Daycare Senior Supervisor (Early Childhood Educator, ECE)

Boat Daycare Society - Vancouver, BC (30+ days ago)

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Boat Daycare Society is a non-profit, parent-led facility in East Vancouver that provides care to a group of 25 children aged 2.5 to 5 though a play-based program. We are looking for a full-time, experience senior supervisor to oversee the overall operations of the daycare and lead the work of all the staff. The successful candidate will have a strong management and human resources background and prior experience running a childcare facility. The Senior Supervisor reports to the Boat Daycare Society Board, through the Chair of the Board.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring the developmental needs of each child are met by providing a safe, nurturing, open and curious environment
  • Supporting curriculum development
  • Leading and supervising staff and maintaining staff schedules including training, vacations, absenteeism and overtime
  • Building relationships and working cooperatively with parents to meet children’s needs, addressing challenging topics with care and sensitivity
  • Ensuring all practices, activities and decisions regarding operations are prudent, ethical and consistent with the daycare’s mission and policies, and follow all legal and regulatory obligations
  • Performing all administrative tasks in a timely manner, including payroll, overseeing accounts payable and receivable, organizing and coding accounts for bookkeeping, reporting, grant applications, government programs, etc.
  • Working with the Board and accountants to build an annual budget and to monitor income and expenses in relation to the budget
  • Making recommendations to the Board regarding policy development or amendments as needed
  • Attending monthly Board meetings to report on all relevant trends, changes and/or concerns that require Board attention or input
  • Managing parent volunteer activities
  • Managing the process of bringing in practicum students, volunteers and substitutes


  • Diploma or degree in a relevant field and/or other relevant management experience
  • Early Childhood Educator license
  • Minimum 2 years of experience as a manager/supervisor
  • Minimum 5 years of ECE teacher experience

Region: East Vancouver

Employment Terms Full-Time / Permanent

Hours of Work: TBD

Position Start Date: On or around December 1, 2019

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience working in a non-profit licensed facility and unionized environment
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively as part of a team
  • Effective working skills of computer/office software and basic accounting
  • Excellent understanding of current regulations of the Child Care Licencing Act
  • Strong morals, ethics and reasoning skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Current Criminal Record Check
  • Current valid Standard Child Care First Aid and CPR Level A of C
  • Current negative TB test
  • Medical Clearance according to Child Care Licensing Regulations
  • Immunization Status form
  • Three professional references

Salary & Benefits: $27.40 per hour (37.5 hours per week). 6-month employment probation period. Eligible for our group benefit package, including BC Target Benefit Pension Plan after the probation period has ended.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $27.40 /hour


  • ECE teacher: 5 years (Required)
  • supervisor (in daycare setting): 5 years (Preferred)