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Director of Childcare

University of Dubuque, Dubuque, IA

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If you have a passion for teaching, a love for children, and want to work as a team to ensure high quality care and education then the University of Dubuque has a position for you as Director of Childcare for the Marge Kremer Little Spartans Childcare Center.  


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide a safe developmental learning environment for young children
  • Ensure that the center and the staff conform to federal, state, and local rules, regulations, and licensing requirements as well as QRS certified
  • Develop and implement programming and curriculum
  • Recruit, train, and supervise staff; maintain staff records
  • Recruit and schedule children for the child care center; maintain accurate records on children enrolled in the program to include their development, attendance, immunization and general health; conduct program registration, and maintain appropriate files and waiting lists
  • Prepare and maintain administrative and business reports and records of the child care center; record all fee payments and prepare billing, late payments, and follow-up actions when necessary; review income and expense, statistical, and budget status reports to develop and maintain sound financial status of program; analyze problems in these areas and make recommendations to resolve them or take corrective action
  • Schedule staff accordingly to ensure ratio within each room
  • Confer with parents on a regular basis to discuss the development of their enrolled children
  • Order and maintain childcare supplies and equipment



  • Bachelor’s degree in related area preferred
  • Prior supervisor and childcare experience required; Childcare Director experience preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Prior experience operating a budget
  • Ability to exercise independent judgement and decision-making authority
  • Current certification in First Aid, CPR, Universal Precautions, and Mandatory Reporting training is preferred: ability to obtain certifications after employment is required
  • Must be able to successfully pass child protective services and criminal background check; meet state requirements for a director


The University of Dubuque offers a competitive wage and an excellent benefits package including tuition remission, paid holidays, 4 weeks’ vacation and sick time. As well as contributes to retirement and life insurance.


To apply with a growing University for the Director of Childcare position, please submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and UD employment application, located on our website, to HR@dbq.edu or to the Director of Human Resources, at the University of Dubuque, 2000 University Avenue, Dubuque, IA 52001.

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Job Details

Req Num --
ID 548311
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
Full Time
Pay --
Child Care/Day Care/Personal Care
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
Paid Holidays
Tuition Reimbursement

Preferred Candidates

Years of Experience --
Education Bachelors

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