UBC Child care Services (CCS) is responsible for providing exceptional child care service to student, faculty, and staff families within the university community.
The department provides child care services to over 650 children per year, employs 250 employees and operates 36 licenses at 30 child care facilities on the Vancouver campus.
This position is responsible for planning and managing the development and implementation of broad based and diverse educational programs, initiatives and projects within Child Care Services.
CCS programs range from the programs for infants to programs for children up to school ages 12 years old. Different license regulations for each age and different approaches to child care for each age range.
The senior staff in each program are encouraged to be diverse in their approach to providing a high standard of care. The Associate Director will be responsible for the pedagogical development and management of all programs in UBC CCS's child care centres, for children from infancy to school age, to carry out the service quality mandate of the unit.
This position manages program managers who supervise programs with different and unique approaches to child care while ensuring they are meeting child care services standards.
It oversees the provision of a child and family friendly environments that provide nurturing educational child care for children.
The Associate Director's role is to bring in current research based practices and global based philosophies to influence and inspire both the program managers and the senior staff in providing exemplary care.
It will take the lead in the development of custom measurement processes to ensure the organization goals and the accountability to government are met.
It is responsible for the development of a professional staff of early childhood educators. Provides leadership, mentoring, orientation, evaluation and training to Senior Educators, ECE educators and I / T Educators.
The Associate Director may represent the department as delegated or in the absence of the Director and advises on strategic planning and organizational development for Child Care Services.
Directly manages the Program Managers.
Works in a central office located in the child care complex. Works in a shared office environment subject to continual distractions and disruptions.
The position requires regular day-time office hours with frequent evening and / or off campus meetings. Organizational Status
Child Care Services is an ancillary business operation within the Students Housing and Hospitality Service portfolio. The Associate Director reports to the Director, Child Care Services.
Works in cooperation with the management team, and the senior staff of the child care centres and appropriate University departments.
May also liaise with other University service departments, constituent student, staff and faculty groups, academic departments with research interests related to child care and / or child development and with off-
campus agencies. Work Performed
C.E.L.F, and principles and standards of UBC into a vision / philosophy for UBC CCS. Develops long range plans for the delivery of exemplary child care educational programming.
Conducts needs assessments for program development. Conducts evaluations of childcare pedagogies / programs and recommends improvements and program redesigns.
Develops pedagogical guidelines based on vision and philosophy. Provides pedagogical support to Program Managers and Senior Early Childhood Educators.
Supports the senior educators in accessing resources to meet the program needs and gaps.
oMotivates, monitors, mentors, coaches, orients and evaluates staff.
oConducts employee discipline investigations up to and including employee dismissal as requested.
Co-ordinates and facilitates in-house training opportunities reflecting the vision and philosophy of CCS. Co-ordinates and may facilitate in-
house training opportunities reflecting the vision and philosophy of CCS.
ordination of practicum students, volunteer placements, and tours and project supervision. Represents UBC CCS and the University to visitors while conducting presentations, and providing tours and information.
Participates in design of new and existing facilities.
Communicates with families both verbally and in written form. Works with the Director and Associate Director Operations to investigate and respond to complaints from parents, clients, and or the public and recommends remedial action where warranted. Supervision Received
Works independently. Takes general direction from the Director Child Care Services. Performance reviewed against set objectives. Supervision Given
Works as part of a management team with functional supervision for areas of responsibility. Manages early year child care programs.
Has the authority to hire, train, evaluate, discipline and terminate staff as required. Direct reports are the Program Coordinators.
Consequence of Error / Judgement
Master's degree in Education. A minimum of 7 years of experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Human Resources training and / or experience managing and directing employees an asset.
Works in accordance with ECEBC Code of Ethics and standards of practice.
Engages in child care advocacy.
Engages in ongoing professional development.
Demonstrated knowledge of early years pedagogy.
Proven experience to develop and teach training sessions / workshops.
Demonstrated professional creativity.
Demonstrated history of initiative and follow through.
A satisfactory Criminal Record Search.
Demonstrated ability to build, manage and maintain high-quality and productive relationships across cultural difference.
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and interact with empathy, understanding and, respect of diverse and divergent perspectives and behaviours.
Excellent leadership ability. Public speaking ability. Excellent critical and strategic thinking ability. Effective oral and written communication skills.
Outstanding interpersonal, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills. Effective computer skills.
Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged.
We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and / or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.