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Oceanside, CA
Posted Mar 07, 2013 by MiraCosta College


Apply and submit application materials through MiraCosta College's online application system at https://jobs.miracosta.edu


First screening date: Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Position open until filled

One full-time (10 months per year), tenure-track faculty Child Development Center Director/Instructor position, beginning in August 2013, organizing and coordinating innovative early care and education services within the Child Development Center and providing instruction within the Child Development Program to contribute to the training of practitioners in early childhood education and child development. The responsibility for Center leadership may be rotated as agreed upon by program faculty, and as discipline needs change. To view the Child Development Center website, go to http://www.miracosta.edu/Instruction/ChildDevelopmentCenter/. To view the Child Development Program website, go to http://www.miracosta.edu/Instruction/ChildDevelopment/

The anticipated assignment of administrative responsibilities is 60% as Director of the Child Development Center and instructional responsibilities is 40% as teaching faculty in the Child Development Program. The standard work week is forty (40) hours. Within this appointment, twenty-three (23) hours per week will be devoted to center director duties; twelve (12) hours for instructional duties including teaching, curriculum development, preparation, and student evaluation; and five (5) hours of departmental activities and collegial governance. The person selected for this position may be subject to assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation.

(E = essential job function)

A) CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER DIRECTOR COMPONENT -- The person selected for this position will be expected to assume lead responsibilities in the following areas:

1) designing, implementing, and evaluating key aspects of a campus-based child development laboratory school, including licensing compliance; (E)

2) budget; (E)

3) enrollment; (E)

4) family partnerships; (E)

5) parent education and home-school communication; (E)

6) design of the environment;

7) curriculum development; (E)

8) developmentally appropriate, culturally sensitive, and inclusive classroom practices; (E)

9) child assessment; (E)

10) in-service training and staff development; (E)

11) program evaluation; (E)

12) providing leadership to communicate the mission and purpose of the Child Development Center to College and community constituencies; (E)

13) collaborating closely with discipline faculty to insure integrity of the laboratory school model and consistency between academic course content and Center policies, practices, and procedures; (E)

14) identifying, implementing, and evaluating various state-level initiatives in the field of early care and education within the context of a campus laboratory school;

15) performing related duties as required.

B) CHILD DEVELOPMENT INSTRUCTOR COMPONENT -- The individual selected for this position will also assume the following duties:

1) instructional responsibilities that include teaching child development courses, with a focus on administration of child development programs; (E)

2) supervising practicum students and related laboratory-based courses;

3) evaluating and coordinating student projects and activities; (E)

4) planning and organizing instructional materials toward course objectives; (E)

5) participating in program review, course objectives, and the development, implementation, and assessment of student learning outcomes; (E)

6) participating fully in program, department, and college governance activities; (E)

7) maintaining class and examination schedules, as well as grade and attendance records, according to college regulations; (E)

8) performing related duties as required.

Adherence to all District policies and procedures is expected.

To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:

1a) a Master’s degree in Child Development (CD); Early Childhood Education (ECE); Human Development; Home Economics/Family and Consumer Studies with a specialization in CD/ECE; or Educational Psychology with a specialization in CD/ECE; OR

1b) a Master's degree in "Education/Early Childhood Education"; "Education (Early Childhood Education)"; or "Family and Consumer Sciences" with a specialization in CD/ECE; these are approved comparable degree titles at MiraCosta College; OR

1c) a Bachelor's degree in any of the areas listed in 1a and 1b above AND a Master’s degree 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/Sciences; OR

1d) a valid California credential authorizing service as a child development instructor in a community college; OR

1e) the equivalent. View the equivalency instructions and guidelines at http://www.miracosta.edu/administrative/hr/downloads/Equivalency.pdf; AND

2) sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

All degrees and units used to satisfy the minimum qualifications must be from postsecondary institutions accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation. Or if your degree/coursework is from a college or university outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional foreign transcript evaluation agency. A list of agencies can be found at http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf.

Applicants must either possess a Child Development Program Director Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing or be able to qualify for the permit through one of four options. To see the permit options, download the "Permit Option Checklist" form from www.miracosta.edu/administrative/hr/downloads/Permit%20Option%20Checklist%20Program%20Director.doc.

The college seeks candidates who have the following:

1) successful background in directing a campus-based child development center operating as a campus laboratory school;

2) experience teaching child development or early childhood education courses in a community college, including teaching in a laboratory school setting;

3) documented success in working with adult learners;

4) ability to design and assess curriculum related to student learning outcomes;

5) commitment to work closely with child development center staff and faculty on program issues and the integration of theory and practice;

6) demonstrated leadership and advocacy in the field of early childhood education, and active participation in local and statewide child development communities;

7) knowledge of licensing requirements and the state credentialing process;

8) ability to communicate effectively both in oral and written discourse;

9) ability to establish strong working relationships with others employing collaboration and shared decision-making;

10) demonstrated commitment to this college’s objective of promoting effective support and assistance to students of diverse abilities, interests, and cultural backgrounds.

Apply and submit application materials through MiraCosta College's online application system at https://jobs.miracosta.edu. Once you’re in the system, we strongly advise you to read the information on “How to Apply” and the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) before starting the application process.

This position is open until filled. To be assured of consideration for this position, you must submit the following items by the first screening date of Wednesday, April 3, 2013:

1) Application for Academic Employment.

2) A cover letter, addressed to the "Selection Committee", discussing your strengths and weaknesses as they apply to the desirable qualifications and representative duties stated in this job posting.

3) A separate statement, not longer than one page, describing your teaching philosophy.

4) A current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing your educational background and professional experience.

5) If you possess a Child Development Program Director Permit from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, attach a copy of the permit to the "Permit or Permit Checklist" link.

IMPORTANT: If you do not possess a Program Director Permit, you must download the "Permit Option Checklist" form (a fillable Microsoft Word file), complete the form on your computer, save the file with your changes, and attach it to the "Permit or Permit Checklist" link. Download the "Permit Option Checklist" from www.miracosta.edu/administrative/hr/downloads/Permit%20Option%20Checklist%20Program%20Director.doc.

6a) Transcripts of ALL college coursework needed to qualify for this position -- unofficial or legible copies are acceptable but must indicate that the degree(s) has been conferred, if applicable.

If your qualifying degree is in progress but will be conferred BEFORE the position begins in August 2013, you must also include a written statement from your advisor indicating the anticipated degree CONFERRAL date.

If your degree(s) is from a college or university outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional foreign transcript evaluation agency. A list of agencies can be found at http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf.

6b) If needed to meet the minimum qualifications, a copy (front and back) of your California credential authorizing service as a child development instructor or center director in a community college.

6c) If you do not possess the EXACT degrees listed in the minimum qualifications section, or if your qualifying degree(s) will not be awarded before the position begins, you must submit an equivalency narrative and supporting documentation. View the instructions for equivalency requests at http://www.miracosta.edu/administrative/hr/downloads/Equivalency.pdf.

7) Three recent letters of recommendation (must be dated) or an up-to-date placement file. If you already have letters of recommendation in your possession, you may attach them yourself when attaching the other required documents in the online application system. If you would prefer, or if your letter writers would prefer to submit a confidential letter, you can enter their names and e-mail addresses in the online system, and the system will send an e-mail requesting them to submit a letter of recommendation via our online system. IMPORTANT: The system will NOT e-mail your letter writers until you have completely finished applying and get a confirmation number from the system. Therefore, if you use this option, it is recommended that you finish applying at least 7 days prior to the first screening date so that your letter writers have enough time to submit their letters.

8) A sample syllabus, written by you, for an administration course or a course in adult supervision (including a Mentor Teacher course).

9) A sample syllabus, written by you, for a practicum course or a supervised field experience course.

NOTE: With the exception of documents needed to support an equivalency request, do not submit materials other than those requested above.

Individuals with qualified disabilities who need accommodation with any aspect of the application and/or interview process should contact Human Resources at (760)795-6854 at least five days prior to the first screening date.

The selection committee will review application materials two to four weeks following the closing date. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone; those not selected will be notified by e-mail. For interviewees, the selection process will include a panel interview, as well as possible presentation and written exercise. Interviewees will cover expenses for their first trip to the campus.

MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing an educational environment which affirms and supports diversity in its faculty, staff, and administration, and promoting an environment of inclusion.

Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships involving interactions and communications personally, by phone, and in writing with a variety of individuals and/or groups of individuals from diverse backgrounds on a regular, on-going basis; ability to concentrate on detailed tasks for extended periods of time and/or intermittently while attending to other responsibilities; ability to work effectively under pressure on multiple tasks concurrently while meeting established deadlines and changing priorities.

Primarily works in a classroom environment, office, or instructional lab; constant contact with students; subject to frequent interruptions by individuals in person or by telephone; intermittent exposure to individuals acting in a disagreeable manner; may work at any district location or authorized facility during day and/or evening hours; occasional local travel may be requested.

Primarily sedentary with intermittent to frequent standing and walking; intermittent bending and stooping; occasional light lifting and carrying of objects weighing 35 pounds or less; ability to work at computer, including repetitive use of computer keyboard, mouse or other control devices; ability to travel to a variety of locations on and off campus as needed to conduct district business.

An offer of employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon 1) successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense, 2) tuberculosis clearance, 3) proof of eligibility to work in the United States, and 4) fingerprint clearance.

Upon initial employment, full-time faculty members are placed on the salary schedule based on education and years of experience. The maximum initial placement for experience is Step 10. Faculty members are encouraged to continue their professional development through additional study, qualifying them for advancement on the salary schedule.

For current salary schedule and information on salary placement, see our web page at

MiraCosta College offers a comprehensive package of benefits, which includes employee and dependent medical, dental, and vision coverage; employee life insurance; and optional coverage such as accident insurance, and short-term and long-term disability coverage. Faculty members are also covered under the California State Teachers' Retirement System (STRS).

The MiraCosta Community College District mission is to provide educational opportunities and student-support services to a diverse population of learners with a focus on their success. MiraCosta offers associate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities that strengthen the economic, cultural, social, and educational well-being of the communities it serves.

Goal I. MiraCosta Community College District will become a vanguard educational institution committed to innovation and researched best practices, broad access to higher education, and environmental sustainability.

Goal II. MiraCosta Community College District will become the institution where each student has a high probability of achieving academic success.

Goal III. MiraCosta Community College District will institutionalize effective planning processes through the systematic use of data to make decisions.

Goal IV. MiraCosta Community College District will demonstrate high standards of stewardship and fiscal prudence.

Goal V. MiraCosta Community College District will be a conscientious community partner.

The MiraCosta Community College District is one of California's 112 public community colleges. The district includes the communities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Cardiff, Olivenhain, Leucadia, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, and parts of Carmel Valley. The single college district is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees who are elected at large from each of the district’s seven communities.

MiraCosta offers associate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities.

The college’s fee-based Community Education program provides a wide variety of classes, workshops, and excursions. Tuition-free, noncredit classes also present a variety of learning opportunities at the Community Learning Center and throughout the community.

MiraCosta College partners with the North San Diego Small Business Development Center, which provides service to all of North San Diego and Imperial Counties.

MiraCosta College employs 172 full-time faculty, 261 regular classified staff, and 14 academic administrators. An additional 500 associate faculty teach in the credit and noncredit programs, and about 150 educators or contract staff provide community service activities. MiraCosta students are diverse, including representation from all of California’s major racial/ethnic groups and ages. Diversity is also evidenced by student-veterans, re-entry students, individuals with disabilities, and international students. The district boasts a long history of commitment to collegiality, civility, and mutual respect.

The district consists of three campus sites, and robust online education offerings. The Oceanside Campus, serving about 14,500 credit students It has been located since 1964 on a panoramic, 121-acre hilltop site with views of the ocean and mountains.

The San Elijo Campus is located in Cardiff, 17 miles south of Oceanside, on 48 acres below the bluffs overlooking the San Elijo Lagoon Reserve. The San Elijo Campus opened in September 1988, and now attracts about 3,000 credit students.

The Community Learning Center in downtown Oceanside hosts about 3,000 students in the college’s noncredit classes, including English as a Second Language, the Adult High School Diploma Program, and other tuition-free, noncredit classes as well as some college credit classes.

MiraCosta College began offering online courses in 1995. The district typically offers approximately 200 fully online class sections each semester, with another 100 sections offered partially online, serving about 6,000 students.

MiraCosta College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, 415.506.0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education and approved by the California State Department of Education Office of Private Post-Secondary Education for training veterans and other eligible persons under the provisions of the GI Bill. The University of California, California State Universities, and private universities of high rank give credit for transfer courses completed at MiraCosta College.

MiraCosta College is approved by the following: Association of Surgical Technologists, California Board of Registered Nursing, California State Colleges and Universities, California State Department of Education, Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, State Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technician Examiners, University of California.

Situated between San Diego and Los Angeles, MiraCosta College benefits from multicultural influences and cultural opportunities. Interstate 5, Amtrak, and Carlsbad regional airport provide easy access to either metropolis and to Mexico. The district, which extends 25 miles along the Pacific Ocean from Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base to the city of San Diego, attracts diverse ethnic and socioeconomic populations who live in urban and suburban communities. The intellectual environment is enhanced by the college’s proximity to the University of California San Diego, California State University San Marcos, and other institutions of higher education. Along with numerous theaters, galleries, and museums, residents enjoy a moderate, year-round climate, which provides many opportunities for outdoor activities.

As per the Clery Act of 1998, the campus security report can be found at


MiraCosta College
Attn: Human Resources
1 Barnard Drive
Oceanside, CA 92056

Questions? E-mail jobs@miracosta.edu or call (760)795-6854.

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