Director, Children's Program - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The Director will manage the operations for the Children's Program, which serves as a model child development program while also serving as an instructional laboratory for UA students.

Additional Department Summary:

The Children's Program director will be responsible for leadership, managerial, teaching, and interdisciplinary research functions to carry out the program's mission. The director is the individual responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating the Children's Program. Leadership functions relate to the broad plan of helping the organization clarify and affirm values, set goals, articulate a vision, and chart a course of action to achieve that vision. Managerial functions relate to the actual orchestration of tasks and the setting up of systems to carry out the organization's mission. Teaching functions relate to implementing and supporting learning outcomes of university students. Interdisciplinary research functions relate to expanding and furthering the study of young children and their families. Functions of the director include the following: Pedagogy-Creating a learning community of university students, children, and adults that promotes optimal development of children and healthy families. Organizational development and systems-Establishing systems for smooth program functioning and managing staff to carry out the mission of the program; planning, budgeting the program's fiscal resources, managing organizational change and establishing systems to monitor and evaluate organizational performance. Human resources-Recruiting, selecting, and orienting personnel and university students; overseeing systems for the supervision, retention, and professional development of staff that affirm program values and promote a shared vision. Collaboration-Establishing partnerships with program staff, family members, board members, university members, community representatives, civic leaders, and other stakeholders to design and improve services for young children and their families. Advocacy-Taking action and encouraging others to work on behalf of high quality services that meet the needs of children and their families.

Required Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in Early Childhood Development or Early Childhood Education and a minimum of 5 years experience in a child development program, to include leadership and supervisory experience.

Skills and Knowledge:

Demonstrated ability in program implementation. Strong, demonstrated working knowledge of child development, curriculum development and best practices. Strong ability to analyze and solve problems. Ability to develop and work with a team. Sound judgment and ability to use independent judgment. Proven successful fiscal management. High level of competency working collaboratively with external and internal partners. Strong oral and written communication skills. Community relations skills. Demonstrated ability to provide a supportive and caring environment for children.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of NAEYC standards and accreditation. PhD preferred. 59 Monthly (exempt): - Minimum - $ 42993.60 Midpoint - $ 62337.60

Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

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  • The Children's Program
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  • Student Centered Research University
  • Fostering a diverse student body & workforce
  • Teacher Early Childhood
  • Academic Administration
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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