Number of Vacancies
Director of Campus Child Center
Early Child Edu Dir
Proposed Salary to be Offered
Appointment Percentage (Budget)
The University of Wisconsin La Crosse’s Division of Student Affairs
invites applicants for a full-time (92%) appointment as the Campus
Child Care Center Director. The tentative start date for the
position will be negotiable and determined at point of hire.
The Director of the Campus Child Center has administrative
responsibility for the Campus Child Center at the University of
Wisconsin La Crosse. The Director reports to the Vice Chancellor
for Student Affairs and serves as a member of the Student Affairs
Leadership Team to ensure that the Campus Child Center is
effectively interfaced with the institution and division missions.
The Director collaboratively works with center colleagues to design
and implement an inclusive and supportive curriculum based on the
interest and needs of children ranging in age one to eight; to
assist in the day-to-day maintenance of the center facility; to
provide orientation and training for student staff and parent
education to families served; to assist in budgetary and
administrative responsibilities as they relate to billing and
scheduling systems and licensing, accreditation and food service
regulations; and to learn, uphold, and follow all of the state
licensing and national accreditation regulations stipulated for
group child care.
35% Program Development / Leadership
- Nurture a team that fulfills the goals of Campus Child
- Serve as liaison between Campus Child Center, Student Affairs
Directors and other University units.
- Work with University partners to establish opportunities for
UWL students to participate in observation and/or assessment of
children as it pertains to UWL student coursework, while
maintaining compliance with licensing regulations.
- Support the University mission, the development of
relationships and human potential, and values of diversity and
- Develop long range plans for the improvement of child care
services and programing.
- Assume full responsibility for daily center operations.
- Assume responsibility for the health and safety of the children
and ensure that the center is in compliance with all state
licensing requirements and national accreditation standards.
- Assist the lead teaching staff in the physical, social,
emotional, and cognitive growth and development of each child in
the program’s care.
- Maintain and keep all child records and enrollment forms.
- Maintain and keep staff employment records as they pertain to
- Create and implement work schedules for the lead teaching and
student assistant staff.
- Schedule and provide planning time for teaching staff.
- Maintain an adequate inventory of supplies for food service and
- Work with UWL facilities to maintain the physical space and
equipment of the Child Center.
35% Teacher & Staff Professional Development
- Complete continuing education requirements as established by
state regulations and maintain a record of completion.
- Maintain infant/child CPR / AED /First Aid training.
- Provide in-service training and training resources for all
- Provide orientation sessions for all staff.
- Conduct staff meetings on at least a monthly basis and document
proceedings from the
- Conduct staff evaluations on at least an annual basis.
- Participate in self-evaluation to determine strengths and
weaknesses in relation to established center and personal
- Attend training opportunities or pursue resources to make
- Approve all recruiting, hiring and dismissal of teachers and
- Supervise all lead teaching and student assistant staff on a
- Guide student workers in their work with the children and make
appropriate suggestions for change as needed.
- Assist in the supervision of field study and clinical students,
providing feedback for improvement on a regular basis and
completing all necessary written assessments as required for the
20% Administrative Fiscal & Budget Management Obligations
- Oversee and manage the Campus Child Center’s day-to-day
operation regarding attendance, billing, food service, programming
and scheduling systems.
- Serve as primary fiscal coordinator for the child center.
- Develop and guide long-range fiscal planning and operating
- Participate in budget review and accomplish budget
reconciliation as needed.
- Supervise tuition collection system.
- Make recommendations regarding rates based upon state
regulations and current industry
- Develop ongoing and long range planning for remodeling,
improvements & renovations.
- Seek grant funding and fund raising opportunities as deemed
- Purchase necessary supplies and equipment.
10% Building Relationships
- Ensure collaboration with early childhood academic
- Develop positive working relationships with parents, teachers,
volunteers, & student employees.
- Provide information to families concerning center policies,
upcoming events and deadlines, and any relevant information
concerning their child(ren).
- Initiate communication with families, keeping lines of daily
communication with families open and effective.
- Prepare monthly newsletter for parents.
- Assist in formal parent education efforts.
- Act as a responsible representative of Campus Child Center on
our campus and in our community.
- Report staff or program concerns to the Vice Chancellor for
Contingent Upon Funding
Is this position eligible for employment sponsorship, (H1B or
- Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field
- Experience in program and curriculum development for early
- A minimum of two years of lead teaching experience in an early
- Demonstrate a strong commitment to creating an inclusive,
supportive, age-appropriate learning environment for the children
- Basic computer skills and a working knowledge of Microsoft
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field
- Experience in child care program supervision.
- Four years of lead teaching experience in an early childhood
- Knowledge of Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards.
- Familiarity with state licensing rules for group child care
- Experience with accreditation through the National Association
for the Education of Young Children.
- Earned six credits from an institution of higher learning in
management, administration, and/or leadership.
- Experience with budget management.
- Evidence of collaboration to support children and
- Ability to lift and carry 20-30 lbs.
- Routine stooping, bending, walking, running, and
- Ability to sit on the floor or in a small chair situated low to
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Working conditions and environment
INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR POTENTIAL BENEFITS
- On occasion, this individual must be able to work extended
You may potentially be eligible for benefits that could add an
additional 40%+ to the overall financial package from the
- excellent flexible health insurance with low co-pays and good
- paid holidays and sick days.
- sick leave may be converted at retirement to pay for health
insurance post-work at UWL .
- after 5 years of employment, you become vested in our
retirement system which ensures income post-career.
- benefits at UWL are highly competitive with local industry and
some of the strongest in state and nation.
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Benefit eligibility is determined at point of hire. This
information is provided for illustrative purposes only. Benefits
are also pro-rated based on the appointment percentage.
Information about UWL and the Surrounding Region
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW–La Crosse) provides a
challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the
entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student
success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters
curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation,
and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging
and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional
academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their
place in a constantly changing world community.
For more than a decade UW-La Crosse has been named one of
Kiplinger’s 100 Best Values in Public Universities and has appeared
prominently on theU.S. News & World Report
“America’s Best Colleges” for more than 15 years, and is ranked #4
on its list of the Best Regional Public Universities in the
With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers
91 undergraduate programs, 21 graduate programs, and 2 doctoral
programs through the following three colleges, the College of Arts,
Social Sciences, and Humanities, the College of Business
Administration, and the College of Science and Health, as well as
the School of Education. There are over 600 full-time faculty and
instructional academic staff, 75 percent of whom hold terminal
degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning
as sophomores) of 84 percent, graduation rate (degree within six
years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited
nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and
Universities for its success in linking campus culture and
university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.
UW-La Crosse’s strategic plan Sustaining Excellence continues to
move our community forward through its four pillars: increasing
community engagement, achieving excellence through equity and
diversity, investing in our people, and advancing transformational
education. More information about the ongoing work of Sustaining
Excellence is available at www.uwlax.edu/info/strategic-plan
.The UW-La Crosse campus is in southwestern Wisconsin, nestled in a
residential area of the City of La Crosse and positioned as part of
a larger metro area with a population close to 140,000. The area,
known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural
beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic
bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested
valleys in between. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain
provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only
a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the
affordability and charm of small town living with larger city
benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the
La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century
downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art
centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture,
entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation. More
information about the La Crosse metro area can be found here:
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The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is an equal opportunity and
affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse,
broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women,
minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWL, in
compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its
commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces
diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.
UW-La Crosse’s diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our
adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence
as “… our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge
differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The
goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of
diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus
climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives
to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic
diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse
ranks 6th nationally among the Top LGBTQ -Friendly Colleges for
2018-19 by AffordableCollegesOnline.org ( ACO ).
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Student Affairs Division
Description of College / Department / Program / Division /
The Division of Student Affairs’ role is to enhance and support
students learning experience here at UWL . We work closely with
faculty, staff, community members, alumni and most importantly,
students to provide quality programs and services which promote
learning, leadership, involvement, service and the celebration of
diversity. The Division includes a number of departments:
Admissions and Recruitment, Campus Child Center, Counseling and
Testing, Student Health Center, Intercollegiate Athletics,
Recreational Sports, Residence Life, Student Life, University
Centers, and the Vice Chancellor & Dean of Students office. The
staff of the Division is truly student-centered and concerned about
the holistic development of the student.
Posting Detail Information
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Continuous Recruitment First Review Date
TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION : Priority consideration is given to those
candidates who apply by the listed ‘First Review Date’.
Applications received after that date may be given consideration at
the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will
be evaluated, and the most qualified applicants will be invited to
participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete
and/or late application materials may not receive consideration. If
you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not
able to complete the application online due to a disability or
system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.
Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWL is a state agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law.
UWL will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who
request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by
Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the
identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the
appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.
CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment
screening which includes a criminal background check, work
authorization, and verification of education. It will also require
you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual
violence and sexual harassment
Position Contact Name
Jeff Keenan, Search Committee Chair
Position Contact Email
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the
identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing,
except that the identities of finalists must be revealed upon
request. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).
- I wish for my name to remain confidential until the university
is no longer able to do so.
- I waive my right to keep my name confidential through the
- * Are you currently employed by or have you been employed by a
UW System institution or a State of Wisconsin agency during the
last seven (7) years? Please answer yes or no. If yes, provide the
institution or agency name, your supervisor and contact
information, including phone number and email address.
- * After you retire from a Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS)
employer, you may return to work with a WRS employer as a rehired
annuitant, provided certain requirements are met. There are no
restrictions on what type of position a rehired annuitant can hold.
Under the WRS, there is no limit to how much you may earn as a
rehired annuitant. (Learn more:
Are you currently collecting an annuity from the Wisconsin
Retirement System, (WRS)?
- * Are you an alum of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse?
- * Are you legally eligible to work in the United States?
- * Will you now or in the future require visa sponsorship for
employment at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse? (UW-L and UW
System institutions pay for some or all of the sponsorship costs.
Some candidates may require an H1B or another form of employment
sponsorship to work in the US. This question is asked so that if
you are the successful candidate, Human Resources can work with
your work unit to begin the process of obtaining this visa).
- Yes, I will require sponsorship prior to employment.
- Yes, I will require sponsorship for continued employment if
- No, I do not require sponsorship and am eligible to work in the
- * Were you ever found to have engaged in any sexual violence or
sexual harassment in a previous work assignment? (Required under UW
System Administrative Policy 1275)
- * Are you currently under investigation or have ever left
employment during an active investigation in which you were accused
of sexual violence or sexual harassment? (Required under UW System
Administrative Policy 1275)
- * Please provide your most recent employer, supervisor name and
contact information, including phone number and email address.
(Pursuant to UW System Administrative Policy 1275, UW System
requires reference checks related to sexual harassment and sexual
violence to be conducted at a minimum with a final candidate’s most
recent employer and with all previous UW System institution and
State of Wisconsin agency employers from the past seven years. UW-L
will notify you prior to contacting your supervisor).
(Open Ended Question)
- * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
- Chronicle of Higher Education Web Site
- Discipline-Specific Publication/Web Site
- HERC Web Site
- HigherEdJobs.com Web Site
- Job Center of Wisconsin Web Site
- Minority Publication/Web Site
- University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Social Media (i.e.
Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)
- University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Web Site
- La Crosse Tribune
- Personal Referral
- WinonaDailyNews.com, LaCrosseTribune.com, ChippewaHerald.com,
Journaltimes.com, Kenoshanews.com, Madison.com
- Department of Workforce Development (WISC)
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Reference Contact Information