Nuckolls County Day Care Director


Job Description: The NC3 Director is responsible for ensuring the health, safety, and quality of education for all children within the center’s care. The NC3 Director is directly accountable for overall operational management in accordance with well-established guidelines, including curriculum development, staff and facilities management, legal and budgetary considerations, and long-range planning. The NC3 Director must demonstrate strong leadership, communication, and organizational skills to manage the center and staff effectively while ensuring the needs of the students and the center’s goals are met appropriately. Additionally, the Director must have knowledge of modern office methods, practices, and procedures and the ability to motivate and maintain personnel in a rapidly changing environment. This position reports to the Nuckolls County Childcare Center Board of Directors. The Board of Directors represents the City of Superior, Brodstone Healthcare, Superior Public Schools Headstart, and parents. The City of Superior, Brodstone Healthcare, and Superior Public Schools have unified to support this daycare center, which has resulted from the obvious and growing need within Nuckolls County and the surrounding areas.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establish a quality vision for the center, working in conjunction with the Board of Directors.
  • Implement strategic plans and goals in keeping with the mission of the program.
  • Develop and implement strategies to improve center enrollment and retention.
  • Provide direction and leadership to all employees.
  • Maintain positive relationships with regulatory agencies.
  • Maintain licensing and accreditation requirements.
  • Adhere to and ensure compliance with all relevant local, state, and federal regulations and requirements.
  • Ensure legal and financial compliance.
  • Maintain a personal and professional development plan to ensure continuous quality improvement.
  • Lead professional development initiatives for staff members to improve their skills and knowledge. Maintain and ensure a safe and secure environment for the children.
  • Establish illness and emergency procedures.
  • Assign, develop, train, and supervise employees and their work.
  • Evaluates, reviews, and recommends personnel actions such as employment, retention, promotion, and termination.
  • Manage the center’s day-to-day operations, including but not limited to developing the general educational curriculum.
  • Collaborate with staff to develop positive learning activities.
  • Maintain student records in accordance with established enrollment procedures and guidelines.
  • Approve food menus.
  • Oversee the implementation and supervision of all office functions including, but not limited to, Financial management Payroll, accounts payable and receivable, Tuition billing and payment; Purchasing and Inventory Planning and budgeting–tracking expenses, planning and reviewing and submitting an annual budget to the Board of Directors.
  • Human resources and personnel management (staff supervision). Promote good public relations. With parents of current and prospective students through direct conversation, newsletters, and parent handbooks.
  • Manage and resolve conflicts (including corrective action when necessary) to ensure a positive experience for everyone.
  • Develop and manage partnerships with the school, community organizations, and other resources. Implement community outreach activities and marketing strategies to maintain and promote positive community relationships and to attract new families to the center.
  • Develops, implements, and maintains an ongoing evaluation system to ensure quality control.
  • Utilizes evaluation data, outcomes, and surveys to maintain correct and/or improve delivery of services.
  • Studies policies, methods, and procedures and modifies or makes recommendations of modifications necessary for the proper functioning of NC3. Additional

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience Desired:

  • Supervisory experience.
  • Direct professional experience in an early childhood setting.
  • High energy. Strong oral and written communication skills; technology skills.
  • Ability to work well with others (staff, children, and parents) and to foster a team environment.
  • A strong understanding of child development.
  • Strong finance and budgeting skills. Excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Infant/child CPR and First Aid certified. (Can be provided by Brodstone)
  • Maintain the necessary Nebraska State Licensure Requirements.
  • Must clear a full background check. Must pass a health screening. Educational Requirements An Associate’s, Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in early childhood education or related field of study with a minimum of 30 credits in Early Childhood Education.
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Additional Information

Salary will be based on experience and qualifications.

The Daycare Center will open its doors on August 1, 2024. Between now and then, the Director will work with the Board of Directors to establish staffing and licensing and prepare for the upcoming year.

Please contact Superior Schools Superintendent John Whetzal at (402)879-3257  or for a more detailed job description or with specific questions.

Contact Information

Superior Public Schools
601 W 8th Street
Superior, Nebraska 68978

Kim Williams
(p) (402) 879-3257 182
(f) (855) 529-4534

How to Apply

Job applications can be found on the Daycare Web Page: