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Manager, Richard M. Guon Child Care Center at Monroe Community College

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Manager, Richard M. Guon Child Care Center at Monroe Community College

Website Monroe Community College Association, Inc.

Position Summary:

The Child Care Center Manager is responsible for the design, implementation, and administration of a high-quality early childhood center that fosters a nurturing environment and meets the educational and socialization needs of its students in accordance with Monroe Community College Association, Inc. policies, New York State licensing regulations, National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards, Rochester City School District and R-H Universal Pre-K guidelines, and applicable health, fire, and safety requirements.

The Child Care Center Manager ensures the fiscal health of the center by facilitating the budget planning and monitoring process and provides leadership by supervising a teaching staff of Lead Teachers, Assistant Teachers, student employees, and administrative staff. The Child Care Center Manager maintains staffing patterns in compliance with state-mandated ratios and establishes strong and trusted partnerships with 95+ children, their families, Monroe Community College, and the greater Rochester, NY community.


A.   Programming

·         Plan and implement a curriculum based on the knowledge of an individual children’s developmental patterns, their familial relationships, and overarching community goals for children aged 2 months through 5 years.

·         Design integrated and meaningful curricular goals in the areas of language and literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, art, music, drama, movement, and technology

·         Implement anti-bias instructional strategies that take into account culturally- valued content and children’s home experiences

·         Collect and assess child outcomes

·         Maintain a clean, safe, inclusive, and stimulating educational environment

·         Provide opportunities for students to complete internships and projects which support their academic coursework

·         Develop community partnerships to enhance center services such as Nursing, Special Education, and Infant / Early Childhood Mental Health

B.   Licensing and Accreditation

·         Carry out all licensing and accreditation policies, practices, and procedures

·         Develop menu cycles and approved food service procedures in accordance with Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) regulations

·         Successfully meet New York State Department of Social Services (DSS) and NAEYC requirements

·         Responsible for the center’s successful relicensing every four years

·         Successfully accomplish the center’s reaccreditation every five years

C.   Fiscal Management

·         Administer the center’s annual budget

·         Oversee the center’s business operations including the monitoring of the tuition income account and weekly deposits

·         Set priorities for resource allocations

·         Solicit and prepare grant applications for funding and serve as Project Manager for all grants

·         Complete all necessary State, County, and Federal contracts for CACFP, DSS, United Way, ad Universal Pre K funding and provide funding agencies with mandated documentation and quarterly/annual financial reports

·         Oversee eligibility status determination and distribute student subsidies

D.   Student, Parental, and External Affairs

·         Interview prospective families, register children, conduct classroom assignments, and educate families on the center’s policies, procedures, practices, curriculum, schedule, and fees

·         Build and nurture positive familial relationships and encourage parent involvement in every facet of their child’s programming and education

·         Cultivate positive community relationships and maintain the center’s outstanding reputation to all external and internal stakeholders

·         Actively promote the Center through the media in collaboration with MCC’s Government and Community Relations department

·         Develop, prepare and update all publications such as the Parent Handbook, the Volunteer Handbook, and the Guon Child Care Center’s website

·         Serve as a model site for high-quality early care and education in the community

E.   Operations

·         Organize and equip indoor and outdoor physical facilities to foster excellent health, safety, and learning outcomes in accordance with safety design and practice standards

·         Maintain inventory records

·         Coordinate the custodial care and maintenance of all interior and exterior facilities and equipment

F.   Leadership and Professional Development

·         Collegially participate as a member of the MCC Association, Inc. leadership team and contribute to the development and implementation of annual goals, budget objectives, and creative problem-solving

·         Serve as a leadership role model within the MCC campus community, and the community at large, to achieve strategic priorities and improve the quality of children and family service programming

·         Organize and facilitate the center’s Advisory Board bi-monthly meetings

·         Seek professional growth and development in the field of early childhood development

Supervisory Responsibilities:

·         Recruit, select, and train Child Care Center staff, student interns, and volunteers

·         Supervise an administrative team consisting of an Assistant Director and Administrative Assistant

·         Oversee the supervision, retention, professional development, and evaluation of staff that promote organizational alignment, collaborative culture, and transparency

·         Work cooperatively with contracted services such as Facilities, Dining, and Maintenance

·         Responsible for payroll administration of the child care center in collaboration with the Assistant Director and the Human Resources Manager

Required Qualifications:

·         Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or a related discipline from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized degree-granting institution

·         New York State Teacher Certification for children aged 0 – 2

·         Significant experience directly related to this position’s responsibilities with demonstrated experience as a Program Administrator who has successfully led a program through the NAEYC accreditation process

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills

·         Strong leadership skillset with a proven ability to effectively lead with an empathetic, inclusive, and transparent approach

·         Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

·         Ability to work collaboratively and autonomously in the oversight and administration of a childcare center’s comprehensive functions

·         Full COVID-19 vaccination

Preferred Qualifications:

·         Classroom teaching experience

·         CPR certification

·         Knowledge of, and experience working with, developmental delays, emotional and behavioral challenges, and additional special needs

Application Instructions:

Please submit the following application materials to  Justin Leenhouts, HR Manager, via [email protected]: cover letter, resume, references, transcripts, and your philosophy of the role of a childcare center in a community college.

Thank you for your consideration and interest in working with Monroe Community College Association, Inc.!

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