St. Charles Community College
  • Search Committee - CDC Director #19-104
  • Cottleville, MO, USA
  • Commensurate with experience
  • Salary
  • Full-Time Staff


Founded in 1986, St. Charles Community College (SCC) has a reputation as one of the best two-year colleges in the state of Missouri. With extraordinary faculty and staff, SCC serves a student population of more than 10,000 and a general population of more than 350,000 throughout St. Charles County and beyond. SCC's main campus, located in Cottleville, is a beautiful 12-building campus which has won architectural awards for its innovative, contemporary "educational village" design. The college has a second location in Dardenne Prairie, featuring a state-of-the-art nursing and allied health program. The success of SCC is rooted in the mission of serving our community by "focusing on academic excellence, student success, workforce advancement, and life-long learning within a global society. We celebrate diversity and we enrich the economic and cultural vitality of the region by providing an accessible, comprehensive, and supportive environment for teaching and learning."


The Director of the Child Development Center is responsible for leading all strategic and day-to-day operations of SCC's child development center (CDC), ensuring compliance, efficiency, a high quality curriculum, and a positive learning environment for early education.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Recommend curriculum philosophy to the Vice President for Human Resources and supervise the implementation of appropriate curriculum for all age groups.
  • Oversees internal and external assessments of learning.
  • Maintain appropriate staffing levels, supervise staff, and ensure staff professional development requirements and other ongoing compliance items are achieved.
  • Coordinates or delivers professional development for CDC staff and evaluates staff performance.
  • Make selective hiring recommendations for prospective employees whose values, commitment to students, and service orientation align with SCC's.
  • Ensure effective policies and procedures are in place and that they are followed.
  • Ensure optimal enrollment of children within the program.
  • Manage the CDC's revenue and expenses to achieve operation as a financially independent organization (create and monitor budget and fee structure, proactively seek alternate sources of revenue available to non-profit centers, and ensure accuracy of financial records).
  • Coordinate and oversee information disseminated to the public and effective relationship building with families and other college departments.
  • Plan and conduct meetings of the CDC advisory committee.
  • Coordinate observation and student practicum activity throughout the center.
  • Coordinate the daily operation of the CDC to meet all guidelines set by the Missouri State Department of Health.
  • Maintain all state licensing and Missouri accreditation standards and processes and maintain all applicable records.
  • Oversee billing procedures and maintain records according to standards set by the Financial Services department.
  • Adhere to purchasing procedures for all expenses incurred.
  • Plan and coordinate registration and parent orientation procedures; provide parent conferencing, parent education, and coordinate parent involvement.
  • Maintain student records including admission forms, medical information, parental permission slips, and attendance forms.


  • Meet the current and changing needs of student-parents and parents in the delivery of exceptional and innovative early child learning services in a fiscally sustainable manner.



  • One hundred twenty (120) college credit hours with Twenty-four (24) of the one hundred twenty (120) in early childhood, youth development or child/family related courses.
  • Three or more years teaching in an accredited child care center or preschool of 80+ children.
  • Basic skills needed in Word, Excel, billing, and accounting, and grant/subsidy management experience.
  • Excellent organization and communication skills; positive service-oriented approach, and passion for helping students succeed.
  • Well-versed in curriculum philosophies including constructivism.


  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education or similar.
  • Two or more years child care administration experience, including grant writing and administration such as governmental subsidy programs for food, training, and income-based fees.


  • 8:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m. with variation possible based on the CDC's needs.



St. Charles Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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