Jobs

Communications & Volunteers Coordinator

Looking for a career with a purpose? If you are energetic and self-motivated with a positive attitude, the Ballard Center has the perfect opportunity for you!

As Communications & Volunteers Coordinator for the Ballard Center,  a non-profit organization in Lawrence, Kansas, you will play a vital role in sharing our mission to partner with families to achieve stability through early childhood education and needs-based services with the community.

In this role you will be responsible for development and implementation of the Ballard Center’s marketing strategies, marketing communications, and public relations activities, both external and internal. You will oversee development and implementation of support materials and services in the area of marketing, communications, and public relations. Also responsible for coordination and traning of volunteers who provide day to day assistance at the Ballard Center, as well as volunteers for special projects and events on and off site. 

Requirements include:

  • Experience with marketing, communications or public relations preferred
  • Experience in content creation, editing, and/or graphic design
  • Management or supervisor experience
  • First Aid/CPR certification
  • Health assessment and negative TB test
  • Satisfactory KBI Criminal Background Check

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • Paid time off

Pay Frequency:

  • Bi weekly or Twice monthly

Send resume and cover letter. Join our team today!

email: charlotte@ballardcenter.org

 

Child Care Teacher

Looking for a career with a purpose? If you are energetic and self-motivated with a positive attitude, the Ballard Center has the perfect opportunity for you!

We have openings for teachers in our early childhood education program. Using best practice education and social/emotional curriculum you will teach children ages 2- 5.

Requirements include:

  • First Aid/CPR certification
  • Health assessment and negative TB test
  • Satisfactory KBI Criminal Background Check

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $8.50 to $10.00 /hour

Work Location:

  • One location

Benefits:

  • Paid time off

Pay Frequency:

  • Bi weekly or Twice monthly

Send resume and cover letter. Join our team today!

email: charlotte@ballardcenter.org

 

Child Care Director

At the Ballard Center we change lives every day! If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career, Ballard has an opening for an experienced Child Care Education Director. Our early childhood education program uses a trauma informed curriculum and serves 48 children ages 2- 5. We are very proud of our excellent reputation to support families and prepare children for kindergarten and beyond.

Ideal candidate would be energetic individual who is nurturing and interacts well with children, caregivers and teaching staff, flexible, dependable, and displays a positive disposition. Proven success in coaching and developing team members to meet expected standards, being a leader in change implementation, and taking initiative are key.

The Education Director is accountable for the operation of the early childhood education program, ensuring that the facility is operating in accordance with company and State of Kansas licensing standards.

Experience and Skills:

  • Experience teaching Second Step Social-Emotional Curriculum and implementing Conscious Discipline techniques required
  • Prior experience supervising others in a licensed child care facility preferred
  • Must meet Director license requirements for Kansas
  • Knowledge of children’s physical, emotional and development patterns
  • Evidence of emotional maturity and stability
  • Professional in appearance and demeanor
  • Great work ethic
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills

Required:

  • First Aid/CPR certification
  • Annual professional health and safety training
  • Health assessment and negative TB test on file
  • Satisfactory KBI Criminal Background Check
  • FLSA Status: exempt

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • relevant: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Benefits:

  • Paid time off
 
Send resume and cover letter. Applicant review begins August 19. Position open until filled.