(not logged in)

Hide nav pane
books & more

Job Details

Job Number:  46916
Early Childhood Development Centre (ECDC) Director
Job Posted: Tuesday, 7 August 2018
Closing Date: Thursday, 23 August 2018
(53 days ago)
Bissell Centre
Region: Edmonton area Type: Full time
Location: Edmonton Salary: To Be Negotiated

Early Childhood Development Centre (ECDC) Director


Through our vision to eliminate poverty in our community, and guided by a passionate concern for the dignity and well-being of each individual, Bissell Centre’s work is based on building relationships, hope and trust. Our mission is to work with others to empower people to move from poverty to prosperity. We enable people to meet their own basic daily needs, participate in community, have sustainable livelihoods, feel hope for the future and make plans for a prosperous life.

Bissell Centre is growing and in need of a passionate and skilled ECDC Director. Our current ECDC is a fully licensed and accredited child care facility that accepts up to 40 children between 0-5 years old and is available to parents and guardians, with low income, at no cost on a respite basis.

Having been selected as an Early Learning Child Care Centre (ELCC), the individual in this position will be working with a multi-disciplinary team to prepare for a move into a new and expanded program space that will accommodate up to 70 children, while implementing ELCC requirements.

Specific responsibilities of the position include:

  • Ensures and facilitates the smooth functioning of all aspects of the centre in order to best serve children and families
  • Demonstrated understanding of Child Care Licensing Act
  • Provides supervision, leadership and support to all ECDC program staff
  • Facilitates the recruitment and coordinates the selection, hiring and orientation of all new staff to the department, within agency approved processes and polices
  • Maintains operation of the department within the approved budget, in consultation with the Director of Community Programs and Services
  • Develops partnerships and networks within the community (social services, Child & Family Services, other daycare centres, community based family resources, etc.) to facilitate appropriate referrals and intakes into the programs
  • Consults, supports and provides guidance to child care staff in developing and evaluating children’s programming as required
  • Develops and maintains positive relationships and regular communication with parent-clients
  • Facilitates or directly provides mediation and resolution to parent-program conflicts as they arise
  • Ensures appropriate professional development opportunities are made available to department staff within agency and department budget parameters; and in accordance with identified training needs of staff in the department
  • Facilitates the placement, orientation and evaluation of Early Childhood Education practicum student placements, within the department
  • Ensures ongoing requirements for licensing and accreditation are maintained
  • Oversees the maintenance of accurate records, case notes, files, and documentation to track outcomes
  • Represents the agency by participation on committees in the child care community
  • Ensures a family centered approach is maintained and families are connected with necessary referrals (internal/external) by program staff
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Community Programs and Services



The ideal candidate would possess the following qualifications:  

  • Child Care Supervisor (Level 3) or Provincially recognized equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience with demonstrated child care centre management and supervisory experience.
  • Valid Standard 1st Aid, Level C
  • Strong knowledge of relevant licensing and accreditation
  • Understanding of how to identify and support various special needs observed in children
  • Clear and thorough understanding of Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act
  • Knowledge and understanding about the various services offered within Bissell Centre and how ECDC fits into agency business plan
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal, time management, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to develop and manage program annual budgets
  • Familiarity with issues of poverty, homelessness and Edmonton’s urban core
  • Understanding of Indigenous cultures, history and current issues


Bissell Centre offers above average industry benefits including; employer subsidized medical and dental benefits, life insurance, disability, flexible spending account, outstanding vacation and more! This a full time position, working 40 hours per week. Ability to work flexible hours to accommodate the needs of children and families is required.


Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter by ­August 23, 2018 to:


Tina Young

Director, Human Resources

Bissell Centre

10527 - 96 Street

Edmonton, AB T5H 2H6



Bissell Centre is an equal opportunity employer who is committed to diversity within our community and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, or disability. Bissell Centre is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees, in accordance with provincially and federally legislated protected grounds.


We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.


How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and cover letter via email by August 23, 2018
Contact Details:
Tina Young
Bissell Centre
10527-96 Street
Edmonton, AB, T5H 2H6

www:   www.bissellcentre.org

 Thanks for looking on WorkInNonProfits.ca and good luck with your job search!

Please Note: WorkInNonProfits.ca is not affiliated with and in no way endorses or vets the organization that posted this job. Any links posted within the job will take you to their external site where the same disclaimer applies.

Home Skip to content Skip to navigation Contact us Access keys Hide Left Pane Find a job Post a job Find service provider