Director, Child Development and Educational Studies Laboratory School

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Classification TitleDirector, Child Development and Educational Studies Laboratory School Position Information

Job TitleDirector, Child Development and Educational Studies Laboratory SchoolPosition NumberFCM947LocationFullerton CollegeDepartmentSocial Sciences (FC)Percentage of Employment 100%Months of Employment 12 Months Per YearWork ScheduleMonday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (However, some flexibility such as evenings and weekends will be required to meet the needs of the department.)About Us:

Do you strive to make a difference in higher education? Are you looking for a rewarding career opportunity to be a part of our students’ educational success and lifelong learning? If so, we invite you to join North Orange County Community College District. We are proud to enroll over 80,000 students and serve a population of over one million people, annually! Home to more than 2,600 employees, our highly skilled, professional, and diverse faculty and staff are leading two of California’s premier colleges, Cypress Community College and Fullerton Community College, as well as one of the largest continuing education programs, North Orange Continuing Education.

We invite you to join the Fullerton College campus community. Ideal candidates will share Fullerton College’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Fullerton College offers a radically student-centered culture that is inclusive and welcoming to all who learn and work here. The student body is incredibly diverse, with more than 55.5% Latinx, 19.3% Caucasian, 14.8% Asian/Pacific Islander, 0.24% American Indian/Alaskan Native, and 3.2% African American. Additionally, students from more than 40 countries enroll in our International Student Program each year. The College believes in a multicultural learning experience where faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds can contribute to the development of our students.

Fullerton College is the oldest community college in continuous operation in California. Since our first class in 1913, we have grown to become one of the most successful community colleges in the nation. Our high transfer and graduation rates, rich academic programs and radically student-centered approach equip students with the skills and resources they need to succeed. Each year, thousands of students transfer to the CSU and UC systems as well as to private colleges and universities throughout the nation. Notably, during 2017, Fullerton College was ranked as the number one community college in California in transfers to the California State University (CSU) system.

Fullerton College is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is eligible for designation as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving-Institution (AANAPISI). Fullerton College proudly offers many programs to serve and support our diverse student body, including Puente, Umoja, Student Diversity Success Initiative, INCITE, Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) Foster Youth Success Initiative, Disability Services, and a Veterans Resource Center. The College also provides many avenues of support for our faculty and staff through networks that include the Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, Black, and LGBTQ Faculty Staff Associations.

Fullerton College offers a comprehensive array of student services programs and academic and career pathways designed to achieve our campus strategic goals related to access, retention, persistence, and student success initiatives on campus. The College is developing an implementation plan for Guided Pathways and has robust partnerships with our local high school districts.

The Fullerton College campus community is dedicated to our core values of Community, Diversity, Equity, Excellence, Growth, Inclusivity, Innovation, Integrity, Partnership, Respect and Responsibility. For more information, please visit our website at

What We Offer:Primary Purpose

Under the direction of the Dean, Social Sciences, this position is responsible for the administration and supervision of the Fullerton College Child Development and Educational Studies, Laboratory School. The Director schedules staff, monitors enrollment through various funding sources, and establishes and maintains lines of communication between families, instructors, students and classroom teaching staff.

Essential Functions

Examples of essential functions are interpreted as being descriptive and not restrictive in nature.

Job Description

Provides leadership in the administration of the Fullerton College, Child Development and Educational Studies (CDES) Laboratory School, including resource development and personnel management, in accordance with laws, regulations, District policy and procedures and collective bargaining agreements.

Ensures compliance with policies and procedures set by Community Care Licensing, State Department of Education, and Federal Grantees as well as the North Orange County Community College District.

Establishes program philosophy in close collaboration with CDES Department faculty and sets operational goals and vision for implementation with classroom teachers; assumes responsibility for the demonstration of developmentally appropriate practices based on current child development practices and research.

Works with the CDES Department regarding activities/curriculum appropriate for children, families, staff, college students, and early childhood community.

Develops and administers the CDES Laboratory School annual budget; participates in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitors and approves expenditures; implements adjustments.

Researches, identifies, and creates grant applications for potential resources of additional income for the CDES Laboratory School; seeks funding sources to provide specified contracted services to eligible children and families.

Participates in hiring; supervises, trains, and evaluates assigned CDES Laboratory School staff; conducts regular staff meetings; assists in assigning students to individual classrooms for appropriate laboratory experience.

Coordinates the parent and student enrollment, orientation, and participation within the CDES Laboratory School.

Provides expert level assistance to the assigned Dean, Social Sciences; in conducting a variety of organizational studies, investigations, and operational studies; recommends and implements modifications to CDES Laboratory School programs, policies, and procedures as appropriate.

Coordinates services and activities with other departments as well as outside agencies; attend meetings with other community agencies; establishes and maintains communication between families, instructors, students and classroom teaching staff.

Serves as the liaison for the CDES Laboratory School with other departments, divisions, and outside agencies; negotiates and resolves sensitive and controversial issues.

Represents the College and the CDES Laboratory School in meetings both on campus and off campus concerning funding, licensing, for the child development and educational studies laboratory school.

Responsible to Community Care Licensing and Department of Education to follow all regulations and guidelines concerning Laboratory licenses, policies, and reporting procedures.

Maintains an early childhood resource library.

Actively involved in professional early care and educational organizations and community agencies.

Provide leadership in District/College efforts to increase the diversity of faculty and staff, to address student achievement gaps, and in the creation of a welcoming and inclusive work and educational environment.

Assist and promote the growth and success of a diverse population of students and employees through the development of interculturally competent and equity minded management and leadership abilities. The ideal candidate should have experience in this area with African Americans, Latinx, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and other disproportionately impacted students and employees.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Working Relationships

The Director of Child Development and Educational Studies Laboratory School maintains frequent contact with college administrators, faculty, staff, students, children, and parents.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of District organization, operations, policies and objectives

Knowledge of a shared governance model in an educational setting

Knowledge of state education codes and requirements including Title 5

Knowledge of correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary

Knowledge of record keeping procedures

Knowledge of budget preparation and maintenance

Knowledge of appropriate software and databases

Ability to interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures

Ability to assess, analyze, implement and evaluate research project activities

Ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action

Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work

Ability to meet schedules and time lines

Ability to work independently with little direction

Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions

Ability to communicate efficiently both orally and in writing

Ability to supervise, train and provide work direction to others

Special Requirements

This position requires a valid driver’s license. Incumbent may be required to travel off site for business reasons. All employees driving personal, leased, or district-owned vehicles for District related activities must certify possession of a valid Driver’s License. Employees must certify that personal vehicles are covered by automobile insurance as required by California law. (Board Policy 6360, Section 4.0)

The award of all degrees must be verifiable on a legible transcript. If degree award date is not posted on transcript your application will be deemed incomplete and removed from consideration. All degrees and course work used to satisfy the required minimum qualifications must be from accredited post-secondary institutions.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in Child Development, Early Childhood Education or equivalent AND at least one year of formal training, internship or leadership experience reasonably related to the assignment.

Possession of, or ability to qualify for a Program Director’s Permit.

First Aid and CPR Certification issued by the American Red Cross or equivalent.

Commitment to diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff. The applicant must be able to demonstrate how their experience with these factors relates to successfully achieving the goals of the position.

Desirable Qualifications

Possession of a master’s degree in Child Development or a related field

Knowledge of the Reggio Emilia philosophy

Knowledge of Constructivist pedagogy

Experience in shared governance in an educational setting

High level of critical thinking, problem solving and analytical skills

High professional standards and strong interpersonal skills

Effective oral and written communication skills

Early childhood teaching experience

Prior experience in approaching work and interactions with colleagues and/or students in an equity minded manner. Ability to provide an inclusive and welcoming work/educational environment.

Prior experience leading, developing, and/or implementing equity minded practices, in addition to experience creating diverse, inclusive, and welcoming work/educational environments.

Working Conditions

Office and child laboratory school environment; subject to constant interruptions and frequent interaction with others; regularly required to stand, walk and sit; sitting for long periods at a time (up to 2-3- hours); moderately loud noise levels; regularly required to stoop, kneel, bend, crouch and crawl, climb or balance and lift up to 50 pounds; may require off-site duties and activities.

Salary Range$96,960 - $122,687 Annually Posting Detail Information

Posting Number201581POpen Date06/13/2019Close Date08/08/2019Special Instructions Summary

Applicants must complete the driver’s license section of the application. If not completed, the application will be deemed incomplete and will not be considered.

The minimum required number of references for this position is three (3).

This is a designated classified management position subject to a one-year probationary period.

Initial salary placement will be determined by the Office of Human Resources in accordance with Board Policy and is not negotiable. The candidate selected for employment will be required to provide the following: official transcripts and verification of experience prior to the first duty day, identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act, fingerprints and required medical certification pursuant to statue. NOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications.

The District may choose to fill one or more positions from this recruitment within the same fiscal year or 8 months, whichever is longer.

To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate “N/A” (not applicable). Do not use terms such as “see resume” or “see attached”.

All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview. At the time of the interview a written exercise and/or an oral presentation related to the assignment may be required. Subsequent to the interviews, the screening committee will select candidates for final consideration. A second interview will be required of candidates selected as finalists.

NOCCCD offers reimbursement for candidate travel expenses. Visit to view the administrative procedures – AP 7120-10.

Evaluations of foreign degrees and/or course work are required. See our website at for information regarding evaluation of foreign degrees.

If you would like to add additional transcripts not required by the position, you may upload them to the “Additional Transcripts” link when completing your application.

Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be requested by calling (714) 808-4810 at least three business days in advance of the scheduled examination/interview date.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you posses a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution in Child Development, Early Childhood Education or related field/equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have at least one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the position?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. If you answered yes to the above question, please explain the year(s) of experience and how it relates to the assignment.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Do you have possession of, or the ability to qualify for a Program Director’s Permit? (If you answered "Yes", please respond to question #5)
    • Yes
    • No
  5. If you answered yes to the above Program Director's Permit question, please check the appropriate response:
    • Yes- Possession of Permit
    • Yes-Ability to qualify for permit
  6. * Do you have a First Aid and CPR Certification issued by the American Red Cross or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * This position requires a valid driver's license. Did you fill out the driver's license portion of the application?
    • Yes
    • No, I do not have a valid driver's license.
  8. * Describe your experience, training, and/or education which demonstrates your understanding and sensitivity to diversity.

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * Can you provide proof, if hired, that you are eligible to work in the United States (NOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications)?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • CalJobs
    • CCC Registry
    • Cypress College
    • Employee Referral
    • Fullerton College
    • Human Resources
    • Indeed
    • Monster
    • NOCCCD Website
    • OC Register
    • North Orange Continuing Education
    • Other (list below)
  11. Other, please specify.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Transcripts with degree posted (may be unofficial)
  4. Copy of valid First Aid Certificate AND valid CPR Certificate
Optional Documents
  1. Additional transcripts with degree posted (may be unofficial)
  2. NACES Evaluation of Foreign Degree




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Posted: 6/14/2019
Application Due: 8/8/2019
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