• Director, South Rome Early Learning Center

    Posted: 06/01/2021


    Located on more than 27,000 acres in northwest Georgia in a setting of great natural beauty, Berry College has an enrollment of about 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students. The college is located in Rome, Georgia, 75 miles northwest of Atlanta and 75 miles south of Chattanooga, Tennessee. As a comprehensive liberal-arts college with a distinctive mission and purpose, Berry unites a challenging academic program with practical work experience in a context that nurtures spiritual and moral growth, including significant service to others.

    We seek faculty who are committed to excellence as teachers-scholars-mentors and staff who are also committed to serving as mentors and supervisors for students who work on campus. Although not required, more than 90 percent of our students participate in our premier student work program. Employee benefits are competitive.


    The Director of the South Rome Early Learning Center serves as administrator of the Center's program and reports to the Director of Teacher Education at Berry College. This individual serves as a representative of both Berry College and the South Rome Alliance when dealing with parents of children enrolled at the Center, prospective parents, current and prospective college students, various licensing agencies and the community at large. The Director is responsible for administration and community outreach for South Rome Early Learning Center, including overseeing teachers and staff; supervising student workers from Berry's LifeWorks program; implementing curriculum and instruction; and maintaining a positive rapport with parents and the South Rome community.

    This position is located at the South Rome Early Learning Center at the Anna K. Davie Elementary School in the Rome City Schools.

    Start Date: July 1st, 2021 


    Minimum Requirements:
     Bachelor's degree in early childhood or elementary education, a minimum of three years of experience working in early childhood settings, and administrative or other leadership experience within a preschool or related setting. 

    Preferred Qualifications:
     Master's degree in early childhood or elementary education or a related field, three or more years of experience working in an early childhood setting, and administrative/leadership experience within a preschool or related setting. Experience with grant-writing for non-profit agencies would be a plus. 


    About the South Rome Early Learning Center:
    The South Rome Early Learning Center (SRELC), housed in Anna K. Davie Elementary School, is a partnership of Berry College with the South Rome Alliance and Rome City Schools. SRELC's mission is to prepare 3-year-old children for successful entry into kindergarten through a comprehensive curriculum designed to develop cognitive skills, foundational development, and social-emotional growth. The curriculum, developed by Berry College teacher education professors, is modeled after Berry's own laboratory preschool, in operation for more than four decades. SRELC follows the Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards and is licensed with the highest possible rating by the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning. The center is dedicated to providing learning activities that will allow children to use their senses as they grow and learn. Special emphasis is placed on literacy: helping children learn to listen, speak, and enjoy books and stories. 


    Applicants should submit a complete application at https://berry.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=129732 that includes: a cover letter, resume, copies of transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a statement showing the candidate's commitment to the goals of equity, inclusion, and diversity. 

     Review of applications will begin May 1st, and will continue until the position is filled. Persons applying for employment with Berry College will be required to submit a full background check. Berry College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of under-represented groups.