Director (MPP II/Administrator II) - Children's Campus

San Francisco State University
San Francisco

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job no: 513711
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: San Francisco
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time

Working Title

Director (MPP II/Administrator II) - Children's Campus

Administrator Level (for MPP positions only)

This position is an MPP II in the California State University Management Personnel Plan (MPP), reporting to the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs.

SF State University

San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.

Applicants may visit for more information on SF State's policy prohibiting discrimination, and how to file an online report using the procedures under Executive Order 1096 Revised. Inquiries can be directed to the campus Title IX Coordinator and Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Administrator by calling (415) 338-2032 or emailing [email protected]

San Francisco State is a 100% Smoke/Vapor-Free Campus. Smoking or Vaping of any tobacco/plant-based substance is not permitted on any University properties.

The person holding this position may be considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.


Children's Campus

Appointment Type

This is an at-will position.

Time Base

Full-Time (1.0)

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday; from 8:00am to 5:00pm

Anticipated Hiring Range

$8,000.00 - $8,693.00 per month ($96,000.00 - $104,316.00 annually)

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Position Summary

Under the administrative direction of the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, the Director of Children’s Campus (CC) supports the academic mission of the University by providing vision, leadership, and strategic direction for a wide array of early childhood education and care programs, including internships, teaching assistantships, classroom observations, and research opportunities that enhance students’ capacities to be active, engaged and successful learners. As the lead administrator of the University’s lab school, the CC Director promotes the development and learning of each enrolled child. The Director oversees a professional team of approximately 14 staff and 25 student interns/assistants per semester, manages an annual self-support budget of $1.4M, supports the CC Advisory Council, and is a member of the CC Research Committee. The Director serves as a key member of the Student Affairs & Enrollment Management (SAEM) Leadership Council and participates in cabinet area strategic planning, program and policy development, and decision-making.

Position Information

Center Operations
  • Plan, manage, and oversee the implementation of policies, procedures, and systems for operating CC in accordance with state licensing regulations, University policies and procedures, National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation standards, the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS), the Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale (ITERS), and best practices. This includes: operating procedures; child/family recruitment, enrollment and collection of tuition and fees; facilities and risk management to ensure health and safety; staffing management; family communication and involvement; and, systems for communication, record keeping, reporting, and planning.
Educational Philosophy and Curriculum
  • Develop and implement CC's educational philosophy and curriculum; assess the effectiveness in supporting children's learning; and make improvements based on the needs of children, University academic teacher training requirements, and evolving best practices.
Budgeting and Financial Management
  • In consultation with Student Affairs & Enrollment Management (SAEM), develop a rolling five-year budget plan, make expenditure decisions within budget guidelines, monitor revenue and expenditures, and report monthly financial status.
Program Marketing and Community Relations
  • Develop and implement marketing plans to achieve enrollment/revenue goals, promote CC in the community, participate in community-wide early childhood education networks, consortiums, and planning.
University Linkages
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with the University community and SAEM administrative staff to ensure compliance with University policies, procedures and processes, and ensure support of the center's role as a lab school for pre-service teacher training, student learning, and research.
Professional Behavior
  • Fosters and promotes the Principles of Conduct for a Multi-Cultural University and User-Friendly Principles.
  • Promotes and ensures the application of human resources professional responsibilities and ethical standards.
Other Duties as Assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in early childhood education, child development, or a related field.
  • Five years of experience performing similar duties at a licensed childcare center.
  • Minimum of two years teaching at the bachelor's level in early care and education.
  • Demonstrated ability to: interpret and implement regulations, policies and guidelines; provide high levels of customer service; analyze and solve problems; attract and retain well-qualified early childhood professionals; plan and deliver trainings and presentations; develop recommend, implement and monitor policies, procedures and work flow; and competently interact with a culturally and ethnically diverse population of children, families, students, faculty and staff.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in: management and leadership, expressive and written communication, program planning and evaluation, budgeting and financial analysis, and conflict resolution.
  • Substantial knowledge of: child development principles and theory, early childhood assessment principles, program evaluation and planning methods, customer service standards and procedures, adult learning, and supervision/evaluation theories and practices.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated experience administering lab schools at a University and/or NAEYC accredited program. Proven history of teaching academic courses in the early childhood education field and substantial training in Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC).

Demonstrated knowledge of California Community Care Licensing Regulations, California Early Learning Foundations, Desired Results for Children and Families (DRDP), ECERS/ITERS, and the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS).


Must refrain from wearing scented products to ensure access for people with chemical sensitivities.

Some evening/weekend hours may be required.

Must be able to competently interact with a culturally and ethnically diverse population of students, faculty and staff.

Pre-Employment Requirements

This position requires the successful completion of a background check.

Eligibility to Work

Applicants must be able to provide proof of US Citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, within three business days from their date of hire.


Threaded through our Total Compensation package is a commitment to Bridging Life's Transitions. SF State is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students and the customers we serve.

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401k, Healthcare Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as State Holidays and a dynamic Fee Waiver program, all geared towards the University's commitment to attract, motivate and retain our employee.

Employment Requirement

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to [email protected].

CSUEU Position (For CSUEU Positions Only)

Eligible and qualified on-campus applicants, currently in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 are given hiring preference.

Additional Information


Thank you for your interest in employment with California State University (CSU). CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California. Because of this, CSU prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California with very limited exception. While this position may be eligible for occasional telework, all work is expected to be performed in the state of California, and this position is assigned to on-campus operations.

The Human Resources office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at (415) 338-1872.

Please note that this position, position requirements, application deadline and/or any other component of this position is subject to change or cancellation at any time.

Advertised: April 25, 2022 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled

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