Early Childhood Center Director
California Hospital Med Center - Los Angeles, CA

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The Director oversees the daily operation of the Child Development Center, ensuring that program activities conform to established EHS policies and procedures. Responsibilities include acting as a liaison between the Child Development Center and outside agencies; and leadership in curriculum planning/development and staff training activities. All employees are expected to perform their duties in alignment with the vision and values of the organization. The person doing this job is responsible for a variety of tasks that lead to a high level of customer satisfaction in the most cost effective manner.

A minimum of 5 years early childhood teaching experience and a minimum of 2 years supervisory experience. Bachelor's degree with an emphasis in early childhood education or child development required. Master's degree preferred. Current CPR and First Aid Training. Demonstrated ability to execute assigned projects in an independent and responsive manner. Ability to establish ongoing cooperative working relationships with individuals from various educational backgrounds and from a variety of community and governmental agencies. Skills in establishing, organizing, and maintaining records and files. Knowledge of child care licensing, EHS, and other funder requirements. Skill in developing, monitoring, and adapting program components in response to identified child, family, and staff needs and funding requirements. Skill in teaching, coaching, and mentoring professional and paraprofessional staff with varied educational backgrounds and experience. Demonstrated supervisory skills, including personnel solicitation and orientation, performance appraisal and coordinating work-flow. Knowledge of agencies and organizations providing funding for child care services and familiarity with their processes for accessing funds. Demonstrated ability to work in partnership with parents to promote infant/child development, parenting skills, and family self-sufficiency. Skill in writing to articulate concepts and ideas. Knowledge of curriculum and program planning for children from six weeks to five years of age. Knowledge of normal infant and child development and early childhood educational practices. Experience in providing center-based early childhood educational services for low-income children between six weeks to five years of age. Knowledge of child abuse identification and reporting laws. Bilingual English and Spanish skills preferred.


We're California Hospital Medical Center (CHMC), a not-for-profit, 319-bed acute and ambulatory care hospital that provides services to the dynamic community of downtown Los Angeles and its surrounding neighborhoods. With a 120-year history of healing, our vision is a growing and diversified health care ministry distinguished by excellent quality and committed to expanding access to those in need.

The hospital is part of Dignity Health , one of the largest healthcare systems in the West with 40 hospitals in Arizona, California and Nevada. Our mission, vision and values were all formed out of the recognition of the inherent dignity of each person. It also represents our commitment to delivering excellent medical care to all, to advocating on behalf of the poor, and to partnering with others to improve the quality of life.

Our outstanding benefits package includes 100% employer paid Medical Benefits for you and your family, including domestic partners. Also included are a 403 (b) plan with company match, tuition reimbursement and comprehensive dental and vision plans. .

Located blocks from Staples Center and LA Live, California Hospital is walking distance from the Metro Blue Line and employee parking is complimentary. The hospital also sponsors shuttle service to and from Union Station. To find out more, go to www.chmcla.org . EOE.

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