Department:Office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration Appointment Type and Duration:Regular, Ongoing Salary:Commensurate with experience Compensation Band:OS-OA07-Fiscal Year 2017-2018 FTE:1.0
Application Review Begins April 23, 2018; open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants All applicants must submit a resume that clearly shows your relevant experience, a cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications for the position and three professional references.
Department Summary The Vivian Olum Child Development Center offers a comprehensive program providing education and care for infants through elementary school-aged children. The center's mission is to serve the needs of university employees’ families by providing a foundation of experiences that foster growth and development of children and a safe and nurturing environment for children and families. The center consists of seven classrooms which collectively serve over 100 children each day.
The center is a unit within the portfolio of the Vice President for Finance and Administration.
Position Summary The director’s role is to provide a strategic vision for the center; one that ensures a safe, quality early learning environment that meets the developmental needs of young children. The position encompasses the oversight and delegation of all aspects of the center’s operations, and the implementation of all policies. The director provides oversight for center-wide daily operations, facility and fiscal management, and for the recruitment, scheduling, training and supervision of approximately 24 classified teaching staff and over 50 UO student employees center-wide. The position holds primary supervisory responsibility for the assistant director, the program coordinator, and the center’s business manager. The director is expected to create a professional atmosphere which fosters supportive relationships among children, staff and parents. The director must abide by all Oregon licensing standards, and all policies and procedures set forth in the staff and parent handbooks. The director reports to the associate vice president for campus services.
Minimum Requirements • Enrolled in the State of Oregon Early Learning Division central background registry by start date (more information can be found here: https://oregonearlylearning.com/providers-educators/providers-educatorscbr/) • Bachelor's Degree • Minimum of five years of experience in the early childhood education field including three years in a direct supervisory role • Knowledge of child development for the primary ages served in the center as evidenced by a combination of education, experience and training, per Oregon state law (more information about Oregon Step Registry can be found here: https://www.pdx.edu/occd/sites/www.pdx.edu.occd/files/Oregon%20Registry%20Steps.pdf • Demonstrated leadership abilities • Excellent oral and written communication skills • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and communicate well with others • Be at least 21 years of age, per Oregon State law • Certificate of CPR and first aid training (must be obtained by start date)
Professional Competencies • Ability to work well with individuals from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with staff and families • Excellent decision-making skills • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse constituency • Strong administrative skills, including budget/financial • Self- motivated, reliable • Computer skills (MS Office Suite)
Preferred Qualifications • Three years of training or experience with child-centered approaches to early childhood education, such as RIE, Reggio Emilia, or Constructivist • Three years directing a childcare center • Professional experience in a higher education setting • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in early childhood education or a related field • Teacher training experience
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.
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