Manager, Child Development Center (Site Supervisor)

West Valley-Mission Community College District - Santa Clara, CA

The West Valley-Mission Community College District is seeking a talented leader to fill the position of Manager, Child Development Center.

Under the supervision of the Program Director, the Manager, Child Development Center will manage, organize, assign, and review the work of assigned personnel engaged in planning and implementation of developmentally appropriate curriculum in a varied learning environment for a multi-aged preschool group. The Manager, Child Development Center will also communicate with parents, families and caregivers and perform duties requiring specialized knowledge; and will provide technical and operational support to the Program Director, Child Development Center. This position will serve as the site manager for the Child Development Center.

Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, and life experiences to address the cultural and educational needs of a culturally diverse student population are encouraged to apply.

This is a classified administrator position with an anticipated start date of July 24, 2023. This is an exempt, management position and is not subject to overtime.

Location: Mission College, Santa Clara, CA

Salary and Benefits


  • Anticipated Hiring Range: $105,071-$111,904 annually (Administrative Salary Schedule, Range 6, Steps A-C).
  • Annual salary step increases to maximum of salary range, $130,993 (Administrative Salary Schedule, Range 6, Step H)

 Benefits include:

  • Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee, spouse, and/or dependents.
  • Employer-paid long term disability for employee.
  • Voluntary life insurance.
  • 13 paid holidays, plus 1 floating holiday annually; paid non-workdays between Christmas and New Year.
  • 22 days vacation leave accrued annually (25 days after 5 years).
  • 12 days sick leave accrued annually.
  • Personal necessity leave and personal business leave.
  • Professional development and renewal leave.
  • $500 longevity award annually after 10 years of service and $1,000 longevity award annually after 15 years of service.
  • CalPERS retirement.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of experience and education that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
  • Experience:
    • Five years of increasingly responsible experience in child development administration.
  • Education:
    • Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in early childhood education or a related field.
  • License and Certificate
    • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California Site Supervisor Permit.
    • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid First Aid and CPR certificate issued by the American Red Cross, Heart Association, or other authorized agency.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:
  • Knowledge and understanding of all aspects and functions of the Senior Child Development Specialist or related position and be able to provide support in the classroom when necessary.
  • Principles and practices of technical and functional oversight, training, and mentoring including working knowledge of CA State Department of Social Services Title 22 and Title 5.
  • Principles, techniques, and methods used in early childhood education.
  • Theories and practices of child development, parent- family-caregiver/ child relationships, and developmentally appropriate practices.
  • First aid, CPR, health and safety, and other regulations applicable to childcare facilities.
  • Curriculum planning and developmentally appropriate components for young children.
Ability to:
  • Perform the responsibilities of the Senior Child Development Specialist and provide support in the classroom when necessary.
  • Provide mentoring and technical and functional oversight over assigned staff and effectively train staff.
  • Perform the most complex duties related to curriculum development and mentoring of practicum students.
  • On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policy and procedures.
  • On an intermittent basis, sit at desk for long periods of time; stand, walk, and bend while providing children’s activities; squat, climb, kneel and twist intermittently when working with children; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone; write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift or carry weight of 70 pounds or less.
  • Use sound judgment in recognizing scope of authority.
  • Operate and use modern office equipment including computers and applicable software.
  • Maintain regular attendance and adhere to prescribed work schedule to conduct job responsibilities.
  • Utilize appropriate safety procedures and practices for assigned duties.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Relate effectively with people of varied academic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds using tact, diplomacy, and courtesy.
  • Establish and maintain effective, cooperative, and collaborative working relationships with others.
  • Work beyond normal business hours, attend evening meetings, and/or perform weekend work, and the ability to travel.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Maintains weekly classroom schedules for staff and student workers to comply with Title 5 teacher/child ratio.
  • Mentor, oversee, and participate in evaluating the activities of staff, teaching assistants and practicum students, recommending improvements and modifications.
  • Provide and coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies.
  • Recommend and implement section goals and objectives; establish performance standards and methods for implementing developmentally appropriate practice; develop and implement policies and procedures.
  • Develop schedules and methods to accomplish assignments ensuring work is completed in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Plan, develop, and oversee the work of staff assigned to each classroom.
  • Participate in the selection of staff and coordinate staff training.
  • Answer questions and provide information to parents of the children enrolled; resolve issues that may arise.
  • Attend meetings; and maintain a variety of accurate records.
  • Maintain a safe, orderly classroom including adjacent indoor and outdoor areas; report any safety hazards or injuries in the center; follow health and safety standards and other regulations and requirements for food handling, toileting of young children, hand washing, and universal precautions with exposure to blood.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other district employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Foster an environment that embraces diversity, integrity, trust, and respect.
  • Be an integral team player, which involves flexibility, cooperation, and communication.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


  • Interested applicants must submit online all materials requested, including: (1) A completed online West Valley-Mission Community College District application; (2) Supplemental application questions; (3) Resume; (4) Unofficial copies of transcripts, if requested; (5) Cover letter and/or reference list, if requested; and (6) Any requested licenses or certificates, if applicable.
  • All sections of the online application, including Education and Educational Work History, must be completed thoroughly.
  • Supervisor(s) name(s) and telephone numbers must be included in the application.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Do NOT send unrequested materials. Unrequested materials will be removed from your application and will not be used for consideration of employment.
  • The employment application and supporting documents represent you; it is to your advantage to fill out the application form carefully and completely.


  • If a minimum requirement is possession of a degree, then a copy of transcripts is required to be included with your application to verify the degree being awarded. If no transcripts are included, the application may be screened as not meeting minimum requirements.
  • Should the minimum qualifications state “any combination equivalent to,” then additional relevant work experience may substitute for education. In this case, please upload a document stating such in the Required Transcripts document field.
  • Degrees must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and/or the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Candidates with degrees earned outside of the United States must provide official certification of equivalency to U. S. degrees by a certified U. S. credential review service, must have a U.S. evaluation (course by course of the transcripts) and must be submitted with this online application.
  • If you do not have an electronic version of the transcript, you can get it scanned at an office supply or copy store; then attach the electronic version of your transcript to this online application.
  • Copies of diplomas, grade reports, graduation petitions, transcript evaluations requests, or similar documents WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of transcripts.

For reasonable accommodations and assistance, contact:
Office of Human Resources, Attn: Recruitment
14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070
Phone: (408) 741-2171 Fax: (408) 867-9059


  • After the deadline date, a committee will review and evaluate applications and supporting materials to select the applicants to be interviewed. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not assure the candidate an interview.
  • All candidates will receive an e-notification to acknowledge receipt of their application materials. If not contacted within 3-6 weeks following the close of the recruitment, no suitable match was determined at this time.
  • Travel expenses to attend first-level interview are the responsibility of the candidate.
  • Application materials become the property of the District and will not be returned or duplicated.
  • The District may choose to re-advertise or indefinitely delay filling a position. Some positions may include first and second level interviews.
  • The District reserves the right to contact former, current, the most recent employers, and others to investigate past employment records of applicants.
  • Any tentative verbal offer of employment is contingent upon formal approval of the college Governing Board.
  • Upon hire the successful candidate must provide the required documents of identity and authorization to work and attest he/she is authorized to work in the United States.


West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ a diverse workforce who will contribute to an inclusive and welcoming educational and employment environment. The District is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, physical disability, mental disability, genetic information, ancestry, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, military or veteran status, and medical condition consistent with applicable federal and state laws.

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Job Details

Category: Management

Type: FT

Location: Santa Clara, CA

Salary: 105071.00 - 111904.00

Posted On: May 2nd, 2023

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Santa Clara County, home of the Silicon Valley, is a world-renowned center for high technology and an important business and financial center. It is also the Bay Area’s most populous county, with almost 2 million residents, and the site of California’s third largest city, San Jose. West Valley and Mission Colleges serve an area of approximately 350,000 residents. The West Valley-Mission Community College District is one of the largest employers in Santa Clara County.

The District is composed of two colleges: West Valley College in Saratoga and Mission College in Santa Clara. Together they enroll more than 17,375 students with diverse backgrounds. Courses are taught during day, evening, and weekend hours, in addition to online courses and distance learning. More than 1,525 faculty and staff work for the District, which has a budget exceeding $135,287,206. The service area includes the cities of Santa Clara, Saratoga, Campbell, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno; and parts of San Jose, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, and Santa Cruz County.