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Assistant Center Director

Department: C&FS Education
Location: Lowell, MA

The Assistant Center Director is responsible for working directly with Teachers/Family Service Workers to ensure that high quality educational activities are taking place in the classrooms and that families are being engaged in the program.

At Community Teamwork our employees enjoy best-in-class benefits to support their physical, financial and emotional wellness.

We offer:

  • Casual work environment
  • 4 weeks of Paid Time Off
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Paid Life Insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Paid sick leave
  • Career advancement and professional development
  • 5% contribution to your 401K whether you participate on your own or not.
  • Great co-workers and a great mission with an outstanding Community Action Agency
  • 37.5 hour work week


  • Ensure, with the Center Director, the effective day to day operations of the Center and assume the role of the Center Director in their absence.
  • Ensure Head Start and Early Education programs are in compliance with all local, state and federal regulations.
  • Make recommendations for hiringís, promotions and disciplinary actions.
  • Maintain and improve the highest quality program staffing by providing orientation and training.
  • Provide leadership and supervision to assigned staff, and communicate effectively expectations and desired outcomes.
  • Schedule and arrange for substitutes, in collaboration with Lead Teachers, to ensure that staff ratios are consistently met.
  • Ensure that classroom environments are nurturing, educational and support the individual needs of children.
  • Collaborate with the Education Coordinator to ensure quality of classroom instruction by monitoring and conducting regular observations and walkthroughs.
  • Direct the development and assessment of weekly curriculum plans.
  • Serve as a resource to the teaching staff on program policies and procedures
  • Actively engage families to be part of the center activities and the childís educational experience.
  • Actively work with families to identify specific personal and family needs and provide referrals to community resources that can help meet these needs.
  • Maintain accurate case records and reports as required and update client information in Child Plus database.


  • Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education required.
  • Bachelorís degree in Early Childhood Education preferred.
  • Minimum one year supervisory experience in an early education setting required.
  • Strong proven leadership and decision making abilities. 
  • Desire to work with low income, culturally diverse, and at-risk families and individuals.
  • Excellent Customer Service, organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficient computer skills required in basic computer software and data collection systems.
  • Excellent crisis management skills.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Bilingual skills (English/Spanish or English/Khmer) are a plus.


  • EEC Licensed Director I required
  • EEC Director II preferred

Commitment to Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Community Teamwork is committed to an equitable, non-discriminatory, and anti-racist approach in all components of our organizational structure and operations, including the job application process. We recognize that people of underprivileged backgrounds and underrepresented identities often are not afforded equitable access to resources, opportunities, and professional development. We offer professional development, training, and tuition reimbursement opportunities to ensure that you and CTI are set up for success. We encourage you to apply if you see an opening that is exciting to you and include examples of your work that you feel demonstrate your qualifications. Please feel free to speak to all experiences, skills, and educational certifications that you feel are relevant. We look forward to reviewing your application.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Community Teamwork is a drug free work environment.

This is an exciting opportunity to become an integral member of an innovative, outcome focused team in an organization committed to excellence.


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