Curriculum Development/Supervision, Program Administration, Teaching, 0-5
The Director of Education acts as administrator and leader for the UT Dallas Callier Child Development Program that contracts for full-day/full-year state licensed and NAEYC accredited child care services with UT Southwestern Medical Center and Dallas ISD Regional Day School for the Deaf. The program consists of more than 75 staff and volunteers and approximately 225 children from birth to five years old. The Director has the responsibility for day to day operations including fiscal management, planning, directing, and supervising the program to ensure compliance with all funding, contracting, regulatory and accreditation agencies. This position reports directly to the Callier Center for Communication Disorders Executive Director.
- Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Administration or equivalent from an accredited 4-year college or university - Ten years director and leadership experience working with children birth to five years. - Director’s license - Strong organizational and interpersonal skills - Excellent oral and written communication skills - Cleared TB test - Cleared state and FBI criminal background repor
UTD is an EEO/AA employer.
Internal Number: A00219
About Callier Child Development Program
The Callier Child Development Program is located in the Callier Center for Communication Disorders on the Callier Dallas campus near downtown Dallas. Callier is one of a select few communication disorders centers in the nation that combine clinical care, graduate student training and research within one institution. Our campus is surrounded by UT Southwestern Medical Center, Children's and Parkland hospitals. Our clients are the faculty and staff of UTSW and UT Dallas faculty and staff. We also contract with Dallas ISD Regional Day School for the Deaf to provide preschool services for children 3-5 years old during the academic year. The Dallas ISD Deaf Education teachers and paraprofessionals work with Callier teachers in inclusive classrooms that provide both sign language and verbal communication strategies.
We require our Child Development Specialist have at least a bachelor degree in ECE, Child Development or related field. Our Child Development Associate teachers have an age appropriate CDA but most have either a 2 or 4 year degree. Our staff/child/ratios are excellent. Our infant classes of eight and toddler classes of 12, include three full-time teachers in each class. We... also have four full-time floater staff.
The Child Development Program has an extremely active parent associate that provides support through fund raising events, volunteering and planning family/staff activities throughout the year.
Although the program is located in the Callier Dallas clinic facility, the program is run independently but directly reports to the Callier Executive Director. We were a pilot program for NAEYC accreditation and have remained continuously accredited for over 30 years.
UT Dallas has a generous benefits package that includes vacation/sick time, various insurance plans, longevity pay, investment opportunities, etc. and full payment for health care premiums. UT Dallas pays into the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) and Social Security system.