Site Director - Early Childhood Development
Andy Taylor Center for Early Childhood Development
Full-time, Administrative & Professional, Exempt Position #GA001
About Longwood University:
A comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts foundation, Longwood has a distinctive mission to develop citizen leaders who are prepared to make positive contributions to the common good of society. Founded in 1839, Longwood is the third-oldest public university in Virginia.
Longwood is part of the proud tradition of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Roughly one hour's drive from Charlottesville, Lynchburg, and Richmond, Longwood is located in the historic two-college community of Farmville. Longwood currently has approximately 4,800 undergraduate and graduate students and 37,000 alumni. It maintains affiliations with the neighboring Robert Russa Moton Museum of civil rights history and the Longwood Center for Visual Arts, a nationally accredited university art museum. A member of the Big South Conference, Longwood competes at the NCAA Division I level.
The Early Childhood Development Initiative (ECDI) in the college of Education and Human Services at Longwood University invites applicants for a Site Director of the Andy Taylor Center for Early Childhood Development. This full-time, 12 month position will begin January 2020.
The Site Director will be the day-to-day supervisor at the Center ensuring compliance licensure regulations and leading accreditation efforts. The Site Director will also be responsible for the hiring and evaluation of all staff, facilitating professional development, and maintaining the vision and director of the center. Additionally, the Site Director will communicate regularly with families and the community. As part of the ECDI, the Site Director will collaborate with Longwood faculty regarding curriculum and undergraduate and graduate student involvement in the Center.
The successful candidate is required to have an undergraduate and/or graduate degree in early childhood education or related fields. The successful candidate is required to demonstrate a deep understanding of child development and progressive approaches to early childhood education (e.g., Reggio inspired teaching). Leadership and administrative skills to manage numerous staff members required. Experience teaching children birth to age eight is preferred. Candidates with a degree and/or experience in school administration (in a school or childcare center) is preferred.
This position is a full-time, administrative & professional faculty, exempt position. Salary will be commensurate with credentials and experience. Commonwealth of Virginia benefits accompany this position. A successful fingerprint-based criminal background investigation is required. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Longwood University will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodations to applicants in need of accommodations in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process. You are not required to note the presence of a disability on your application. If, however, you require accommodations in the application and/or interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 434-395-2074 or email@example.com.
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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, position posted 11/19/2020.