Grinnell Chamber

Assistant Director

Posted: 06/10/2021
Grinnell, IA
Chad Nath


LINK Grinnell operates various programming throughout the year including an after-school program, care on Professional Development days, mentoring, and a summer program. The organization is seeking a reliable, enthusiastic self-starter who is highly organized and detail oriented to serve as an Assistant Director for these programs  for youth ages 5-12 in Grinnell. 

Essential Responsibilities:

The assistant director of the organization must have an understanding of child development and education, administration, and effective communication skills in order to: 

  • Assist with the on-site daily operations and management of LINK Grinnell programming. Regular duties include coordinating the logistics of the program(s) and implementation of safe, developmentally appropriate programming for children. 

  • Work to ensure overall success of the organization, which is likely to include communicating with families, ensuring financial sustainability, and representing the organization at public events. 

  • Provide leadership and supervision to after-school staff and children at all times; serving as a positive  role model and ensuring that all safety, reporting, and quality requirements are met in accordance with all State of Iowa licensing standards for child care centers. 

Skill Requirements and Essential Qualities: 

  • Ability to communicate effectively to coordinate program operations and supervise staff. 

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. 

  • Exceptional interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills. 

  • Critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving skills. 

  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously with little or no supervision.


Employment Standards:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Elementary Education or related field required

  • 3-5 years related program management and experience (some experience required)

  • 3-5 years supervisory experience (preferred)


Conditions of Employment:

  • Position requires a criminal background and abuse registry check, including fingerprint verification. 

  • Must meet the state licensing requirements of 75 points obtained through a combination of education, experience, and child development-related training. 

  • Must complete CPR, First Aid, Mandatory Abuse Training program and Essentials Child Care Preservice program. 

Hours/Compensation:​ This is a salaried, exempt position. Depending on responsibilities, the position is anticipated to require between 35 and 40 hours per week but this may be negotiated for the ideal candidate. Compensation is commensurate based on experience and/or education.


To Apply: Please email cover letter and resume to ​​ to apply for employment.

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