Position Description

Director of Early Childhood Education Programs
Location Main Campus
Job Code 213
# of openings 1
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Opened until filled; priority screening deadline October 15, 2018
Anticipated start date: January 7, 2019


Under the direction of the area administrator, provide leadership for and administer the Early Childhood Education (ECE) instructional program and the Child Development Center (CDC) services at Hartnell College. Plan, organize, control and direct the delivery of comprehensive child development and care services within the Child Development Center; provide direction, organization, and support for a comprehensive ECE instructional program. Lead and manage employees, budgets and other resources. Ensure compliance with state, federal, and local laws, rules, and regulations. Serve as liaison to and coordinate with appropriate local, state, and federal groups and agencies.


Direct, administer, and manage the Early Childhood Education (ECE) instructional program, and the Child Development Center (CDC), which, among other things, serves as a laboratory for the ECE program.

Plan, organize, and direct programs, projects, class schedules, and activities related to the

CDC and the ECE programs and services.

Provide leadership for and develop and implement long- and short-term plans and activities for the CDC and ECE programs; prepare goals and objectives; coordinate program planning and assessment activities; manage and participate in the continued evaluation and improvement of the assigned area's instructional, student, and support services.

Serve as liaison for and coordinate programs and services with local, state, and federal education and child development agencies.

Establish and maintain network of community, civic, advisory groups and educational contacts/resources for both ECE program and CDC participants.

Interpret applicable laws, policies, regulations, rules, and procedures, including collective bargaining agreement provisions; determine impact on assigned instructional and services areas; provide technical expertise regarding assigned functions; formulate and develop policies and procedures; recommend policy and prepare written procedures for operations.

Oversee compliance and reporting; direct the preparation and maintenance of a variety of narrative and statistical reports, records and files.

Provide leadership for and contribute to accreditation processes; promote the assessment of student learning outcomes and program and service area outcomes in order to determine effectiveness, assisting faculty and others, where appropriate.

Develop and implement long- and short-term funding plans for sustainability and expansion of assigned areas; develop, coordinate, and administer budgets; provide leadership for the effective utilization of resources; develop and write grant proposals and otherwise facilitate grant applications for assigned areas; manage grants and prepare required reports.

Train, supervise, and evaluate the performance of assigned faculty and staff; participate in the recruitment and assignment processes.

Provide comprehensive child development and care services in support of the academic success of students with children. Oversee and administer registration activities for children entering the CDC.

Assure proper identification of children, including those with special needs, and provide or refer resources as necessary. Administer, review, and monitor adherence to health and welfare standards in accordance with federal and state laws.

Plan, organize and direct ECE class scheduling and instructor assignment , assure that programs are well represented in print or electronic materials, including catalogs and schedules; Ensure that curriculum, instruction delivery methods, and course and program articulation are kept current, represent current and best practices, and comply with all legal requirements.

Evaluate the academic needs of ECE students relevant to their success. Administer, coordinate, revise, and update instructional services relevant to students enrolled in courses related to children and their development.

Advocate for and implement culturally sensitive child development and child care services with an emphasis on anti-bias curriculum development.

Interpret, implement and maintain federal and state program compliance directives and financial accountability mandates.

Serve on college and district committees as assigned. Travel throughout the District as needed in carrying out responsibilities and functions.

Perform other duties as assigned.


Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices associated with higher education curricula, college level course scheduling and instruction, child development center, child care services and preschool operations, student learning, and student success.

Knowledge of pertinent federal and state laws, regulatory provisions, policies and procedures.

Demonstrated ability to interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Ability to interpret certification changes.

Principles and practices of management.

Positive personnel management, supervision, and evaluation.

Ability to effectively lead teams with a collaborative style in a collegial and participatory governance environment. Ability to network with local and state agencies.

Knowledge of accreditation procedures, practices, and standards. Knowledge of the development, implementation, and assessment of student learning outcomes.

Ability to be a fair-minded and ethical leader with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.

Ability to develop, implement, and evaluate programs and services. Ability to utilize data and assessment to make improvements for programs and services.

Ability to develop and monitor budgets and effectively utilize resources.

Ability to effectively manage priorities in large, complex and diverse operational units.

Ability to use independent judgment in the interpretation and application of rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

Ability to provide leadership and work collaboratively and productively with all stakeholders, including public and private agencies, outside contractors, parents and families, faculty, students, administrators, peers, support staff, unions, and the community.

Ability to prepare comprehensive narrative and statistical reports. Knowledge of computer software applications for reporting. Secure successful grants.

Ability to plan and work independently with little direction and meet schedules and time lines.



Master's degree in child development, early childhood education, human d evelopment, home economics/family and consumer studies with a specialization in child development/early childhood education, or educational psychology with a specialization in child development/early childhood education, OR

Bachelor's degree in any of the above AND master's degree in social work, educational supervision, elementary education, special education, psychology, bilingual/bicultural education, life management/home economics, family life studies, or family and consumer studies OR

The equivalent.

Experience :

Three (3) years' management or administrative experience managing programs, budget, and personnel.

Three years' experience as a teacher, department chair, and/or director.

License requirements :

Current permit issued by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing with authorization as a program director of a child development center.
Valid First Aid and CPR certificates.
Valid driver's license required.


Regular, full-time, academic management position.

Management salary range IX: $88,546 to $103,662 annually (within this salary range, the successfull candidate's starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience).

Annual doctoral stipend $1,500

District provides health benefits, which currently consist of full coverage for medical, dental, and vision insurance for employee and a high percentage of coverage for eligible dependents.

Life, accident, and income protection insurance.

Sick leave, vacation, paid holidays.

STRS (state teacher retirement system).

Valid California driver's license required.



The following documents MUST be uploaded as attachments to your on-line application:

1) Resume

2) Cover letter

3) Transcripts from all colleges/universities (unofficial copies acceptable)

We require unofficial copies showing all undergraduate and graduate coursework and must be from regionally accredited institutions. Official copies will be required at the time of hire. Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member organization at the applicant's expense.


It is the policy of the Hartnell Community College District that no person shall be discriminated against in any employment procedure on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. The College actively seeks applications from candidates who have multi-cultural experience. Contact the Office of Human Resources and Equal Employment Opportunity if you need any special accommodations to complete the application process.

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