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Director of Child Development Center

Connecticut State Colleges & Universities
Manchester, CT

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Posted: April 25, 2022
Level: Community College Professional 19, 10-month, tenure track position.
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week
Closing Date: Applications must be submitted by 5:00pm (EST) on Wednesday May 25, 2022.


Manchester Community College
Great Path, Manchester, CT 06040
**This position is not remote**

For more information, please click on the college to be directed to their website.

CT State Community College Mission:

Connecticut State Community College (CT State) provides access to academically rigorous and innovative education and training focused on student success. The College supports excellence in teaching and learning, makes data-informed decisions, promotes equity, advances positive change for the students, communities, and industries it serves, and awards associates degrees and certificates.

CT State Community College Vision:

CT State will be recognized for exceptional student success, educational leadership, and transformative collaboration with business and industry, government, educational, and key stakeholders while advancing diverse opportunities for Connecticut’s citizens and communities.

CT State Community College Equity Statement:

The CSCU system commits to bold and disruptive change by actively identifying, naming, and dismantling structural racism, systemic poverty, and other barriers; establishing equitable and anti-racist policies and practices; and empowering students, faculty, staff, and administrators to advance racial, social, and economic justice. Our core collective responsibility is to continuously assess practices and policies and transform the world we live in by eliminating inequities.

Anticipated Start Date: 

July 2022

Position Summary:

Individual colleges within the Community College system provide child development centers, offering child care, child development, nutrition and related services for the pre-school children of students, staff and citizens of communities in their respective service areas.  The colleges also offer academic programs in early childhood education.  The child development centers provide the collateral function of serving as laboratories for practical experience by early childhood education students.

The Director of Child Development Center manages the operation of a pre-school child development and care center as well as the academic practicum of early childhood education students at a Community College.

Incumbents must possess proven ability to effectively work with a culturally, linguistically, and ethnically diverse faculty, staff, and student. They are expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills along with strong Information technology literacy skills such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams etc.)

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education or an appropriately related field with two (2) or more years of experience in a related field; or a combination of education, training and experience which would lead to the competencies required for successful performance of the position’s essential duties.

Successful Candidate must have or must possess:

  • Experience in Early childhood education, including classroom or laboratory instruction.
  • Experience in child care administration or business management.
  • Experience in supervision of human resources.
  • Experience developing and managing operating budgets and plans.

Substitutions Allowed:

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with Connecticut Early Learning and Development Standards.
  • Experience with NAEYC Accreditation and State of CT Early Childhood Education licensing.
  • Experience working in a community college in early childhood education.
Example of Job Duties:

Under the direction of the Dean or other administrator, the Director of Child Development Center is accountable for the operation and administration of the College’s Child Development Center and for assisting the College’s Early Childhood Development students in carrying out their academic practica through effective performance in these essential functional areas:

  •  Program planning and development
    • accountable for developing effective programs of child care and child development as well as programs to provide practical teaching experience for the College’s early childhood education students.
  •  Center operation and administration
    • accountable for the operation of the College’s Child Development Center. 
  •  Student teacher instruction
    • accountable for providing a useful laboratory for early childhood development students and for providing practical instruction and coaching. 
  •  Parent communications
    • accountable for providing useful consultation and reporting to parents of enrolled children.
  •  Program quality assurance
    • accountable for assuring the continuing quality of child care and development in the College’s Center.

In addition to the accountabilities listed above, the incumbent is required to carry out the essential duties of: Attendance and participation at convocation and commencement ceremonies; Service on assigned committees and task forces; Attendance and participation at committee, staff, informational and professional meetings.  These may involve attendance at evening or weekend events.

This posting includes qualifications, experience and skills but is not limited to the full specifications stated in the job description.

Starting Salary:

$61,077 approximate annual* plus excellent State of CT medical insurance, retirement, and related fringe benefits. Salary Range for this level is $61,077-$110,885. (*New hires to State employment start at minimum of salary range).

We offer a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family, and plan for a secure future. Benefits include generous leave policies; several retirement plans; and many choices for comprehensive health insurance. You also have access to many additional benefits to save for retirement, protect your family & more with supplemental benefits. Tuition reimbursement may apply if applicable. 

Application Instructions:

To apply you must submit a cover letter and resume.

Incomplete applications or those submitted after the closing date will not be considered and links to other sources to view resumes are not acceptable.

Selection Procedure:

Following the closing date, application materials will be evaluated by a selection committee. Candidates selected for further consideration will be limited to those applicants who are best qualified based on the minimum and preferred qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement. Candidates who have been selected and approved to Interview will be contacted, and finalists will be recommended for further consideration by the Hiring Manager for final selection and recommendation for employment. The selection process may also include practical exercises (i.e., teaching demonstration and/or other written, technical, manipulative, or simulation exercises) to evaluate candidates' qualifications.

Background Screening:

All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship or employability under the requirement of the Immigration and Control Act (IRCA) and the successful passing of a background check. CSCU is committed to providing a safe campus community. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination

CSCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Nicholas D'Agostino Manager of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion [email protected]


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