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Director - Children's Programs (Position closed 5/31/2022) 

About the Organization Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) provides Cal Poly students with opportunities to experience life outside of the classroom through the wide variety of programs and services offered at the Cal Poly Recreation Center, Julian A. McPhee University Union, Orfalea Family and ASI Children's Center, and Cal Poly Sports Complex. Cal Poly students and full-time staff members have the opportunity to work on campus to create quality programs and services for all students. Whether you are looking for a position that supports your academic/professional goals, need to support yourself while at Cal Poly, or are looking to develop your leadership skills, ASI offers a unique and fun work experience for all of our employees. Apply to join our team today!
EOE Statement The Associated Students, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Director - Children's Programs  
Open Date 2/7/2022  
Close Date 5/30/2022  

Director – Children’s Programs

Definition and Purpose

Under the direct supervision of the Executive Director, the Director – Children’s Programs is responsible for administering and managing operations and programs of the Children’s Center.

Additionally, all ASI employees are responsible for upholding the core values of the organization including but not limited to exhibiting professional behavior, acting as a role model to others, displaying a positive and cooperative attitude, communicating effectively, developing expert knowledge in area of specialization, and working together as a team.

Educational and Qualifying Experience, Skills, Licenses, Credentials

Educational/License/Credential Requirements

  • Graduation from a four-year college or university.
  • Master's degree in related field (4 years applicable experience may be substituted for educational requirement).
  • Maintain a California Child Development Site Supervisor Permit. California Child Development Program Director Permit preferred.
  • Current American Red Cross Certification in the following: Adult and Pediatric CPR, First Aid, and AED.
  • Fifteen (15) hours of Health and Safety Training.


Experience Requirements

  • Minimum eight (8) years of experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position.
  • Minimum five (5) years' experience teaching young children, preferably in a day care setting.
  • Minimum five (5) years' experience administering a comprehensive childcare program preferably on a university or college campus and/or state funded child development program.
  • Experience in budgeting and fiscal management.
  • Supervisory experience required.


Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Thorough knowledge of correct English grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • General knowledge of office methods, equipment, procedures, and practices.
  • Knowledge of Windows-based computer systems.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and written; strong public speaking ability.
  • Ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, productive work atmosphere.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse population and with those from various cultural backgrounds, specific needs, or limitations.
  • Demonstrated skills in group supervision/leadership.
  • Ability to gather and analyze complex data and situations in order to draw valid conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to coordinate multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Working knowledge of safety standards and procedures.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of financial record-keeping methods, procedures, and practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to organizational, procedural, policy, and technological changes.
  • Ability to interpret, communicate and apply administrative regulations, codes, policies, procedures, and precedents.
  • Knowledge of public and business administration including organizational, fiscal, and personnel management.
  • Working knowledge of the practices, procedures, and activities of student personnel development and programming.
  • Ability to plan, organize and lead others to work collaboratively to meet project and organizational goals.
  • In-depth knowledge of early childcare and education service systems.
  • Extensive knowledge of child development and the educational theories that support learning for young children.
  • Ability to communicate with parents regarding their child’s individual development.
  • Demonstrated skill in Developmentally Appropriate Practices and the creation of curriculum for young children.


Essential Physical Requirements

  • Must pass a fingerprint clearance through the Department of Justice.
  • Tuberculosis test and physical examination.


Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Directly supervise Head Teachers, Food Program Supervisor, and Administrative Assistant – Children’s Programs.
  • Oversee supervision of Teachers, Children’s Center Student Assistants, and Food Program Student Assistants.
  • Plan and facilitate meetings, conduct performance evaluations, establish goals, and monitor day-to-day operations.
  • Responsible for orientation, supervision and evaluation of office and program support staff including verification of qualifications and licensing requirements.
  • Oversee the coordination, supervision and tracking of student interns, student observation, service learning and research projects.
  • Support Children’s Center Staffing:
  • Assist in the recruitment of Children’s Center Student Assistants
  • Assist in the development and coordination of Children’s Center orientation for all new Children’s Center Student Assistants.
  • Schedule Children’s Center Student Assistants in all classrooms and front office.
  • Assist in receiving absence notifications and finding substitute employees to ensure appropriate coverage in all classrooms and front office.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Organizational Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and implement organization-wide functions as assigned by the Executive Director.
  • As a member of the ASI Director team, meet regularly with other management personnel to establish and ensure effective on-going communication and coordination between departments.
  • Assist program managers and directors with all aspects of program and service delivery.


Personnel and Administration

  • Provide quality Children’s Center Programs for the children, parents, and student employees.
  • Maintain accurate Children’s Center records.
  • Interpret philosophy and articulate policy to constituency.
  • Ensure compliance with regulations, standards and reporting requirements related to licensing, accreditation, grant funding and governmental agencies.
  • Assure program components required by State Department of Education (Reference -- California Desired Results/Contract Monitor Review)..
  • Assure that regulations for Child Development Division (CDD) programs are adhered to and record keeping is carried out (Title V; Chapter 1.5).
  • Adherence to state licensing requirements as stated in California Administrative Code (Title 22, Division 2) and Title 5 of the Education Code.
  • Responsible for all Children’s Center advancement.


Fiscal Planning and Administration

  • Responsible for preparation, submission, and management of the annual Children’s Program budget.
  • Oversee systems and process to collect enrollment and other fees.
  • Oversee the Child Care Food Program administered by the California Department of Education.
  • Responsible for Children’s Center personnel documents.
  • Responsible for oversight of computerized accounting and data base system.
  • Develop proposals, grants, and contracts as appropriate in seeking funds for supporting the delivery of services.
  • Effectively allocate resources and manage revenue and expenses within budget.
  • Develop and maintain student and core staff and parent handbooks.



  • Monitor recruitment of children and families, enrollment, intake processes, applications, file maintenance and attendance reporting.
  • Oversee maintenance of enrollment and waiting list procedures.
  • Assist in childcare Subsidy program including intake, application review, and mandatory reporting.
  • Assist in maintaining ASI Children’s Center waiting list
  • Communicate with prospective parents.



  • Provide general oversight for upkeep and appearance of facility building and grounds.
  • Facilitate facility inspections for safety and coordinate necessary maintenance and repair activities.
  • Responsible for ensuring safety and health standards are met.
  • Serve as the Building Emergency Response Coordinator (BERC) for the Children’s Center and respond as directed by the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) team.


Diversity and Inclusion

  • Identify and implement practices intended to eliminate racial, gender, or any other form of bias in processes, policies, and procedures.
  • Develop, implement, and monitor programs that promote diversity and inclusion within the organization.
  • Develop training and initiatives to create and foster an open and inclusive environment.
  • Regularly communicate internal and external diversity and inclusion initiatives, events, and progress.
  • Identify, build, and sustain community partnerships to support corporate diversity and inclusion projects/plans/initiatives and business strategies.


Assessment & Planning

  • Develop and execute assessment of programs and/or services for areas of responsibility including, but not limited to, setting and implementing goals, evaluating outcomes and ongoing enhancement.
  • Participate in the overall ASI assessment planning and goal setting.


Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Represent ASI management on student leadership committees as appropriate.
  • Advise and assist the Board of Directors in the drafting of bills, resolutions, and policies related to ASI programs and services.
  • Attend and participate in meetings as necessary.
  • Ensure continuous professional development.
  • This position is part of a team of ASI essential personnel required to report to their designated work location on campus as soon as practicable during an emergency or when the University has suspended operations.
  • The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in ASI policy as a condition of their employment.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Background Check

This position is subject to a background check (including criminal records) as well as National Address Locater (Social Security Number [SSN] Trace), 7-year County Criminal Search in each county and/or state the applicant lived in based on the SSN Trace, National Criminal Database Search, Name Search, Employment Verification (All employers in past 7 years) and Education Verification (Highest Degree). Credit Reports, Motor Vehicle Record Check and Professional License Verification may also be required based upon the essential functions of the position.

Salary Schedule

  • Annual Salary: $86,738.00
  • Premium Overtime: No
  • Shift Differential: No
  • Exempt



  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS)
  • Social Security (FICA)
  • Paid State Holidays
  • Vacation Time
  • Sick Leave
  • Personal Holiday
  • Birthday Holiday
  • Workers’ Compensation Insurance


Date of Last Equity Review: 01/01/2022

Date revised: 05/05/2022

*First review of applications will begin on March 7, 2022 with preference given to those applications submitted prior to the application review date.*

Number of Openings 1  
Location Orfalea Family and ASI Children's Center  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Position Requirements

This position may require sitting, standing, walking, bending over, reaching overhead, crouching, pushing or pulling, lifting or carrying up to 50 pounds, repetitive use of hands/arms, and repetitive use of legs.

Environmental factors include working inside, outside, dirty, working with others, working around others and working alone.

Req Number REG-22-00003  
Shift Details None Specified 

Requires 1-2 hours per day None Specified 

Requires 3-4 hours per day None Specified 

Requires 5-6 hours per day None Specified 

Requires 7+ hours per day None Specified 

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