FT Child Development Center Director

FT Child Development Center Director


Johnston Community College
245 College Road
Smithfield, NC 27577
Phone: 919-934-3051

Job Location

Main Campus - Smithfield, NC 


$43,516.00 - $65,274.00 Annually



Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Monday, April 19, 2021
Closes: Monday, May 3, 2021

Target Start Date

Monday, April 19, 2021

Expected Work Hours


Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum & Preferred Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education Minimum:  Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or closely related field.  Leadership and/or managerial experience.  Provide copies of transcripts and equivalency form with application.
Experience Minimum:  Two (2) years verifiable teaching and two (2) years verifiable directing and/or assistant directing experience in a child care center. Provide all ECE experience on the application. Reference names and numbers must be included on application.  All related experience must be included on the application.
Education Preferred:  Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education or closely related field. Level III NC administration credential or its equivalent and two (2) or more years of verifiable supervisory/management experience in an early learning/child care facility. CPR/FA certified; playground safety certification; EPR trained. (Submit transcript and NC DCDEE qualifying documents and certificates of completion with application.)

Preferred Qualifications


Position Description

Under direction, the purpose of the position is to supervise and be responsible for the overall operation of the JCC Child Development Center (JCC CDC) laboratory school.  An employee in this classification performs administrative and instructional related work. Position is responsible for supervising child development center staff and JCC adult students utilizing the facility; following required rules and regulations for the operation of a NC licensed child development facility; following requirements for maintaining national child care center accreditation through NAEYC; maintaining the day to day operations of the program including fiscal management, environments, enrollment and advertising, staffing, etc.; serves as the liaison for utilization of the facility with the AAS Early Childhood Education program and other educational programs at the college.  Performs work as required.


Knowledge & Responsibilities:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Oversees the general day to day operations of the CDC program within the parameters of the College Board of Trustees, NC laws for early childhood center, and NAEYC accreditation standards.
  • Coordinates, plans, and evaluates all aspects of the JCC CDC.
  • Develops, maintains and updates all operational and personnel policies related to the JCC CDC as needed.
  • Maintains positive working relationships with families of the children in the center.
  • Interviews and orients new staff, substitutes and volunteers.  
  • Supervises and evaluates all JCC CDC staff. 
  • Assures that the facility maintains all NC licensing, building, fire and sanitation standards with regard to physical safety and well being of the children. 
  • Assures all NAEYC Accreditation measures are successfully met.
  • Seeks, organizes, or plans professional development opportunities for CDC staff to meet all licensing regulations, college policies, and professional development needs of the staff. 
  • Enrolls children, collects fees, and orients new children and families to the program.  
  • Develops schedules for the JCC CDC personnel and JCC student observers and interns.
  • Maintains inventory of food and non-food related supplies, equipment and materials necessary to effectively carry out program activities. 
  • Oversees menu planning, food ordering and buying in accordance with licensing requirements and/or the federal food program.
  • Maintains record keeping for the JCC CDC as per licensing requirements including all center records (staff and children’s files).   
  • Oversees the CDC budget. Works collaboratively with the business office and purchasing department to maintain responsible fiscal records for the CDC. 
  • Works collaboratively with the JCC Foundation department to seek quality improvement initiatives and grants that could benefit the program and the college.
  • Maintains record keeping and reporting for the center and the college, NAEYC accreditation and licensing, as well as reports for any subsidize care receipt, health and quality improvement initiatives, and grants that were obtained for the CDC and annual plans for the program. 
  • Supports the total mission of the college through attendance of various college functions.
  • Collaborates with the JCC AAS Early Childhood Education program faculty and other program directors/faculty as the liaison to assure utilization of the JCC CDC within coursework at the college.
  • Maintains relationships with community partners related to the ECE field and/or the JCC CDC program.  Serves on various college and professional committees.
  • Participates in community outreach events and organizations.
  • Coordinates various outside and internal visitors to the CDC such as, but not limited to, annual health care checks for children, visits by intervention specialists, JCC student interns & observations for assignments, and state initiative partners. 
  • Serves on the JCC Early Childhood Education Programs Advisory Board. 
  • Participates in college, departmental and unit outreach events and personnel training and meetings. 

Supervisory Responsibilities                                                
This job has supervisory responsibilities for up to 15 staff and 60 children.


Additional Information:

Language Skills  
Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of descriptive data and information, such as policy manuals, Employee Handbook, NC Rules and Regulations & General Statutes, NAEYC Accreditation standards, etc. Ability to speak, write, and understand Spanish a plus. Ability to write proficiency to respond to professional agencies regarding the CDC or college, communicate with staff and families and to revise CDC policies as needed.  
Mathematical Skills  
Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, as well as ability to calculate decimals and percentages and food measurements.                                                      
Reasoning Ability                                                    
Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of influence systems, such as motivation, incentive, teaching pedagogy, and leadership.  Ability to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to problem resolution.
Situational Reasoning:  Requires the ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving the direction, control, professionalism, and planning of the JCC Child Development Center and its utilization by educational programs at JCC.
Computer Skills                                            
A complete knowledge of Microsoft Products as used in overall management in an educational environment is required.  
Human Interaction
Requires the ability to function in a supervisory/managerial capacity for a group of workers.  
Work effectively with families, colleagues, and young children.
Includes the ability to make decisions on ethical, procedural and technical levels.
Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization
Requires the ability to use, operate, and/or handle office equipment, such as a computer and printer, facsimile machine, copier, calculator, communications equipment, laminator, kitchen and laundry appliances.
Physical Demands 
Employee must be physically and emotionally healthy and fit to care for children and the JCC CDC facility.  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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work Environment 
Primarily indoor environments including office space, classroom spaces, meeting rooms and outdoor playground spaces.  Both sitting and standing and ability to get down on children’s level (ground level).  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

How to Apply

Please apply directly through our website:  https://www.johnstoncc.edu/employment/index.aspx

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