Child Care Program Admin I

Fairfax, Virginia
$69,407.31 - $115,678.37 Annually
Jul 24, 2021
Aug 07, 2021
Full Time
Job Announcement

Provides strategic leadership and direction to staff on early childhood initiatives that are designed to promote school readiness support for young children, their families and early childhood educators. As an Assistant Director of the Office for Children School Readiness Division, the appointee provides direct supervision for staff in the Office for Children School Readiness Division and oversees the development and implementation of budgets in each initiative. The School Readiness Division includes programs and initiatives such as the Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation System, the Institute for Early Learning, The Neighborhood School Readiness Project, Virginia Quality and others. This position is responsible for the daily management of initiatives, the development and implementation of programs and services, including recruitment, selection, retention, grant compliance, and countywide liaison functions. The appointee will also provide strategic services, support and counsel to the School Readiness Coordinator.

Illustrative Duties

  • Directs or assists with the hiring, staffing and supervision of all branches and programs within the division;
  • Develops and implements plans for program evaluation;
  • Directs or assists with preparation of the division budget and monitors division expenditures;
  • Conducts needs assessments to determine community needs for services;
  • Coordinates within the Office for Children and with other county agencies and service
  • providers to formulate strategies and long-range plans to provide services for children;
  • Coordinates expansion plans with other involved county and community based organizations;
  • Maintains cooperative relationships with other county agencies, service providers, and community based organizations;
  • Provides a public relations liaison with local, state, and national child care groups.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Extensive knowledge of day care administration and child/family development programs;
  • Demonstrated skills in needs assessment and strategic planning;
  • Excellent skills in oral and written communication;
  • Demonstrated ability to train and monitor the activities of a large group of child care
  • professionals;
  • Ability to plan and implement program evaluation plans.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: (Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for “Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to”)
Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a degree in early childhood education, psychology, social work, or a closely related field; plus four years of professional experience in child care administration, early childhood education, or related human service administration. A master's degree may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a Child Protective Services Registry check to the satisfaction of the employer. For special assignments/deadlines, alternate/flex schedule or comp time may be an option.

  • Master’s degree in early childhood education or a related human services degree.
  • Four years of professional early childhood or human services work with demonstrated knowledge of early childhood development and appropriate practices that support positive social, emotional and cognitive development.
  • Demonstration of aptitude or potential for the performance of supervisory duties through favorable appraisal/evaluation by a supervisor indicating the possession of supervisory potential.
  • Fluent written and oral Spanish language skills.
Incumbent may be required to do some walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items up to 25 pounds. Ability to operate keyboard-driven equipment and communicate verbally and in writing. Sufficiently mobile to attend meetings at various locations and make presentations to county staff and community. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel Interview and may include a practical exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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