Rockefeller University Associate Director of the Child and Family Center in New York, New York
Job Title Associate Director of the Child and Family Center
Laboratory / Department Child and Family Center
The Rockefeller University's Child and Family Center (CFC) is centrally located on our beautiful 16-acre campus. The CFC offers childcare and education to families affiliated with the University. Our families reflect the multicultural dimension of science and come from all over the world to study and work at Rockefeller. We have as many as 26 different languages represented in our diverse student body. Our teaching staff is also multinational and many of our teachers are bi-lingual.
Reporting to the Director of the Child and Family Center (CFC), the Associate Director supports all aspects of the daily operations of the Child and Family Center (CFC). Will engage in regular observation of classes and regular supervision with teaching staff, supervising the development and implementation of the curriculum. Must be able to build and nurture a strong educational and administrative team, while developing and maintaining systems for recording observations, organizing materials for teacher support, and assessing teacher progress. Will establish, maintain, and effectively communicate the educational mission, philosophy, and policies of the CFC to the community (teachers, parents, and children). Must assist in planning, analyzing, developing, and implementing short and long-term goals, including suggesting and developing policy and program changes that respond to the needs of the University and CFC community. Ensure staffing and scheduling requirements fulfill the commitments of the program. Assist with ensuring compliance with New York City and New York State regulatory agencies, and provide backup in the Director's absence.
Master's degree in early childhood education and valid New York State teacher certification required. Must have previous supervisory experience, and early childhood experience including working with preschool-aged children, toddlers, and infants. Strong communication (oral and written), organizational, interpersonal, and managerial skills are required. Must be computer proficient, able to multi-task, and work collaboratively with others. Must have interest and ability to develop relationships with children, parents, and colleagues, and have a sense of humor. Experience working with young children with special needs and second language skills preferred.
This job requires that employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Rockefeller University provides reasonable accommodations where legally required including accommodations for medical conditions and sincerely held religious beliefs.
The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans