CUNY Assistant Director of the Early Childhood Center in New York, New York


The Assistant Director of the Early Childhood Center will report to the Executive Director of Early Childhood Center. This person will:

  • Work with the Executive Director to develop strategic planning, budget planning, and decision-making related to the day-to-day and long-term needs of the Early Childhood Center.

  • Oversee the off-site childcare services,

  • Coordinate assessment of the center,

  • Develop programs for student-parents such as workshops, student club, and special programs for the children in the center.

  • Assist in the supervision of the classroom teachers and assistant teachers, family social worker, and student teachers

  • Assist in researching and writing for the various grants and reports for the city, state and other funding sources.

  • Develops and coordinates educational programs through meetings with staff, review of teachers’ activities and issuance of directives.

  • In the absense of the Executive Dorector, serve as liaison to the Child Care Council at CUNY, CUNY Office of Student Affairs, other CUNY or Borough of Manhattan Community College committees and local and national organizations.

  • Participate in BMCC Childhood Board Corporation meeting as needed.

  • Providing assistance with major college-wide events such as commencement, orientation, registration, and honors convocation.


BA in one or combination of following areas (or the equivalent): Early Childhood Education, Business Management, Organizational Management or Communications; MA preferred. Four years' related experience also required. Additionally, must meet NY State licensing requirements and all other regulatory requirements for a Group Teacher.

  • Master's degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field.

  • New York State Teacher Certification required. Permanent Certification preferred. Dual certification preferred.

  • At least six in early care and education, with direct supervision of staff preferred. Campus based child care experience a plus.

  • Well versed regarding Department of Health and Mental Hygiene regulatory guidelines required along with current practice, theory and research.

  • Knowledge of best practices in student success program implementation with an emphasis on research, assessment, and data-informed decision making , specifically familiarity with early childhood assessments.

  • Experience collecting and assessing data to support funding request.

  • Candidate must have an ability to multitask and manage multiple projects at the same time.

  • Experience working with and facilitating parent groups a plus.

  • Must possess strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills with attention to detail, and proven leadership.

  • Willingness to work evening hours and weekends as necessary, including responding to calls from evening and weekend team as needed.

  • Be a dynamic individual that can work independently and under general supervision to provide courteous and accurate customer service to all students, visitors and campus community members.

  • Have a record of successful implementation of programs for a diverse student population with evidence of successful collaborations with other departments and multiple agencies.

  • Be or have been involved in professional associations, such as the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Experience interfacing with a board a plus.

  • Have proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe, and social media platforms.


Assists in administering a child care center to provide a safe and stimulating environment for children in the center's care.

  • Develops appropriate learning programs, events and activities

  • Assists in developing, implementing, and monitoring center goals

  • Assists in supervising and evaluating center staff

  • Provides on-site presence for parent communications and problem resolution

  • Maintains compliance with relevant regulations and health and safety guidelines

  • May occasionally teach children in the Center

  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Higher Education Assistant




Salary $47,340 - $68,351

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


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May 29, 2018


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Job Title: Assistant Director of the Early Childhood Center

Job ID: 18723

Location: Borough of Manhattan CC

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular