Early Childhood Education - Faculty and Program Chair

Urban College of Boston   Boston, MA   Full-time     Education
Posted on June 27, 2024

General Description
The Early Childhood Education - Faculty and Program Chair provides leadership and oversight for the College’s Early Childhood Education program. A successful candidate will be a motivated, enthusiastic, and collaborative individual with excellent communication skills and be highly organized, detail oriented, and able to adapt quickly to change. UCB has a small staff and, consequently, members of the UCB team have a variety of responsibilities and must carry them out in a fast-paced, data-driven, and results-oriented culture. Including certificate programs as well as an associate degree program, the Early Childhood Education program prepares students to work in the Early Childhood Education settings. Besides maintaining and strengthening the existing Early Childhood Education programs and partner relations, the college anticipates exploring and developing new academic and workforce development pathways in Early Childhood Education. The person in this position will collaborate with college staff in this exploration process and will lead new curriculum development efforts to ensure the course offerings are relevant, timely, and closely aligned with the mission of the college. The person in this position will collaborate closely with local community partners and employer partners. 


This full-time (37.5 hours per week) position is based on UCB’s Boston campus (2 Boylston 
Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02116) but is currently approved as a hybrid position with an 
expectation to be available on campus with the possibility of up to 70% remote work and an 
expectation to be available in person and on campus for the remaining 30% activities, including
scheduled in-person and on-campus meetings with students, staff, and/or faculty, monthly 
academic affairs or other college meetings, selected student-centered events, open houses,
selected summer workshops or events, and/or partner site visits. This role may require occasional 
travel to partner sites and some weekend work as well. This employment model is subject to 
periodic review by the President.


Salary Range: $65,000-$80,000


Responsibilities
• Faculty Duties:
o Teach 12 credit hours (4 courses) each year as assigned.
o Advise students as assigned following all applicable policies and procedures. 
o Serve on selected College committees as elected or appointed. 
o Attending and leading program, department, or college meetings as directed. 
o Participate in assessment of course and program learning outcomes. 
o Approve and supervise ECE directed study and experiential learning activities.
o Attend commencement and participate in student-centered activities. 
o Adhere to other requirements for faculty as established in the faculty handbook.
• Chair Duties:
o Act as liaison to ECE community partners and support ECE partnership development 
efforts at the college as directed by the VP of Academic Affairs or their designee.
o Keep updated knowledge of licensing requirements for Massachusetts Early Childhood 
Educators and provide regular updates and reports to the internal team. 
o Develop ECE curriculum and program offerings, including course schedules in 
collaboration with other departments and VP of Academic Affairs or their designee.
o Assist the VP of Academic Affairs or their designee in recruiting, selecting, scheduling, 
supervising, observing, and evaluating adjunct faculty. 
o Collect and review ECE syllabi and course materials and provide guidance to faculty. 
o Lead ECE program assessment/program review efforts in consultation with the college’s 
Manager of Institutional Research and Assessment and the Assessment committee; 
provide logistical support for ongoing program improvement activities. 
o Identify ECE internship locations and guide students during practicums/internships.
o Participate in related grants development and partnership development activities as 
directed by the VP of Academic Affairs or their designee.
o Participate in current and prospective student-centered activities including advising, 
recruitment events, and open houses; in-person attendance may be necessary for these 
activities.
o Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications:
o A master’s degree in early childhood education, Human Development, or a related 
discipline.
o A minimum of two years of full-time teaching, advising, research, or program 
development experience in an early childhood education setting
o Excellent oral and written communication skills.
o Interest in working in a mission-driven academic institution with multilingual and 
nontraditional student body.
o Demonstrated ability to cultivate relationships with stakeholders including faculty, 
students, and employers. 
o Course and curriculum development and college teaching and/or mentoring experience.
o Experience using an LMS, such as Brightspace. 
o Bilingual proficiency (e.g., in Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, or Haitian Creole).
Preferred Qualifications: 
o Significant direct work experience in an Early Childhood Education position or in a 
closely related role and knowledge of the needs of Massachusetts-based Early Childhood
employers.
o Demonstrated ability to develop and sustain strong, reciprocal partnerships, especially in 
Early Childhood education and allied areas. 
o Experience in project management, grant management, or a related field.
o Competent with Microsoft products, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Teams, and 
SharePoint.


To Apply
Interested applicants should submit a: 1) cover letter and 2) resume. Please submit your application 
materials to Chiquita Barnes at chiquita.barnes@urbancollege.edu.