The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District (Shasta College) sits at the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, surrounded by mountains to the north, east, and west. The area provides a wide array of outdoor amenities and activities with miles of hiking and biking trails, national parks, two lakes, and the Sacramento River.
Shasta College is committed to providing its diverse student population with equitable education outcomes, contributing to the social, cultural, intellectual, and economic development of our communities. The college has been recognized as a leader in developing and implementing innovative education programs to increase student success, including accelerated pathways for high school students to achieve a bachelor's degree and for returning students to complete their Associate and Bachelor's degrees. Shasta College enrolls more than 11,000 students annually and provides educational services to students with a wide range of skills and abilities.
Our ideal candidate is motivated to join a campus community prioritizing the success of our racially and socio-economically diverse staff and student population. Providing equitable outcomes so all members of our community may enjoy safe, healthy, and vibrant educational and employment environments is critical to our success.
Administrator positions in the California Community College system offer a unique opportunity to contribute to the empowerment of our students seeking to improve their lives and communities. Our administrators manage a wide range of programs and lead faculty and staff in engaging our diverse employee and student populations, facilitating equitable outcomes for all through the management of our various employment and academic programs. As an administrator at Shasta College, you will join a vibrant community of professionals working collaboratively to provide a positive, healthy educational environment where our students experience diverse academic and cultural perspectives. A career at Shasta College offers a highly rewarding and enriching employment experience.
DESCRIPTION OF BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
To organize, direct, coordinate, and supervise the District's Early Childhood Education Center and to develop programs and materials to implement a process for modeling appropriate teaching techniques. Employees in this classification receive minimal supervision within a broad framework of policies and procedures. Employees in this class direct, supervise, and formally evaluate the work of others, and exercises responsibility for the successful provision and supervision of the education of preschool-age students and for providing a "model classroom" for experience and observation by early childhood education student teachers and lab students. This is an educational administrator, which requires specialized knowledge in the area of early childhood education.
CLASSIFICATION: Range 30 on the Administrative Confidential Salary Schedule, 40 hours per week, 11 months per year. This position is off-contract all of July. Work assignment hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
SUPERVISOR: Dean of Physical Education and Athletics (PEAT) or designee.
BENEFITS: Holiday, vacation, and sick time will be provided. Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance provided at a share of cost on a pretax basis and an employee assistance program (EAP). This is an Educational position with a default CALSTRS retirement.
Employees have the option to contribute to:
- Health Savings Account (HSA)
- 403(b) and 457 Retirement Plans
- Section 125 Plan including Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Day Care Accounts
- Disability Income Insurance
- Cancer Insurance
- Life Insurance
- Accident Only Insurance
- Critical Illness Insurance
Typical Duties, Knowledge and Ability
- Organizes, directs, coordinates, and supervises the District's Early Childhood Education (ECE) Center; evaluating effectiveness and establishing Department policies and procedures.
- Guides development of program materials to implement a model Early Childhood Education (ECE) Center.
- Plans and supervises the planning of curriculum in accordance with Federal and State guidelines and principles.
- Manages fiscal resources, including the development, implementation, maintenance, and reporting for all requirements of state/federal contracts and other funding sources.
- Supervises, selects, and evaluates ECE Center Staff, student workers, and other assigned staff.
- Provides for inservice training of ECE personnel.
- Coordinates program activities with ECE Instructional and Center Staff.
- Assists ECE Instructional staff in coordinating work experience and observation activities of students in the ECE program.
- Assists instructional and center staff in determining staff requirements in accordance with workloads and departmental needs.
- Oversees the development and maintenance of curriculum files for preschool program.
- Researches and establishes procedures for medical, legal, and environmental emergencies in compliance with state, local, and District policies.
- Oversees planning, preparation and purchasing of nutritionally appropriate foods for children.
- Models appropriate teaching techniques in the preschool classroom.
- Supervises the admissions process for the enrollment of children into the ECE Center.
- Supervises the maintenance of enrollment and eligibility records and files for enrolled families in the ECE Center.
- Works in conjunction with ECE Instructional Staff in evaluating designated students' academic, professional and social growth; observes preschool children and takes behavioral notes.
- Coordinates formal and informal evaluations of children before and during enrollment.
- Coordinates parent meetings and formal parent conferences.
- Oversees the computation of monthly child care fees; coordinates billing functions with college business office. Follows up on collection and record keeping.
- Oversees the purchasing of program materials and supplies; ensures the maintenance of the supply and equipment inventory.
- Ensures that maintenance of indoor and outdoor materials adhere to safety standards.
- Attends various meetings, conferences, workshops, (i.e. Local Child Care Planning Counsel, First 5 Shasta, CCAEYC.)
- Oversees the assignment of grades by faculty to students in the manner provided by District policy and administrative procedure and prescribed by the Education Code and Title V regulations of the State of California.
- Performs other related duties similar to the above in scope and function as required.
- Principles, methods, and techniques of supervising and operating an ECE Center and state regulations, laws, and procedures governing the operations of an ECE Center.
- Child development philosophy and the methodology of Early Childhood Education.
- Budget management and control procedures.
- Principles and practices of supervision, evaluation, and training.
- Principles of business communications and report writing.
- Computerized record keeping.
- Plan, organize, and direct policies and objectives of a departmental operation.
- Plan and organize required activities according to stated policies and objectives.
- Learn and apply District policies and procedures relevant to ECE programs.
- Interpret, explain, and apply general program provisions, laws, regulations, and requirements.
- Select, manage, and evaluate personnel.
- Exercise tact, diplomacy, and good judgment in dealing with staff, students and parents.
- Exercise initiative to promote program objectives, goals, and benefits.
- Make effective decisions and take independent actions.
- Research and analyze information/data, make recommendations, and prepare and present reports.
- Demonstrate understanding and sensitivity to the diversity of the Center population.
- Coordinates in planning and carrying out an educational preschool program as a model lab school.
- Interact and communicate with children of preschool age.
- Relate to parents and understand parent-child relationships.
- Operate office equipment including computers and applicable software programs.
- Supervise learning experiences of students in the ECE model, lab school program.
- Develop and manage Early Childhood Education program budget.
- Establish, organize, and maintain files and records. Maintain confidentiality of records.
- Effectively communicate in both oral and written forms.
- Provide guidance and direction in crisis intervention.
- Establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.
- Master of Arts or Sciences degree or equivalent from a recognized college or university in Early Childhood Education/Child Development or related field.
- Possess a valid California Child Development Permit at Program Director level.
- Minimum of one year of experience in an instructional/leadership capacity or as a director in a childcare and development program.
- Experience in supervising, directing, and evaluating the work of staff.
- Sensitivity toward diverse populations.
- Verification of current CPR and First Aid and safety plus infant/child CPR Training.
To be considered a candidate for an Administrative position, the applicant must submit ALL of the following materials:
- Online Application with the following materials attached:
- Cover letter addressing criteria listed in the position announcement
- Current resume and/or placement file
- College transcripts (unofficial will be accepted at the time of application)
- After the application has been submitted, all application materials will be screened.
- Internal candidates must also submit all required materials to be considered.
- Candidate evaluations will not be considered.
- Reference letters from any member of the Hiring Committee or Board Members will not be considered.
- Interviews will be by invitation only.
- The District does not provide expense reimbursement for those invited to initial interviews.
- The District does not reimburse for new hire moving expenses.
New Administrative Appointments will be placed at the step 1 on the Administrative Salary Schedule and will graduate to the next step on July 1st of the following year if they have rendered 6 months of satisfactory service, with subsequent steps annually thereafter to a maximum fifth step.
Salary placement would only be negotiable if the candidate held the same position with another community college and step 2 or 3 would be the maximum considered depending on the number of years of service.
The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District ("Shasta College") does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religious preference, age, disability (physical and mental), pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity, sexual orientation, genetics, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities at any of its campuses. Shasta College also prohibits harassment on any of these bases, including sexual harassment, as well as sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
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