Aug 23, 2019

Franchise Business Consultant

  • kiddie academy
  • Abingdon, MD, USA
Full-time Education Consulting

Job Description

Kiddie Academy® Educational Child Care, has been preparing young minds for future success since its founding in 1981. With more than 210 independently owned franchises throughout the United States, Kiddie Academy provides quality educational child care for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years. In 2018, Kiddie Academy was recognized as one of the fastest- and smartest-growing franchise companies in the nation by Entrepreneur and Franchise Time magazines. Locally, we were ranked by the Baltimore Business Journal as #18 on its list of Top 100 Private Companies and #28 on its list of the Top 50 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Greater Baltimore.

Kiddie Academy®, headquartered in Abingdon, Maryland, is seeking a Franchise Business Consultant.
The Franchise Business Consultant provides consistent, high level educational and operational analysis, as well as advice and support to franchise owners and their staff. The FBC supports high-quality child care programs and effective management at Kiddie Academy locations, provides sound marketing and business planning advice, helps to establish appropriate educational programming at academies, and aids in the establishment of on-going training programs for academy franchisees and their staff.
This position reports directly to the Director of Operations.

Essential Functions Include:

Analyzes the business information (e.g., financial information, market information, staffing, management practices, etc.) of franchisee(s) in assigned territoryBased on analysis, advises and consults with franchisee(s) to drive business growth and excellence in careFormulates strategies to assist the franchisee(s) to develop and establish superior operational quality and high standards in assigned territory through regular communication and at least three on-site visits per yearCultivates, establishes and preserves franchisee relationshipsDetermines whether and ensures that all licensing regulations and Kiddie Academy standards are being met during regular site visitsProvides high quality operational or educational training to each assigned academyTravels to and supports an assigned territory of franchised academies within the U.S. (up to 75% travel) and monitors overall management, financial status, staffing, enrollment, curriculum implementation and marketingRemains current with child care industry trends and attends trainings and seminars as neededMonitors and maintains current files on financial records, academy visit documentation, correspondence, marketing spending and advertisement placement, licensing visits, and insurance coverage on all assigned franchise locationsAssists and advises individual franchisees with all aspects of the child care licensing processParticipates in and lends expertise to the creation and delivery of franchisee and director trainingCommunicates and works with the Education Department to ensure proper implementation of the Kiddie Academy curriculumProvides reference and research information, as needed, to franchiseesSupports and advises members of the franchisor's staff regarding the retention and renewal of franchised locationsCommunicates and works with the Marketing Department to develop and establish effective academy marketing plans and to monitor implementationCommunicates and works with the Accounting Department to identify financial issues, to assist academies in financial planning, and to support academy growth

PREFERRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS

2+ years of franchise consulting experience or 2+ years of multi-unit child care facility managementBachelors or graduate degree in Early Childhood Education, Business Management, or a related fieldHigh level of experience with sales, marketing, financial analysis, regulatory agencies and business managementThe ability to travel to academy locations nationwide 75% of the timeSuperior verbal and written communication skillsExtensive training and presentation experience

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