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Child Care Connections Director

University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
Arkansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 22, 2021

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Grants & Contracts, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services, Other Student Affairs
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Full Time
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Type of Position:Professional Staff - Project/Program Administration

Workstudy Position:


Job Type:Fixed Duration of Project/Grant (Fixed Term)

Work Shift: Day Shift (United States of America)

Sponsorship Available:


Institution Name: University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is a metropolitan research university that provides an accessible, quality education through flexible learning and unparalleled internship opportunities. At UA Little Rock, we prepare our more than 8,900 students to be innovators and responsible leaders in their fields. Committed to its metropolitan research university mission, UA Little Rock is a driving force in Little Rock's thriving cultural community and a major component of the city and state's growing profile as a regional leader in research, technology transfer, economic development, and job creation.

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Department:Student Retention Initiatives

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Summary of Job Duties:The Child Care Connections Director will report directly to the Director of Student Retention Initiatives and will direct the Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) grant to support the retention of undergraduate and graduate students at UA Little Rock. The Director will create and implement this new program that provides childcare services by partnering with established, off-site providers. The Director will administer all aspects of the program and coordinate with other personnel and units whose participation is necessary for the success of the program. This position is grant-funded for four years. The program success will be measured by the postsecondary persistence and degree completion rates of program participants who remain at UA Little Rock. This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.


Required Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Human Services, or related field;

  • Five (5) years of related experience.

Preferred Education and/or Experience:

  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Human Services, or related field and three (3) years of related experience;

  • Experience working in a higher education setting;

  • Experience in program planning and evaluation;

  • Experience with grant writing, administration, and reporting.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Experience in providing effective, student-friendly customer service;

  • Demonstrate knowledge and the skills to communicate effectively, in various modalities, to a broad range of audiences about the many dimensions of childcare;

  • The ability to work with state, county, and local childcare agencies and develop strategic and beneficial relationships;

  • The ability to coordinate with existing campus services, including the Advising and Support Centers, Health Services, Student Affairs, etc. to ensure students are aware of and are utilizing available services and programming;

  • Experience in mastering details and engineering business processes that are effective and efficient for students to participate in the program;

  • The ability to keep accurate records and utilize data;

  • The ability to administer budgets with the technical assistance of support personnel;

  • The ability to conduct assessments and write reports as required for the grant;

  • Supervise and mentor a graduate assistant;

  • Develop and maintain relationships within the community to facilitate low cost or free support services for students with children;

  • Determine areas of need and develop and implement student workshops, and related activities designed to address childcare needs;

  • Participate in on and off-campus events that support the university;

  • Research, develop and submit grant proposals to enhance childcare services;

  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of childhood development theory and strategies;

  • Knowledge of educational theories and practice;

  • Knowledge of trends, issues, and accepted practices relevant to the position;

  • Self-motivated, problem-solving, proactive attitude, and highly dependable;

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (oral/written/electronic) skills;

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;

  • Computer and software proficiency (including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, ARGOS, BANNER, WorkDay, and other management systems);

  • Ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment;

  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team;

  • Ability to balance multiple projects and student caseload;

  • Ability to develop, interpret and suggest policy/procedures;

  • Ability to conduct research and compile data into report form;

  • Ability to analyze documents to determine compliance with rules, regulations, and procedures.

Candidates must be able to clear the following checks coordinated by the Department of Human Resources: AR Department of Human Services Child Maltreatment, Sex Offender, Arkansas State Police, Drug Test, Financial Credit Check, and Motor Vehicle Registry.

Salary Information:


Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume

Optional Documents:

Additional Information:

Recruitment Contact Information:

Heather Reed, Director of Student Retention Initiatives,

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:Child Maltreatment, Criminal Background Check, Motor Vehicle Reports Check, Sex Offender Registry, Substance Abuse Testing

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry ( MVR ) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

Constant Physical Activity:Feeling, Hearing, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Sitting, Talking

Frequent Physical Activity:Reaching

Occasional Physical Activity:Climbing, Crouching, Kneeling, Lifting, Pulling, Pushing, Reaching, Standing, Walking

Benefits Eligible:Yes
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