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Assistant Installation Director

No. 816
July 9, 2024
Based on experience
Job category
Management - Executive
Type of job
37.5 hours per week
Our client, a childcare centre on the Island of Montreal, is currently seeking their new Assistant Installation Director. Under the authority of the General Director, you will ensure the smooth operation of the installation, in accordance with regulations and in alignment with the mission, values, and annual action plan of the childcare centre. If you aspire to work with a personable and flexible director within a stable team, where you can manage staff and ensure the implementation of the childcare centre’s educational approach and policies to promote the well-being and development of children, we would be delighted to meet you to discuss this great opportunity. This position offers excellent work conditions in terms of schedule.


  • 1. Management of Educational Services and Parent Relations:
  • Supervise the implementation of the childcare centre’s educational approach and food policy.
  • Provide educational support and follow-up with educational staff.
  • Inform parents about the childcare centre’s educational approach and food policy.
  • Welcome families and supervise the integration of children, fostering a partnership with parents.
  • Organize groups to meet the needs of children, adhere to ratios, and optimize occupancy.
  • Plan and supervise special activities.
  • Manage parent complaints and ensure follow-up.
  • Refer parents to external resources if necessary and act as an intermediary with professionals.
  • Participate in activities with local partners and promote the installation's services.
  • 2. Staff Management:
  • Plan, organize, and supervise the work of staff to ensure compliance with childcare centre regulations and policies.
  • Identify staff training needs and organize development activities.
  • Evaluate staff and make recommendations.
  • Hire and integrate staff in accordance with required authorizations.
  • Manage temporary labour needs and supervise replacement staff.
  • Apply necessary disciplinary or administrative measures.
  • Ensure communication within the team.
  • Prepare and lead meetings to foster knowledge-sharing and continuous improvement.
  • 3. Administrative Management:
  • Monitor the installation's budget.
  • Plan and approve expenses according to budget guidelines.
  • Provide necessary documentation for reports, grant applications, and accounting activities.
  • Plan and supervise maintenance and repairs of premises and equipment.
  • Identify needs for furniture, layout, and renovation, and communicate them to the General Director.
  • Ensure the maintenance and confidentiality of client and staff records.
  • Conclude service agreements to maximize the installation's occupancy rate.
  • 4. Contribution to the Management Team:
  • Participate in the development and updating of strategic planning, annual action plan, policies, and educational approach.
  • Propose and implement appropriate means to achieve the objectives of the annual action plan.
  • Provide professional input on matters submitted to the management team.


  • Benefits package.
  • Contribution to the implementation of the childcare centre’s vision and strategic objectives.
  • Opportunities for professional development and personal growth.
  • Close collaboration with a personable and accessible manager.
  • Flexible schedule.

Job requirements

  • Relevant studies and/or university certificate, considered assets.
  • Expertise in pedagogy for children aged 0 to 5 years (indispensable).
  • At least six months of management experience.
  • Understanding of local, provincial, and federal government processes and regulations impacting businesses.
  • Fluency in French, both oral and written.

Desired profile

  • Ability to adapt to changes.
  • Excellent communication, operational management, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to motivate and provide good support to employees.
  • Analytical mindset and result-oriented.
  • Conflict resolution skills.

Advisor for this position

Isabelle Beaucage
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