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Montana State University Director of Childcare Development Center in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 21111

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Christine Lux at 406-994-5005 or

Classification Title Educ Administrator, Preschool

Working Title Director of Childcare Development Center

Brief Position Overview

Professional leadership opportunity overseeing the MSU Child Development Center preschool program operations.

Position Number 4M1033

Department Health & Human Development

Division College of Education, Health & Human Development

Appointment Type Classified

Contract Term Fiscal Year


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FLSA Exempt

Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications.

Contract Type Classified Salary

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Recruitment Type Open

General Statement

The MSU Child Development Center is Montana’s first preschool and has been continuously operating since the 1920s. Licensed by the State of Montana and accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the preschool is a laboratory site for Montana State University’s Department of Health and Human Development, including the Early Childhood Education & Child Services (ECE & CS) academic program. The MSU Child Development Center maintains a learning, discovery, and engagement mission for MSU students, faculty, and community members.

The Managing Director will provide administration, leadership, and supervision of the MSU Child Development Center and will report to the ECE & CS academic program under the supervision of the HHD Department Head.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Program Administration and Fiscal Management

  • Classified and Student Staff Supervision and Evaluation

  • Professional Development Leadership and Mentoring

  • Campus and Community Engagement

  • Academic Program Collaboration

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education, Human Development and Family Science, or related degree

  • Three years of professional experience as a teacher in a licensed or registered early care and education program working with preschool-aged children and their families

  • Experience providing program administration and fiscal management in an early care and education setting

  • Demonstrated team leadership and mentoring experience

  • Demonstrated ability to organize, initiate, and follow-through on projects independently

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field.

  • Experience working in a NAEYC-accredited early childhood program.

  • Knowledge of Montana childcare licensing regulations

The Successful Candidate Will

  • Work productively in a team-oriented environment

  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate successfully with students, families, faculty, staff, and community partners

  • Provide leadership and assume responsibility for organizational and program activities

  • Exercise good judgment, professionalism, risk-management skills, flexibility, and innovation

  • Demonstrate excellence in oral and written communication

  • Maintain confidentiality of records and information

  • Must meet the Director qualifications and responsibilities included in Montana childcare licensing regulations 37.95.6224

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

Must certify as Director qualified through Montana DPHHS in the licensing time requirement.

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This position has supervisory duties? Yes

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date Upon successful completion of search

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on January 8, 2021; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran’s status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; .

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: .