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Assistant Manager, Child Development Laboratory Center

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Work type: Staff
Location: Florissant Valley Campus
Categories: Child Development Center

Title: Assistant Manager, Child Development Laboratory Center (CDLC)

Department Child Development Laboratory Center 

Position Summary:

The Assistant Manager, CDLC, performs duties necessary to assist the manager in the day-to-day operations of the center; coordinates and monitors the enrollment of children in the center; supervises the classified and part-time staff within the center; serves as the primary center leadership point of contact for families; supports and places college practicum students; and serves as the manager on duty in the absence of the manager or director at the center.

Primary Duties Performed:

  • Participates in the daily function of the CDLC, working with families, children, college faculty, college students, and the community at large.
  • Supervises, coaches, and models for classified staff of the center in developmentally appropriate practice; CDLC philosophy, protocol, and practices; licensing regulations; and accreditation standards. At the request of the director, may be asked to serve as a coach, provide professional development, or otherwise support professional staff as needed.
  • Communicates with potential families, provides tours, and provides and keeps current all center and waiting list information.
  • Completes all enrollment processes and paperwork for families, including offering openings to families, explaining enrollment procedures and paperwork, connecting teachers to new families, and gathering all enrollment documentation.
  • Gathers, maintains and administers medical administration paperwork and information for children in the center.
  • Ensures compliance with the staff handbook and family handbook for all direct reports and families within the center.
  • Implements operational practices and protocols to ensure a safe and healthy environment for children, ensuring all licensing and accreditation standards are met.
  • Coordinates resources for children with special needs and works with the manager and CFD specialists to ensure children’s needs are met.
  • Works with the center Cook to ensure that CACFP guidelines for nutrition are followed; ensures that student allergy and preference needs are accommodated and recorded correctly.
  • Prepares college practicum/internship students for placement in center classrooms by processing all required licensing paperwork, orienting students to the CDLC, and connecting the faculty with the center teachers.
  • Monitors tuition balances of families and communicates with families that are not current; reports past-due balances to the manager.
  • Assists the manager as needed with scheduling and staffing of center personnel.
  • Serves as the manager on duty in the absence of the manager or director at the CDLC.
  • Represents the CDLC on the campus Emergency Response Team.
  • Performs normal supervisory functions for direct reports: trains; instructs; assigns work; recommends transfers and terminations; arranges for additional work or need for overtime; explains and enforces College policies, safety rules, and regulations; evaluates performance.  
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood, Child and Family Development, or similar area.
  • Five years of full-time experience in a licensed childcare center

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous supervisory experience.

Salary Range:

$50,617.00 minimum

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

St. Louis Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experience, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.   

Working Conditions:

  • This position works in the Child Development Laboratory Center. The position is typically in an office environment but may work in a CDLC classroom if necessary.
  • Employees in the CDLC must clear Family Care Safety Registry and finger printing through licensing, Hepatitis A Immunization series, and Physical and TB Risk Assessment forms. Additional vaccination requirements may be added.
  • Employees must complete annual approved training hours each year (currently 12 for licensing and 18 for accreditation) and must complete any web-based training for childcare as assigned by the states of IL and/or MO.
  • Employees must maintain current CPR, pediatric first aid, and medication administration training.
  • Employees must open and maintain a Toolbox Registry Account.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to move quickly up and down off the floor
  • Ability to lift items overhead, bend, and stoop

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