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Assistant Director and CACFP Coordinator 

Position Assistant Director and CACFP Coordinator  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Base Wage $19.10-$21.00 per hour based on education and experience  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Moline Skip-a-Long Child Development Center  
Position Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be able to obtain a criminal history, child abuse history, and sex offender history background clearance, physical examination clearance, and TB test clearance upon hire and throughout employment.
  • Driver’s License and auto insurance required with reliable transportation. 
  • SAL Family and Community Services requires all employees, including new team members, to be fully-vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine and show acceptable proof of documentation by December 8, 2021. SAL Family and Community Services will consider requests for reasonable accommodation as required under applicable law.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in ECE with at least two years’ experience working in ECE environment using CACFP and staffing responsibilities; Experience with Microsoft Office software and other basic computer applications are required. At least four years’ experience in supervisory or Lead Teacher role that oversaw others along with Bachelor’s Degree are preferred.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as rules, instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Travel is expected between centers to conduct monitoring reviews.
  • Regularly required to stand or traverse around service or storage area, stooping, squatting, lifting, carrying, pushing and climbing, and use hands, fingers, and vision to lift, carry, or hold children and other small items. The employee must be able to lift 40 pounds. Corrected vision and hearing aids may be used to have capacity for normal range required for seeing/hearing children, greeting visitors, and interacting with others. Working conditions include tasks that involve possible exposure to blood, bodily fluids or tissues; possible exposure to communicable diseases.

General Summary

The Assistant Director assists the Center Director in the overall operation of a childcare center in accordance with state and local laws, licensing requirements, national accreditation, Excelerate Illinois, Early Head Start Performance Standards, and company policy to provide an outstanding experience for the staff, children and their families. Under the direction of the Center Director, the Assistant Director is responsible for all staffing needs including scheduling and payroll functions, to meet the goals of the center. This position is the Child and Adult Food Program (CACFP) expert which monitors the food program to ensure compliance and provide support for SALFSC Skip-a-Long center to include day-to-day maintenance, training, and data tracking.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned as necessary

  • Ensure adherence to quality standards; implement improvements where needed.
  • Maintain personal professional development plan to ensure continuous quality improvement.
  • Coordinate staff schedules, monitor and approve timesheets.
  • Track compliance standards in licensing and other requirements for staff.
  • Screen applications for qualified candidates; schedule interviews with director
  • Manage onboarding processes for new employees.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and understanding of CACFP regulations of ODE, USDA, CHA, etc.
  • Conduct training sessions/workshops as required and needed for newly hired staff and ongoing education.
  • Provide customer service to child care centers and staff to ensure they are claiming and meeting program requirements.
  • Travel to four Skip-a-Long sites within the QC area to conduct unannounced and announced monitoring reviews.
  • Create and analyze reports to identify areas of improvement and/or out of compliance.


Benefits and Perks At SALFCS, not only are we committed to serving our communities, we’re committed to our employees!

  • Paid time off
  • Paid meal break – you work an eight-hour day
  • 9 paid holidays
  • Health, dental, and vision benefits
  • 401(k) savings and investment plan with employer contributions up to 6%
  • Pet insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Financial support for buying a house in Rock Island through the Homebuyer Assistance Program
  • A schedule typically between Monday – Friday
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Tuition and education reimbursement (Skip-a-Long and Early Head Start programs only)
  • A welcoming environment where you can be yourself and surround yourself with diverse, skilled, caring professionals as teammates!
About the Organization Mission

SAL Family and Community Services (SALFCS) strengthens children, families, and individuals to build and enhance thriving communities.

About Us

SALFCS operates Skip-a-Long Child Development Services - early care and education centers in Iowa and Illinois, The Home Child Care Network - a network of licensed and license-exempt home child care providers in both the Quad Cities and Peoria areas, Open Door - a crisis assistance program funded by IDHS to help individuals and families in crisis navigate local social services, SAL Child Care Connection - the child care resource and referral program in Peoria, IL, the Child Care Resource and Referral of Midwestern Illinois that serves the Illinois Quad Cities and surrounding counties, and Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships that serve Rock Island, Henry, and Mercer Counties in Illinois.

SALFCS is at the forefront of public policy and issues regarding early care and education and individual and family social services, and is dedicated to making sure all families have what they need to be successful, regardless of financial means.

EOE Statement SAL Family and Community Services is an equal opportunity employer and believes in equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. Accordingly, all employment decisions are based on the principles of equal opportunity. These decisions include recruitment, selection, promotion, transfer, discipline, compensation, benefits, training and other personnel actions involving persons in all job titles and shall occur without regard to actual or perceived race, creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, religion (or for requesting an accommodation for a religious belief), sex, age, ancestry, national origin, genetic information (as defined in Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA)), military status or discharge status, veteran status, qualified disabled veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, transgenderism, marital status, citizenship status, familial status, physical or mental disability (or for requesting an accommodation for a disability), association with a disabled person(s), medical condition (including HIV or AIDS status, cancer related or genetic characteristics) arrest record (unless doing so violates contractual, funding, or licensing requirements), order of protection status, pregnancy (including conditions related to childbirth or breast feeding), homelessness or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  
Open Date 11/1/2021  

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