The George Mason University Child Development Center (CDC) invites applications for a Program Coordinator. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
The CDC was established to support university faculty, staff, and students by providing an excellent on-site child development and preschool program. The center is committed to caring for and educating children in a positive environment that supports and facilitates young children’s social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth and development. The CDC serves faculty, staff, and students at the university, offering full-day and part-time early care and education for children two to five years of age. The center operates from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, on a year-round basis, with closings coinciding with those of Mason's administrative schedule/calendar.
The Program Coordinator position is a full-time administrative faculty position and reports to the Director of the CDC. This position will be responsible for:
Overseeing curriculum implementation, events, and camps; and support the Director and Assistant Director in leadership of students, teachers, employees, and volunteers;
Curriculum implementation and training; program development; community outreach, both on- and off-campus; and event planning, including professional development and school-age Kids Club programs;
Working with CDC families and faculty, staff, and students to help create and maintain an environment and educational program that is caring and supportive of children’s development and learning by fostering children’s curiosity about and exploration of their own world, self-expression, discovery, and collaborative problem-solving;
Providing direction and leadership to the Lead Teachers, Assistant Teachers, wage employees, volunteers (student and non-student), and interns;
Providing guidance and support to classroom educators; managing professional development planning and other events; researching and managing grant proposals; as well as developing school-age programming during the summer and school days off; and
Playing an active role in the development of additional university early care and education resources through community outreach with other university colleagues and the broader Fairfax area.
Develops and maintains partnerships with members of the university community, families, and related state agencies by helping to maintain a quality early care and education program, developing shared resources with community organizations, and communicating with community colleagues, CDC families, and staff on a regular basis;
Develops curriculum goals and planning procedures in partnership with the Director, while ensuring faculty and staff implement curriculum successfully through the use of training, team meetings, and classroom observations;
Supports financial needs of the center through development, planning, and management of community-wide professional development workshops, school-age programming, grant proposals, and additional family programming on-site;
Supports compliance with the Commonwealth of Virginia rules and regulations to maintain licensure, such as the Virginia Department of Social Services and Division of Licensing Programs, and public safety regulations;
Assures compliance with NAEYC rules and regulations to maintain accreditation; and
Other duties as assigned.
Master’s degree in early childhood development/education or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
Early care and education classroom teaching experience with children between the ages of two and five;
Experience in curriculum development for children ages 2-12 years of age;
Supervisory experience in an early care and education environment; and
Demonstrate an ability to work with diverse constituencies and communities to provide responsive and high-quality early care and education.
Experience in grant writing and event planning;
Experience in conference and workshop development and implementation; and
Experience is preferred in state and NAEYC accreditation requirements and ongoing management of certification.
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA568z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, a philosophy of teaching statement, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
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