The University of Southern Mississippi's School of Child and Family Studies (CFS) is advertising for a Director for the Center for Child Development located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and serves as the primary laboratory site for CFS students. The successful candidate will manage the day-to-day financial and programming operations of the Center for Child Development, and maintain a high quality educational environment for children, staff, and families.
The School values accountability, high ethical standards, professionalism, and personal integrity among employees. The School also has demonstrated success in developing diverse faculty and staff, and we are especially interested in candidates from underrepresented groups as well as individuals who have experience in working with diverse student populations.
1. Collaborate with the Associate Director of the School of Child and Family Sciences to establish and implement policies and best practices for the center and for the care and education of children 0-5.
2. Hire, retain, and supervise high quality teachers and staff.
3. Develop financial plan to sustain the center and support center improvements.
4. Collaborate with the School of Child and Family Science faculty advisor on program curriculum; observation, assessment, and documentation; and lab/practicum student expectations and performance.
5. Meet all accreditation, grant, and licensure standards and requirements for NAEYC, Mississippi Department of Health, USDA Child and Adult Food Program, and US Department of Education Child Care Access Means Parents in School.
6. Effectively teach undergraduate courses for the School of Child and Family Sciences.
7. Inform and advocate for the needs of the Center for Child Development with the Director of the School of Child and Family Sciences.
8. Engage in ongoing professional development, including, but not limited to MSDH-approved administration courses and performs other duties as assigned.
About The University of Southern Mississippi School of Child and Family Sciences
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites in central and southern Mississippi, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 130 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and sport venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 40 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of approximately 15,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 36 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 24 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes ...the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit www.usm.edu.
As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.