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Area Manager – Before and After School Care and Pre K

Website AlphaBEST

Do you have a passion for learning and experience with Pre K and elementary school care programs? Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit, crave new challenges and seek to make a difference? If so, the Area Manager position at AlphaBEST is perfect for you! At AlphaBEST, our goal is to inspire young minds to see the world as a place brimming with possibilities. We are growing in a fun and fast way, as we radically redefine the extended day space. The Area Manager will play a key role by providing multi-site operational leadership for our before and after-school programs. This role isn’t just about tactics, it’s about driving the mission and vision of AlphaBEST.

The Area Manager will build a successful team, while having a positive impact on students, parents, and schools. The candidate will ideally take a hands-on approach, be results oriented and capable of motivating others. Effective communication and problem solving skills are essential for the candidate’s success.

If you thrive in an environment that promotes success through creativity, innovation, and collaboration, you will excel as a member of our team. Join our growing team of committed individuals with a passion for children and learning!

In this exciting role, you’ll have the chance to do the following:

  • Establish Pre K and School Aged child care programs in new area for AlphaBEST, which requires extensive child care experience.
  • Ensure licensing compliance at all sites according to the state regulations.
  • Actively recruit internal and external talent from diverse backgrounds. Manage the onboarding and development of your team.
  • Conduct interviews and select appropriate staff members who are passionate about children and learning.
  • Build a successful and cohesive team by providing collaborative opportunities, establishing and maintaining good working relationships, and utilizing effective conflict management techniques to accomplish team goals.
  • Articulate clear standards and expectations, asks questions and actively listen, and give timely effective feedback.
  • Set high standards of performance for self and others; assume responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks.
  • Observe, monitor, coach, train and provide feedback to staff around programming.
  • Understand and maintain in-depth knowledge of current curriculum utilized in the sites.
  • Evaluate on a regular basis, program quality and progress towards programming goals. Work with Site Directors and Education Specialists on programming enhancements.
  • Partner with the Regional Director to develop, and implement local marketing strategies.
  • Maintain a weekly and monthly financial control system to include: review of enrollment and attendance, payments and deposits, delinquent accounts and expenses related to personnel hours along with snack and supply purchases.
  • Review, monitor and submit payroll, staff timesheets, expense reports, leave requests and other employee action forms in a timely manner.
  • Recognize parent, school, and staff concerns; develop a course of action to reassure and resolve problems appropriately.
  • Maintain strong relationships with existing customers and build positive rapport throughout the community and within the industry.
  • Conduct and administer site quality evaluations, surveys (student, parents, school administration, and staff) and other data gathering research to identify areas in need of improvement and/or to recognize sites/staff who are meeting or exceeding organizational goals.
  • Direct community involvement, seek opportunities to serve the community by building partnerships with community organizations, leaders, and businesses.


  • Previous experience in pre-school and elementary school setting, school administration, or in school-age childcare setting strongly desired.
  • Ability to adapt in a fast paced and ever changing environment.
  • BA or BS in Early Childhood Education, Business Management or related field preferred.
  • Master’s degree or higher a plus.
  • Strong organizational, communication and supervisory skills required, preferably in multi-site environment.
  • Must be enthusiastic, energetic, creative and sensitive to children.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work effectively with a diverse population.
  • Knowledge of state policies and procedures regarding child care regulations.
  • Proven ability to provide a supportive and caring environment for children a MUST.


  • Basic Microsoft Office experience.
  • Experience managing a NJ State Licensing Child Care Center, multi-site management a plus.
  • CPR and First Aid certified or willing to become certified.


AlphaBEST offers a competitive salary based on education and experience.

We offer a strong benefits package to include medical, dental, vision and life insurance along with 401K, long term disability and paid leave time.

Learning and fun work together here. See for yourself…

To learn more about this position, please contact Jeanette Rysdeck, Regional Director, at [email protected]

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