education Director, you will:

  • Oversee a team of enthusiastic instructors
  • Lead instructors in the implementation of our unique and original curriculum
  • Spearhead parent communication and establish strong relationships with our children/families
  • Support enrollment initiatives designed to grow your school
  • Support multiple classrooms and programs
  • Work in collaboration with the Compliance and HR Department to ensure federal, state, and city compliance
  • Oversee NY Preschool record-keeping processes, including: health logs, required Department of Child and Family Services paperwork, family communication documents, surveys, and train all employees on policies
  • Review the curriculum and work collaboratively with other Education Directors to enhance it by making necessary adjustments
  • Review assessment tools, the developmental trajectory across all ages, report writing and checklists for families, working collaboratively with Education Directors
  • Utilizing systems including, but not limited to: Shiftboard, Salesforce, Paylocity, G-suite, Bloomz
  • Assist in managing Center-specific Payroll cost and assessing Student: Teacher ratios, making necessary adjustments as needed
  • Instruct up to 25 hours per week within centers
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Leadership Team

Desired Skills + Qualifications:

  • At least 21 years of age
  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Bachelor’s or Associates degree in Early Childhood Education or related field from an approved program
  • Must have a minimum of 21-semester hours of college credit in child development, early childhood education or early childhood special education
  • 3-semester hours of college credit in administration, leadership or management
  • Minimum of two years of teaching experience in an Early Childhood Program
  • Minimum of two years of management/leadership experience
  • Strong leadership, supervisory and hospitality skills
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills
  • Commitment to the highest level of facility safety and cleanliness


  • Competitive pay based on experience
  • Eligibility for health, dental, vision and life insurance, 401(k)
  • Excellent PTO program
  • On-the-job training and ongoing professional development
  • Career advancement opportunities  
  • Reduced gym-cost membership
  • Access to preferred seating and special offers for top shows, attractions, theme parks, sporting events, movie tickets, hotels and much more through Plum Benefits
  • Commuter benefits through TransitChek
  • Company-wide events and team bonding activities
  • Energetic and collaborative team environment



Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that are to be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

The statements in this job description are intended to describe the essential nature and level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be ALL responsibilities or qualifications of the job.

NY Kids Club is an EEO Employer

The NY Kids Club complies with all requirements set forth by the Americans with Disabilities Act, City, State, and Federal law. If you require any accommodation in the completion of this application, please reach out to


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