Child Development Center Program Manager
Kern Community College District - Ridgecrest, CA

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Child Development Center Program Manager
Ridgecrest, CA
Posted Jun 18, 2013 by Kern Community College District
Category: Child Care Services

Child Development Center Program Manager
Kern Community College District

Under the general direction of the District Office Associate Chancellor, Child Development Center Programs and Services, the campus Child Development Center Program Manager will plan, organize, and direct the Child Development Center Program to comply with District, licensing and other requirements including mandated legal and regulatory provisions; supervise and evaluate staff assigned to the Center; prepare, recommend and implement policies, procedures, and operations that pertain to the assigned center.

The Kern Community College District provides a maximum contribution to an excellent health and welfare benefits plan. Vacation, sick leave, holidays, income protection and retirement included.

Knowledge and Abilities
Examples of Duties:
1. Plans, supervises and directs the child development center to provide a quality child development center program.

2. Initiates, manages and develops a strategic plan, conducts program evaluations and research for the program.

3. Develops and implements program philosophy and goals.

4. Develops and recommends program policies and procedures.

5. Develops and prepares the annual budget.

6. Analyzes and reviews budgetary and financial data.

7. Controls and authorizes expenditures.

8. Develops and implements a viable business plan based on program needs.

9. Supervises and evaluates the performance of assigned personnel.

10. Interviews and recommends the selection of job applicants.

11. Schedules and assigns staff to maintain mandated adult/child ratios.

12. Assures compliance with District personnel policies and procedures.

13. Plans, coordinates and conducts staff meetings.

14. Plans, coordinates and conducts in-service training.

15. Plans and implements staff, family and college student orientations.

16. Conducts annual assessment and completes state reports.

17. Oversees maintenance of center facilities.

18. Provides oversight of contracts, grants and fundraising activities.

19. Supervises the laboratory setting.

20. Coordinates with the child development instructional program.

21. Coordinates with other agency programs.

22. Maintains a model developmentally appropriate environment.

23. Supervises the implementation of developmentally appropriate, culturally sensitive and individually responsive practices consistent with NAEYC guidelines.

24. Supervises the assessment of children.

25. Analyzes parent concerns and provides information about center policies and developmentally appropriate practices.

26. Performs other duties as assigned within the scope of the position.


• Ability to develop and maintain effective, on-going, working relationships, interactions and communications (including negotiations and conflict resolution) personally, by telephone and in writing with a variety of individuals/groups from diverse backgrounds.
• Ability to effectively direct the work of others, work alone or as a team member on a variety of assigned tasks while meeting established deadlines and changing priorities.
• Ability to work effectively under pressure or multiple tasks concurrently while meeting established deadlines and changing priorities.
• Ability to appropriately respond to a variety of situations and unanticipated stressors.
• Ability to appropriately respond to emergency situations on an as-needed-basis.
• Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic background of community college students.

Education and Experience


• Master degree from an accredited college/university, preferably in human development, child development, or early childhood education.
• Program director permit.
• Experience in directing a licensed program and the corresponding management experience.
• Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of community college students and employees.

Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.

Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Position Number: 00787

Posting Date: 06/18/2013

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Management

Work Week: 40 hours per week, 12 month position

Minimum Salary: $56,352.85 per year

Maximum Salary: $80,494.01 per year

College/Site: Cerro Coso College

Location: CC-Main Campus, Ridgecrest

Salary Grade: Grade E

Special Instructions to Applicants

First Review of Applications:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled, but those received by Monday, July 8, 2013, 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:

• Completed Online Application for Employment form
• Current resume
• Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
• Copy of legible transcripts
• List of six (6) professional references – Listed on application form

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

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