Children's Center Assistant Director (AS)

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Work type: Auxiliary
Location: Northridge
Categories: Excluded, Administrative, At-Will, Child/Youth Education and Development, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)


Under general supervision of the Director, supervises Supervising Teachers in developing, planning and implementing curriculum programs, supervising teachers, student employees and interns, and evaluating the achievements of the children; assumes responsibility for the Center in the absence of the Director; and performs related work as required .

The AS Children’s Center is a high-quality early childhood education program that provides a safe and nurturing environment while promoting the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of young children. The center’s programming is centered around age and developmentally appropriate and inclusive school readiness services for children between the ages of 18 months and 5 years. The center has a large staff comprised of Supervising Teachers, Teachers, Administrative Management & Staff, Nutrition Staff and Student Employees that serve the children enrolled.

The Assistant Director's duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides leadership in the creation and implementation of the child development program including the philosophy and educational goals of the program. Serve as resource for education staff on methods and techniques of presenting concepts to children and adults of various ages and development levels, to include children with disabilities.
  • Ensures that individual child assessments are completed according to the established timelines and are used to inform classroom curriculum and individual planning for children consistent with the program philosophy and goals.
  • Supervise, train, coach, and evaluate Supervising teachers, teachers and student assistants.  Conduct meetings with Supervising Teachers to design classroom lessons and activities.
  • Assist the Director in assessing staff professional development needs.  Prepare and present in-service staff development workshops.
  • Assisting in overseeing the work of office supervisor, assistant office supervisor in assessing the CSUN student family’s eligibility for Ca. State Dept. of Education child care subsidies.
  • Assist Director in the analysis of program data and preparation of required reports, Assume responsibility for the Center in the absence of the Director.
  • Other duties as assigned.


A minimum of 5 years of experience teaching young children in a group setting, at least 3 of which must be in a setting that included children with disabilities in classrooms with typically developing children.

A minimum of 5 years of experience coaching adults in a group setting.

Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Family Services or Related field. California Children's Center Site Supervisor or California Child Development Permit Matrix Program Director permit required. Must have/obtain all required fingerprint clearances.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

This position is employed through Associated Students (AS). AS offers an excellent benefits package including Medical, Dental & Vision insurance, Life Insurance, Vacation, Sick Leave, 14 paid Holidays, company sponsored retirement program and more.

The anticipated hiring range: $53,164.80 to $79,747.20 annually, dependent upon qualifications and experience.

HOURS: Full-Time, Exempt at 40 hours per week; schedule is generally Monday – Friday during business hours but periodically varies to accommodate working evening and weekend events. 

General Information

A background check (including a criminal records check) and LiveScan Fingerprint check must be completed satisfactorily upon verbal offer of employment. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check or LiveScan Fingerprint check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment.  Proof of current vaccinations for Measles, Pertussis/Tdap [Whooping Cough] and any other required by licensing.

Candidates should apply by completing the on-line application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link:

Associated Students, California State University, Northridge, Inc. (A.S.) is proud to operate on the California State University, Northridge (CSUN) campus serving students.  As part of the campus community, A.S. follows the California State University (CSU) policy that strongly recommends all faculty, staff and students who are accessing campus facilities at any university location to be immunized (aka vaccinated) against the virus that causes COVID-19.  

The CSUN Associated Students is a 501(c)3 corporation integrated with California State University, Northridge.  Its mission is to serve as the primary advocate for students at CSUN and to provide excellent, meaningful programs and services designed to create and enhance a spirited, learning-focused campus environment.  The AS offers programs in sustainability and recycling; outdoor adventures; sport clubs; child care; ticket, transportation passes and attraction discount ticket sales; concerts, fairs and lectures.
Its own infrastructure also includes risk management; information technology support; marketing; accounting and human resources.
California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is a comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 38,000students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor’s degrees to traditionally underserved students and enrolls the largest number of  students who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go onto earn doctorates in the sciences.

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