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Director, Child Development Lab

Posted 10/16/2019

We seek applicants for a full-time position to provide leadership, program planning, supervision, and management for the College’s Child Development Lab (CDL). The CDL provides exceptional care for children ages six weeks to five years and learning experiences for the next generation of early childhood educators. The Director is responsible for overall CDL operations and ensuring adherence to principles of developmentally appropriate programming. 

General Responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Supervise and schedule CDL staff, including professional development and training
  • Develop and implement strategies toward fulfilling the laboratory mission of the CDL
  • Maintain National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation
  • Manage external sources of funding, including the Federal Food Program and applicable grants 


  • Post-secondary degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, or closely related field
  • Professional experience in the following areas
    • administration of high quality early childhood programs
    • classroom development and management
    • staff supervision
    • budget management 

Desired Qualifications

  • Meet qualification standards for Child Care Directors as defined by (NAEYC)*
    *Required professional development plan may apply upon hire if this desired qualification currently is not met
  • Community college work experience
  • Demonstrated experience in community collaboration 

Application Submission

For consideration, please submit the following.

Heartland Community College
Attn: Executive Director of Human Resources
1500 West Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761

You may also submit requested application materials as email attachments to Documents sent through email may not be secure.

Review of applications will begin 12/13/2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

A PDF version of the HCC Employment Application (PDF) is available for you to download and complete.

HCC is an Equal Opportunity Institution

Heartland Community College affirms the value of diversity among students and employees.

The College provides equal educational opportunities to all students and equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, status as a veteran, or any other protected status under federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of enrollment and employment.

Individuals needing reasonable accommodations due to a disability in order to participate in the application process should contact the Human Resources Office, (309) 268-8130, TDD (309) 268-8030.

Contact Us

Human Resources

Community Commons Building 1300
1500 W Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761

Phone: 309-268-8130
Fax: 309-268-7983

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