Manager - Early Childhood Center

New York City, New York (Manhattan) County
Jul 03, 2014
The City University of New York (CUNY) is the nation's leading urban public university serving more than 480,000 students in a wide range of educational programs at 24 colleges and institutions in New York City.
Job ID: 10947

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Manages an on-site campus child care center to provide a safe and stimulating environment for children in the center's care.

- Represents the center to a wide range of constituents within and outside the College

- Manages planning, budgeting, facilities, and other administrative issues

- Provides leadership in hiring, supervising, developing, and evaluating staff; oversees staff interaction with students; assures adequate coverage during hours of operation

- Develops appropriate learning programs and activities for children

- Maintains compliance with relevant regulations and health and safety guidelines

- Creates and maintains policy and procedure materials and assures the staff is trained appropriately

- Provides on-site presence for parent communications and problem resolution

- Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name:  Student Life Child Care Center Manager


Higher Education Associate




The Brooklyn College Early Childhood Center (BCECC) educates and cares for children of Brooklyn College students and their families through best practice, which includes professional preparation for undergraduate and graduate students, research to improve practice and inform theory in the field, and outreach activities for infant, toddler, and preschool teachers and teachers-in-training in Brooklyn, New York City, and internationally. 

The BCECC community of children, families, teachers, staff, teachers-in-training and university faculty work together to create, recreate, and maintain developmentally appropriate practices that are family-centered, relationship-based, and informed by research and practices from a variety of local and international pedagogies concerned with improving early childhood education and care for ethnically and linguistically diverse young children with and without special needs and their families.  Also, the BCECC is rooted in a commitment to the inclusion and celebration of differences of all kinds, to multilingual and multicultural education, and to early intervention.  In service of these goals, the arts, aesthetic education and play are at the heart of the BCECC curriculum.

Reporting to the Chairperson of the Department of Early Childhood and Art Education, the Manager of the Early Childhood Center (ECC) is responsible for the management and operations of the Early Childhood Center, including oversight for Center programs, budgets, curricula and outreach initiatives. The Manager also works closely with department faculty and program leadership to provide fieldwork, student teaching and research opportunities.

The Manager of the Early Childhood Center will:
- Oversee the hiring, supervision, and evaluation of all teachers, teaching assistants, fieldwork interns, and volunteers.  Manage staffing patterns and classroom scheduling.  Provide faculty and staff development opportunities.
- Oversee operations of all ECC programs, including the Day and Afterschool programs.  Develop and supervise the implementation of the curriculum and oversee program registration, including waiting lists.
- Oversee program budgets and related financing.  Identify sources of funding, including grant opportunities, to support program development and operational costs.  Prepare follow-up reports and other communication with funding agencies as required.
- Maintain compliance with licensing and regulatory guidelines.  Communicate with licensing and regulatory agencies, including NYC Dept. of Health, Division of Day Care, NYS Dept. of Health, Division of Nutrition, NYS Dept. of Education and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
- Prepare documents and reports for the Board of Directors of the Brooklyn College Child Care Services, Inc.
- Develop and promote parent- and family-involvement activities at ECC orientation and other events.
- Develop and implement community outreach initiatives.  Work closely with community providers of early childhood care and education, early intervention programs, Committees on Preschool Special Education, local school districts, and other educational institutions.
- Identify opportunities to promote the ECC to newly admitted and prospective undergraduate and graduate students.  Work closely with the Admissions and Student Affairs offices to coordinate participation in student events and activities.
- Work closely with college faculty and program leaders to coordinate fieldwork, student teaching, and research opportunities.  Keep department faculty informed of research and course instruction on child development, parent-child dyads, and families as well as curriculum and programmatic research in the ECC.
- Participate in relevant meetings within the department, School of Education, College, and Central Office.


BA in one or combination of following areas: Early Childhood Education, Business Management, Organizational Management or Communications; MA preferred

Must meet NY State licensing requirements and all other regulatory requirements for a child care director

5+ years' director experience in a licensed child care setting preferred  plus three years' teaching or supervisory experience


Master's degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, or a related field.  Experience as director, educational director, or other administrative role in a center serving infants, toddlers, and young children with and without special needs, plus three years teaching young children.  Must be able to lead a team, supervise personnel, and manage all aspects of center activities, including maintaining positive relationships with the Department and Brooklyn College at large.  Must demonstrate a strong knowledge and understanding of child development, parenting, developmentally appropriate practice, and how to incorporate these into the operation of a high-quality early child center/laboratory.  Must be able to work well within a culturally diverse environment.


$55,602 - $88,418; commensurate with qualifications and experience.


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans.  Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


Please submit your application online by clicking on "Apply Now" below. In order to be considered, applicants must upload their cover letter (referenced Job ID 10947), resume, and contact information (name, phone number and email address) for three references in rtf, doc or pdf format.


August 2, 2014


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


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