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    The purpose of the Child Development Center (CDC) Director is to administer a center-based, developmentally appropriate Early Childhood Program for children of eligible patrons. The CDC Director is responsible for the administration of the facility to include implementation of developmentally appropriate programs, budgeting and financial management, personnel management, program operations, and compliance.

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    Program Management

    • Ensures implementation of a developmentally appropriate program that promotes the social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth of children in the age categories served.

    • Provides program oversight and accountability for the performance of employees and the safety of children in accordance with Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Navy (DoN), and local policies and standards.

    • Recommends modification of higher-level program goals and interprets and applies child development philosophy/principles and DoN policies based on patron needs and program evaluation and assessment.

    • Ensures the development, implementation and analysis of surveys and needs assessments of staff and patrons to ensure appropriate programming and hours of operation.

    • Collects and maintains up-to-date statistical data for planning and reporting purposes in accordance with higher headquarters and statutory requirements and for the purpose of maximizing spaces and ensuring that resources accommodate the needs of command personnel.This may include hours of operation and programming needs of the military community.

    • Maintains liaison with local institutions and community organizations to stay abreast of trends and changes in the community.

    • Interacts professionally with employees, parents, volunteers and local installation command personnel.

    • Participates actively and positively in managing and resolving issues with parents, volunteers and/or employees.

    Budgeting and Financial Management

    • Develops integrated budget input, conducts written analysis of budget variances as necessary, and prepares justification for funding of program resource requirements and repairs or maintenance of facilities and equipment.

    • Ensures compliance with all regulations governing the use of appropriated and nonappropriated funds.

    • Adheres to authorized methods of acquisition.

    Personnel Management

    • Responsible for the supervision of employees and volunteers. If the CDC has one or more annex facility, the CDC Director will also supervise the CDC Program Supervisor.

    • Ensures proper and timely initiation and implementation of all personnel actions and assures quality related to selection, assignments, training, promotions, disciplinary actions, and recognition of employees and volunteers.

    • Ensures all employees follow safety, health, and risk management policies and procedures.

    Program Operations

    • Gives input into the development of CYP standard operating procedures (SOPs) as required for the efficient operation and management of facility and programs.Ensures implementation of these SOPs.

    • Works collaboratively with other CYP Directors to establish and implement a combined Parent Involvement Board (PIB) that includes parents and representatives from the CDC, Child Development Home (CDH), School Age Care (SAC) program, and Youth Program (YP) (as applicable to each installation).Maintains an active program of parental involvement to include a PIB, parent education opportunities, and activities that provide parents with opportunities to participate.


    • Ensures compliance with, and is assessed by adherence to the standards and criteria developed by the DoN, DoD, the Military Child Care Act (MCCA), and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).Takes action to obtain and retain DoD certification and NAEYC accreditation.Takes action to implement recommendations or correct deficiencies resulting from inspections or accreditation visits.Prepares responses to inspection reports.

    • Implements and supports policies and procedures to ensure compliance with health, fire, safety, facility, and program regulatory guidance and standards.

    • Responsible for compliance with child abuse and neglect reporting requirements.

    Additional Responsibilities

    • Serves as a mandatory reporter to Family Advocacy and Child Protective Services as prescribed by local policy in the case of suspected incidences of child abuse and neglect.

    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    A complete list of duties and responsibilities will be provided at the time of hire.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/596724600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.