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FT Director - Child Development Laboratory School
Alvin Community College in Alvin, Texas
Date Posted 05/17/2021
Admin-Child Care Services
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

This is a full-time Professional position. Should a review of your application result in the intent to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email for an interview. The salary will depend upon the directly related years of work experience.APPLICATION STATUSYour application status will be updated throughout the review process.TERMS OF EMPLOYMENTRequires flexible work schedule to meet program needs, which may include working days, evenings and/or weekends.May require travel to our main campus in Alvin and/or to various offsite locations, including local high schools in Alvin, Danbury, Manvel and Pearland. Requires the provision of official transcripts and/or certifications within (30) days of hire. Applicants with academic credentials from non-U.S. accredited institutions are required to have their coursework evaluated in terms of U.S. "equivalency." All international credential evaluations must be conducted by one of the companies affiliated with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES®) in order to be considered for a faculty position. Applicants bear the responsibility of requesting, paying associated fees, and obtaining an original transcript evaluation for submission to the Office of Human Resources. Please refer to the NACES® website for further information (www.naces.org).

The Director is responsible for the organization and operation of the Child Development Laboratory School. He/She supervises the staff, and aids the students as they report to the Laboratory School. The Director is responsible for parent contact, parent and teacher conferences, and matters related to the regulatory agencies that govern the laboratory school’s daily operation.Supervises general operating procedures.Prepare reports on the status of the budget upon request.Initiates purchase orders for the laboratory school.Supervises and evaluates the laboratory school staff.Authorizes maintenance on records of children, families, and staff.Supervises the ordering, receiving, storing, maintaining, and inventory of supplies, materials, equipment, and furniture.Responsible for implementation of the annual budget guidelines and procedures for the laboratory school. Follows and implements current requirements from licensing agencies to include: Texas Health and Human Services, Texas and Brazoria County Health Departments, and Alvin Fire Department.Must prepare to substitute in any position when situation necessitates. Coordinates the planning and implementation of lesson plans, learning environments and learning centers.Assumes the responsibility for knowing and translating to staff members the medical needs of children in his/her care.Oversees the evaluation of each child’s progress and provides reports to the parent. Interacts with parents of children regarding educational, social, emotional, and physical development and needs. Attends meetings and conferences of professional organizations appropriate for early care and education.Collaborates with the Department Chair to maintain efficiency of the center and well-being of the children.Models exemplary behavior and techniques for staff, lab students, and observers.Assumes responsibility for maintaining a safe learning environment.Assists ACC observation students in fulfillment of laboratory assignments.Must meet the requirements of regulatory agencies.Responds to emergency situations.Other duties as assigned.

Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development required.Three (3) years classroom experience required.One (1) year supervisory experience required.The Director must be knowledgeable regarding the regulations of the licensing agencies. Must have the knowledge to make decisions regarding budget and personnel management, parent interactions, child development issues, and must follow all safety procedures in the management of the operations of the center. Must be able to physically and mentally react immediately to unexpected circumstances.


The incumbent typically works in an office environment and uses a computer, telephone and other office equipment as needed to perform duties. The employee frequently works in a classroom setting. The noise level in the work environment is typical of that of an early childhood classroom. The employee will be exposed to loud sounds and high noise levels on a daily basis. Incumbent may encounter frequent interruptions throughout the work day. The employee will work very near others and will be exposed to diseases and infections, such as colds and influenza, on a weekly basis. PHYSICAL DEMANDSWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, stoop, bend, kneel, crawl and sit on the floor; reach with arms and hands and use hands and fingers to handle, feel or grasp. Acute situations may necessitate the ability to run or climb. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to ten (10) pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to sixty (60) pounds. While performing this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

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