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Director of Child Care Center

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Director of Child Care Center
Department Human Resources
Position Number 0058200
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Position Purpose

The Director is responsible for the overall operation of the Dartmouth College Child Care Center including meeting the needs of children and families, program and curriculum, enrollment, staff hiring and supervision, and physical plant. The Director leads center staff in creating a warm, caring and safe early care and education environment.

Skills & Knowledge
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • In-depth knowledge of early childhood programs.
  • Ability to supervise others
  • Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse community.
Minimum Experience
  • Minimum of two years of experience in administering early childhood educational settings.
Minimum Education
  • Baccalaureate degree or substantial coursework in early childhood education or related field plus nine credits in business administration or a state credential in education administration is required.
  • Master degree preferred.
SEIU Level Not an SEIU Position
FLSA Exempt
Employment Category Regular Full Time
Department Contact for Cover Letter Scot Bemis, Chief Human Resources Officer
Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Key Accountabilities

Key Accountabilities

Leadership and Operations:

  • Oversees center-wide staffing patterns and ensures proper child/teacher ratios.
  • Ensures center operations are in compliance with and in accordance with New Hampshire Child Care Licensing rules.
  • Develops and regularly reviews policies and procedures and their communication to Center staff.
  • Oversees the data management and record-keeping functions of the office.
  • Monitors the maintenance of the facility and grounds of the center.
  • Oversees Center expenditures while making budgetary recommendations to the Chief Human Resources Officer.
  • Is responsible for the development and implementation of the Center’s budget and fee structure.

Classroom and Curriculum:

  • Directs enrollment and classroom composition.
  • Consults with and supports school district learning specialists/early intervention workers regarding developmental concerns about children.
  • Oversees the development and implementation of the center’s curriculum and early education program.
  • Oversees and implements the Center’s child observation and assessment system.
  • Oversees and evaluates classrooms and acts as a resource to teaching teams.
  • Works with teaching staff to adapt programming to meet the needs of individual children and families.

Family & Community Relations:

  • Designs and oversees the orientation of new children and their families.
  • Consults with and supports families as needed, responding to family concerns and suggestions.
  • Arranges and conducts parent meetings and educational opportunities and other events.
  • Encourages families’ and other community members’ participation in the Center.
  • Serves as a point of contact for the Center, requiring knowledge of center policies and procedures.
  • Maintains good community relations with the Town, State and school districts.
  • Works with office staff to create and publish the newsletter and website.

Staff Supervision and Development:

  • Supervises, interviews, hires, fires, and evaluates performance and ongoing development of regular and temporary staff, delegating as necessary and appropriate.
  • Designs, oversees, and conducts orientation of new staff.
  • Designs and implements a comprehensive in-service staff training program.

Child Care Model Review

  • Consult with Dartmouth finance and budget personnel to complete a systemic review of the DCCCC financial structure.
  • Work with a variety of DCCCC stakeholders to review the current model of child care provided by Dartmouth College, study other models and work with Dartmouth leadership to select the best option for the College.
  • Determine the need for and investigate the options in providing back-up child care.
-- Performs other duties as assigned

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Additional Document #1
  2. Additional Document #2

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