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Manager - Child Development Center, CDLC

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Work type: Staff
Location: Forest Park Campus
Categories: Academic Affairs, Child Development Center, Other

Title: Manager - Child Development Center, CDLC

Employee Classification: Professional 52 Wks Non-Unit 

Department: Campus Child Care

Salary Range:  67,569

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 [for full-time employees]:  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 [full-time and part-time] + their dependents.  Full-time employees can take advantage of tuition reimbursement for other institutions after just 6 months of service, and an annual professional development allotment.

Work/life balance:  Full-time 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 Manager, CDLC, is responsible for ensuring the day-to-day operations of the center; supervises and coaches the professional staff; ensures the building and grounds of the center meet all licensing and accreditation standards; ensures center teachers and appropriately prepared and provide fulfilling experiences for all of the children within their care; provides budgetary information to the director; and provides additional support for the director as needed.

What you'll do:

  • • Participates in the daily function of the center, working with families, children, college faculty, college students, and the community at large.
    • Supervises, coaches, and models for professional staff of the center in developmentally appropriate practice; CDLC philosophy, protocol, and practices; licensing regulations; and accreditation standards.
    • Reviews and assesses staff documentation for child portfolios, classroom curriculum, parent communication, and CFD student paperwork.
    • Supports the assistant manager in providing resources for children with special needs.
    • Works with the CDLC Cook to review budgetary needs, orders, etc. for the center.
    • Maintains the CDLC as a model for use in the CFD program and in other college programs; works closely with the CFD faculty to ensure college practicum students are supported.
    • Contacts families with past-due balances, removes families from the center as necessary, and reports families to collections if required.
    • Establishes and maintains a staffing schedule to effectively accomplish the center’s goals and objectives and to maintain licensing and accreditation standards.
    • Communicates needs regarding center facilities and grounds to campus facilities managers and ensures the entire learning environment meets licensing and accreditation standards.
    • Assists officials with health and safety inspections.
    • Ensures compliance with the staff handbook and family handbook for all direct reports and families within the center.
    • Creates onboarding experiences by coordinating CDLC team members to provide the onboarding; ensures all new center staff are connected to the mission and purpose of the CDLC and to their colleagues.
    • Serves on college or campus committees.
    • Supports the assistant manager in responding to parent issues, concerns, or complaints.
    • Implements operational practices and protocols to ensure a safe and healthy environment for children, ensuring all licensing and accreditation standards are met.
    • Assists the director with CDLC budgets, makes purchases for the center, and ensures resources are available for the daily functions of the center.
    • Performs normal supervisory functions for direct reports: trains; instructs; assigns work; recommends transfers or terminations; arranges for additional work; explains and enforces College policies, safety rules, and regulations; and evaluates performance.
    • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Education, experience, and other requirements:

• Master’s degree in Early Childhood, Child and Family Development, or similar area or master’s degree with bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood, Child and Family Development, or similar area.
• Five years of full-time experience in a licensed childcare center with at least two years’ previous supervisory experience at the assistant manager, manager, assistant director, or director level.

Preferred Qualifications:


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