Infant/Toddler Program Director

Job description


Required Qualifications (As evidenced by an attached resume):  

Bachelor’s Degree (Foreign equivalent or higher degree) in Early Childhood Education or a related field. Two (2) years administrative and supervisory experience. Experience in Early Childhood programs. 


Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree (Foreign equivalent or higher degree) in Early Childhood Education or a related field. Experience with NAEYC Accreditation. Three or more (3+) years of experience working in Early Childhood Program. 

Brief Description of Duties: 

This position administers the Infant Toddler Program  of Stony Brook Child Care Services Inc. The goal is to ensure the provision of high quality care and education to children ranging in age from 2 months to 3 years.  The Program Director(s) is responsible for overseeing the centers undergraduate program for student interns. This position holds an additional appointment as a part time faculty member in the Child and Family Studies Minor.

Program Administrator: 

Works with Executive Director, SBCCSI administrative and teaching staff and Program Committee to create and adapt appropriate programs and services for children and families.

Ensures that teaching staff develop and implement child-centered curriculum that promotes active learning through planned and spontaneous experiences.

Oversees coordination and functioning of staff, student interns and volunteers.

Hires various support staff and temporary staff whenever necessary.

Conducts orientation for all new student interns, work-study students, volunteers, and various support staff.

Conducts regular meetings with lead teachers who are under their supervision in order to assess, develop and maintain SBCCSI standards and to ensure responsiveness to the needs of children and parents.

Ensures an environment that promotes positive discipline and conflict resolution.

Conducts semi-annual meetings with all staff.

Supervises daily operations.

Familiarizes new and prospective parents with SBCCSI’s philosophy, policies and routines.

Ensures that parent/staff conferences are arranged and encourages staff to communicate daily with parents.

Supervises and evaluates lead teachers (and teachers when necessary) in accordance with Research Foundation policy.


Advises Executive Director about physical facility, programmatic and personnel needs, and other matters of importance to SBCCSI.

Assist the Assistant Executive Director in working with the campus and outside contractors as necessary to ensure that the facilities and grounds are properly and safely maintained.

Administers the admissions process, ensuring  that admissions and enrollment comply with SBCCSI policies.  This includes meeting with prospective parents and distribution of informational material and required forms. 

Participates as a non-voting member of the Board of Directors of Stony Brook Child Care Services, Inc. This may also include committee assignments.

Oversees the purchase of supplies and equipment.

Assists the Assistant Executive Director in  ensuring and maintaining licensing by the NYS Office of Children and Family Service, as well as local, state, federal, university, SBCCSI, NAEYC regulations and statutes.

Chairs a search committee for the hiring of lead teachers and teachers.

Coordination of Programs and Services:

Assists the Executive Director in overseeing the development of programs and services that address the needs of the center and that contribute to the development of the children in the program.

Ensures that the program meets NAEYC Accreditation standards.

Coordinates the participation of staff in the intern program.

Coordinates the placement and participation of student interns in the program.

Assist the Executive Director in overseeing SBCCSI’s academic link to the Psychology Program, other University disciplines as well as other academic institutions to ensure the coordination of student programs.

Other duties as assigned.

Special Notes:

The Research Foundation of SUNY is a private educational corporation.  Employment is subject to the Research Foundation policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines and the availability of funding.  FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.

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About Stony Brook:

Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Jackson Pollock House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Stony Brook University/Research is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer.  We encourage all to apply including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. 

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Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Shift
Posting Start Date: Jul 3, 2019
Posting End Date: Jul 17, 2019, 10:59:00 PM




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Posted: 7/5/2019
Application Due: 7/24/2019
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