We are hiring the following positions:

  • Assistant Center Director

  • Cook / Classroom Aide

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter describing their interest in this position to Application materials will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Detailed job descriptions found below.

Assistant Center Director

 The Assistant Center Director is a leader who supports the operations of the Center in partnership with the Executive Director. This person must be professionally prepared as a teacher of young children, through experience and/or education, and should meet the requirements of the State licensing agency. This person must be an individual who is able to work collaboratively with children and adults, have attention-to-detail and stay calm under pressure to support staff and families in meeting agency goals. This person must be eager to learn and grow.


·         Have an ECE state certificate or equivalent, Bachelors preferred

·         Have two years of experience as a teacher of children in any age group enrolled in the early learning program or two years of experience in administration or management

·         Experience with Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)

·         Systems-thinker with excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

·         Great written communication and editing skills

·         Team-oriented, collaborative management style with a proactive, can-do, helpful attitude

·         Experience and cultural proficiency working with diverse communities

·         Neat, organized, able to work independently and interdependently, with the initiative to achieve complex goals

·         Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable experience preferred

·         Operations experience in childcare, non-profit, and/or grassroots organizations preferred

·         Experience in fund-raising or donor management preferred

·         Experience with QuickBooks, Procare, Paychex preferred


·         Lift up to 40 pounds

·         Stand up to 95% of the day

·         Assume low level positions to best allow physical and visual contact with children

·         Sustain a high level of energy

·         Bend to perform various tasks numerous times throughout the day

·         Stoop and sit on the floor

·         Agility to promptly stand up from a sitting position to respond to emergency situations

·         Perform activities with children, i.e. jump, dance, walk, run, etc. for extended periods of time

·         Be flexible and able to respond quickly and appropriately to changing situations



·         Maintain financial records and budget in collaboration with Executive Director

·         Financial tracking within Excel and QuickBooks. Work both independently and in collaboration with bookkeeper depending on task

·         Create/edit/modify documents and financial information pertaining to enrolling new families, exiting families, newly hired employees and exiting employees

·         Monitoring and allocating Bank statements for Operations and Spending Fund budgets

·         Process semi-monthly payroll with Paychex-update spreadsheets, report to US Census, process retirement account deductions, other deductions, reimbursements, add and remove people to payroll, follow protocol for vacation/sick hours used and post the payroll register to QuickBooks

·         Accounts Payable: Input A/P invoices, Process and run checks for signature, Check AP invoices for accuracy, Check expenses and prepare reimbursement checks for staff and vendors

·         Accounts Receivable: Receive and record tuition checks payments and dates and make bank deposits

Office Management

·         Provide general office management and administrative support by creating and managing efficient operational systems

·         Create and manage children’s files to meet Licensing Requirements

·         Order supplies and maintain equipment and facilities

Communications and Event Planning

·         Technology and database maintenance, including updates to website and managing Outlook calendar

·         Coordinate logistics, materials, budget, set up and tear down for head teacher, staff, board meetings, and Spring Social

·         Assist in creation of timely communications

·         Maintain donor gift records and communications

·         Work with staff to coordinate communications and event materials, including emails, RSVPs, donations, and room projects

·         Spearhead Enrollment, Recruitment, Transitions and Selection of children through tours, communications, and marketing

·         Spearhead Community Outreach efforts

Team Support

·         Provide day-to-day assistance to Executive Director

·         Present a professional, welcoming first contact to families and partners

·         Provide support for team coordination, program needs and follow-up on team tasks including supporting classroom needs


·         Work with Executive Director and HR consultants on benefit plans and processing

·         Assist the Executive Director in hiring new staff, providing training, and monitoring of staff members to ensure they are performing assigned duties and responsibilities

·         Model and support others in implementation of center programs and policies, including Washington Administrative Codes, High Scope, Early Childhood Screening and Assessment Tools, Child and Adult Care Program, and Foundational Quality Standards

·         All other duties as assigned

Cook / Classroom Aide


·         Possess an understanding of and be sensitive to the cultural, social-emotional, physical, and developmental needs of infants/toddlers/preschoolers.

·         Comfortable working in the Kitchen or eagerness to learn

·         Ability to develop a strong community with children and families.

·         Ability to work in a team environment and work collaboratively with all teachers and floaters.

·         Ability to be flexible in assignments.

·         Physical and mental health needed to meet the requirements of the work.

·         High School Diploma and one year of experience working with children (Candidates pursuing a MA, BA, or CDA in Early Childhood Education are strongly encouraged to apply).

·         Ability to fulfill all Washington State's Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) requirements (negative TB test, pass a background check, etc.)


·         Prepare and deliver food according to Child and Adult Care Food Program Guidelines

·         Maintain a safe, healthy, and clean kitchen environment

·         Develop and implement age appropriate activities in accordance with the Center’s policies and philosophy

·         Participate in observing and meeting the needs of individual children

·         Guide, supervise, and nurture children

·         Facilitate problem solving calmly by using limit setting, active listening, negotiation, and affirmation

·         Oversee the care, hygiene, learning, developmental activities, specialized programs, and redirection of children, including feeding, diaper changes, playing and similar activities

·         Complete opening and closing duties including set-up and clean-up

This is a full-time position with a competitive salary range which varies dependent on experience and education. Our generous benefits package including paid time off, continuing education opportunities, medical/dental/vision benefits, annual performance-based bonuses, greatly discounted bus pass, option of 403(b) or IRA etc. This position is immediately available for on-boarding and training.

Seattle Infant Development Center (SIDC) provides Equal Employment Opportunities and does not discriminate on the basis of sex; race; creed; color; religion; ancestry; national origin; age; economic status; sexual orientation, including gender expression or identity; pregnancy; marital status; physical appearance; the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability; honorably discharged veteran or military status.