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Job Title: Child Development Programs Director

Location: Mayville State University, Mayville, ND

Compensation: Salary is commensurate with level of preparation and experience. $50,000 starting range.

Benefits: Includes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the university), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual and sick leave.  Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.

Who can apply: Internal/external candidates currently eligible to work in the United States

Start Date: November 2019

Position Details:  A Complete Position Description is available as an attachment in the bottom right corner of this position announcement.

Mayville State University is seeking a Director of the Child Development Programs. The Child Development program’s consists of childcare, pre-k & school-age programs, Head Start & Early Head Start programs located in several eastern ND counties.

The Director provides hands-on leadership while providing a unified vision for comprehensive services, and management of all programs in accordance with MaSU’s mission and core values as well as Head Start & Early Head Start Performance Standards, & ND Child Care licensing requirements. The Director will foster shared decision making with the Executive Director, Policy Council, and the Board of Directors, to ensure sound organization, effective operations and support of the Head Start & Early Head Start philosophy. The Director works with community partners and collaborators to coordinate & implement early care and education programs. The Director will provide direction and leadership to managers, coordinators, administrative, and other support staff to ensure effectiveness and efficiency in the delivery of high-quality program services in the day-to-day operations of the Program. The Director exercises fiduciary responsibility through budgeting & financial planning; fosters an engaging work environment, encouraging accountability, open communication, teamwork, & a commitment to serving children and their families.

Required Competencies:

  • High level of teamwork/cooperation/collaboration, initiative, and customer service
  • Ability to travel to outlying program sites.
  • Demonstrated organizational, managerial and communication skills
  • Demonstrated professional writing skills (grants, contracts, policies and procedures, etc. )

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Early Childhood, or closely related field.
  • 3 years or more of experience in early care and education administration role, including 2 years or more of supervisory and leadership experience.
  • 2 years fiscal experience
  • Working knowledge of grant funded programs

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master’s degree is highly desired in related field
  • Some experience in higher education program/s

Applicants must upload the following materials to be considered fully:

  1. A letter of application/cover letter
  2. Copies of credentials (as applicable)
  3. A current Resume

Review of applications will start on October 21 and continue until the position is filled.

MaSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity. ND veteran’s preference laws apply to this position. Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability. The state of North Dakota has an open records law; therefore, your application could be subject to review upon request. A criminal history background check must be satisfied prior to employment.
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