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San Mateo County Community College District
  • Position Number: 4189166
  • Location: San Mateo, CA
  • Position Type: Education - Teacher Education - Early Childhood

Child Development Laboratory Center Coordinator (Full-time Tenure Track Faculty Position)

San Mateo County Community College District

Posting Number: 2014345F
Department: Child Development Ctr SKY (DEPT)
Location: Skyline College
Position Number: 2F0129
Percentage of Full Time: The work year is 175 days (10 months of service).
FLSA: Exempt (does not accrue overtime)
Months per Year: 10
If other, please specify:
Salary Range: Initial placement with a Masters degree can range from $78,372 up to $98,340 per year; and a Ph.D. can range from $89,808 to $104,988 per year.
Min Salary:
Max Salary:
Position Type: Faculty Positions

Who We Are:
The San Mateo County Community College District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the Districts Strategic Plan, "success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals." The Districts "Students First" Strategic Plan is focused on "Student Success, Equity and Social Justice." We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences - emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our San Mateo County Community College District team, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty and classified staff, administration, students and community partners.

The College and the District:
Skyline College is part of the San Mateo County Community College District and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), enrolling approximately 16,000 students each academic year. Skyline College has a diverse student population that is a reflection of the communities that it serves. Detailed information about the student population, including data related to student success, can be found on Skyline Colleges Office of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE) website.

Who We Want:
We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. An equity-minded individual is a person who already does or has demonstrated the desire to:

(1) Understand the importance of holding ourselves accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices;

(2) Reframe inequities as a problem of practice and view the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility;

(3) Encourage positive race-consciousness and embrace human difference;

(4) Reflect on institutional and teaching practices and aim to make them more culturally responsive; and

(5) Strategically build buy-in and participation among colleagues for equity-related initiatives.

The San Mateo County Community College District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals. All departments strongly encourage collaboration across disciplines to create inclusive, integrated, and interdisciplinary learning experiences. College faculty are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to use, different learning and teaching methods appropriate to the students they serve.

The Position:
Skyline College in San Bruno, California seeks a full-time, tenure-track Child Development Laboratory Center Coordinator to direct and coordinate the programs, services, and activities of the Skyline College Child Development Lab Center (CDLC) and to provide coordination with the instructional program staff in the Education/Child Development (EDU/CD) departments at Skyline. The ideal candidate will share the College's commitment to educating a racially and socioeconomically diverse student population.

The Skyline College Child Development Lab Center provides a comprehensive child development program, open to children of students, faculty, and staff of the San Mateo County Community College District. The position reports to the Dean of Business, Education, and Professional Programs and is a 10-month faculty position. The position may require a portion of the classroom workload and perform other professional duties as required by contract, collective bargaining agreement, and general program and institutional needs.

This announcement has been amended and extended to reflect the current minimum qualifications. If you have already submitted an application, you do not need to reapply.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this classification.
  1. Direct and coordinate all aspects of the Child Development Lab Center, including planning, administration, admissions, referrals, facility maintenance, and regulatory compliance
  2. Administer the CDLC program in accordance with the standards and policies included in Title 5 and Funding Terms and Conditions of the California Department of Education Child Development Division; Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing, Title 22; Child and Adult Care Food Program; and other state and federal regulations pertaining to health and safety standards, food and nutrition, and emergency procedures
  3. Manage fiscal resources, including development, maintenance, and reporting of all state/federal contracts and other funding sources and regulating agencies
  4. Develop, analyze, and manage annual operating budget and seek external funding
  5. Coordinate selection, supervision, and evaluation of staff
  6. Ensure program development implementation in accordance with exemplary practices in early childhood education, which are developmentally appropriate and culturally, linguistically, and individually responsive
  7. Plan, implement, and supervise staff development and provide leadership to staff, students, and volunteers
  8. Compile data for and use appropriate computer software to complete a variety of statistical and other reports as required by the college, District, and state
  9. Plan, implement, and supervise a family engagement program that is culturally responsive and provides families with opportunities for meaningful involvement
  10. Collaborate with EDU/CD instructional faculty to maintain coordination between ECE instructional curriculum and the Child Development Lab Center program. Collaborate with EDU/CD and other instructional faculty at the three colleges to provide practicum opportunities for students
  11. Coordinate with other campus and District programs: i.e., CalWORKS, EOPS, Multicultural Center, and other campus and community programs related to children and families
  12. Foster engagement and collaboration between CDLC staff and the campus community by participating in college-wide professional development opportunities and events
  13. Serve as a member of college committees as assigned
  14. Participate in professional development opportunities, activities, and events

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Possession of a Masters degree or above in child development, early childhood education, human development, home economics/ family and consumer studies with a specialization in child development/early childhood education, or educational psychology with a specialization in child development/early childhood education OR Bachelors degree in any of the above AND Masters degree or above in social work, educational supervision, elementary education, special education, psychology, bilingual/bi-cultural education, life management/ home economics, family life studies, or family and consumer studies OR the equivalent (see below)
  • Possession of or eligibility to possess a valid Commission on Teacher Credentialing Child Development Program Director Permit
  • Demonstrated experience directing a child care program that includes hiring, supervising staff, planning comprehensive childrens programs, working with families and volunteers, managing budgets, and developing outreach working with children, families, and staff in a child development center
  • Knowledge of relevant and current laws, including Title 5 and Title 22, as well as other rules and regulations, which ensure that site operations and personnel are in compliance
  • Knowledge of the range of Early Childhood Education programs, including the ages of children served
  • Possession of a current CPR and first aid card (or ability to obtain them upon hire)
  • Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, neurodivergent, and LGBTQIA+ backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff

Physical Requirements:

Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications:
For persons applying for this position based on Equivalence, please answer the supplemental question on the online application indicating one or more of the following:

Degree Equivalence
The applicant possesses a degree(s) with similar content to those listed for the relevant discipline. The name of the degree is close to that specified on the Disciplines List but the degree either has a different title or area of expertise or the coursework is slightly different.

Academic Background Equivalence
Related to disciplines in which a Masters Degree is not generally expected or available. The applicant must have completed at least 24 semester units of coursework in the academic field and must possess at least the equivalent level of achievement and the equivalent in breadth, depth of understanding, and rigor in each of the following:

i) a broad cultural education usually met by the general education requirements for any Bachelors or Associates Degree, and

ii) a detailed study of the discipline in breadth, depth, and rigor, usually met by course work required for the degree major.

Professional Achievement Equivalence
The applicant must have completed the General Education requirements for that degree and show evidence of outstanding professional achievement and/or substantial training in the requested field. The applicant must submit substantial evidence, which demonstrates that his/her preparation, teaching experience, work experience, and ability are equivalent to those expected from a person who meets the minimum qualifications.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
The screening committee will select interview candidates from among those applicants who, in addition to meeting the requirements, give evidence of any or all of the following:
  1. Understanding of and commitment to the role and purpose of the community college
  2. Experience and/or knowledge of directing a child development program that includes exemplary practices in early childhood education, which are developmentally appropriate and culturally and linguistically responsive
  3. Experience as an ECE instructor and/or director of a child development program at a community college
  4. Skill in planning, implementing, and supervising a family engagement program that is culturally responsive and provides families with opportunities for meaningful involvement
  5. Knowledge of Program for Infant/Toddler Care (PITC) training and/or philosophy
  6. Comprehensive knowledge, understanding, and application of California Department of Educations Early Education and Support Division regulations, procedures, and policies
  7. Skill in organizing fundraising campaigns
  8. Successful grant writing experience
  9. Ability to plan and manage complex budgets with diverse funding sources
  10. Skill in fiscal management, long and short-range planning, and community college operations
  11. Ability to manage time and work effectively in a demanding environment
  12. Skill in effective verbal and written communication
  13. Ability to work collaboratively and participate in shared decision making
  14. Skill in conflict resolution and mediation
  15. Skill in effective personnel management, including leading and motivating staff, that fosters positive relations and promotes a sense of community in the Center
  16. Sensitivity to gender issues in education
  17. A sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, neurodivergent, and LGBTQIA+ backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Recent experience working with racially minoritized and other disproportionately-impacted children and adult students in the classroom and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups within higher education and particular fields shape patterns of participation and outcomes
  • Willingness to examine and remediate ones instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized and other disproportionately impacted students
  • Experience and skill with addressing inequity in the classroom and on campus
  • Experience and expertise in culturally-responsive teaching in early childhood education
  • Demonstrated ability to address equity gaps within early childhood education classrooms
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the implications of the Hispanic-Serving Institution designation for institutional, departmental and instructional practices
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Tagalog, or other second languages prominent in the college services area

Benefits include a choice of medical plans, dental coverage, vision care, sick leave, salary continuance insurance, and an optional tax-deferred flexible benefit plan. Coverage is offered for employees and all eligible dependents. Academic employees participate in the State Teachers Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Employees may also be eligible for various first-time home-buyer programs.

Open Date: 05/15/2023
First Review Date: 06/28/2023
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions Summary:
Required Application Materials
All applicants are required to submit:

1. A completed online District application form (go to to complete the application and to apply for this position)

2. A resume that details all relevant education, training, and teaching experience (including courses taught), and other work experience

3. Undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts (copies accepted)

Unofficial copies of all undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts may be submitted with the application; official copies will be required at the time of the interview.

4. A cover letter that includes discussion of the following questions:
  • What do you feel are the best strategies for supporting students who have been historically marginalized?
  • Think of the most successful class you have taught. What were the key factors in creating that success for racially-minoritized and other underserved disproportionately disadvantaged students?
  • How is your teaching approach culturally-responsive to the students you serve?

If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact:

SMCCCD Office of Human Resources
3401 CSM Drive, San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel.: (650) 574-6555 Fax (650) 574-6574
Web Page:

Conditions of Employment:
Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:

1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)
Foreign Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs in order for it to be considered for the satisfaction of minimum qualifications. Foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by a U.S.-based credentials evaluation service. The District currently accepts evaluations from agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

2. Submit verifications of prior employment

3. Satisfactory references

4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process
In addition to background checks, the District may review publicly available information about a candidate on the Internet. If a candidate is aware of incorrect or inaccurate information that is available on the Internet, the candidate is welcome to address such an issue with the Office of Human Resources.

5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States

6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees

7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.

8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.

EEO Statement:
The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.

Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation requests and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures can be made by completing our: Applicant Reasonable Accommodation Request Form

Annual Security Report:
San Mateo County Community College Districts (SMCCCD) 2021 Annual Security Report (ASR), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD. Our 2021 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2021 Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. The 2021 Annual Security Report is now available. You can also obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (650) 738-7000. The report includes information about criminal activity on our campuses, emergency procedures and resources.

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