Division Vice President - West

Join a strong community where all we do is care-for the children and families we serve every day, as well as for our dedicated team members. Our people are our best asset. We listen and we know what you're looking for:

  • You want benefits. We support you with a minimum 50% childcare discount, immediate access to benefits, innovative health programs, 401(k) company match, and much more.
  • You want balance. We offer flexible schedules that work for you, no nights or weekends, the ability to bring your children to work with you, and paid time off.
  • You want opportunity. We invest in your future with ongoing training, tuition reimbursement, credential assistance, and our unique Master Teacher Program.
  • You want recognition. We provide a positive, fun workplace where employees are appreciated.

The Division Vice President - West is responsible for the oversight and success of the West division. This includes financial success, strategic operational growth and compliance, along with providing the highest quality curriculum for our customers/families while achieving Learning Care Groups safety vision of “No One Gets Hurt”. This position will have direct leadership over regional manager(s) as well as multiple district manager(s), and other support staff.  The DVP also proactively leads projects and initiatives as assigned by the President and Chief Operating Officer.


This position will be located in our West Division which includes the following states: California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Washington, Oregon, Utah and Idaho. 


Essential Functions/Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage a business portfolio of schools, identify revenue opportunities including customer retention and acquisition and drive business decisions to maximize revenue and operating income.
  • Lead, inspire and energize employees to accomplish the Company vision, mission and values.
  • Drive consistent focus on quality, accreditation, and educational excellence throughout your division.
  • Ensure safety is a priority in all schools and safety processes are followed.
  • Nurture customer relationships throughout the market while driving and supporting sound business decisions with customers/families in mind. 
  • Develop and lead the division’s budget and forecast process for the Division from an operational perspective to ensure effective profitability.
  • Lead talent planning process; ensure identified top talent is developed and encouraged.
  • Models engaging behaviors that lead to positive financial and people results.
  • Builds and leads effective teams through instilling trust. 
  • Leverages support teams and nurtures relationships to drive business results.
  • Plans and aligns work to meet organizational goals. 
  • Implement and ensure adherence to all company policies, procedures, programs and processes.
  • Ensure compliance controls are in place throughout all schools (licensing and company) including federal/state licensing laws by working with District Manager/Region Manager and maintain strong working relationships with licensing.   
  • Develop and maintain professional working relationships with colleagues and support staff.
  • Manage all salary expenses within budgeted amounts and according to prescribed guidelines of compensation plan.
  • Ensure state staffing regulations are met at all times.
  • Analyze operating statements, school statistics, enrollment information, and other data, and take appropriate action to meet or exceed financial goals.
  • Reduce employee turnover by executing retention plans and strategies which result in a reduction of employee turnover.
  • Advise Regional Manager(s)/ District Manager(s) on growing business results.
  • Monitor trends and maximize school enrollment and sales revenue by implementing Company directed marketing programs and strategies.
  • Ensure that quality control of programs is sound and meets all state and Company requirements.
  • Assess and guide equipment and resource needs to provide new program development.
  • Actively participate in local professional associations, e.g., local AEYC.



Manage and direct staff including recruitment, selection and development to achieve Company goals and objectives. 



Bachelor's degree required.  Preferably in one of the following fields; early childhood education, child development, business, or health related.



  • Minimum of 7-10 years of management experience and supervisory role responsibilities of multi-site managers and a minimum of 75-100 locations required.  Prefer multi-site management experience in the childcare field.
  • Qualifications subject to modification depending on state’s licensing requirements.


Skills & Abilities (i.e. technical, organizations, knowledge, etc.):

  • Must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, all essential functions of the job.
  • Excellent customer service and follow-up skills with both internal and external customers.
  • Capable of working with frequent interruptions and changing priorities.
  • Effective communication skills, written, verbal and interpersonal.
  • Proficient time management, organizational skills and ability to meet established deadlines.
  • Able to build successful relationships and have the ability to influence people at all levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in cross-functional teams and think both critically and strategically.
  • Proven experience leading teams and managing conflict successfully.
  • Proven track record of high performance and exceptional results.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills. 
  • Skill in efficiently handling conflict and complaints.
  • Able to define problems, and resolve them quickly and appropriately.
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changing priorities.
  • Computer literate, including proficient with Microsoft Office programs.


Travel Percentage:

50% travel including overnights when needed.

We know our best asset is our people! So we’ve made a commitment to ensure you feel valued, with a robust, comprehensive offering that is competitive and exceeds your expectations. That means market-relevant compensation, a targeted range of health and wellness benefits (including life insurance, dental, vision, as well as medical for full-time positions), and retirement planning, with a 401k match. We recognize your potential, encourage your talent, and support your growth with ongoing training and development. We also offer tuition reimbursement, assistance with ECE Credits (worth college credit toward an Early Childhood degree), and our exclusive Master Teacher program to enhance your skills—and increase your pay. Don’t wait. Start strong today.

Learning Care Group is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against an employee or applicant based on race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status or any other protected status under federal, state, or local law.