Director - Child Development Center
Impact & Responsibilities: The UNI Child Development Center Director is a 2-year fixed term appointment. The director manages the daily operations of the UNI Child Development Center (CDC); confers with parents on operational, financial and care-related policies, procedures and questions; collaborates in the development and implementation of the CDC's educational standards, goals, policies and procedures; takes responsibility for all reporting requirements; hires, supervises, evaluates and provides professional development for staff and other classroom personnel; facilitates field placements; serves as liaison between UNI faculty, administration, staff and community entities to address early childhood needs; manages the CDC operating budget; and evaluates the program annually to measure progress toward meeting UNI and state goals.
Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education or related field; at least three years of experience in administering a licensed child development program; strong working knowledge of child development and developmentally appropriate practices; a commitment to diversity in an educational environment; excellent written and verbal communication skills; early childhood educational certification; and current certifications in Infant/Child CPR, First Aid, Mandatory Reporter, and OSHA.
Preferred: Master's degree in early childhood or related field; experience with the NAEYC accreditation process; experience with Iowa's Quality Rating System (QRS) requirements; and knowledge of business operations and Iowa DHS licensing regulations.
UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.
The University offers an excellent benefits package including a vacation plan, employer sponsored retirement plans, health and dental insurance, and life and disability insurance. Benefits package details can be viewed at uni.edu/jobs/why. Application materials received by June 28, 2022 will be given first consideration. For more information or to apply, visit http://jobs.uni.edu. Criminal and other relevant background checks required. UNI is a tobacco free campus.
Type of Employment: Full-Time
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