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    The purpose of the Child Development Center (DCD) Director position is to administer a center based developmentally appropriate early childhood program for children of eligible patrons. Eligible applicants must be currently residing on the Island of Oahu.

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    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, among other tasks. These tasks are summarized below.

    Program Management

    Applies professional knowledge of child development principles to supervise the CDC's developmental programming. 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.

    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. Oversees the collection, accurate accounting and reporting of funds received from patrons.

    Personnel Management

    Responsible for the supervision of employees and volunteers. Supervisory responsibilities may include supervision of the Assistant Director, Program Leaders, Program Assistants, Operations Clerk(s), Cook(s), Food Service Workers, and Custodian(s). If the CDC has one or more annex facility, the CDC Director will also supervise the CDC Program Supervisor.

    Oversees the development of a staffing schedule in accordance with established ratios and group sizes and coordinates use of employees who work across CY programs with other installation CYP Directors. Monitors schedule to ensure that program meets the required child to adult ratios and that over-staffing is avoided.

    Provides clear guidance to employees and volunteers regarding compliance with standards and execution of management directives.

    Receives and ensures resolution of complaints related to personnel and takes disciplinary action as necessary. Works collaboratively with the Training and Curriculum (T&C) Specialist to identify training needs of employees, provide or make provisions for training to accomplish those needs, and assess application of training. Ensures that the T&C Specialist provides training in early childhood methods and child development to ensure the effective implementation of established curriculum and developmental programming. Ensures training is competency-based and tied to career  progression.

    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).


    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. Ensures the development and implementation of the established curriculum. 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. Ensures compliance with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Ensures food service operations provide nutritionally balanced meals and snacks in accordance with USDA guidelines.

    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.

    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/600738000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.