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Child Development Center Director

  • Wor Wic Community College
  • Salisbury, MD, USA
  • May 22, 2024
Education Executive

Job Description

Wor-Wic Community College is accepting applications for a director of the Jordan Center to provide vision and strategic leadership for the college's day care and pre-k school programs. 

Essential Duties

The following list is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills or working conditions associated with this position.

  • Provides overall management of the child development and pre-kindergarten areas, including developing and monitoring the budget, overseeing staffing and professional development, maintaining accurate records and documentation, providing leadership and accurate recordkeeping for grants, and overseeing the development, implementation and evaluation of developmentally appropriate educational programs, child enrollment procedures and services to children enrolled at the center
  • Collaborates with faculty and staff to oversee onsite laboratory school processes that comply with college policies; acts as placement supervisor and mentor for student practicum and observations
  • Administers and coordinates goals, policies and procedures to maintain licensing regulations and accreditation standards that comply with local, state, and federal laws; ensures the work environment is positive and productive, and center operations evolve through continuous processes for quality improvement
  • Advocates for the child development center by serving on college committees, establishing and maintaining effective community partnerships, attending meetings as required, and keeping informed of industry trends
  • Intervenes as an advocate for clients or patients to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations
  • Serves as child care teacher when teachers are on leave or need additional assistance
  • Manages the annual and five-year comprehensive department assessment process as per the college assessment plan
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in early childhood education or a related field
  • Two years of supervised experience working with preschoolers in an approved setting
  • At least 400 hours of supervised experience working with school-aged children in an approved setting
  • Excellent organizational, human relations and oral and written communication skills
  • The ability to work with small children
  • Grant and budget management skills
  • Microsoft Office skills
  • Current infant and child CPR certification
  • Current first aid certification
  • Pre-employment medical report and approval from the Maryland Department of Education, Office of Child Care is required. 
  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age; must be knowledgeable of state licensing and regulations as well as federal laws and accreditation

Supplemental Information

This is a full-time standard administrative position. Days and Hours of work are Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (1 hour lunch)

The right candidate will represent our commitment to excellence, diversity, equity and inclusion; collaborate and cooperate with others to accomplish the goals of the college; and support new and creative ideas to enhance institutional effectiveness.

It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess. Please do not use "See Resume" or similar language in the job application, even if a resume is required. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. The college reserves the right to change or reassign job duties, or combine and/or eliminate positions at any time.
 
 Applications received by June 4 will be given first consideration; the position will remain open until filled.
 

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