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Director, Kean University Child Care and Development Center
Kean University

Date Posted May 8, 2023
Title Director, Kean University Child Care and Development Center
University Kean University
Union, NJ, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Educational Services
    Child and Social Services

External Applicant Instructions

  • Please upload your resume/CV for automatic population of information to your Kean application.

  • Your contact information, work experience and education will be automatically filled in. Please review all fields - you will need to verify that the data is accurate.

  • In the “My Experience” section, you will find a resume/CV upload option where you can submit your cover letter and any other supporting documents you may wish to submit.


Kean University Child Care and Development Center


The Kean University Child Care and Development Center is a full day, Reggio Emilia inspired, laboratory demonstration school affiliated with the College of Education. The Center serves children ages 2.5-5 (before Kindergarten) of faculty, staff, students and the community during the day and children 2.5 - 12 in the evening (M-Th).

Under the supervision of the Dean of the College of Education, the Director (Director 4) organizes, plans and directs the Center’s curriculum, activities and operations, ensuring compliance with all state and federal laws governing child care. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: managing all child care center operations; supervising staff; designing professional development for teachers; managing financial affairs; overseeing physical facilities; communicating with parents; collaborating with faculty in the College of Education; and performing related work as required. This position requires a flexible schedule including early morning, evening and weekend hours and some travel.

Qualifications: Master's degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field and two years of professional experience with classroom instruction in an early childhood setting is required. Five years of experience in administration and supervision of early childhood centers is preferred. Possession of a valid New Jersey Teacher's Certificate of Pre-School through 3rd Grade issued by the New Jersey Department of Education is also preferred. Candidate must have effective and strong oral and written communication skills.

The candidate must successfully complete background screening checks to meet university and State licensure requirements at the time of hire. In addition, this position also has physical requirements. These include: the ability to move, stand, sit, bend and kneel for short and long periods of time, hand dexterity and the ability to lift and move up to 40 pounds; the ability to assume postures to allow physical and visual eye contact with children, see and hear to ensure children’s health and safety and engage in physical activities with children; the ability to work indoors and outdoors; and the ability to successfully complete subsequent background checks per licensing requirements

Candidacy review begins immediately and continues until appointment is made.  Please submit your cover letter, resume/CV and contact information for three professional references. Official transcripts are required prior to the starting date of employment.

Attention current Kean University employees (including part-time Student Assistants, Graduate Assistants, Academic Specialists and Adjuncts): Please apply via the internal career site to ensure consideration as an internal candidate. To apply internally, please log into your Workday account and select the Career icon on your homepage to view available positions.


Additional Information

As a condition of employment, external candidates are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. If you are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for medical or religious reasons, you may submit a request for an exemption.  All employees are expected to follow the University's current health and safety protocols for COVID-19 and any procedures/protocols created through additional correspondence.

Kean University complies with the New Jersey First Act (Senate Bill No. 1730, P.L. 2011, Chapter 70). Any individual newly hired by Kean University will be required to abide by this law and establish a principal residence in New Jersey. New employees will have a full 365 days to establish such residence, from the effective date of hire.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position, please refer to Section III.A. of our Reasonable Accommodations Policy & Procedures.  


Diversity & Non-Discrimination Statement

Kean University is committed to establishing and maintaining a diverse campus community through inclusive excellence and equal opportunity.  Kean’s commitment to access and equity is designed to prepare each graduate to not only thrive, but climb higher in a diverse world.  As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution we work to support a campus-wide agenda to foster a community that both values and promotes the diversity and equity of all students, faculty, staff, administrators, and beyond.


EEO/AA Statement

Kean University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer

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