Campus Director of Childhood Initiatives

Colorado Mountain College   Rifle, CO   Full-time     Education
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Posted on April 10, 2021

Campus Director of Childhood Initiatives
Colorado Mountain College

The Campus Director of Childhood Initiatives role combines operational, leadership and teaching responsibilities. Under guidance from the Vice President/Campus Dean and Assistant Dean of Instruction, the Director oversees the Rifle Campus Early Learning Center, collaborates with local partners, participates in campus 2 Generation initiatives, teaches college courses, and provides guidance for summer enrichment programs.

This position would be expected to teach/supervise students in the field for an equivalent of 6 credits per year in the education program. This is a year-round administrative non-faculty, staff position with teaching responsibilities. The incumbent must be qualified to be credentialed to teach in the education program, however, is not assigned a faculty rank. Incumbent could teach select courses from the following list of courses included the ECE certificates and AA curriculum: ECE 101, 102, 103, 220, 238, 256, and 260.

Pre-Requisites for the Position (Qualifications Standards)

Education and experience sufficient for the rigors of the position. Examples may include: a Master's degree in one of the following disciplines: Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Human Development, Home Economics/Family and Consumer Studies with a specialization in Child Development/Early Childhood Education, or Educational Psychology With A Specialization In Child Development/Early Childhood Education, or related field along with 4,000 hours in the last 7 years of related occupational experience and minimum of two years teaching experience at the college level or equivalent education and experience that will provide the necessary knowledge, skill and abilities to perform the functions of the position.

Special Skills or abilities directly applicable to the position: knowledge of the West Garfield region and ability and enthusiasm to anticipate and adapt to changing student and community needs. Desire to generate creative opportunities for preschool children, and a variety of other students, and work as a part of a high energy team at a dynamic campus. Knowledge of college level pedagogy, methodology, education technology, strong interpersonal and executive functioning skills including excellent written, verbal and listening skills, as well as organization, planning, task completion and self-monitoring skills.

Knowledge of early childhood educational principles, practices and methods; preschool management and operations; rules, regulations, and funding opportunities for preschool centers. Ability to oversee center operations; develop and provide early childhood programs; supervise staff; organize and prioritize work; handle multiple projects and meet deadlines.

Diverse. Inclusive. Centered on Student Success. These principles reflect the soul of CMC. They guide us in building our teams and cultivating leaders. They are our hallmarks in creating an institution of higher education that’s the right fit for every person; faculty, staff, students, and community members in its trust. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to working in a culturally competent environment and the ability to work effectively with students, employees, and community members having diverse backgrounds.

Bilingual (English/Spanish) or conversational language abilities are preferred.