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Staff - Assistant Childcare Center Manager

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Foreign Transcripts
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Posting Details

General Statement of Job

General Statement of Job

The Assistant Childcare Center Manager plans and develops curriculum for the Child Development Center in collaboration with the Child Development Center Manager; trains and mentors staff; coordinates field study student assignments; and assists the Child Development Center Manager, as needed.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Collaborates with the Child Development Center Manager to plan, develop and implement a creative developmental curriculum for the program in compliance with regulatory agencies and national accreditation guidelines; communicates status of maintenance of standards to Child Development Center Manager.
  2. Coordinates the placement of field study students, schedules students, keeps records, performs orientations, and monitors students experience in collaboration with the child development faculty.
  3. Assists the Child Development Center Manager to ensure staff is informed of performance standards; provides on-going training program for staff, ensures staff completes first aid training, CPR training and maintains certifications as per state regulations and national accreditation guidelines.
  4. Reviews best practices in child care and development and recommends and mentors best practices to Child Development Center teachers in coordination with the Child Development Center Manager.
  5. Assists the Child Development Center Manager in management of food service for the Child Development Center following United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child and Adult Food Care Program guidelines, including implementation of food reimbursement programs.
  6. Completes national accreditation documentation in collaboration with the Child Development Center Manager and communicates guidelines to Child Development Center staff at the directive of the Child Development Center Manager; communicates licensing requirements at the directive of the Child Development Center Manager.
  7. Assists the Child Development Center Manager, as needed.
  8. Ensures licensing, accreditation, and workforce performance standards are met by staff and center environment
  9. Mentors and supervises staff in regards to classroom management and curriculum implementation.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

Position Information

Posting Number SP0782
Position Title Staff - Assistant Childcare Center Manager
Department LASS-MV-Child Care & Development (Unrestricted)
Temporary End Date (if applicable)
Location Mid-Valley
E-Class Professional/Technical
E-Class* Professional/Technical
FLSA Non-Exempt
FLSA*
Min Salary $29,000.00
Salary Range*
Required Education and Experience
  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development, Early Childhood or related field required. Minimum 6 credit hours in Business required.
  2. At least five (5) years of experience in a child development center environment required.
  3. Experience in mentoring staff and implementing and overseeing curriculum and assessments of children, preferred.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  1. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  2. Strong computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office including, but not limited to, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, the Windows environment, and internet research skills.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of child development center licensing regulations.
  4. Knowledge of national accreditation guidelines and accreditation process.
  5. Demonstrated knowledge of early childhood development principles and practices.
  6. Maintains familiarity with the College’s policies and procedures.
  7. Maintains knowledge of United States Department of Agriculture – Child and Adult Care Food Program and Texas Department of Family and Protective Services – Child Care Licensing Division.
  8. Demonstrated knowledge of reporting requirements and records management.
  9. Ability to work cooperatively with parents/guardians and staff.
  10. Ability to organize, plan, develop and implement schedules.
  11. Knowledge and ability to develop and implement staff trainings.
  12. Ability to adapt to constant change and periods of fast-paced, high-intensity work situations.
  13. Ability to work evenings and/or weekends as needed; willing to travel throughout the college district using own means of reliable transportation.
  14. Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with a diverse, multi-cultural college population.
  15. Demonstrated commitment to achieving the vision and mission of South Texas College.
  16. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common regulatory specifications and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
  17. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
  18. Ability to effectively present information to administration, management, parents/guardians, and public groups.
  19. Ability to apply practical understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  20. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized as well as limited standardized situations.
Checks, Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations
  1. All applicants are subject to a national criminal background check under South Texas College policy.
  2. Security Sensitive position: In addition, subject to federal background check.
  3. Must have valid Texas driver’s license and proof of liability insurance.
  4. Must have complete immunization records in compliance with Department of Health and Child Care Licensing regulations.
  5. CPR and First Aid certifications required or must be obtained within six (6) months of hire.
  6. Food Safety Manager Certification, preferred.
Physical Requirements
  1. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.
  2. Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction.
  3. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discrimination in sound.
  4. Ability to make rational decisions through sound logic and deductive processes.
  5. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers.
  6. Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
  7. Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
  8. Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. Occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles.
  9. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  10. Picking, pinching, typing, or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
  11. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word including the ability to convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately and concisely.
  12. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word including those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  13. Standing particularly for sustained periods of time.
  14. Close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; and/or extensive reading.
  15. Mobility to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
Working Environment
  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to an outdoor environment; frequent interruptions and irregularities in the work schedule; and may be exposed to infectious diseases.

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

Security Sensitive? Yes
Security Sensitive?* Yes

Posting Detail Information

Desired Start Date
Close Date 03/04/2018
Open Until Filled (overrides Close Date) No
Special Instructions to Applicants

This is an On-line ONLY Application

Thoroughly redact or block security sensitive information including social security number, date of birth, age, citizenship status, sex/gender, ethnicity, marital status and applicant photos from all documents. FAILURE TO BLOCK ANY SUCH INFORMATION WILL RENDER THE APPLICATION INCOMPLETE. For further information, click here. All uploaded documents become part of the applicant’s application and are viewable to personnel involved in the hiring process.


Foreign Transcripts

Applicants submitting employment applications with foreign transcripts must provide transcript equivalency documentation from an approved evaluation service. The evaluation service must be a member of The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).The evaluation service links on the following site are provided by South Texas College for your convenience but are not affiliated with South Texas College. NACES Members

Candidate Review Start Date
EEO Statement

Equal Employment Opportunity
South Texas College is an equal education and equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. As an equal education institution and equal opportunity employer, the College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. Discrimination is prohibited and the College will comply with all applicable College policies, and state and federal legislation. This policy extends to individuals seeking employment with and admission to the College.

Title IX Statement
Title IX of the Education Amendments 1972 (20 U.S.C. s1681 et seq.) and its implementing regulations, 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX), “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest academic degree earned?
    • Doctorate
    • Master
    • Bachelor
    • Associate
    • Certificate
    • Other
  2. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • The Monitor
    • South Texas College Human Resources Website
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • InsideHigherEd.Com
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Starr County Town Crier
    • Other
  3. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+
  4. * Do you have at least five (5) years of experience in a child development center environment?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts/Foreign Transcript Evaluations
Optional Documents