Position Description / Details
The Early Childhood Development Center Director is responsible for daily operations of the campus child care center, communication with parents/guardians, and fiscal management. Responsibilities include interpreting and implementing policy and enforcement of licensing standards.
- Supervise staff, student employees, and volunteers including interviewing, training, assigning and scheduling work, acting upon leave requests and conducting annual performance evaluations.
- Ensure daily operation conforms to federal, state, and local rules, regulations and licensing requirements.
- Administer and supervise the food program to comply with the Child Care and Adult Food Program requirements.
- Oversee the planning and implementation of a high quality, developmentally appropriate program that meets the cultural, emotional, mental, physical, and social needs of the children.
- Work cooperatively with the Early Childhood Education Department (ECE) to provide a curriculum that is consistent with the philosophy of the ECE program and to ensure placement of ECE students in the child care center.
- Identify trends and best practices through literature and review, campus visitations, and professional development opportunities.
- Participate in the implementation of marketing and communication strategies to recruit families for enrollment.
- Communicate effectively with parents both formally (conferences, meetings, newsletters) and informally (daily contact upon entering and leaving the center.) Develop annual program budgets.
- Oversee operating expenditures and agency reimbursements according to institution and state guidelines. Oversee grants and contracts with external agencies.
- Maintain accurate enrollment records to include child development assessments, incident reports, attendance and immunizations.
- Develop new programs for the Early Childhood Development Center, based on local childcare needs
- Ability to communicate effectively in writing and speaking.
- Commitment to functioning as an effective team member.
- Strong interpersonal skills to interact with a diverse population.
- Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
- Ethics and integrity, and sound professional judgment.
- Commitment to student success.
- Strong planning and organizational skills.
- Knowledge of Early Childhood Education theory and practices, as well as appropriate child care practices.
- Ability to establish positive communication with parents, faculty, center staff, campus and community groups.
- Budget and operation accountability.
- Supervisory skills and the ability to build an effective team.
- Knowledge of college policies and procedures for purchases, hiring, registration, and support services.
- Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office Programs.
- AAS in Early Childhood Education with a minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience.
- Preferred Bachelor's or Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or in a related field that includes a minimum of 30 credits in Early Childhood Education.
- 2 years’ experience employed in a licensed child care center.
Physical Work Environment
- Work may alternate between an office environment which requires standing and/or sitting, using computers, and a children’s classroom which requires bending, sitting in low furniture and the ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
- Annual 12-month exempt position.
- Salary: $60,000
- Excellent benefits package including medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance; paid vacation and sick leave; retirement plan options; optional credit union and tax deferred annuity programs. Peninsula College contributes $913 per month towards the cost of the Washington State employee insurance programs. The college also supports professional development.
- Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.
Prior to a new hire, you will be required to:
- Pass a Department of Early Learning (DEL) portable background clearance.
- Provide a record of a current negative tuberculin test result.
- Possess or be able to obtain a current card or certificate for First Aid/CPR for adults and children, blood borne pathogens and HIV/AID training, and food handler’s permit.
- Meet and complete all requirements required for Directors according to WAC 170-295-0060.
- In compliance with the Immigration and Naturalization Act, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire.
- A complete application file will include:
- a college employment application,
- a letter of application addressing specific qualifications for this position, and
- resume including professional references