Child Development Center Director

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Sep 19, 2020
Sep 22, 2020
Full Time


Navy Child and Youth Programs (CYP) offers high quality early care and youth services in center-based (birth - five), facility-based (age 5-12), and recreational environments (teen; youth sports and fitness). The CDC Director manages a small to medium program and ensures program integration. The incumbent supervises team and coordinates communication, compliance, fiscal, and programming responsibilities. Learn more about us at:
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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

Occasional travel - Less than 10%

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • This is a designated position and Random Drug Testing required


Resumes must include information which demonstrates experience and knowledge, skills, and ability (KSAs) as they relate to this position. Applicants are encouraged to be clear and specific when describing their experience level and KSAs.

A qualified candidate possesses the following:

Knowledge of the principles of child development and in designing and managing an exceptionally complex program that includes, but is not limited to safety, security, disease prevention, employee training, developmentally appropriate activities, parent involvement, and facility management.

Knowledge of DOD, DON, local and state child regulations, instructions and procedures pertaining to military child care.

Knowledge of Federal and State laws governing the detection and prevention of child abuse and/or neglect.

Knowledge of facility design, functional use, and maintenance concepts.

Knowledge of financial management, budgeting, and purchasing as it pertains to a child development program.

Skill working with military families and an understanding of military lifestyles is preferred.

Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, and possess strong interpersonal communication skills.

Three (3) years of full-time experience working with children and/or youth (i.e., with a 4 year degree); or minimum 1 year of full-time experience (i.e. with a graduate degree or higher).


A Bachelor's degree with a major in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Elementary Education, Special Education, or other related field of study AND 3 years of full-time experience working with children and/or youth; OR

A Master's degree with a major in a field listed above or in a related field AND 1 year of full-time experience working with children and/or youth; OR

Combination of education and experience with courses (minimum total of 24 higher level semester hour credits) in or related to a field listed above AND 3 years of full-time experience working with children and/or youth.

Note: A copy of your college transcripts (showing degree awarded/conferred) MUST be submitted when applying. If your degree has not been awarded you MUST also provide a copy of your HS Diploma or equivalent. Degree Audit Reports and altered transcripts are not acceptable.

Additional information

Duty (Work) Location: JEBLC/Ft. Story

Conditions of Employment Cont.:

A successful candidate must meet the following conditions of employment:

Position is subject to special inoculation and immunization requirements as a condition of employment for working with children. Employee is required to obtain appropriate immunization against communicable diseases in accordance with recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), which includes the influenza vaccine.

Pass a pre-employment physical, provide evidence of immunization, be free of all communicable diseases, and obtain appropriate immunization against communicable diseases.

Must complete required training certificates, and maintain certifications or credentials required by Federal, State, and/or National Accreditation institutions used as part of DoD's Child and Youth Programs.

Ability to sustain considerable walking, standing, bending and stooping, and lifting up to 40 pounds.

Pass all applicable records and background checks.

Incumbents must satisfactorily complete all background checks for child care positions, including fingerprint checks, a Tier 1 with Child Care check, and a State Criminal History Repository (SCHR) check. All individuals involved in the provision of child care services on a Department of Navy (DON) installation or in a DON-sanctioned program must complete the Installation Records Check (IRC). The IRC includes a check of the Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (SARP) records in the Alcohol and Drug Management Information Tracking System (ADMITS) database, a check of the Family Advocacy Program (FAP) records in the Fleet and Family Support Management Information System (FFSMIS), and an installation security/base check via the Navy Justice Information System (NJIS) database and/or other law enforcement systems. This information will be used to determine suitability for the applicant in accordance with criteria for automatic and presumptive disqualifiers, per DoDI 1402.05.

Per Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 1402.05 Background Checks on Individuals in DoD Child Care Services Programs, incumbents will be automatically disqualified for a conviction in either civilian or military court (to include any general, special, or summary court-martial conviction or if they received non-judicial punishment [under Article 15 or chapter 47 of Title 10, U.S.C]) for any of the following: a sexual offense, any criminal offense involving a child victim, or a felony drug offense. Additionally, the incumbent will be automatically disqualified if he/she has been held to be negligent in a civil adjudication or administrative proceeding concerning the death of or serious injury to a child or dependent person entrusted to the individual's care.

Some positions have special requirements. Selectee may be required to complete a one (1) year probationary period. Participation in Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer within the first 30 days of employment is required. We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectee's eligibility to work in the United States.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

All resumes will be reviewed to determine if they meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. Resumes will be rated based on the information provided to determine the level of knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) related to the job requirements. Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating criterion of KSAs will be used for each resume. Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews.

Click the following link to preview the applicant questionnaire: Preview Applicant Questionnaire .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

The following documents are required at the time of application:

- OF 306 : U.S. Office of Personnel Management Declaration for Federal Employment

- A résumé

- Proof of Education and Training: Provide copies of a High school diploma or GED, conferred/awarded academic degree transcript(s) and related coursework transcript(s) relevant to the position.

Note: To receive consideration for a non-related degree or eligibility based on a combination of education AND experience, a college transcript is required. I f your degree has not been awarded/conferred, you MUST also provide a copy of your HS Diploma or GED. Transcripts MUST show student's name, the name of the awarding university or educational institution, field of study, and degree awarded or conferred date. Degree Audit Reports and altered transcripts are not acceptable.

Transcripts from foreign colleges must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered. Applicants are responsible to obtain and submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency which is a private U.S. organization. Credential evaluations are not free and applicants are responsible for the cost of the selected service.

Employment Preferences

The following employment preferences are available to qualified applicants who can provide required supporting documentation. Applicable preferences are listed in priority order below.

Reemployment Priority List (RPL)

Qualifying separated employees must have priority for a non-appropriated fund (NAF) position when the position has substantially the same duties as the Business-based Action (BBA) separated position. The position may be neither higher graded nor subject to internal candidate selection. To apply for this preference, the applicant must:

- Attach a copy of the separation Personnel Action Report (PAR) indicating the position was abolished via BBA.

Military Spouse Preference (MSP)

An applicant may qualify for MSP if he/she has been relocated to a new geographic location to which their spouse has been assigned. Qualifying applicants may request an MSP upon relocation to a sponsor's new permanent duty station. Preference applicable for NF-3 and below positions only. To apply for this preference, the applicant must:

- Attach a copy of the sponsor's Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders and a marriage certificate at the time of application.

Note: Acceptance OR declination of a regular full- or part-time NAF or appropriated fund (APF) position ends the applicant's ability to claim MSP at the new duty station.

Involuntarily Separated (IVS)

An applicant may qualify for IVS if he/she is a military member (or their dependent) and has been involuntarily separated from the armed services with an approved separation program designator (SPD) code (indicated in block 26 of the DD Form 214) and a reenlistment priority (RE) code of 3T or 4T (indicated in block 27 of the DD Form 214) per the instructions of the Navy Personnel Command. To apply for this preference, the applicant must:

- Attach a copy of the sponsor's PCS orders at the time of application.

This is a one-time hiring preference that ends with the acceptance or declination of any position that is expected to last at least 1 year.

Veterans Preference (VP)

Qualifying military veterans, and spouses or parents of deceased veterans, must be given employment preference over non-preference applicants if they are equally qualified. To apply for this preference, the applicant must:

- Attach a copy of page 4 of DD Form 214. Click here to learn how to get your DD 214 .

- Attach a completed Form SF-15 from the Veterans Administration. Download an SF-15 form here .

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.