Associated Recreation Council, Seattle

Early Learning Supervisor

The Associated Recreation Council hires awesome people for jobs that impact people’s lives and we can’t do our Early Learning Supervisor vacancy justice on one page, so, please explore our website to find out about our story, our programs and the communities we serve.

We’re looking for an Early Learning Supervisor that supervises, coordinates and manages staff members in ARC’s Department of Education and Learning-aligned Preschool Programs.  This includes carrying out the role efficiently so the business runs smoothly and effectively.

  • The pay range is $55,000 - $60,000 annually
  • This is an exempt, full-time, Monday-Friday, benefited position
  • We offer benefits to include medical, dental and vision, 401(k), paid time off (PTO), Holidays, Life Insurance, AD&D, Employee Assistance Program

ARC is based in Seattle, Washington.  The Seattle area is the sixth best place to live in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual index, rising from seventh last year.  The publication ranked metro areas by migration, desirability, quality of life, “value” and job-market health.

If you have knowledge, skills and abilities in the following areas, please apply.


  • Mentor, train, and coach staff in development and implementation of program
  • Collaborate with directors within the organization to share resources and ideas
  • Demonstrate and model desirable leadership qualities to reporting staff
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of high quality program offerings
  • Engage staff in utilizing their voice to affect program offerings
  • Lead opening and closing procedures daily
  • Address behavior via positive reinforcement
  • Model appropriate behavior and provide opportunity for social and emotional growth
  • Collaborate with team members to ensure the success of participants
  • Communicate updates with team members, families, Seattle Parks and Recreation, Department of Education and Early Learning, school staff
  • Manage necessary work procedures by communicating effectively with staff and holding them accountable to job-related responsibilities
  • Use critical thinking to problem-solve, trouble shoot and plan to minimize risk
  • Provide leadership to program staff through conflict resolution, policy development or quality improvement.


  • Provide site orientation to new directors
  • Regular assessments, observations, and audit designated programs and staff paperwork to be in compliance with DEL licensing and PQI requirements (and others as needed or required)
  • Create staff schedules and budget training
  • Complete attendance tracking and maintain related records
  • Plan and lead staff trainings and meetings
  • Conduct regular one-on-ones with directors of their designated geographical area
  • Communicate and collaborate often and effectively with our partners (SPR, ARC Program departments, other Directors at other sites)
  • Conduct interviews and assist in hiring; partner with HR recruiting team to meet staffing needs
  • Responsible for maintaining workplace expectations and documentation (staff recognition, performance improvement needs/concerns)


  • Schedule regular safety drills and disseminates corresponding responsibilities to reporting staff
  • Lead day-to-day program implementation including DEL (Department of Early Learning) requirements and PQI (program quality initiative)
  • Utilize proper and timely reporting procedures, including CPS reporting, licensor notification, field supervisor notification, and completion of prerequisite documentation
  • Maintain daily contact and/or visits sites on a regular basis to monitor and facilitate changes to ensure the delivery of high quality programs.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable federal and/or state laws, regulations, and Department of Early Learning standards and guidelines.
  • Make recommendations to the ARC Operations Director on highly visible or sensitive issues integral to ARC program operations and/or ARC personnel.
  • Partner with and communicate often with Seattle Parks and Recreation staff and other ARC team members to assure delivery of consistently high-quality programs.
  • Plan the work according to priority standards, so that it is completed within the established budget and given time.
  • Handle and analyze statistical data and records, and prepares relevant reports.
  • Communicate vision to develop innovative plans to ensure better productivity
  • Recruit and evaluate the performance of their respective staff


  • Ability to effectively interact and connect with diverse individuals of all levels
  • Demonstrated success in using initiative, discretion, and sound judgement in decision making
  • Effective and clear written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated success exercising initiative, discretion, and judgment in making decisions
  • Demonstrated success working in collaborative, collegial relationships with diplomacy
  • Knowledge of community services and resources


  • Five or more years’ experience in program and facility operations for multiple locations, including budget oversight.
  • Five or more years managing, mentoring, and developing staff, including employee evaluations, staff training and development, performance management, and hiring/termination recommendations.
  • Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations, including Department of Early Learning licensed programs.
  • BS/BA degree in a related field or equivalent combination of related experience and education may be substituted.
  • Valid Washington State Driver’s license

Please submit a resume, cover letter and references.  Position is open until filled. Applications are reviewed weekly.

ARC is an Equal Opportunity employer and values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity.  ARC encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences.

Position opened until filled. Applications will be reviewed weekly.