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Director, Child Development Center


Missouri State University is accepting applications for Director of the Child Development Center (CDC). Responsibilities include managing the operation of the CDC and supervising the Infant-Toddler and Preschool Programs of the CDC; establishing and maintaining a balanced, approved operating budget, establishing and monitoring fee collection, projecting staffing needs, and maintaining enrollment of children in the programs; recruiting, hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating staff, supervising college students in the CDC, serving as liaison for the advisory council, and serving as the director of record for licensing; and working with families and faculty to create a “best practices” environment, ensuring compliance with licensing regulations, monitoring dietary requirements and safety standards, and maintaining quality and a developmentally appropriate curriculum. 

A Bachelor’s degree in Child Development or a related field is required. A Master’s degree in Child Development or a related field is preferred, with at least one of the degrees in Child Development or Early Childhood Education. An equivalent combination of years of experience and education may be considered for substitution of educational requirements. Additional requirements include work experience, which includes supervision of staff and management of budgets in a child development center; excellent verbal and written communication skills; financial management skills and skills in word processing and spreadsheet applications; must be able to obtain and maintain current Infant-Child CPR and First Aid certifications; and must be able to lift 50 pounds and possess physical mobility to bend, stoop, and crawl, and communicate sufficiently to interact with staff and children from infant to preschool in the daily activities of the Center. Experience working with children from birth through preschool; experience successfully managing a child development center in an academic environment; and a record of inclusive conduct and evidence of multicultural skills in the workplace are preferred. 

Salary: $58,761-$ 78,237annually plus competitive benefits package. To Apply Interested candidates must apply online: First date of consideration will be April 3, 2023. 

For More Information Direct questions regarding the position to Dr. Denise Cunningham at For more information about Missouri State University and the Springfield, Missouri area please visit: 

Missouri State University is an equal opportunity/affirmativeaction/minority/female/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity employer and institution. We encourage applications from all interested minorities, females, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and sexual orientation/gender identity.


Job Type : Full-Time
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