Submittable is creating the best childcare center in Montana and is searching for an outstanding Childcare Center Director. The Childcare Center Director is responsible for the organization, delivery, and quality of the Submittable on-site childcare program, which will be located in Submittable’s headquarters in Missoula, Montana.

The director will work independently under general direction, and is expected to be proficient in managing the childcare center. Program management is critical. The director must have a deep passion for children, a very high quality standard, and strong supervisory and administrative skills. 

This is a full-time position and reports to Submittable’s COO.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Promotes and incorporates Submittable’s values and character development model into all program activities 
  • Attracts and inspires a community of childcare staff (hires, trains, and develops part/full-time program staff to care for children in the space)
  • Supervises the childcare center and all related staff
  • Ensures all staff working the center are licensing compliant, and up-to-date on certifications and immunizations
  • Works with staff to create development goals and plan trainings to help meet those goals
  • Provides additional feedback, training, and assistance to staff when needed
  • Clearly articulates department vision to offer exceptional childcare
  • Organizes and schedules parent tours and registrations
  • Develops and maintains a comprehensive parent handbook including center policies and procedures
  • Works with business office to manage receivables 
  • Compiles program statistics, monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of and participation in the program
  • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with other businesses in Missoula’s Florence Building, where Submittable is located
  • Develops and monitors program budget to meet fiscal objectives and creates draft budgets to determine expanded program feasibility
  • Participates in larger company work, including regular meetings 
  • Responds to all participant and community inquiries and complaints in timely manner 
  • Provides excellent customer service to program participants (registration help, billing help, schedule changes, questions, etc.) 
  • Provides evaluation forms to program participants and compiles responses; incorporates feedback into future program planning 
  • Determines department facility and equipment needs and proposes capital expenditures 
  • Monitors and purchases necessary supplies
  • Manages staff and facilities to carry out exemplary childcare program 
  • Manages staff-child ratios 
  • Manages State Paid Assistance (Best Beginnings) 
  • Manages the licensing process and all related inspections, reporting, and procedures to be compliant at all times
  • Ensures that appropriate curriculum is in place to promote healthy youth development
  • Ensures adequate physical activity and nutrition to promote lifelong healthy living
  • Ensures program safety and manages risk appropriately. Performs other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; or two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience (required)
  • Current adult & infant CPR and first aid certification (required)
  • Successful experience in supervision and leading others (required)
  • Licensed childcare leadership experience (required) 
  • Montana DPHHS childcare center director credentials (required)
  • Montana Early Childhood Project Level 4 certification or higher (preferred)

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Must be fluent in current childcare center licensing regulations
  • Ability to interpret and enforce all safety and health regulations
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality 
  • Must be able to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with other staff participants, parents, and the general public. A high degree of tact and discretion is required 
  • Ability to respond to emergency situations 
  • Effective conflict resolution skills 
  • Ability to speak concisely and to effectively communicate needs 
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work enthusiastically with young children
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and handle conflicts in a timely and professional manner
  • Must be able to occasionally work varied shifts dependent on events and staffing needs
  • Must be able to work with very limited supervision 

Physical requirements:

  • Must be able to meet minimum requirements and perform functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation 
  • Must be able to communicate clearly to all children, parents, members, and company personnel 
  • Ability to attend all trainings and meetings as required even if scheduled outside normal working or regular scheduled hours
  • Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical situations and physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency 
  • Ability to walk, stand, and sit for periods of time
  • Occasionally must be able to lift and carry supplies and equipment weighing up to 25 pounds, or up to 50 pounds with assistance 
  • Frequently may require bending, leaning, kneeling, and walking

About Submittable:  Based in Missoula, Montana, Submittable’s office is 1 block from surfing and kayaking, 7 miles from skiing, and 5 miles from wilderness hiking. If you’re not into sports or the outdoors, many of us have other interests, too—our team includes professional musicians, accomplished artists, published writers, and former chefs. Our average "commute" time is 10 minutes, with many staff biking or walking to our office in downtown Missoula. Housing costs ¼ to ⅓ that of NYC and SF (10% of Submittable employees are first-time home buyers). The average TSA wait time at Missoula International Airport is 1-3 minutes.  

We offer highly competitive benefits for full-time employees, including:

  • Health insurance, 401K, and optional HSA and DCA accounts
  • Flexible hours, including flexible vacations and sick leave
  • Generous paid parental leave policy for mothers, fathers, and adoptive parents (and an upcoming on-site daycare center)
  • Discounted fitness memberships, personal development stipends, and book purchase reimbursement
  • Involvement in community outreach programs for all employees, including company volunteer outings at local nonprofits
  • Fully-stocked kitchens with complimentary snacks and beverages for all employees
  • Gender-neutral bathrooms with free pads/tampons

As a product used globally, we're very motivated to hire and support employees who are representative of different and diverse backgrounds and experiences, including but not limited to diversity of ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, religion, ability, culture, and socioeconomics.

Thank you for your interest.