Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)
As Wisconsin’s only public urban research university, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has established an international reputation for excellence in research, community engagement, teaching and entrepreneurism. Designated an R1 research institution, UWM educates more than 26,000 students and is an engine for innovation in southeastern Wisconsin.
Founded over 60 years ago in the belief that Milwaukee would need a great public university to become a great city, UWM has a dual research and access mission aimed at serving the diverse needs of Wisconsin’s largest metropolitan area by furthering opportunities at all levels for students who may be financially or educationally disadvantaged. More than one-third of its students are the first in their families to attend college, and 30 percent are students of color. In all, the university educates more than 27,000 students on its three campuses. It is the largest educator of veterans in Wisconsin, with more than 1,000 enrolled each year under the federal G.I. bill. The Princeton Review named UWM a 2018 Best Midwestern university based on overall academic excellence and student reviews. UWM is committed to the full inclusion of LGBT+ campus constituents. In 2018, Campus Pride Index named UWM as one of the Best of the Best Top 30 LGBTQ-friendly postsecondary institutions in the United States. UWM was the first university in the UW-System to implement an inclusive housing policy.
Join the UWM family and the Milwaukee community and grow professionally and personally in your career and life. We make learning accessible at every age, stage of life, and location. At UWM, we all share the motivation to learn and to excel. We value unique perspectives and possess the talent and desire to nurture ideas that make global impact. The comforts and connections of a major metropolitan city meet the resources and expertise of a world-class research institution at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
The Children’s Learning Center at UWM is located on campus and serves children ages 6 weeks through 12 years of age. The Center serves the University community with both flexible and full-time schedules. It is a unique and complex program with more than 300 children.
Reporting to the Executive Director of Student Life & Services, the Director of the Children’s Learning Center (CLC) is responsible for providing strategic direction and oversight of the Children’s Learning Center with a focus on policy, education and program direction. The Director works with other departments, schools/colleges, outside agencies, professional organizations and individuals to meet the goals of UWM and the Children’s Learning Center for research, teaching and community service. The Director has full accountability for the Children’s Learning Center budget, including generation of user fees, segregated fees and other funding sources as needed.
-Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, or Elementary Education -Minimum of eight (8) years in early childhood setting, with both teaching and administrative responsibilities
-Master’s Degree in Education, Business or Administrative Leadership or related field -Evidence of experience with child care accreditation and licensing standards and processes. -A minimum of nine (9) higher education credits in business or program administration. -Evidence of strong verbal and written communication skills, presentation skills, and ability to listen to other’s perspectives. -Evidence of the ability to work effectively with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff and members of outside agencies. -Evidence of management, supervisory, and leadership experience, with strong problem-solving and relationship-building skills. -Evidence of experience articulating child learning & development; curriculum & instructional methods; and child observation & assessment. -Evidence of experience articulating child guidance, classroom management, and inclusive practices. -Evidence of experience with budget, data, and business management. -Evidence of experience in campus-based child care.
This is a continuous recruitment with the initial screening of candidates to begin on November 15, 2019. Applications received after November 14, 2019 may not receive consideration.
Completed application materials must include:
A letter of application addressing educational and professional level work experience and knowledge as it relates to all required and preferred qualifications as listed above A professional resume; and A document listing the names and contact information for three professional references. In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate’s application materials whether they meet any of the qualifications, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications.
All application materials will be further evaluated as evidence of excellent written communication skills.
Candidates chosen for an interview will be required to submit official college transcripts.
Interested applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications
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For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.
AA/EO Statement UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.
Reasonable Accommodations UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.
Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.
CBC and Reference Check Policy
Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.
Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)
For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see http://www.cleryact.uwm.edu/, or call UWM’s Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.
Employment Authorization In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.
Internal Number: 00033831
About The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
The Children’s Learning Center is committed to supporting children and their parents by using theory-based care and learning practices. Through playing, interacting and communicating, the UWM Children’s Learning Center is committed to the growth of each child in all aspects of their life. We believe in not only providing education, but also providing a supportive and safe place for your family to grow socially and emotionally.