Instructor/Coordinator, Child Development Center (Full-Time, Tenure Track) Fresno City College (Extended Filing Deadline)
State Center Community College District
Closing Date: 4/6/2023 at 11:55 PM
Campus Location: Fresno City College
Start Date: 01/13/2023
At Fresno City College we value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. We prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits a diverse student population brings to a community college. The successful faculty member will be an equity-minded individual committed to student success by collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also dedicated to closing equity gaps. An equity-minded individual is a person who:
• Understands the importance of holding ourselves accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices;
• Reframes inequities as a problem of practice and views the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility;
• Encourages positive race-consciousness and embraces human difference;
• Reflects on institutional and teaching practices and aims to create a culturally responsive teaching environment; and
• Strategically builds buy-in and participation among colleagues for equity-related initiatives.
Fresno City College seeks faculty members who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals. Divisions strongly encourage collaboration across disciplines to create inclusive, integrated, and interdisciplinary learning experiences. Fresno City College faculty are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to use, different learning and teaching methods appropriate to the students they serve. Faculty members should be open and willing to participate in culturally relevant professional development that will help them prepare for the population of students who attend Fresno City College.
The ideal candidate will share Fresno City College's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. For the 2021-2022 academic year, we enrolled over 34,000 students in which 60% identify as Latinx, 11% as Asian/Pacific Islander, 5% as Black/African American, 20% as White, 1% as American Indian/Alaska Native, and 3% as multiracial. Fresno City College is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. The successful candidate will join a department dedicated to the use of curriculum responsive to the students it serves.
Providing services related to Child Development on the Fresno City College campus and/or at off-site community campus locations, the Coordinator will be responsible for:
• Assisting in the planning, coordinating, directing and supervising the activities and staff of the Child Development Center;
• Supervising the laboratory experience of child development students in a developmentally appropriate demonstration site environment for preschool and toddler age children;
• Coordinating student observation and participation;
• Developing program goals for children, parents, and students;
• Administering the daily requirements of the Child Development Center;
• Supervising the Child and Adult Care Food Program;
• Administering the requirements and maintaining all state, local, and federal categorical grant programs, preparation of applications for child care funding, and early child care and education program management;
• Assuring maintenance of a physical environment that conforms to the State Department of Social Services licensing standards of health and safety;
• Conducting Center inspections to assure compliance;
• Communicating with parents, staff and administrators related to Center operations and student progress;
• Discussing issues or concerns with parents;
• Enrolling children, maintaining appropriate records on children, staff, and students in compliance with District requirements, licensing regulations and other legal and regulatory provisions;
• Ensuring availability of appropriate materials and equipment for staff and children's use;
• Learning and applying emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software applications) as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized and timely manner;
• Training, supervising, evaluating and directing the work of the Center staff;
• Coordinating and supporting relationships for inclusion, with collaborating “on site” agencies;
• Coordinating and conducting staff meetings and in-service training;
• Assisting in the placement, guidance and supervision of students from instructional programs;
• Participating in appropriate professional development activities;
• Participating in institutional activities including staff development;
• Meeting regularly with discipline/division peers;
• Participating on community advisory committees related to early care and education initiatives;
• Preparing grant proposals for external funding to support center operations;
• Serving on and attending department, college, and district committees as needed;
• Participating in program review, student learning outcome development and assessment to improve student learning;
• Teaching assignments in a variety of instructional settings and times, including evening and/or weekends, on-line or off-campus and large group instruction classes as needed, may include off-campus instruction at local high schools for dual enrollment;
• Otherwise fulfilling all of the duties and responsibilities of instructors as required by Administrative Regulation 7122; and
• Other duties as assigned.
All candidates must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom; AND
• Master’s in child development, early childhood education, human development, home economics/family and consumer studies with a specialization in child development/early childhood education or educational psychology with a specialization in child development/early childhood education; OR
• Bachelor’s in any of the above AND Master’s in social work, educational supervision, elementary education, special education, psychology, bilingual/bicultural education, life management/home economics, family life studies or family and consumer studies; OR
• A valid California Community College Credential; OR
• The equivalent education and/or experience (requires an equivalency).
(NOTE: If the degrees posted on your transcript(s) do not match EXACTLY as stated above, you MUST petition for equivalency.)
NOTE: Special requirements include a California Child Development Program’s Director’s Permit (or be able to obtain a permit within 6 months of hire).
• Experience and skill incorporating elements of diversity, equity, and inclusion into all areas of responsibility;
• Recent experience working with African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students in the classroom and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups in higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes;
• Willingness to examine and remediate one’s instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students;
• Related work and professional experience;
• Experience working with students of various cultural, gender, age, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds, including disabled students;
• Demonstrated ability to work with computers, and other technologies, which are utilized in providing high-quality instruction and support to students;
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with students and staff;
• Knowledge of the community college and its mission and goals;
• Extent of experience teaching and administering in licensed early care and education programs;
• Knowledge of Child Development, Early Childhood Curriculum, inclusive practice, teaching methods and techniques;
• Knowledgeable of online teaching, or online teaching certification;
• Knowledgeable of applicable State Department of Human Services licensing regulations, child care food programs, health and safety regulations, state, local and federal categorical grant programs, preparation of applications for child care funding, and early child care and education program management;
• Experience and preparation with Program for Infant Toddler Care (PITC), National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Accreditation, & Community Care Licensing;
• Ability to navigate various agreements with collaborating agencies;
• Knowledge and experience administering California Department of Social Services California State Pre School Program (CSPP) and General Child Care and Development (CCTR) contracts; and
• Experience collaborating with community partners.
Conditions of Employment:
210 duty days per year.
Salary and Benefits:
Starting annual salary is $60,678 – $108,381 based on education and experience. An annual doctoral stipend of $2,270 is available. In addition, the District offers an attractive fringe benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and dependents, and life insurance. Employees are also members of the California State Teacher’s Retirement System (CalSTRS).
Applications will be screened by Human Resources for completeness and to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.
From the applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement, a selection committee will review the candidates who are best qualified based on the minimum and desirable qualifications then determine who will be invited to interview.
The selection committee will rate responses to the interview questions, and writing prompt (if applicable). Based on this rating, a small number of applicants will be selected as the “recommended candidates”. These candidates will be forwarded to the Vice President and College President for final interviews.
A hiring recommendation will be made by the College President and forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Center Community College District for final approval.
State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service-minded organization and respond to the needs of our applicants. https://www.scccd.edu/_uploaded-files/documents/about/district_equal_employment_opportunity_plan.pdf
For more information, contact the Academic Human Resources Office, 1171 Fulton St, Fresno, California, 93721, (559) 243-7100. For information on Fresno City College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at www.scccd.edu. Please refer to Position No. FCDVC-ICO (Slot #1715).
Submission of application and related materials is the applicant’s responsibility and must be submitted through the district’s online applicant portal. The District reserves the right to re-advertise or to delay indefinitely the filling of a position if it is deemed that the applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available. All application materials are subject to verification. False statements may be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.
This is a full-time, tenure-track position. The District may fill more than one position from this pool.State Center Community College District (SCCCD) provides students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at SCCCD, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.
FRESNO CITY COLLEGE
About the College
As the very first community college in California, Fresno City College has a proud history of leadership in education and preparing generations of students for their future. Fresno City College is nestled near the lively Tower District and minutes from downtown Fresno, brick buildings and towering trees tell the long story of this historic institution. It is committed to academic excellence and diversity, equity and inclusion among its faculty, classified professionals, and students. The college takes responsibility for equitable outcomes and successful pathways for all students.
As California’s first community college, Fresno City College provides access to equity- centered, quality, innovative educational programs and support services. Committed to a culture of anti-racism, we create dynamic communities of respect and inquiry which encourage student success and lifelong learning while fostering the sustainable economic, social, and cultural development of our students and region.
Fresno City College aspires to build upon our equity-centered mission and further our commitment to normalize a culture of racial equity and anti-racism. As a community of educators and learners, we will use our individual and collective positions of influence, power, and privilege to foster a community of belonging, affirmation, and validation. We will courageously join as faculty, staff, and students in upholding our core values to transform lives in the Central Valley and beyond.
Equity-Mindedness: We call attention to patterns of inequity in student outcomes and take personal and institutional responsibility for the success of our students. We critically reassess our own practices, are race-conscious, and aware of the social and historical context of exclusionary practices in American Higher Education.
Social Justice: We are focused on removing institutional barriers, taking responsibility for and mitigating systemic barriers. We are invested in validating our students’ lived experiences through examining qualitative and quantitative data which enhances our understanding of intersectionality. This builds a foundation of data-driven solutions and responses to systemic issues.
Sustainable Social and Economic Mobility: We commit to breaking extractive, exploitative, and racist systems and practices. Servimos y empoderamos (we serve and empower) marginalized and racially-minoritized individuals, communities, and histories. With invested community partners, we build programs which foster trans- generational economic growth and prosperity.
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Location: Fresno, CA
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted On: March 8th, 2023