Director, Child Development and Educational Studies Laboratory
North Orange County Community College District
FC Social Sciences
Percentage of Employment:
Months of Employment:
12 Months Per Year
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (However,
some flexibility such as evenings and weekends will be required to
meet the needs of the department.)
Provides leadership in the administration of the Fullerton College,
Child Development and Educational Studies (CDES) Laboratory School,
including resource development and personnel management, in
accordance with laws, regulations, District policy and procedures
and collective bargaining agreements.
Ensures compliance with policies and procedures set by Community
Care Licensing, State Department of Education, and Federal Grantees
as well as the North Orange County Community College
Establishes program philosophy in close collaboration with CDES
Department faculty and sets operational goals and vision for
implementation with classroom teachers; assumes responsibility for
the demonstration of developmentally appropriate practices based on
current child development practices and research.
Works with the CDES Department regarding activities/curriculum
appropriate for children, families, staff, college students, and
early childhood community.
Develops and administers the CDES Laboratory School annual budget;
participates in the forecast of funds needed for staffing,
equipment, materials, and supplies; monitors and approves
expenditures; implements adjustments.
Researches, identifies, and creates grant applications for
potential resources of additional income for the CDES Laboratory
School; seeks funding sources to provide specified contracted
services to eligible children and families.
Participates in hiring; supervises, trains, and evaluates assigned
CDES Laboratory School staff; conducts regular staff meetings;
assists in assigning students to individual classrooms for
appropriate laboratory experience.
Coordinates the parent and student enrollment, orientation, and
participation within the CDES Laboratory School.
Provides expert level assistance to the assigned Dean, Social
Sciences; in conducting a variety of organizational studies,
investigations, and operational studies; recommends and implements
modifications to CDES Laboratory School programs, policies, and
procedures as appropriate.
Coordinates services and activities with other departments as well
as outside agencies; attend meetings with other community agencies;
establishes and maintains communication between families,
instructors, students and classroom teaching staff.
Serves as the liaison for the CDES Laboratory School with other
departments, divisions, and outside agencies; negotiates and
resolves sensitive and controversial issues.
Represents the College and the CDES Laboratory School in meetings
both on campus and off campus concerning funding, licensing, for
the child development and educational studies laboratory
Responsible to Community Care Licensing and Department of Education
to follow all regulations and guidelines concerning Laboratory
licenses, policies, and reporting procedures.
Maintains an early childhood resource library.
Actively involved in professional early care and educational
organizations and community agencies.
Provide leadership in District/College efforts to increase the
diversity of faculty and staff, to address student achievement
gaps, and in the creation of a welcoming and inclusive work and
Assist and promote the growth and success of a diverse population
of students and employees through the development of
interculturally competent and equity minded management and
leadership abilities. The ideal candidate should have experience in
this area with African Americans, Latinx, Native Americans, Pacific
Islanders and other disproportionately impacted students and
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Under the direction of the Dean, Social Sciences, this position is
responsible for the administration and supervision of the Fullerton
College Child Development and Educational Studies, Laboratory
School. The Director schedules staff, monitors enrollment through
various funding sources, and establishes and maintains lines of
communication between families, instructors, students and classroom
The Director of Child Development and Educational Studies
Laboratory School maintains frequent contact with college
administrators, faculty, staff, students, children, and
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of District organization, operations, policies and
Knowledge of a shared governance model in an educational
Knowledge of state education codes and requirements including Title
Knowledge of correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation,
Knowledge of record keeping procedures
Knowledge of budget preparation and maintenance
Knowledge of appropriate software and databases
Ability to interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations,
policies and procedures
Ability to assess, analyze, implement and evaluate research project
Ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective
course of action
Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work
Ability to meet schedules and time lines
Ability to work independently with little direction
Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions
Ability to communicate efficiently both orally and in writing
Ability to supervise, train and provide work direction to
This position requires a valid driver’s license. Incumbent may be
required to travel off site for business reasons. All employees
driving personal, leased, or district-owned vehicles for District
related activities must certify possession of a valid Driver’s
License. Employees must certify that personal vehicles are covered
by automobile insurance as required by California law.
(Administrative Procedure 7400, Section 4.0) If selected as a
finalist and/or given an offer of employment for this position, you
will be required to provide your valid Driver’s License
information. Human Resources will contact the finalist to obtain
this required documentation at that phase of the
This position requires a current First Aid and CPR certificate.
If selected as a finalist and/or given an offer of
employment for this position, you will be required to provide proof
of a valid First Aid and CPR certificate. Human Resources will
contact the finalist to obtain this required documentation at that
phase of the recruitment.
The award of all degrees must be verifiable on a legible
transcript. If degree award date is not posted on transcript your
application will be deemed incomplete and removed from
consideration. All degrees and course work used to satisfy the
required minimum qualifications must be from accredited
post-secondary institutions. If selected as a finalist and/or
given an offer of employment for this position, you will be
required to provide a transcript (may be unofficial). Human
Resources will contact the finalist to obtain this required
documentation at that phase of the recruitment.
Possession of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited
institution in Child Development, Early Childhood Education or
equivalent AND at least one year of formal training, internship or
leadership experience reasonably related to the assignment.
Possession of, or ability to qualify for a Program Director’s
First Aid and CPR Certification issued by the American Red Cross or
Commitment to diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated
sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic,
socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity,
sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college
students, faculty and staff. The applicant must be able to
demonstrate how their experience with these factors relates to
successfully achieving the goals of the position.
Possession of a master’s degree in Child Development or a related
Knowledge and implementation of the Reggio Emilia philosophy.
Knowledge of Constructivist pedagogy.
Experience in shared governance in an educational setting.
High level of critical thinking, problem solving and analytical
High professional standards and strong interpersonal skills.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Early childhood teaching experience.
Experience in facilitating workshops, presentations, and in service
Knowledge of Title 22 regulations and requirements.
Demonstrated experience ensuring equity in the duties and areas of
responsibility for this position and the ability to address the
needs of diverse student and/or employee populations.
Prior experience in approaching work and interactions with
colleagues and/or students in an equity minded manner. Ability to
provide an inclusive and welcoming work/educational
Office and child laboratory school environment; subject to constant
interruptions and frequent interaction with others; regularly
required to stand, walk and sit; sitting for long periods at a time
(up to 2-3- hours); moderately loud noise levels; regularly
required to stoop, kneel, bend, crouch and crawl, climb or balance
and lift up to 50 pounds; may require off-site duties and
$115,864 - $146,077 Annually
Number of Vacancies:
Special Instructions Summary: Special COVID 19
Notice: Interviews may be held in person (following all necessary
precautions) or in a virtual format.
reside in California while employed with NOCCCD, even during remote
work. Thank you for your continued interest in working at
North Orange County Community College District.
The North Orange County Community College District is
committed to protecting the health and wellbeing of students,
faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities it serves. The
Board of Trustees voted to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for all
employees and those students enrolled in on-campus classes with
allowances for religious or medical exemptions as defined by law.
The due date for employees and students to be fully vaccinated is
November 1, 2021. More information can be found on our District
website by visiting https://www.nocccd.edu/covid19
Work Schedule: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, District
employees are currently working a hybrid schedule of remote work
and in-person each week until further notice. Number of in-person
days may vary by position/department. Questions regarding the work
schedule may be discussed with Hiring Manager if selected as an
This is a designated classified management position
subject to a six month probationary period.
Initial salary placement will be determined by the Office of Human
Resources in accordance with Board Policy and is not negotiable.
The candidate selected for employment will be required to provide
the following: official transcripts and verification of experience
prior to the first duty day, identification and employment
eligibility as outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act,
fingerprints and required medical certification pursuant to statue.
NOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications.
The District may choose to fill one or more positions from this
recruitment within the same fiscal year or 8 months, whichever is
To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not
submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional
materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete
all questions and sections of the application. For questions which
may not apply, indicate “N/A” (not applicable). Do not use terms
such as “see resume” or “see attached”.
The minimum required number of references for this position is
three (3) and will be requested at the finalist and/or offer of
employment phase of the hiring process.
All applications will be screened under a process of utmost
confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college
community. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure
an interview. At the time of the interview a written exercise
and/or an oral presentation related to the assignment may be
required. Subsequent to the interviews, the screening committee
will select candidates for final consideration. A second interview
will be required of candidates selected as finalists.
Minimum Qualifications - Experience: One year of experience is
equivalent to 12 months of experience at a maximum of 40 hours per
week (full time). Applicable part-time experience will be converted
to the full-time equivalent for the sole purpose of meeting the
experience minimum qualification (example: Twelve (12) months of
part time work experience is equivalent to six (6) months full
Minimum Qualifications - Education: 24 units are equal to one year
of education. As applicable, education must be from a regionally
accredited institution and verifiable on a legible unofficial
NOCCCD offers reimbursement for candidate travel expenses. Visit
to view the administrative procedures - AP 7120-10.
Evaluations of foreign degrees and/or course work are required. See
our website at https://www.nocccd.edu/minimum-qualifications
for information regarding evaluation of foreign degrees.
If you would like to add additional transcripts not required by the
position, you may upload them to the “Additional Transcripts” link
when completing your application.
Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be
requested by calling (714) 808-4810 at least three business days in
advance of the scheduled examination/interview date.
To apply, visit: https://nocccd.peopleadmin.com/postings/5565