Assistant Director of Childcare Center for Families

Edmonds Community College

Lynnwood, WA

ID: 7080299
Posted: June 23, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

DESCRIPTION: Under general direction, the Assistant Director for the Center for Families Childcare (CFF) assists in the management of the day-to-day operations of the child care program to ensure comprehensive care and services for children and families. Duties include supervising the licensed childcare classrooms, staff, and facilities. The Assistant Director is an active member of the CFF leadership team, working collaboratively to build early learning programs and practices that contribute to student success, the mission of the Center for Families, and the larger strategic initiatives of Edmonds Community College. As a member of the leadership team, the Assistant Director seeks the highest quality of developmental, educational and supportive care for the children of Edmonds Community College students and employees.

Seeking to promote a collaborative and cooperative work environment, the central focus of the Assistant Director’s tasks and responsibilities are leadership, management, and advocacy. Under the general authority of the Director, the position exercises independent judgment in developing, training, planning, coordinating, implementing, evaluating and modifying the routine and exceptional functions of a licensed and NAEYC accredited child care center for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. The Assistant Director as the front line authority for the teaching staff, mentoring staff on early childhood learning and development, classroom organization and behavior management. The position guides the teaching staff in creating a developmentally appropriate curriculum with a special emphasis on the development of language and literacy, individualized learning, and transitioning from childcare to the public school system. In these tasks and responsibilities, the Assistant Director is accountable for the efficient and effective operation of CFF childcare.

In addition to the day-to-day operations, the Assistant Director works closely with the Director in developing and implementing the CFF’s mission and vision. This work includes planning and achieving short and long-term goals, devising new strategies, assuring continuous improvement in the quality of service, maintaining regulatory and funding compliance, and performing rigorous self-assessment.

Punctuality, trustworthiness, and reliable attendance are required components of continuous employment in this position.

This is an exempt position reporting to the Director of the Center for Families.

For information on how to apply, please see Application Procedures and Required Documents, below.


Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education, Human Development, Child Development, Family Studies or a related field, OR equivalent training and experience (30 credits in Early Childhood Education required)

Three years of supervisory and/or administrative experience working in a group setting with children enrolled in the program and managing adult volunteers.

One year of experience coaching/mentoring adults, developing work expectations, conducting performance reviews and employee training.

One year of experience as a teacher of young children.

Must be at least 21 years of age. (See Physical Work Environment for additional physical requirements.)


Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Human Development, Child Development, Family Studies or a related field, OR equivalent training and experience.

Knowledge of Washington State childcare licensing regulations, and statewide initiatives for quality rating systems for early learning and childcare.

Documented background in early childhood education theory and practices, including child development and special services referrals.

Knowledge of NAEYC accreditation standards and application processes, and Head Start and Parent Cooperative program delivery models.

Experience working with populations representing diverse backgrounds, life experiences and abilities.

Ability to communicate well through spoken, written and electronic means with adults, including those for whom English is not the primary language.

Demonstrated creative problem solving and conflict resolution skills.

Strong organizational and leadership skills; flexibility in addressing unexpected work and implementing decisions about work priorities; dependable.

Proficient using a personal computer, Google applications, ProCare, and using the Internet for research.

Additional Information

The following are required in order to perform the responsibilities of this position: Must be at least 21 years of age; able to lift children and objects up to 50 pounds; able to work on a variety of services in a fast-paced environment with frequent bending, frequent turning and sitting in low furniture. There is exposure to a variety of weather conditions and noise levels, and exposure to cleaning agents. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, are essential. This includes the ability to speak clearly and fully comprehend written and spoken English, and will include communication with people for whom English is a second language.


Salary range is $56,512.53 - $60,486.07 annually and is based on the Edmonds CC administrative/exempt salary schedule, plus a full state benefits package, which includes tuition waivers for college classes, medical, dental, retirement options and more. Vacation and leave packages include 12 sick days per year, 10 scheduled holidays, 1 personal holiday, and 24 vacation leave days per year.


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