GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Director of Early Childhood Education supervises the Ford Childhood Enrichment Center (FCEC) and the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Program. The director ensures that the FCEC and ECE Program are guided by and connected to UCC's vision, mission, core themes, and strategic plan. The Director ensures that the programming, staffing, and budgeting of both areas are compliant with federal, state, and local requirements regarding mandated legal and regulatory provisions and licensing. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Programmatic – ECE Program:
Supervises and directs the ECE Program, maintaining the program relevancy and efficacy
Develops and implements program philosophy and goals
Develops and recommends program policies and procedures
Initiates, manages, and develops a strategic plan for the ECE Program
Coordinates student success measures for Program students
Ensures Program curriculum is current, relevant, and leads to an industry relevant skill set
Seeks and maintains National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) program requirements
Conducts regular assessment of Program curriculum, including establishment and maintenance of appropriate course level and program level student learner outcomes
Works with Perkins Advisory Committee, the South Central Oregon Early Learning Hub and other community and state agencies supporting quality Early Learning environments to ensure UCC programming meets the needs of ECE professionals
Works to coordinate ECE course offerings with other education courses to create portable and stackable certificates and degrees
Coordinates with other relevant programs
Participates in meetings, committees, task forces, and other related groups to communicate information regarding services, programs, areas of opportunity, and/or other pertinent information as appropriate
Programmatic – FCEC:
Plans, supervises, and directs the FCEC, providing a quality child development center program
Develops and implements Center philosophy and goals.
Develops and recommends Center policies and procedures
Initiates, manages and develops a strategic plan for the FCEC
Supervises the implementation of developmentally appropriate, culturally sensitive and individually responsive practices consistent with NAEYC guidelines
Ensures Pre-K programming is current and relevant
Maintains state licensure which is essential to the Center
Seeks and maintains National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation
Supervises the laboratory setting
Advocates for Center needs through appropriate college and community resources.
Analyzes parent concerns and provides information about center policies and developmentally appropriate practices
Conducts annual programmatic assessment and completes state reports
Supervises the assessment of children
Fiscal -FCEC and ECE Program:
Develops and prepares the annual budgets
Analyzes and reviews budgetary and financial data
Controls and authorizes expenditures
Develops and implements a viable business plan based on program needs
Writes grants to support the FCEC
Provides oversight of contracts, grants and fundraising activities
Personnel - FCEC and ECE Program:
Supervises and evaluates the performance of personnel, ensuring compliance with personnel policy and procedure
Interviews and recommends the selection of job applicants according to HR policy and procedure
Schedules and assigns FCEC staff to maintain mandated adult/child ratios
Plans, coordinates, and conducts staff meetings
Plans, coordinates, and conducts in-service training
Plans and implements staff, family, and college student orientations
Oversees maintenance of FCEC facilities
Performs other duties as assigned within the scope of the position
The position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of College and the requirements of the job change.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to develop and maintain effective, on-going, working relationships, interactions and communications (including negotiations and conflict resolution) personally, by telephone and in writing with a variety of individuals/groups from diverse backgrounds.
Ability to effectively direct the work of others, work alone, and work as a team member on a variety of assigned tasks while meeting established deadlines and changing priorities.
Ability to work effectively under pressure or multiple tasks concurrently while meeting established deadlines and changing priorities.
Ability to appropriately respond to a variety of situations, unanticipated stressors, and emergency situations.
Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of families and community college students.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Bending, hearing conversation with children and adults, lifting/carrying up to 25 pounds daily, pushing, crouching, kneeling, reaching, sitting, walking, reading print and computer screens, exposure to bodily fluids occur daily.
Lifting/carrying up to 50 pounds occurs occasionally. Running occurs occasionally.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:
This job operates in a child care environment and is based in an office.
The position will interact with children in early learning classrooms on a daily basis.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Master's degree from an accredited college/university, preferably in human development, child development, or early childhood education, or equivalent based on Bachelor's Degree as specified by NAEYC candidacy requirements, and a minimum of four (4) years' experience in a child care center environment with increasing supervisory responsibility.
Current enrollment in the Oregon Criminal History Registry required as a condition of employment.
Since its founding as a post-secondary education facility in 1964, Umpqua Community College has grown to 15,000 students who are enrolled in one or more classes each year. Umpqua Community College is one of the most picturesque colleges in the country, nestled between beautiful tree-studded hills and overlooking a large bend in the North Umpqua River. Natural volcanic rock and rustic, cedar shake... architecture grace the 14 campus buildings located on a 100-acre plot of land six miles north of Roseburg. Easy access to Interstate 5, exit 129, and mild year-around climate complement the scenic beauty of the campus.