Interim Director, Child Development Center

  • Director
  • Glendale, CA
  • March 25, 2024

Website Glendale Community College

Interim Director, Child Development Center

Glendale Community College

Salary: $5,755.00 – $6,347.00 Monthly

Job Number: 00873-2024I

Location: Glendale, CA

Department: Child Development Center

Closing: Continuous



Under administrative direction, plans and directs the childcare and educational program for children aged 6-months through preschool at the District’s child development center(s); may develop and deliver laboratory observations, practicum experiences and opportunities for child development and nursing students; administers program and classroom activities to provide learning experiences and environments that support children’s social/emotional, cognitive, and physical development; participates in classroom teaching activities as needed; and performs other related duties as assigned.


Works under the direct supervision of the Dean, Career Education and Workforce Development.

Supervises classified staff, temporary employees, and/or student employees.
Work ScheduleFull-time, 40 hours per week.
Closing Date Open until filled, First review of applications will be 12/31/23.

Examples of Duties


The following duties and responsibilities are typical of those performed by employees in this classification.

• Plans, and directs, the childcare and educational program for children aged 6-months through preschool at the District’s child development center(s).

• May develop and deliver laboratory observations, practicum experiences and opportunities for child development and nursing students.

• Administers program and classroom activities to provide learning experiences and environments that support children’s social/emotional, cognitive, and physical development; participates in classroom teaching activities as needed.

• Oversees and participates in curriculum planning, assessment, and documentation; to ensure children’s educational and developmental goals are met.

• Administers a food program for children.

• Establishes and manages classroom schedules, including the use of shared classroom space, and equipment; ensures facility area(s) are in a safe, clean, and orderly condition;

• Interviews and provides information to parents of prospective students; Enrolls children; and collects enrollment fees and tuition.

• Administers parent education and participation programs; provides direction and information to parent organizations; conducts parent conferences.

• May oversee the supervision and mentoring of college and community students assigned to the child development center.

• Supervises the maintenance of records in compliance with funding or regulatory agencies.

• Serves as an ex—officio member of the CDC’s Advisory Board.

• Develops, implements, establishes, and maintains policies, processes, and procedures for applicable departments; monitors and evaluates operational, department, and service quality; may recommend, develop, and implement quality improvement assessment tools and/or methods with administration and/or regulatory agencies.

• Develops and implements short- and long-term strategies and plans, including the program review process.

• Recommends, monitors, and/or administers budgets for assigned areas; oversees and administers budget allocations and procurements for all assigned funds as appropriate; analyzes and reviews budgetary and financial data.

• Handles and resolves conflicts and issues and reports complaints as appropriate.

• Promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, cultural competency, and a positive work and academic environment.

• Coordinates, and supervises the implementation and modification of technology.

• Supervises department employees; assigns and monitors employee’s work and evaluates employee performance; trains employees; participates in employee selection.

• Monitors and reviews programs and/or operations for legal compliance.

• Analyzes and interprets data; prepares, reviews, and/or approves documents and reports.

• May direct and/or conduct surveys and special studies; may maintain statistics.

• May participate and/or chair committees and task forces.

• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications


The education, training and experience qualifications are considered likely to provide the required knowledge and abilities to perform the above essential duties.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in early childhood education, child development, or a related field.

Seven (7) years of preschool teaching experience, including two (2) years of experience with infant/toddler programs and one (1) year of site supervisor experience.

Licenses/Certificates/Other Requirements

• The incumbent may periodically be required to travel to various locations.? If the operation of a vehicle is required, the incumbent must have the ability to obtain and maintain a valid California driver’s?license.

• Valid permit as a Child Development Master Teacher issued by the California Department of Education. Including required Infant toddler units.

• Valid permit as a Child Development Program Director issued by the California Department of Education.

• Pediatric CPR, first aid and documented training in health practices as required by Title 22 in the California Code of Regulations.

• Program for Infant/Toddler Care Certification

• Health and Safety Certification

• Operational record keeping Certificate

• Completion of Mandated Child Abuse reporting training

Knowledge of:

• Principles, theories, and practices in child development programs and including the development and provision of curriculum and guidance for young children.

• Principles, practices, and procedures used in childcare programs.

• Health, nutrition, and safety needs of young children.

• Current and emerging technologies that support the applicable area(s).

• Management principles and practices.

• Principles and practices of supervision.

• Applicable laws, regulations, standards, and/or requirements.

• Methods of prioritizing, planning, and organizing work.

• Principles and practices of budget administration.

• Principles of data research, collection, organization, interpretation, and reporting.

• General accounting and bookkeeping principles.

• Principles and practices of business communication and writing.

• Principles of knowledge management.

• Presentation techniques.

• Standard office practices or procedures.

• Standard office software and modern office equipment.

• Principles and practices of customer service.

• Interpersonal relations management.

Ability to:

• Plan, direct, administer and evaluate the operations and equipment of a small childcare and educational center for pre-school children.

• Evaluate program effectiveness.

• Demonstrate and implement effective interaction and guidance techniques with children.

• Oversee the development of policies and procedures in applicable area(s).

• Develop and implement goals with identifiable outcomes and assist with development of strategic plans, as needed.

• Identify and implement appropriate technology and resources.

• Research, develop, apply, explain, and/or ensure the compliance of applicable laws, regulations, policies and/or procedures.

• Identify needs, analyze problems, and provide recommendations and/or alternative solutions.

• Manage and prioritize work, projects and/or programs within established deadlines

• Prepare, manage, monitor, oversee, and/or administer budgets.

• Supervise, train, and evaluate the work of assigned employees.

• Stay abreast of information, trends, and theories applicable to areas of assignment.

• Analyze data and compile and present narrative and statistical reports.

• Prepare and review reports, correspondence, and other documents using multiple business formats.

• Manage the maintenance of records.

• Prepare and deliver presentations.

• Utilize standard office software and equipment.

• Maintain confidentiality of sensitive and/or protected information.

• Provide customer service with a high level of sensitivity, tact and patience.

• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

• Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with all employees and others encountered in the course of work.

• Demonstrate a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.


The following physical and mental standards are identified as necessary to perform the essential duties and responsibilities. However, reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

• Mobility: frequent walking and sitting for long periods; occasional kneeling, crouching, pushing, pulling, crawling, and standing; frequent reaching above and below desk level.

• Dexterity: frequent fine manipulation sufficient to operate a computer keyboard; frequent grasping to handle individual papers, write and take notes, and feel individual objects.

• Lifting/Carrying: frequent lifting/carrying of papers, files, equipment, and material weighing up to 10 pounds; occasional lifting up to 40 pounds.

• Visual Requirements: frequent use of vision sufficient to read files, documents, and computer screens and do close-up work.

• Hearing/Talking: frequent hearing and speaking in person and on the telephone.

• Emotional/Psychological Factors: frequent contact with others including extensive public contact; frequent deadlines and time-limited assignments.


• Work is typically performed in an indoor office or preschool classroom setting.

• Work includes risk of exposure to childhood communicable diseases.

Additional Information


Starting salary: Step 1 $5,755 to Step 3 $6,347 per month, based on training and experience

Salary range: Step 1 $5,755 to step 11 $9,640 per month (including longevity steps)

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Application ProcessThis position requires the following documents to be attached to your online application in order to be considered:
• Current resume
• Transcripts showing the required degree must be submitted. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted only during the application process. Official transcripts are required upon offer of employment. Foreign transcripts and degrees require official certification of equivalency to U.S. transcripts and degrees by a certified U.S. review service at the time of application.
• List of three (3) professional references. Please provide names, telephone numbers, and e-mail address for each reference.
• Valid Child Development Director Permit issued by the CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
• Current certification in pediatric first aid and pediatric CPR issued by the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association, or by a training program that has been approved by the CA Emergency Medical Services Authority.

Please note: All required documentation must be attached to the online application by the applicant.. Additional documents not requested in the announcement will not be reviewed.Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, to ensure full consideration, applications and any required attachments must be submitted by the first review date of December 31, 2023. Applications with incomplete information (i.e. statements such as “see resume”) or missing documents will not be reviewed.Position FundingThis position is offered contingent upon funding. The district reserves the right to extend, withdraw, and/or reopen this position at any time.VisasThe District does not sponsor Visas.
Commitment to Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

GCCD is committed to employing administrators, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to student success. GCCD recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students.

GCCD is committed to hiring processes that support equal opportunity, diversity, and provide equitable consideration for all candidates as required in federal and state law. To find out more about GCCD, please visit our website at


If accommodations are needed for the application process in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

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