St. Ambrose University has an immediate opening for Director of the Children’s Campus, a nationally accredited (NAEYC) comprehensive early childhood program for children from the ages of 6 weeks to 6-years-old, with or without disabilities, as well as educational experiences and resources for families. The Children’s Campus also serves a laboratory school for the School of Education Early Childhood Education teacher preparation program. The successful candidate will be assigned overall administrative responsibility for the operation of the Children’s Campus to provide supervision of teaching and support staff, with responsibility to select, train, evaluate, and terminate employees. The successful candidate will serve as liaison between Children’s Campus and the SAU School of Education programs of teacher preparation. The successful candidate will be responsible for preparation of budget for Children’s Campus and monitoring spending. Additional duties will include: marketing of programs housed within the children’s campus, monitoring overall curriculum, seeking out public and private funding opportunities, liaison with community and state agencies, maintaining an appropriate recording system for the State of Iowa and the federal government. For a more detailed description of the program, please visit our website: www.sau.edu. St. Ambrose is an independent, comprehensive, and Catholic diocesan university firmly grounded in the liberal arts. Review of applications will take place immediately. Position is open until filled. Applicants should apply online at www.sau.edu/employment and upload a letter of application addressing goals, curriculum vitae and transcripts. Letters of recommendation can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education with endorsement in special education; Master’s degree preferred. Minimum of five years experience as director or lead teacher in an early childhood education center or program. Evidence of familiarity with the most current research and practice in early childhood education. Experience in recruitment and training of early childhood staff. Experience in budget management and record keeping.
St. Ambrose University is an independent university of approximately 3,100 undergraduate and graduate students, St. Ambrose University is located in Davenport, Iowa, part of a metropolitan bi-state region along the Mississippi River. The University’s curricula are firmly grounded in the liberal arts and in its core values of Catholicity, integrity, lifelong learning, and diversity.