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Assistant Director of Children's Campus - (Administrator I) -Children's Campus

Apply now Job no: 533865
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: San Francisco
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Working Title

Assistant Director of Children's Campus

Administrator Level (for MPP positions only)

This position is   in the California State University Management Personnel Plan (MPP), reporting to the Director of Children’s Campus.

SF State University

San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.

Applicants may visit for more information on SF State's policy prohibiting discrimination, and how to file an online report using the procedures under Executive Order 1096 Revised. Inquiries can be directed to the campus Title IX Coordinator and Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Administrator by calling (415) 338-2032 or emailing

San Francisco State is a 100% Smoke/Vapor-Free Campus.  Smoking or Vaping of any tobacco/plant-based substance is not permitted on any University properties.

The person holding this position may be considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect  Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code.  The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.


Children's Campus

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Time Base

Full-Time (1.0 FTE)

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday; from 8:00am to 5:00pm

Anticipated Hiring Range

$6,250.00 - $6,500.00Per Month ($75,000.00 - $78,000 Annually)

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Position Summary

Under the general supervision of the Director of Children’s Campus (CC), the Assistant Director of CC is responsible for the management of the day-to-day operations of CC at SF State, the Early Childhood Education (ECE) lab school. These responsibilities include: managing the day-to-day operations and educational program, including staffing, schedules, and adequate coverage in classrooms; managing aspects of student and faculty participation onsite; ensuring implementation of the curriculum and educational philosophy; assisting in overseeing the physical facilities to ensure a safe, healthy, enriching, and well-maintained environment; assisting in overseeing emergency and safety planning and coordination; hiring, training, developing, and supervising teaching staff; managing the center’s food program; building relationships with parents, children, staff and SF State students; planning and managing the center’s events; managing and implementing administrative and business functions, including personnel management and time reporting, data and records management and reporting, customer service, general office, and general administrative tasks. The incumbent spends time in classrooms working with children and teachers. Responsibilities also include assisting the Director with ordering supplies and materials; maintaining linkages between the center and academic programs on campus; and ensuring compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal regulations.

Position Information

Training, Development, and Supervision
The incumbent plans, develops, and manages on- and off-boarding of all new hires; mentors, coaches and provides technical assistance to teaching staff, ensures consistent application of the center’s educational philosophy, curriculum, processes, and procedures; recruits, hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates all teaching staff, including professional staff, student staff, interns and volunteers at the center and manages the participation and observation system of the center.
Program Operations
The incumbent manages and oversees the implementation of policy, procedures, and systems for operating the center in accordance with state licensing regulations, University policies and procedures, National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation standards, the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS), the Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale (ITERS), the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS), the Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), and industry best practices. This includes: staff scheduling, work management, time reporting and absence management, data management and analysis, implementation of curriculum and educational philosophy, nutrition, food planning and management, customer service, purchasing, assisting in child observations; and implementing systems for communication, record keeping, reporting, and assessment and planning. The incumbent works in the classroom and at the front desk as needed; and serves in place of the Director when the Director is offsite.
Facility, Health and Safety Management
The incumbent assists in managing aspects of the physical facilities to ensure a safe, healthy, enriching and well- maintained environment, including: purchasing; emergency and safety planning and coordination in conjunction with the University partners; and ensuring adherence to all licensing requirements and quality indicators. The incumbent assists in overseeing the health and safety program including regulatory compliance, and training needs.
The incumbent plans, oversees, and manages all of the center’s events including parent/teacher conferences, orientations, Open House, workshops, graduation, social events for classrooms and the center, trainings, and all-staff meetings.
Professional Behavior
  • Fosters and promotes the Principles of Conduct for a Multi-Cultural University and User-Friendly Principles.
  • Promotes and ensures the application of human resources professional responsibilities and ethical standards

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE), Child Development or a related field; Site Supervisor level permit; three years of experience performing similar duties at a licensed childcare center; and five years of experience teaching in early care and education.
  •  Demonstrated ability to: interpret and implement regulations, policies, and guidelines; provide high levels of customer service; analyze and solve problems; attract and retain well-qualified early childhood professionals; plan and deliver trainings and presentations; develop, recommend, implement and monitor policies, procedures and workflow; and competently interact with a culturally and ethnically diverse population of families, students, faculty and staff.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in management and leadership; expressive and written communication; program planning and evaluation; budgeting and financial analysis; and conflict resolution.
  • Substantial knowledge of child development principles and theory; early childhood assessment principles; program evaluation and planning methods; customer service standards and procedures; adult learning, supervision and evaluation theories and practices; and Microsoft Office software programs.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s Degree in ECE, Child Development or a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience teaching and supervising students and staff at lab schools at a University and/or NAEYC accredited program.
  • Demonstrated experience teaching young children of a variety of ages, teaching academic courses in the ECE field, infant care units, training in the Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC).
  • Substantial knowledge of California Community Care Licensing Regulations, California Early Learning Foundations, Desired Results for Children and Families (DRDP), ECERS/ITERS, and CLASS.

Pre-Employment Requirements

This position requires the successful completion of a background check.

Eligibility to Work

Applicants must be able to provide proof of US Citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, within three business days from their date of hire.


Threaded through our Total Compensation package is a commitment to Bridging Life's Transitions.  SF State is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students and the customers we serve.

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401k, Healthcare Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as State Holidays and a dynamic Fee Waiver program, all geared towards the University's commitment to attract, motivate and retain our employee.

CSUEU Position (For CSUEU Positions Only)

Eligible and qualified on-campus applicants, currently in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 are given hiring preference.

Additional Information


Thank you for your interest in employment with California State University (CSU).  CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California.  Because of this, CSU prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California with very limited exception.  While this position may be eligible for occasional telework, all work is expected to be performed in the state of California, and this position is assigned to on-campus operations.

CSU strongly encourages faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process are encouraged to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

The Human Resources office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at (415) 338-1872.

Please note that this position, position requirements, application deadline and/or any other component of this position is subject to change or cancellation at any time.

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