Child Care and Family Services Assistant Manager

University of Victoria - Victoria, BC (30+ days ago)

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The University of Victoria (UVic) is one of Victoria's largest employers and one of Canada’s best diversity employers. Together we are more than 5,000 dedicated faculty, librarians and staff supporting the University of Victoria’s diverse academic programs, world-class research and commitment to civic engagement.

UVic Child Care Services is comprised of seven licensed child care centres and a family resource program that serve the UVic community. Our Early Childhood Educators (ECE) and ECE Supervisors are professional, passionate leaders and advocates for the field, who uphold high standards and provide strong mentorship to ECEs new to the field. We are seeking a highly skilled, B.C. certified ECE with diverse experience in the field to join our team in the role of Child Care and Family Services Assistant Manager.

UVic Child Care Services early childhood educators (ECEs) are passionate leaders and advocates for the field, who uphold very high standards and provide strong mentorship to ECEs new to the field.

At UVic Child Care Services:
We provide a free in-house professional development program in which we work alongside educational facilitators who guide inquiry work and research projects, lead seminars and workshops for our ECEs, and provide program support.

Our educators have published journal articles, held exhibits and presented at a number of conferences and workshops.
Our practice is guided by the BC Early Learning Framework (2019), which includes a Common Worlds approach. We consider our ethical relations with others, reflecting on the history of our land and the legacies of colonialism as we grapple with how to be allies (imperfect) in the important reconciliation work to be done. For more information on our theoretical approaches, please visit:www.commonworlds.net and www.earlychildhoodcollaboratory.net.

Please contact Kim Ainsworth, Manager, Child Care Services at 250-721-6656 or kainsw@uvic.ca if you have questions related to this job opportunity. Applicants must submit online applications through the UVic job postings website.

WHY JOIN UVIC:
Here at UVic, our people play a vital role in enabling the university to fulfill its mission and promise to become a university of choice for outstanding students, faculty and staff.

The salary range for this position is:
Recruitment range: $56,881 - $64,020 starting salary determined by the PEA Collective Agreement.

Performance range: starting salary to max of $74,351 is available through annual performance increase.

PEA Benefits & Perks

UVic compensation is competitive with

Annual salary increases – 3% progression increases up to the salary job rate, and 2% performance increases from the job rate to the ceiling, of the salary range
7 hour work days and 35 hour work weeks
Generous vacation time off - 22 days to start, increasing to 25 days – 15 days for term employees
Leaves – maternity, parental, adoption, personnel, sick and long term disability*
Flexibility in arranging work schedules
Access to personal and central professional development funds*
Diverse range of learning and development opportunities*
Sustainability initiatives including discounted transit passes and a pedestrian and bike friendly campus*

UVic contributes to your and your family’s health and well-being through its

Comprehensive medical, dental* and pension* benefits
Employee and family assistance program
Discounted athletic facility membership
Access to health and wellness tools and resources to support you in finding work-life balance

  • Some eligibility criteria apply for term positions
Job Summary

Within the Division of Student Affairs and under Campus Services, Child Care Services provides safe, quality child care as well as a family resource program (UVic Family Centre) to the UVic community.

The UVic Family Centre provides programs and services for student families living on and off campus. At the Family Centre, families have opportunities to connect with one another, gain support, and learn from one another and from the Family Centre staff. Family Centre programs include early learning drop-in for young children and their parents/caregivers, drop-in programs for school aged children, parenting support programs, a clothing exchange, monthly family events, etc.

UVic Child Care Services provides full-time child care programs to children from infancy to pre-kindergarten. Child care operates from three separate locations on campus, offering innovative, creative and responsive programs based upon the BC Early Learning Framework. The Family Centre and child care centres also provide experiential learning (practicum) and research opportunities for UVic students and faculty, and volunteer experiences for community members.

The Child Care and Family Services Assistant Manager reports to the Child Care Services Manager. The position has two major areas of responsibility:

Overseeing the UVic Family Centre. The Assistant Manager provides leadership and vision for fulfilling and enhancing the mandate of the Family Centre: develops, coordinates and implements programs offered, and supervises Family Centre staff, including the Early Childhood Educator, work study students, practicum students and volunteers.

Assisting the Child Care Services Manager with child care centre administration tasks including enrollment management; hiring and orientation of casual (relief) staff, work study and summer student assistants; policy development, and special projects.

This position may require working evenings and weekends based on operational requirements. As per Child Care Services policy, must be immunized in accordance with the childhood immunization schedule.

Job Requirements

This position requires the completion of a post-secondary degree in a human services-related field, along with current first aid certificate and early childhood educator certificate through the BC ECE Registry and a minimum of 2 years of experience:

Working in a licensed child care facility
Developing and delivering services, programs, workshops, and events
In a leadership role that included supervision of staff

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered

Additionally the position requires:
Strong working knowledge of BC child care licensing regulations
Knowledge and experience implementing the BC Early Learning Framework
Strong computer skills in MS Outlook, Word and Excel
Excellent interpersonal communication skills with the ability to understand and address issues, concerns and interests of others, and provide effective feedback to staff
Familiarity with community resources available to families
Strong leadership and organizational skills, including strong attention to detail, creative problem-solving skills, adaptability to changing circumstances and priorities, and strong critical thinking and decision making skills
Demonstrated ability to comply with policies and procedures that involve confidentiality and privacy and commitment to the ECEBC Code of Ethics
Ability to work independently and as part of a team with demonstrated ability to set goals and objectives and implement plans within set timelines
Knowledge of budgeting and fiscal management principles
A genuine interest in creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive community for students, faculty and staff and their families.
Commitment to continuous learning and excellence in child care and family resource practice
Possess a commitment to service and ability to work effectively in a changing and innovative institutional environment

Asset or Preference:
Related experience communicating through the use of websites and social media; skilled in creating communication and promotional materials

UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity.

Read our full equity statement here: www.uvic.ca/equitystatement.

Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process may contact Belinda Fontes, HR Programs and Project Manager, at uviccareers@uvic.ca. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.