Child Development Center Coordinator
Child Development Center Coordinator
Class: Academic Professional
Exempt Status: Exempt
Level: AP 4
Under the direction of management, provides coordination and administration for a broad range of activities and programs that further the goals of the Child Development Center Lab School. The Coordinator researches and implements retention strategies, develops and grows programs, identifies objectives and strategies, and works to ensure the success and support the students and families engaged with the Child Development Center. Supports the CDC Director to enhance programming, staff development, and maintenance of all licensing and accreditation requirements.
Typical Duties and Responsibilities
- Coordinates the day-to-day operation of the Child Development Center. Monitors and leads the work of academic professional, classified and/or casual staff, student workers and volunteers. Assists in guiding and evaluating student performance.
- Interviews, recommends, and trains student and casual workers. Performs coaching, disciplinary actions, and termination limited to student and casual staff only. Processes personnel paperwork, monitors time, and acknowledges timesheets.
- Participates in performance evaluations and provides input related to the performance of professional staff as appropriate. Assists the Director in interviews and recommendations related to hiring teaching and service staff.
- Plans, implements, and evaluates developmentally appropriate curriculum for children and instructs, models, and demonstrates appropriate developmental practices.
- Collects, prepares, reviews, analyzes, and reports on a variety of complex information and data and implements changes to programming based on findings. Assists with record keeping.
- Recommends purchase of instructional materials and teaching aids such as books, toys, and materials designed to stimulate learning.
- Engages with related community organizations and stakeholders to further objectives and expand and improve services; performs outreach to schools, higher education, public agencies, non-profits and other organizations to recruit and otherwise further the program mission. Develops materials for use in outreach and recruitment.
- Assists in administering program budget(s); prepares cost estimates, budget recommendations and makes and monitors budget expenditures, within set parameters.
- Coordinates the delivery of information and assistance to families seeking support. Confers with parents regarding facility activities, policies, and enrollment procedures.
- Provides information and referral to students in crisis or experiencing complex issues and barriers to education.
- Coordinates Professional Development for CDC staff to include providing training, identifying staff needs and planning and implementation.
- Provides professional development, faculty and staff educational programs, and presentations for signature events related to assigned area of responsibility.
- Provides information on available resources and services. Participates in a variety of meetings, committees, or other related groups to communicate information regarding services, programs, areas of opportunity and other pertinent information related to Center mission and activities.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Work Environment and Physical Requirements
Work is performed in the Child Development Center and an office environment. Moderate physical exertion. Occasional lifting of materials which may weigh up to 50 pounds. Occasional travel and the ability to work some evening and weekend hours required.
Bachelor’s degree in Education, Communication, Psychology, Counseling, a Social Science discipline, or related field. Two years of experience in an early childhood development environment is required, to include experience working with at-risk and/or culturally diverse populations and experience leading or supervising staff.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Best practices in early childhood education;
- College procedures and requirements;
- Effective training techniques and learning theory;
- Local, state and federal rules and regulations impacting the CDC;
- Internal and external resources available for CDC constituents.
- Assessing and mentoring students;
- Operating a computer and various supporting software packages;
- Public speaking and presentation.
- Work effectively with an ethnically and culturally diverse staff and student population;
- Prioritize and manage multiple projects independently and work in an environment with regular interruption;
- Operate a variety of office equipment;
- Communicate effectively in oral and written form.