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Director of Business Development and Ops

Company: Montessori School of Downtown
Location: Houston
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Montessori School of Downtown, a leader in the field of early childhood growth and development, is seeking a uniquely driven individual to lead one of our premier locations. This job requires an entrepreneurial spirit, an enterprising attitude and an ambitious individual who knows the level of success they can reach. The right individual will be given tremendous autonomy to run the facility to success. The successful candidate will have strong business acumen and the ability to make strategic, long-term decisions for the success of the school. Experience with business development and marketing is essential. The ability to network with the public to represent the school as the location of choice for parents seeking to afford their children with the ideal learning environment is essential. In return for these qualities, Montessori Downtown will give significant control and compensation aligned with the individual's contribution. This is a rare opportunity for a candidate looking for a challenge that could reap significant financial rewards. What You Will Do: Parent and Community Engagement Foster positive relationships with parents and guardians through regular communication and feedback. Engage with the local community to build partnerships and support the center. Ensure a safe and secure environment for children. Enrollment and Marketing: Develop and execute marketing strategies to attract new families and maintain high enrollment levels. Manage the admissions process and maintain accurate records. Quality Improvement Continuously assess and improve the quality of childcare services. Seek feedback from staff, parents, and stakeholders to make necessary improvements. Operational Planning Develop and implement 3 to 5 year strategic plans to achieve the center's financial goals and objectives. Collaborate with senior management to establish and implement policies and procedures. Financial Management Manage the center's budget, monitor expenses, and ensure financial sustainability. Prepare financial reports, analyze data, and make recommendations for cost-effective improvements. Identifying Opportunities Research and analyze market trends, competitors, and potential clients. Identify new business opportunities, niches, and target markets to grow the business vertically. Lead Generation Generate leads through various means, including cold calls, emails, networking, and attending industry events. Qualify leads to determine their suitability and potential for business collaboration. Market Research and Strategy Conduct market research to understand customer preferences and industry trends. Develop strategies to enter new markets or expand existing ones. Staff Management Recruit, train, and supervise administrative staff, teachers, and support personnel. Conduct performance evaluations and provide ongoing professional development. Compliance and Licensing Ensure the center complies with all local, state, and federal regulations and licensing requirements. Maintain accurate records and documentation for audits and inspections. Curriculum and Program Development Collaborate with the curriculum team to implement age-appropriate curriculum and educational programs. Monitor the quality of teaching and learning experiences. What You Will Bring: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Finance, Child Development or a related field (Master's degree preferred). Proven background in growing an organization through strong Business Development techniques. Previous experience in a leadership role Strong financial management skills. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Problem-solving abilities and the capacity to handle crises effectively. A commitment to providing children with a safe, nurturing, and educational environment. The salary range for this position is $100,000 base with a potential up to $75,000 bonus the first three years-uncapped year four. Why You'll Love Montessori School of Downtown: We are proud of who we are and what we bring to the community, and are happy to share our success through benefits offered to our team. Our benefits include: Paid Time Off Health Insurance Dental Insurance Vision Insurance 401(k) Short-Term & Long-Term Disability Pet Insurance Medical Flexible Spending Account DEI Statement: Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative of our clients and communities. We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, people of all ages, and veterans to apply. We are committed to building a team that is inclusive of a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. EOE Statement: We are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. Employment Type: Full Time Salary: $100,000 - $175,000 Annual Bonus/Commission: Yes

Keywords: Montessori School of Downtown, Houston , Director of Business Development and Ops, Accounting, Auditing , Houston, Texas

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