Director, Children's Center

Fullerton, California, United States Full-time

Position Title:                     Director, Children’s Center  

Reports To:                         Executive Director

Payroll Classification:       Salaried, Exempt

Starting Salary Range        $44,712-$98,958

Priority Filing Date:            October 31, 2018



As a member of the Associated Students (ASI) full-time staff, the position directs the Children’s Center Staff.  The CSUF Children’s Center has been established and operated for the purpose of making the educational opportunities at the University equally accessible to parents of young children, regardless of sex, race, or financial status. The Children Center’s program is on a university campus, serving student, staff and faculty parents with variable schedules, and includes a professional staff as well as student employees. The Children’s Center Director leads the teaching staff and student employees in the development, implementation and planning of care programs with a total enrollment of 200+ children ages three months to six years. The Children’s Center Director is responsible for ensuring the Center is safe and meets state and university regulations and is fully compliant.

  • Develop and recommend policies and guidelines which conform to applicable regulations that meet the needs and interest of parents utilizing the Children's Center as directed by the general goals of the ASI Board of Directors.
  • Manage, direct, and supervise professional staff in developing educational programs and curriculum which provides for the appropriate development of children, including the active engagement of their families.
  • Employ, organize, and review the work of full-time employees. Must develop and carry out student and professional staff training programs, including but not limited to, Health and Safety and California Mandated Child Abuse Reporting.
  • Direct professional staff development.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable state, welfare, and education department codes and those regulations adopted and administered under Title 22 Licensing and Titles V California Code of Regulations.
  • Ensure that program quality meets the standards of an accrediting organization and maintain the Children’s Center accreditation.
  • Provide fiscal management of program and facility; prepare and present yearly budget request; oversee implementation of the budget.
  • Ensure diligent compliance and administration of grants or contracts awarded through state and federal agencies.
  • Develop alternatives to generate funds for operation of the Children's Center.
  • Purchase equipment and supplies according to policies adopted by the ASI Board of Directors.
  • Ensure satisfactory maintenance and appearance of the Children’s Center facility in coordination with the ASI Building Engineering department.
  • Effectively communicate and collaborate with other ASI departments, campus, and community organizations to promote the Children’s Center Program




  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred
  • At least 24 college level units in early childhood development, including 3 units in infant/toddler development and 9 semester units in adult supervision and administration.
  • Must be eligible to hold Child Development Program Director Permit issued by the California State Department of Education Commission for Teacher Preparation and Licensing


  • Must have at least two years of teaching experience and equivalent of 5-7 years of progressively responsible professional, administrative and supervisory experience necessary to supervise a children’s center
  • Experience developing and administering grants or contracts for Teacher Preparation and Licensing.


Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Must have demonstrated administrative and supervisory experience. Preferred experience in a child care program dealing with children of all ethnic, social, and economic backgrounds; extensive experience working with parents and volunteers.
  • Must be flexible and able to maintain a positive and supportive working relationship with staff, parents, student employees, volunteers, and children in a cooperative venture. Must have sensitiv­ity to children's unique needs, lots of energy, and personal commitment to the job.
  • Must be familiar with learning development theories; must be able to plan and administer a comprehensive program designed to meet educational and child care objectives adopted by the Children's Center Committee and/or Parent Advisory Board.
  • Must have the ability to develop and carry out budgets and to maintain adequate fiscal records within the operation which are able to be audited by external auditors selected by the ASI Board of Directors.
  • Must be able to attend workshops and seminars required for the Children's Center operations.
  • Must have the ability to articulate the goals and needs of the Chil­dren's Center program to parents, university, faculty, administration, and students.
  • Must have knowledge of the typical health needs of age groups in­volved.
  • Work effectively within a complex organizational setting and a multi-cultural campus environment.
  • Establish and maintain effective, cooperative, and harmonious relationships with students, staff, co-workers, and the general public.

Additional Requirements:

Typical Mental Requirements: 

  • Directing others, writing, concentrating amid distractions, reading, memorization, perception/ comprehension, judgment, decision making.

Typical Physical Requirements:

  • Stand and walk for extended periods; lift or carry up to 25 lbs. with a safety back harness; reach above shoulders; hand grasping, touching, bending, pushing, and pulling; manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication.

Typical Working Conditions: 

  • Work is performed in a temperature controlled office environment and occasionally in the school yard. Contact with staff, children, parents, and the campus community.  May come into contact with childhood viruses/diseases.


Special Requirements

  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment T.B. test and urine drug screen.
  • Must be First Aid and CPR certified at time of hire.
  • Sixteen hour training in Preventative Health Practices will be required.
  • Upon hire employment history and criminal background investigation will be completed.
  • Must complete Bloodborne Pathogens Training within three (3) months of employment and annually thereafter.
  • Subject to DMV Pull program requiring valid driver’s license, current auto insurance be on file at all times and must meet CSURMA driving standards. May be required to drive occasionally as needed.
  • Required to be General Mandated Reporter.

If you need additional information or assistance please contact:

Yvonne Castillo

Associated Students, CSUF, Inc.

Human Resources – Titan Student Union

800 N. State College Blvd. TSU 227

Fullerton, CA  92831

(657)  278-2384