Job Type: Full Time
Salary Range: $56,012 - $57,973
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in at least 2 of the following early childhood education program types: full day child care center, family or group day care home, part day preschool, Head Start, or state funded preschool, kindergarten. Experience with online learning. Experience in a leadership role in achieving NAEYC accreditation for either an early childhood education program or an associate (or higher) degree granting program. Leadership role in local, state, regional or national groups addressing high quality early education, current trends and current issues in early childhood education.
Minimum Qualifications: Master's Degree in Child Development or Early Childhood Education or a Master's Degree in a closely related field with at least 18 credits in Child Development/Early Childhood Education; minimum of 6 full time equivalent years work experience in the early education and care field with at least: 2 years full time teacher of children under 6. 2 years administrative leadership and experience in innovative approaches to early childhood education. 2 years experience supervising/mentoring early childhood professionals. 2 years full time equivalent teaching Child Development or Early Childhood Education at the college level (w/minimum 1 year at community college level) and experience with curriculum development for adult learners. Successful grant writing and supervision of grant projects. Core Competencies: Strategic planning and program evaluation. Program Accreditation Applicant, maintenance and monitoring as well as budget preparation and monitoring and grant preparation and monitoring. Management techniques. Conflict resolution and win-win negotiations Delegation. Continuous Quality Improvement strategies. Professional discipline specific knowledge related to Child Development and Early Education. Adult education instructional processes and strategies for learning enhancement.
Responsibilities: Serve as the academic and administrative leader charged with overseeing curriculum development, improvement and implementation and with managing the Child Development and Early Education Program, assuring that the program meets current NAEYC accreditation standards and reflects current profession research, best practices, innovative approaches and standards and requirements. Prepare program budgets, monitor expenditures, oversee equipment and materials; work closely with faculty on curriculum development; hire and supervise faculty and staff; recruit and advise students; maintain program accreditation; and develop and monitor grants as appropriate. Oversee the academic functions of the Early Learning Children's Community laboratory program, maintaining liaison with internal and external operating entities. Maintain liaison with other LCC departments/programs and with college wide-issues. Develop and maintain connections with local, state and national associations and agencies, an advisory committee, and the community. Provide instruction within the program as required. Essential Duties: Provide academic program leadership, in close collaboration with faculty, including but not limited to: Assess, develop, evaluate, and revise program and course curricula, instructional methods, textbooks, instructional resources, and facilities to meet program and college mission and goals and accreditation standards. Develop program policies and procedures; implement accreditation and other profession standards and innovative practices; implementation of best practices in adult learning and the teaching and learning process. Development and coordination of yearly schedule of courses and faculty teaching assignments for the Child Development and Early Education Program. Provide program administrative leadership including but not limited to: strategic planning, and vision, mission and program development, assessment, effectiveness and improvement; accreditation application coordination, compliance and maintenance; budget preparation and monitoring; Prepare external agency accreditation and other reports in a timely manner. Develop and oversee grant projects that forward the mission and vision of the program and the Early Learning Children's Community. Oversee the academic functions of the Early Learning Children's Community laboratory program, maintaining liaison with the internal and external operating entities. Oversee the curriculum implementation by collaborating with education coordinators and the director of Gretchen's House on staff and curriculum development; provide guidance on innovative curriculum approaches and oversee consistency with the approaches used in Child Development and Early Education courses. Recruit, interview, select, mentor, and evaluate faculty; provide reflective supervision and coordinate other initiatives to enhance faculty development and implementation of current best practices and innovative approaches to teaching and learning and early childhood education. Perform instructional duties as assigned and approved; may vary based on need but not to exceed 25% of workload. Oversee recruitment and academic advising of students in the Child Development and Early Education Program, including public relations and promotional materials; provide advising. Provide leadership on initiatives to forward student success, persistence and degree completion. Oversee student field experience placements, policies and procedures, including the Early Learning Children's Community. Maintain and coordinate liaison activities between college and community practitioners, agencies, employers, external regulatory agencies, professional organizations, and advisory committee. Participate, including leadership roles, in local, state, regional or national groups addressing high quality early education, current trends and current issues in early childhood education. Analyze instructional and non-instructional program operational issues in order to effectively problem-solve and continuously improve program quality. Oversee the acquisition and coordination of physical facilities, materials and resources required for optimal instructional delivery and student experience. Maintain liaison with other LCC departments/programs and with college- wide initiatives. Participate in college-wide and divisional committees, meetings and activities as a representative of the Child Development and Early Education Program. Demonstrate a commitment to professional learning, including but not limited to: current trends in early childhood education, teaching and learning and the instructional process; reflective supervision, mentoring and coaching the professional development of others. Maintain ties with professional organizations.
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