The Director of Education acts as administrator and leader for the UT Dallas Callier Child Development Program that contracts for full-day/full-year state licensed and NAEYC accredited child care services with UT Southwestern Medical Center and Dallas ISD Regional Day School for the Deaf. The program consists of more than 75 staff and volunteers and approximately 225 children from birth to five years old. The Director has the responsibility for day to day operations including fiscal management, planning, directing, and supervising the program to ensure compliance with all funding, contracting, regulatory and accreditation agencies. This position reports directly to the Callier Center for Communication Disorders Executive Director.
Minimum Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of related progressive experience.
Preferred Education and Experience
Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or equivalent from an accredited 4-year college or university
Five years director or program leadership position working with children birth to five
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Cleared TB test
Cleared state and FBI criminal background reports
Preferred Education and Experience:
- Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Administration or equivalent from an accredited 4-year college or university
- Ten years director and leadership experience working with children birth to five years.
- Director’s license
- Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Cleared TB test
- Cleared state and FBI criminal background report
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Direct all functions and activities of the department
- Establish and implement short and long-range organizational goals, objectives, policies and operating procedures
- Monitor and evaluate operational effectiveness
- Effect changes required for implementation
- Develop and manage annual budgets
- Design, establish and maintain organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish organizational goals and objectives
- Oversight of the Preschool Food Service operations
- Oversight of the National School Lunch Program its reporting responsibilities
- Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned
Physical Activities Working Conditions Additional Information
Oversee policy development and implementation related to personnel, curriculum and general operations for the infant/toddler, preschool and deaf education programs
Manage program operations in accordance with Texas state child care licensing, Dallas ISD policies and procedures, the National School Lunch Program and the National Association for the Education of Young Children
Provide customer service through support and facilitation of solutions for all program family/school related issues
Coordinate education division management and activities with other UTD Callier departments
Special Instructions Summary
Serve as representative of the University, displaying respect, civility, professional courtesy, consideration of others and discretion in all interactions with members of the UT Dallas community and the public.
1) All employees serve as a representative of the University and are expected to display respect, civility, professional courtesy, consideration of others and discretion in all interactions with members of the UT Dallas community and the general public.
2) UT Dallas does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its programs and activities, including in admission and enrollment. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Director of Institutional Equity at InstitutionalEquity@utdallas.edu or the Title IX Coordinator at TitleIXCoordinator@utdallas.edu, or call 972-883-5331.