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Posted: Thursday, March 1, 2018 1:14 PM

“Stand aside for a while and leave room for learning, observe carefully what children do, and then, if you have understood well, perhaps teaching will be different from before.” - Loris Malaguzzi

Who we are:

Neighborhood House programs serve disadvantaged children needing help to be successful in school, families facing hunger and homelessness, and seniors needing support so they can remain living active and independent lives.

Neighborhood House's program participants represent a remarkably diverse mix of ethnicities and cultures. We believe an equitable workforce will strengthen and enrich our organization and strongly encourage all qualified persons to apply regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, or otherwise.

Peninsula Children’s Learning Center, a program of Neighborhood House, is a non-profit early childhood center with a social justice mission. We are set apart from other local early learning programs by our mission to support families of diverse socio-economic backgrounds, our vibrant and diverse community, and our comprehensive health and social service supports for children and families. We are inspired by the practices of the early childhood communities in Reggio Emilia and practice anti-bias philosophy. We are seeking early childhood educators who are flexible, positive and energetic. We value those who have a hunger for knowledge, education and life-long learning, and encourage our staff to bring their passions to the classroom. A strong commitment to communicate and collaborate with children and co-teachers is required!

What we offer our employees:

Neighborhood House believes our employees are our best investment. Because of this, we provide an excellent full-time (30 hours and above) benefits package including a low-cost medical plan with no additional out-of-pocket expenses (really!) through our Nonstop Wellness broker, low-cost dental insurance, paid life insurance, paid long term disability insurance, 403B, FSA, and more. We also offer generous paid time off policy, 11 paid holidays a year, and a flexible working schedule for most positions. Finally, Neighborhood House eligible for credit in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.

Beautiful, large playground with plenty of opportunities for nature-based play
Large common area where children and families congregate
Beautiful, historic building with spacious classrooms and lots of natural light
Sliding fee tuition scale to support families of all income levels
Tuition discounts for employees
Early Head Start community partner
24 hours of in-house professional development yearly
Early childhood mental health consultants
Community celebrations throughout the year
Cozy teacher planning library
Well-stocked resource/work room
Comfortable break room with complimentary tea
We are located on the MAX line.
Check out our website at

Job Title: Enrollment and Accounts Manager
Department: Peninsula Children’s Learning Center
Reports To: Center Director
Pay: $42,000-$48,000/year
Type: Full time exempt


The Peninsula Children’s Learning Center Enrollment and Accounts Manager works closely with PCLC leadership team to manage and continuously improve child care center operations and financial performance. This position is responsible for ensuring full enrollment in all center programs, leading the development of enrollment projections and a balanced enrollment plan, implementing effective marketing strategies, communications with prospective families, and maintaining positive relationships with referral sources.



Analyze community assessment information and facilitate planning efforts to determine design options, recruitment efforts and enrollment guidelines for PCLC.
Evaluate, design, and monitor forms and systems to process enrollment applications, including determination of selection, eligibility, and placement in conjunction with the Director of Education.
Oversee processing enrollment applications for accuracy and timeliness.
Manage enrollment paperwork throughout the year as openings occur and new students are enrolled.
Participate in strategic planning processes by utilizing the community assessment and internal data.
Monitor enrollment, slot tracking, and attendance with the ability to create periodic data reports.
Work with School Age program manager to develop balanced enrollment and budget plan and facilitate data entry and reporting in relevant database such as ProCare or ChildPlus.
Schedule facility tours.
Create and distribute recruitment materials.
Process waitlist documentation.
Respond to questions related to the waitlist.

Account Management

Oversee parent fee management systems, including determination of parent fee levels, and managing parent fee receivables systems, including DHS payments.
Provide support for parent enrollment in the state child care subsidy program (ERDC), Head Start, and any other source of subsidies for qualifying families
Implementation and maintenance of effective systems to track attendance, payment agreements, and accounts receivable.
Oversee student and family recordkeeping policies.
Establish individual tuition agreements in coordination with Center Director, Director of Education, and Finance Department.
Establish new families in electronic and hard copy client management system.
Update information in electronic and hard copy client management system as indicated.
Assist families with electronic client management system.
Prepare and distribute timely tracking reports.
Maintain systems, database, files, etc. ensuring security of data.
Ensure the maintenance of records in a confidential manner.
Coordinate with OCDC, EHS Family advocate with placement and documentation.

Administrative Support

Serve as backup for troubleshooting of staff scheduling and time card approval.
In conjunction with Admin Staff, communicate with vendors and contracts, assigning liaison when appropriate.


Bachelor’s degree plus two (2) years of administrative, enrollment management, or teaching experience in a child care or preschool environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, Publisher, and Excel and operating of all office equipment.


This position does not supervise.


Excellent communication and organizational skills.
Able to work independently while relying on established written directions and guidelines.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work as an effective team member.
High level of accuracy.
Able to balance and prioritize work load and have strong time management skills.
Able to set and maintain professional boundaries with families.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Proficient in using major computer software programs as well as ability to type 40 WPM.
Ability to Comply with Oregon Child Care licensing, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and Oregon Department of Education (ODE) Child Nutrition Program (CNP) requirements for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
Secure and maintain training in RCAN (Child Abuse), CH&S (Health and Safety); First Aide or other training/Certification required by funders.
Interest in and willingness to work with children and families particularly those from a culturally and/or socio-economically diverse background.


Ability to work effectively in a multicultural workplace with staff from diverse economic, ethnic and linguistic and educational backgrounds requiring teamwork.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.


Ability to work with mathematical concepts such addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in writing and oral form. Ability in researching, analyzing, and problem solve.


Enrollment in the Oregon Central Background Registry.
Able to obtain First Aid and Infant/Child CPR Certification within the first ninety days of employment.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit for long periods of time using a computer monitor and keyboard; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk; kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


AT RISK: This position has been determined to be at risk for bloodborne pathogen exposure. In addition to the standard hazard communication training, this employee is required to take annual bloodborne pathogen and personal protective equipment training prior to working.

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