Assistant Director- Preschool and Float


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Williams College
Williamstown, MA 01267
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Established in 1793 with funds bequeathed by Colonel Ephraim Williams, the college is private, residential, and liberal arts, with graduate programs in the history of art and in development economics. The undergraduate enrollment is approximately 2,000 students.
Assistant Director- Preschool and Float
Full Time
Bachelor's Degree

Assistant Director- Preschool and Float

Location: Williams Campus,Williamstown
Job ID: 302643
Full/Part Time: Full Time

Opening Details

The Williams College Children's Center offers children developmentally appropriate experiences which mirror the College's mission: to educate toward the capacity to explore widely and deeply, think critically, reason empirically, express clearly, and connect ideas creatively. We support each child's journey toward their social, emotional, cognitive, physical, and aesthetic potential. Our collaborative team opens the world of learning and discovery to children by responding to their questions and explorations.

The College is recruiting an Assistant Director- Preschool and Float Programs to join our team dedicated to quality childcare and education as well as enthusiastically participating in staff inquiry and development. We seek an early care and education professional with compassion, great interpersonal skills, and experience with progressive programming, working from children and staff strengths. The Assistant Director collaborates with the Director and Assistant Director- Infant and Toddler Programs to provide leadership and support to the WCCC staff, families, and children as well as developing curriculum and program quality. The collaboration of parents, teachers, staff, and the Williams College community creates a diversity of thinking, cultural understanding, and experience to inform our collective wisdom.

This is a full-time, year-round, regular appointment.

  • Oversight of the Preschool and Float programs (three preschool classrooms with nine teaching staff and float team of four staff) including curriculum development, child guidance, teacher supervision and coaching, family relationships, and child referrals
  • Collaborate on professional development planning, facilitating, and opportunities and scheduling
  • Develop a responsive, emergent curriculum with project or exploratory learning
  • Responsible for creating weekly staff schedule and maintaining daily schedule changes and areas related to leave time and payroll tracking
  • Compliance with Mass Department of Early Education and Care regulations
  • Collaborating on Teacher Mentor Program

  • BA or BS in early childhood development, education or a related field; a Master's degree is preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of early education and care principles and child development, as well as a solid background in developmentally appropriate practice
  • Committed to working with diverse families and community members
  • Experience in an early childhood education supervisory or management role
  • Strong administrative background, keen organizational skills, and business acumen
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Experience in teaching in an early childhood program as a lead teacher or comparable position
  • EEC Infant/Toddler Lead Teacher, Preschool Lead Teacher, and Director I or II qualification
  • A valid driver's license
  • Physical demands of this position are the ability to lift and move up to 40 pounds

Application review will begin on January 17, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled. Pay range is from $69,000 - $79,000, commensurate with experience. Job band 2-F. Please visit to apply - all applications will be reviewed by the search committee.

About the Children's Center

The Williams College Children's Center has a warm and inviting program developed for early childhood education. We are a department of Williams College reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Operations. Our teachers create inspiring environments for learning in our state of the art center that includes playgrounds, hills, open spaces, woods, and gardens. Our program offers children an emergent learning experience guided by their interests and wonderings. The Children's Center serves the children of college and community families from the ages of six weeks through preschool aged children. The Center also works with faculty members and students at the college who are interested in childhood development. We offer year-round, full-time and part-time programs, and are open from 8:00 AM to 5:15 PM. We have two full-time assistant directors, an administrative coordinator, 32 teaching staff, and on-call substitutes and Williams college student assistants serving nine classrooms of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

To learn more about our center, visit

Conditions of Employment

Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process please feel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-2681 or email at

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