Location: Worcester, MA Category: Education Posted On: Sun Apr 18 2021 Job Description:
GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES: The Director of Quinsigamond Community College Children's School is responsible for the management of the Children's School. He/she is also responsible for coordinating with the Early Childhood Education program to provide opportunities for QCC students to observe teacher/children interactions, observe best practices within ECE, and complete practicum hours within the Children's School.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: The Director of Quinsigamond Community College Children's School reports directly to the Dean of Public Services, Education and Social Sciences.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: The Director of Quinsigamond Community College Children's exercises direct supervision of staff assigned to the Children's School including the office secretary, teachers and work study students.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Hiring, training, supervising and evaluating staff.
Managing the recruitment and enrollment of children and families.
Maintaining the Children's School's handbook and responsible for the development of all policies and procedures.
Following all safety protocols in accordance with EEC and college guidelines.
Advocating for and securing specialized care or services for children with diverse needs while supporting families.
Synchronizing with Early Childhood Education program faculty to ensure the Children's School practices are meeting the needs of the ECE students and program.
Minimum of fifteen hours of classroom work per week modeling best practices for staff and students.
Interacting positively with individuals: parents/guardians, Early Childhood Education program students, faculty, community visitors and campus personnel.
Interacting with parent groups; providing parent information and education through communication tools such as a newsletter, parents' night, and family events etc.
Interacting with community groups and agencies; area high schools and colleges, child care resources, child care centers, social service agencies, etc.
Working with the college's External Affairs Office to write grants and raise funds to support the Children's School.
Maintaining licensure and accreditation as well as assuring compliance with Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, National Association for the Education of Young Children, and QRIS Standards.
Working with the college's facilities department for the maintenance of the physical learning environment.
Embracing the ideals of diversity and inclusiveness, and support the equal rights of all people by advancing the understanding and appreciation of differences, including age, race, gender, ability, religious convictions, socio-economic status, ethnic heritage, or sexual orientation.
Providing flexible, responsive, and high quality customer service to all whom we serve, be they students, community or staff, and continually assess processes and procedures to revise accordingly.
Attending Early Childhood Education Department Meetings as requested.
Participating in local, state and national affinity and advisory groups.
Developing and monitoring the annual budget.
Initiating the Request to Employ (RTE), purchase orders, contracts and check requests etc.
Completing the ordering process for program needs including supplies and food.
Assuring the completion of and compliance with CORI/SORI for students who enter the Children's School classrooms. Respect and uphold confidentiality.
Actively supporting the teaching and learning process; practice honesty and integrity in and out of the classroom; strive to create and support a student-centered environment while fostering academic innovation and excellence.
Working actively with other areas of the College to ensure a spirit of college-wide collaboration, collegiality, civility, and teamwork.
Performing other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education. 2. Five (5) years experience in the field of Early Childhood Education. 3. Two (2) years years experience as a Director of an Early Childhood Education program. 4. Certification as Director I from EEC.
1.Four (4) years of supervision and management experience in an Early Childhood Education Setting. Certification as Director II from EEC. 2.Experience with EEC licensure, QRIS, and NAEYC accreditation of Early Childhood programs. 3.Experience supervising student teachers. 4.Experience interacting and coordinating with community groups and agencies. 5.Excellent computer, oral, written and interpersonal skills.
Hiring salary $70,000-$80,000, commensurate with education and experience. This is a full-time, non-unit position with benefits.
QCC was established in 1963 to provide access to higher education to residents of Central Massachusetts. Since the early 60s, enrollment has grown from 300 to over 13,000 full and part-time day and evening students served. Over 120 associate degree and certificate career options in Business, Healthcare, Technology, Liberal Arts, and Human Services. The College also offers a wide variety of non-credit courses, workshops, and seminars through its Center for Workforce Development and Continuing Education. In addition, over 300 noncredit and nearly 35 credit courses are offered online.In addition to its main campus on West Boylston Street in Worcester, the College has program locations in downtown Worcester at its Healthcare and Workforce Development Center, at the Senior Center in Worcester (Hospitality & Recreation Management), Burncoat High School in Worcester (Automotive Technology), and in Marlborough at Assabet Valley, and Southbridge.QCC is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or services, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the college academic community.