Position Title: Early Childhood Education Program Specialist (Early Childhood Education) - Riverside City College
Department: Early Childhood Ed (R)
Position Type: Support Staff (Classified / Confidential)
Physical location of the position: Riverside
Employment Type: Full-Time
Position Length: 12-month
Salary Range: Grade H
Salary Amount: $4,843 - $5,895
Salary Type: Monthly
Is this position categorically (grant) funded? No
BASIC FUNCTION: Under the supervision of the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Center Manager, this position provides administrative support for the program through the creation and maintenance of a variety of files; and preparation of various documents, reports and files, all in support of the program.
PROVIDES WORK OR LEAD DIRECTION TO: Not applicable.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Graduation from high school or GED equivalent is required. An associate's degree from an accredited institution is desired. Two years closely related experience involving extensive public contact in a child development center program is required. Experience in a college early childhood education lab school setting is desired.
KNOWLEDGE OF: - Current office methods, machines and software, particularly related to child development centers. - ECE practices, procedures and protocols. - California Community Care Licensing Title 22 rules, regulations and laws that pertain to ECE and Child Development Centers. - National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Accreditation standards.
ABILITY TO: - Adapt to the diverse situations that arise in ECE child development centers, particularly in a college lab school. - Complete work with many interruptions. - Articulate and interpret school philosophy, mission, rules, policies and procedures. - Operates a variety of office equipment including computer, printer, copier, fax, and scanner. - Make simple arithmetic computations. - Understand and follow oral and written directions. - Use good communication and written skills; use correct English, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary. - Use interpersonal skills using tact; patience, and courtesy. - Establish and maintain a friendly, supportive atmosphere for ECE families, students, staff, faculty, and the public. - Attend a variety of meetings and participate in District and ECE provided 'in-service' training programs.
LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: Per California Community Care Licensing Title 22 Regulations, the candidate must possess and maintain a valid Child Development Site Supervisor Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, and First Aid (basic/pediatric) and basic CPR (adult/child/infant/AED) Trainings.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY: Candidate must demonstrate clear evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, staff, and the community.
CONTACTS: Co-workers, other departmental staff, students, faculty, children, parents, and program manager.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 25 pounds. Will require occasional travel.
ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS: Employee works in a child development center office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances.
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: 1. Creates and maintains files and prepares program materials. 2. Assists with payroll. 3. Creates and maintains student observation book. 4. Directs students, visitors, and telephone callers to the appropriate offices and/or other departments. 5. Provides assistance to students in the operation of the child development center office and in the use of office equipment. 6. Prepares and proof a variety of correspondence, reports, and letters from handwritten drafts or verbal instruction. 7. Reviews student employee hire packets for completeness and accuracy; screens applications for student employee eligibility. 8. Supports the facilitation of the California Department of Social Services Community Care Licensing Program Analysts conducting compliance visits. 9. Answers phone calls and disseminates information pertaining to the ECE Center. 10. Prepares ASRCC requisitions and work orders; maintains inventory supplies, materials and equipment. 11. Assists the ECE Center Manager in maintaining special ECE programs, assessments, and National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) portfolios. 12. Performs other duties, related to the position, as assigned.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
SALARY: Salary grades consist of nine steps. A new employee is normally placed on Step 1 of the grade. Changes in step placement take place on the first day of the first month following the anniversary date of attaining permanent classified employee status until the maximum of the grade is reached.
HOLIDAYS: There are 13 holidays observed each year. A pro-rata reduction will be made for employees working less than full-time and less than twelve months.
VACATION: Employees are granted 12 days of vacation per year through the first five years of service to the District; 15 days after completion of five continuous years of service to the District; 20 days after completion of ten continuous years of service to the District; and 22 days after completion of 15 continuous years of service to the District. This computation is based on full-time, twelve-month employment. A pro-rata reduction will be made for employees working less than full-time and less than twelve months.
SICK LEAVE: One day of sick leave for each month of service is granted. This is based on full-time, twelve-month employment. A pro-rata reduction will be made for employees working less than full-time and less than twelve months. There is no limit to the number of days of sick leave which may be accrued.
FRINGE BENEFITS: The District provides a health and welfare benefit package for employees and legal qualifying dependents. Those employees working less than full-time and less than twelve months will receive a pro-rata share of the benefit package. The dollar value of the package is a subject of negotiation between the District and the Bargaining Unit.
The work location and assignment within a job classification is determined by the District and may be subject to change.
All offers of employment will be contingent upon the availability of funds and approval by the Board of Trustees.
The Riverside Community College District complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any characteristic listed or defined in Section 11135 of the Government Code or any characteristic that is contained in the prohibition of hate crimes set forth in subdivision (1) of Section 422.6 of the California Penal Code, or any other status protected by law. This holds true for all District employment opportunities. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the District's Title IX Officer/Section 504/ADA Coordinator. Harassment of any employee/student with regard to ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, ancestry, genetic information, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any characteristic listed or defined in Section 11135 of the Government Code or any characteristic that is contained in the prohibition of hate crimes set forth in subdivision (1) of Section 422.6 of the California Penal Code, or any other status protected by law, is strictly prohibited. The Title IX Officer, Section 504/ADA Coordinator for the District is Ms. Lorraine Jones, 3801 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501. Telephone Number is: (951) 222-8039.
Work Hours/Work Days for Classified and Hourly Positions Only: Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 5:30pm
Required Applicant Documents: Resume or Curriculum Vitae Cover Letter
Optional Applicant Documents: Teaching Philosophy
Effective Employment Date: Anticipated start date: March or April 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
IMPORTANT NOTICES: **First review of applications is February 3, 2023 and every two weeks thereafter, until the positions are filled.*** *It is anticipated that interviews will occur sometime during the 3rd or 4th week of February. Please note: The selection process typically concludes within four to six weeks from the closing date. There are, however, exceptions to this general guideline. Status updates will be made throughout the process. Please refer to your account for any updates to the status of your application.
* An electronic, RCCD on-line application must be completed to be considered. All portions of the application must be entirely filled out with all information qualifying an applicant for the position. Only information on the official RCCD application (not resumes) will be considered to determine whether an applicant meets the minimum requirements for the position for which he/she is applying.
* All supporting materials, required or optional, must also be in electronic formats and attached to the electronic, on-line application when applying. Supporting materials are only accepted as Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) or Microsoft Word files and must be less than 2 MB in size.
* An application will not be considered complete unless ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS are electronically attached to the application by the Application Deadline date. An incomplete file may subject the candidate to disqualification.
* Paper applications and supporting materials, including letters of recommendation, WILL NOT be accepted! All documents must be submitted electronically with the online application.
* Letters of reference, IF REQUIRED, must be NON-CONFIDENTIAL and submitted electronically when applying on-line.
* Interested candidates must apply by the deadline listed above by 8:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.
* The Riverside Community College District does not require testing at the initial application filing period. As you progress through the selection process, you may be required to perform a job-related test based on the needs of the work area for which you are being considered.
* The District will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities. Applicant should contact Human Resources & Employee Relations at (951) 222-8595 for assistance.
The Riverside Community College District through its three colleges—Moreno Valley College, Norco College, and Riverside City College supported by the District Office—serves and enriches its diverse communities by offering certificates, degrees, and transfer programs that help students achieve their educational and career goals.Working for Riverside Community College District is an opportunity and a privilege. It is an opportunity to contribute in a variety of ways to ensure student success for those who are here for their personal development and education. We all contribute in some way, shape, or form to that District priority. We all h?ave the privilege to contribute in an environment that values the qualities of inclusiveness, diversity, and hard work. Diversity and Human Resources is a department of primacy in the organization and strives to assure that its people have the tools, resources, and qualities to serve stakeholders at all levels.We balance service and regulatory requirements with a goal to help RCCD provide a safe and discriminatory free work environment for all. We assure to the community that our environment is fair, open, legally compliant, and customer friendly.