Director, Child Development Center

Director, Child Development Center


Nash Community College
522 North Old Carriage Road
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Phone: 252-443-4011

Job Location

Rocky Mount, NC


Commensurate with experience


State Benefits

Job Category

  • Executive/Administrative/Managerial

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Closes: Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Target Start Date

Monday, October 16, 2023

Expected Work Hours

M-F 40 hours per week

Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications

Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education/Child Development, or a major with at least 12 semester hours in Early Childhood Education and the North Carolina Early Childhood Administration Credential or equivalent and 4 years of experience.  Must have strong communication, planning, and supervisory skills.  Must submit to a federal criminal record check and fingerprints. The confidentiality of each child and family must be maintained at all times. The Director shall be immunized, have a current TB skin test, and in good physical health as evidenced by an annual physical examination documentation. The Director is also responsible for a current certification in CPR, First Aid, and for meeting State requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development preferred. 

Position Description


*** This position will be posted until filled.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received.   Interviews will be scheduled as qualified applicants are received. ***

Responsible for implementing the philosophy and objectives of the Child Development Center and for administering its daily operations.   Communicates and interacts daily with the Early Childhood Instructional Coordinator to assure instructional matters in the Center coincide with the Early Childhood Education instructional program.  

Essential Responsibilities


  • Support, and comply with all Center policies and policies of the Early Childhood Education instructional program(s). Read, understand, and practice the following handbooks:
  • NCC Employee Handbook
  • NAEYC Code of Ethics
  • NAEYC – DAP Book
  • NC State Licensing Regulations
  • Early Childhood Environment Rating Scales
  • NC State Health Department Regulations
  • Healthy Young Children
  • NCC-Child Development Center Parent Handbook
  • NCC-Child Development Center Staff Handbook
  • Promotes child development and learning; Builds family and community relationships.
  • Understand how to observe, document, and assess children’s learning (Creative Curriculum 5th Edition Assessment Tool Kit).
  • Demonstrates developmentally effective approaches to connect with children and families.
  • Use content knowledge to build meaningful curriculum.
  • Is an Early Childhood professional and uses such standards to manage relationships.
  • Promote healthy eating practices according to Division of Child Development and Early Education.
  • Plan and administer a quality childcare program designed to meet the needs of children through. developmentally appropriate practices, and to support the Early Childhood Education instructional program(s).
  • Select, train, and supervise the program staff; evaluate performance, administer personnel policies, delegate assignments and plan necessary professional development.
  • Participate in the staff performance evaluation process.
  • Work with the NCC Early Education Faculty to assist with student interns. This includes, but is not limited to interviewing, scheduling classroom observations, counseling, and advising.
  • Assess curriculum development by observing the class, teacher-child interaction, co-worker interaction and parent interaction.
  • Oversee general office management, scheduling of staff and teacher substitution, maintenance of student and staff files, food service program, and building, maintenance, and security needs to ensure smooth program operations.
  • Maintain appropriate contacts and promote the Child Development Center by conducting tours of the program, attending conferences, and establishing local, state, and national relationships.
  • Review data on individual children to observe age appropriate development and progress, and develop individual plans if necessary to ensure readiness for the next level of care.
  • Effectively interact with parents to provide enrollment and orientation information, communicate policies/changes, and make referrals to community resources according to family needs.
  • Ensures annual compliance requirements (facility inspections, records, medication forms, storage procedures, playground and facility maintenance, class ratios, teacher continuing education credits, annual immunization records, etc.) are maintained.
  • Oversee the reporting of Early Childhood Education student hours in the center.
  • Plan and coordinate program events including special student programs, tours, open houses, parent conferences, etc.
  • Comply with local, state, and federal requirements for program operation.
  • Work in close coordination with the Early Childhood Instructional Coordinator, and appropriate faculty to assist in planning NCC student activities in the Center.
  • Continue compliance with all accreditation criteria for NAEYC
  • Make budget recommendations and maintain budget of the Center.
  • Participate in staff development activities including, but not limited to, attending the NC – AEYC and/or NAEYC annual conference and complete the required number of in-service hours according to DCDEE.
  • Serve on local boards and committees to ensure continued community connections, recognizing first priority to oversee the operation of the Child Development Center.
  • Serve on NCC Early Childhood Education Advisory Board.
  • Active participation in curriculum program NAEYC ongoing accreditation process.
  • Works collaboratively with the EDU department faculty to ensure developmentally appropriate practice is demonstrated for EDU interns within the classroom setting.
  • Mentor and evaluate EDU interns.
  • Schedules all intern hours in the child development center.
  • Works with Director of Early Childhood Education to schedule trainings for the child development staff.
  • Manages HiMama application
  • Responsible for helping to cover teacher lunch breaks
  • Maintain and use P-card according to NCC policies and procedures, including reconciliation of receipts to monthly Works statement
  • Help coordinate menus and weekly food purchasing
  • Responsible for food preparation and cooking.
  • Participate in professional development activities provided by NCC session in support of the Early Childhood Education instructional program. 
  • Participate in College events and activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned which contribute to the efficient and effective operation of NCC.
  • Serve on various committees as assigned.
  • Participate in and support ongoing assessment, planning and evaluation to improve student learning.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Employees may request reasonable accommodation(s) if necessary to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Maintain stationary position, sitting or standing, for extended periods of time.
  • Operate a computer and other office productivity machinery. 
  • Must be able to kneel, bend, squat, lift, push, pull, and carry objects or children.
  • Occasionally lift, move, transport, install, or remove items weighing up to 50 pounds. 
  • The ability to communicate information so that others understand. 
  • The ability to observe details.  


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