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Assistant Director, Child Development Center

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Jacksonville (CEPS Complex)
Categories: Staff


Child Development Center - Daycare

Normal Work Schedule:

7:15 am – 3:15 pm Monday-Friday OR 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, some evenings and weekends required

Anticipated Start Date:

July 22, 2024

Job Summary:

The Assistant Director position of the Child Development Center in the College of Education and Professional Studies is responsible for providing leadership and oversight for a state-of-the-art laboratory school and supporting the Director of the CDC; supervising staff and students; managing budgets and facilities; implementing developmentally appropriate practices; and reporting to the Department Head of Career Technical Education and Professional Studies.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervises and coordinates daily operations of the Child Development Center.
  • Prepares and maintains children’s files including but not limited to progress reports, attendance records, health records and parent locator sheet.
  • Implements policies and procedures that will contribute to the care, growth and development of preschool children.
  • Supervises the planning, purchasing and preparation of nutritious foods for the Child Development Center.
  • Stocks adequate inventory of materials, supplies and equipment; order replacements as necessary.
  • Supervises the maintenance of the physical facilities and equipment in the center and on the playground.
  • Provides for the safety needs of the children.
  • Demonstrates the ability to relate across cultural boundaries.
  • Supervises and evaluates Child Development Center employees; assist in the selection process and hiring of new employees. Monitor attendance and time reporting for all employees in the Center.
  • Plans advertising and public relations promotional campaigns for the Child Development Center.
  • Implements and maintains compliance with JSU and State Department of Education, and any necessary accreditation requirements.
  • Develops, maintains, and coordinates a budget funded from various resources.
  • Collaborates with Child Development and Early Childhood faculty on curriculum and best practices.
  • Meets monthly, and as needed, with Department Head of Family and Consumer Sciences to discuss center progress and needs.
  • Assists in planning and conducting regular Child Development Center staff meetings and training.
  • Assists in developing, maintaining, and distributing Child Development Center services and policies information.
  • Provides for the calculation, assessment, and collection of monthly payments by the parents/guardian for Child Development Center. Maintain accounting procedures for these funds.
  • Prepares reports on the Child Development Center.
  • Assists in developing, updating and maintaining Child Development Center policy and procedure manual
  • Participates in professional development activities.
  • Reads documents and material related to Child Development Center/Education, such as state and federal rules and regulations, state law, professional publications, to ensure compliance with rules and to keep current in the field.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience working in early childhood programs
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of social/emotional learning curriculum and child development
  • Experience working in an Alabama First Class Pre-K classroom
  • Energetic and positive attitude
  • Ability to develop effective relationships

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood, Child Development, or closely related field
  • Administrative experience in a licensed child care center or other approved licensed child care setting.
  • Experience administering an Alabama First Class Pre-K program, including TRS Gold Assessments and Creative Curriculum.
  • Experience with budgeting, managing, and regulating expenditures
  • Experience creating and maintaining staff schedules
  • Experience procuring and managing grants.
  • Knowledge or understanding of research practices and how research can impact program design, funding and collaboration, and partnerships.
  • Experience working with families to promote children’s learning.

Required Documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Unofficial Transcript (official required upon hire)

Employee Benefits:

JSU strives to provide great quality of life to our employees through an attractive, competitive benefits package for our full-time faculty and staff. These benefits enhance your salary as a JSU employee and are part of your total compensation package.  Benefits include:

  • Retirement Plans
    • Alabama Teacher’s Retirement System (TRS)
    • RSA-1 Deferred Compensation
    • 403-B Retirement Annuity (TIAA)
  • Health Insurance
    • Medical (PEEHIP)
    • Optional plans:  vision, dental, flexible spending plan, dependent care, cancer and hospital indemnity
  • Long-term disability and life insurance
  • Tuition assistance
  • Paid and unpaid leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Prescription assistance

For additional information regarding benefits, please visit our website.

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