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Assistant Manager, Child Development Laboratory Center

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Work type: Staff
Location: Forest Park Campus
Categories: Child Development Center

Title: Assistant Manager, Child Development Laboratory Center

Employee Classification: Professional

Department: Child & Family Development

Salary Range:  $53,148.00 Minimum

Who we are:

We are not-for-profit:  St. Louis Community college (STLCC) is a non-profit institution dedicated to empowering students, expanding minds, and changing lives. Employees are committed to strengthening the St. Louis community with inclusive and transformative education.

We are a respected employer:  For 60 years, STLCC has served the St. Louis community, expanding to 4 main campuses, 2 education centers, 2 workforce training centers, and 5 centers of excellence. More than one-half of the households in St. Louis have at least one member who has taken classes at STLCC.

We make an impact in the community:  Through credit courses, continuing education, and workforce development programs, STLCC annually serves nearly 69,000 students.  More than 80% of career and technical graduates employed in their fields or continue their education at four-year institutions within six months of graduation.  STLCC sends more transfer students to Missouri’s four-year colleges/universities than anyone else.

We value Diversity, equity & inclusion:  STLCC is committed to fostering an atmosphere of appreciation for all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or class.

What you get:

Benefits package:  STLCC offers one of the best benefit packages in the St. Louis area. As a STLCC employee you will have access to a 100% match on your contribution to retirement, two health insurance plans options that are no cost to the employee - including an HSA option, low-cost life Insurance with a 3x salary benefit, and other low-cost benefits including dental, vision, AD&D, ST LT disability insurance.

Opportunity to grow:  Over half of our employees have served the college for more than 12 years, exploring different career paths and advancing to higher level positions.

Education & training opportunities: STLCC offers tuition waivers for employees + their dependents, tuition reimbursement for other institutions after just 6 months of service, and an annual professional development allotment.

Work/life balance:  STLCC employees have access to a generous time off package, including holidays, vacation, personal days, medical leave, and other leave options. Our holiday schedule even includes a paid winter holiday at the end of the calendar year.

Commitment to wellness:  STLCC HR boasts a dedicated health and wellness specialist who is enthusiastic about creating a culture of wellness throughout the College. With access to college wellness vendors, employees are educated, motivated, and rewarded for healthy behaviors. STLCC employees and anyone living in their household also have access to an employee assistance program (EAP) that can help them with virtually any life need.

The basics of this position:

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.

What you'll do:

• 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 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.

Education, experience, and other requirements:

• 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.

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