Director Child Development Lab Human Development and Family Science
East Carolina University
Location: Greenville, North Carolina
Internal Number: 56219
The Department of Human Development and Family Science at East Carolina University (ECU) invites applications for a 12-month professional staff position as Director of the Nancy W. Darden Child Development Center. This position is available immediately. The review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.
Leadership and Administration 80% Overall administrative oversight to the Nancy W. Darden Child Development Center (NDCDC) includes: Deliver a developmentally appropriate program with attention to the high standards of an inclusive early childhood program. Ensure compliance with all state and national regulatory and accrediting agencies. Supervision and evaluation of NDCDC staff, work students, and practicum students. Management of the budget, recruitment, enrollment, and food services. Facilitate the daily operation of the NDCDC with attention to daily care, scheduling, health, nutrition, safety, and sanitation. Coordinate parent-teacher relationships including conferences, child evaluations, and parent-teacher development activities.
Instructional Support for University Students: 15% Integration with arranged practicums and internships in the NDCDC. Collaborate with faculty (departmental and across disciplines) for implementing projects and lesson plans and with local schools and agencies that provide services to children in the NDCDC. Ensure that the curriculum reflects university coursework and accrediting standards.
Community Relations: 5% As a model early childhood education program, provide information/presentations and tours of the center to members of the external community. Maintain positive relationships with the external community.
Contingent on Availability of Funding
Special Instructions To Application:
In order to apply, candidates must submit the following materials online at www.jobs.ecu.edu:
1) Cover letter addressing position description and summarizing your education relative to the position. In the cover letter, please include a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) statement and how to incorporate and uphold DEI within the NDCDC.
2) A written narrative that includes your philosophy of early childhood education and your administrative philosophy.
3) Curriculum Vitae/Resume
4) NC administrative credentials or any other relevant professional credentials
5) A list of three references with contact information who can attest to your potential for success in this position.
As part of the screening process, the references provided may be contacted.
If selected as a candidate of choice, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the References section of the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system. Letters of reference submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified and considered for meeting this requirement.
At the time of employment two to three original letters of reference, official transcripts, a criminal background check, and proper documentation of identity and employability are required.
For letters of reference not submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system, please have the original signed letters mailed to Lee Gaylord (HDFS Search 940953) 1000 E. 5th Street, ECU, Rivers W 238, Mailstop 505, Greenville, NC 27858
Contact Dr. Ruby Yeh at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 252-737-2878 if you have questions.
ECU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action University that accommodates individuals with disabilities. Individuals requesting a disability accommodation should call the ECU Office of Disability Support Services at 252-737-1016 (Voice/TTY). Proper documentation of identity and employability is required at the time of employment. Official transcripts and three letters of reference are required upon employment.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
A Minimum of a bachelor's degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, or a related field with a minimum of 5 years of full-time verifiable work experience in childcare facilities and early childhood education.
Currently, hold or be eligible for N.C. Administrative Early Childhood Credential and be familiar with early childhood professional standards.
Have Experience with developmentally appropriate interactions and instruction with young children.
Demonstrate knowledge of curriculum, state and national laws, and standards of accreditation and licensure in the childcare field.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 940953
Organizational Unit Overview:
The Nancy W. Darden Child Development Center (NDCDC) is a NAEYC accredited, 5-Star early childhood model training facility located on East Carolina University-Main Campus of Greenville, NC. This facility supports the Department of Human Development and Family Science under the College of Health and Human Performance. It provides students majoring in Birth through Kindergarten Teacher Education, Family/Community Services, and Child Life with a developmentally appropriate environment for observations, practicums, and internships.
NDCDC staff supervises undergraduate and graduate students as they apply child development theory in adult-child interactions, developmental guidance strategies, and inclusive curriculum design. Children are encouraged to become competent, independent thinkers, and problem solvers enhanced by a curriculum rich in play, social interaction, and language. The Creative Curriculum and Developmentally Appropriate Practices are implemented across all ages to support this theory and practice.
The NDCDC's Mission is to provide high-quality early education and care for young children ages 3 months to 5 years. The NDCDC welcomes research and grant proposals from all East Carolina University Departments. Research conducted in the NDCDC must be approved by the university's Institutional Review Board, the HDFS department, and the NDCDC. See http://www.ecu.edu/cs-hhp/hdfs/index.cfm for more information about the NDCDC, department, college, and university.
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