Director, Early Childhood Centre

  • Location: CBU
  • Competition Number: 22
  • Deadline: June 10, 2024 at 11:59 pm

Cape Breton University invites applicants for the role of Director, Early Childhood Centre. This position is a Full Time Continuing commencing July 1 2024 (or soon thereafter).

The successful candidate will oversee the daycare’s operations, ensuring compliance with regulations and delivering high-quality programming. Reporting to the Board Chair, you’ll coordinate staff, manage budgets, and foster positive relationships with families and regulatory bodies. Responsibilities include maintaining smooth operations, supervising staff, facilitating enrollment, supporting program evaluation, and representing the agency in the childcare community.

Qualifications for this role will include:

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in an Early Childhood Centre setting with progressive responsibility
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a management capacity at an Early Childhood Centre
  • Early Childhood Education degree or diploma with a Classification Level 2 or 3
  • Valid Standard First Aid and Level “C” CPR
  • Submission of Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registry with no incidences
  • Demonstrated child care centre management/supervisory experience an asset
  • Solid knowledge of the Nova Scotia Day Care Act and Education and Early Childhood Development regulations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; high degree of initiative and dedication; team player
  • Commitment to high quality programming for children and a supportive work environment for staff

Applications for the successful candidate will include:

  • a cover letter describing the expertise of the applicant
  • a complete resume
  • A list of least three references.
    • Short listed candidates will be required to submit three reference letters.

Please upload all required documents to Additional Documents if no designated area is listed. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Click here to view more information and to apply.

Applications must be received by June 10 2024.

Cape Breton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


Cape Breton University

Human Resources Dept.

1250 Grand Lake Road

Sydney, NS B1M 1A2