Director, Vivian Olum Child Development Center
Officer of Administration
Administrative/Professional, Child Development,
Campus Services / Vivian Olum Child
Appointment Type and Duration:
Commensurate with experience
Application Review Begins
Immediately, apply by June 7th, 2022 to ensure consideration.
Special Instructions to Applicants
The University of Oregon is excited to partner with Mills Consulting
to fill a key leadership role in the Vivian Olum Child
To be considered for this position, applicants must submit an
online application including a resume, cover letter addressing how
you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications, and three
The Vivian Olum Child Development Center offers a comprehensive
program providing education and care for infants through elementary
school-aged children. The center's mission is to serve the needs of
university employees' families by providing a foundation of
experiences that foster growth and development of children and a
safe and nurturing environment for children and families. The
center consists of seven classrooms which collectively serve over
100 children each day.
The Vivian Olum Child Development Center is a unit within Campus
Services in the Finance and Administration portfolio. Finance and
Administration is a vibrant and varied portfolio serving all
aspects of campus life. Our employees perform a wide range of
functions including offering essential financial tools and support
to the university's many departments, providing key resources to
employees, and keeping campus safe, clean, accessible and
The Director for Vivian Olum Child Development Center provides
strategic vision for the center and oversight for center-wide daily
operations, as well as facility and fiscal management. The Director
provides oversight and direction for the development of the annual
budget exceeding $1,900,000. The Director also provides oversight
for the recruitment, scheduling, training and supervision of
approximately 24 classified teaching staff and 50+ UO student
employees center-wide. The Director holds primary supervisory
responsibility for the Upper School Assistant Director, Lower
School Assistant Director, Enrollment and Operations Coordinator,
and Vivian Olum's Receptionist.
Interactions with a variety of individuals will occur regularly
during the course of performing work to cultivate and maintain
strong professional relationships with the campus community and
Vivian Olum staff. The Director works as a member of a team while
frequently performing tasks independently to ensure that the
center's programs and facilities meet all applicable licensing
requirements, which includes inspections, building repair and staff
training documentation, as well as all university standards and
requirements. Decisions may be made about the best methods and
materials necessary for the daily operations of the facility. They
may also include setting priorities, assessing the centers needs
and responding to those needs.
The Director reports to the Associate Vice President for Campus
Services, a performance evaluation is conducted annually. This
position may be subject to a criminal records check and possible
- Be at least 21 years old.
- Be director qualified according to the Oregon Child Care
- Have five years of progressively responsible work experience in
the childcare field, including three years' program management
which includes fiscal management, facility management, and
supervision of adults.
- Meet Step 10 in the Central Background Registry of the Oregon
Department of Education's Early Learning Division Office of Child
Care. Appointment to the director position is contingent upon
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with staff
- Excellent decision-making skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse
- Two years of demonstrated success in leading teams and
- Three years of training or experience with child-centered
approaches to early childhood education, such as RIE, Reggio
Emilia, or Constructivist.
- Two years managing a childcare center.
- Professional experience in a higher education
- Master's degree in early childhood education or a related
FLSA Exempt: Yes
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful
completion of a background inquiry.
University of Oregon students and employees are required to be
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The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits
package to eligible employees, including health insurance,
retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about
benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative
action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance
with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals
to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected
status, including veteran and disability status. The University is
committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and
employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in
connection with the application process, please contact us at
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national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status,
disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity,
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