Child Development Center Coordinator (Full-time Tenure Track Faculty Position)

San Mateo County Community College District

Child Development Center Coordinator (Full-time Tenure Track Faculty Position)

Posting Number: 2014153F

Department: Child Development CSM (DEPT)

Location: College of San Mateo

Position Number: 4F0027

Percentage of Full Time: The work year is 175 days (10 month of service).

Months per Year: 10

Salary Range: -

Position Type: Faculty

General Statement:

San Mateo County Community College District values the principles of diversity and equity. We provide our students with a rich and dynamic learning community that embraces differences, emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become critical thinkers and socially responsible leaders.

College of San Mateo in San Mateo, California is seeking a full-time Child Development Coordinator to direct and coordinate the programs, services, and activities of the College of San Mateo Child Development Center (CDC) and to provide coordination with the instructional program staff in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) departments at Skyline and Canada. The College of San Mateo Child Development Center provides a comprehensive child development program, open to children of students, faculty, and staff of the San Mateo County Community College District. The position reports to the Vice President of Student Services and is a 10-month faculty position. The position may require a portion of the workload in the classroom and performs other professional duties as required by contract, collective bargaining agreement, and general program and institutional needs.

This position will begin September 2017.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Possession of a Master’s degree or above in child development, early childhood education, human development, home economics/ family and consumer studies with a specialization in child development/early childhood education, or educational psychology with a specialization in child development/early childhood education OR Bachelor’s degree in any of the above AND Master’s degree or above in social work, educational supervision, elementary education, special education, psychology, bilingual/bi-cultural education, life management/ home economics, family life studies, or family and consumer studies OR the equivalent (see below)
• Possession of a valid Commission on Teacher Credentialing Child Development Program Director Permit
• Demonstrated experience directing a child care program that includes hiring, supervising staff, planning comprehensive children’s programs, working with families and volunteers, managing budgets, and developing outreach working with children, families, and staff in a child development center
• Knowledge of relevant and current laws, including Title 5 and Title 22, as well as other rules and regulations, which ensure that site operations and personnel are in compliance
• Knowledge of the range of Early Childhood Education programs, including the ages of children served
• Possession of a current CPR and first aid card (or ability to obtain them upon hire)
• Demonstrated sensitivity to and ability to work with and communicate with diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities and those who are from disadvantaged and under-represented groups

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The screening committee will select interview candidates from among those applicants who, in addition to meeting the requirements, give evidence of any or all of the following:
1. Understanding of and commitment to the role and purpose of the community college.
2. Experience and/or knowledge of directing a child development program that includes exemplary practices in early childhood education, which are developmentally appropriate and culturally and linguistically responsive.
3. Experience as an ECE instructor and/or director of a child development program at a community college.
4. Skill in planning, implementing, and supervising a family engagement program that is culturally responsive and provides families with opportunities for meaningful involvement.
5. Knowledge of Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC) training and/or philosophy.
6. Comprehensive knowledge, understanding, and application of California Department of Education’s Early Education and Support Division regulations, procedures, and policies.
7. Skill in organizing fundraising campaigns.
8. Successful grant writing experience.
9. Ability to plan and manage complex budgets with diverse funding sources.
10. Skill in fiscal management, long and short range planning, and community college operations.
11. Ability to manage time and work effectively in a demanding environment.
12. Skill in effective verbal and written communication.
13. Ability to work collaboratively and participate in shared decision making.
14. Skill in conflict resolution and mediation.
15. Skill in effective personnel management, including leading and motivating staff, that fosters positive relations and promotes a sense of community in the Center.
16. Sensitivity to gender issues in education.
17. An understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.

Preferred Qualifications: Ability communicate in Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, or other second language prominent in the college services area.


First Review Date: 08/07/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

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The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.