Director of Early Learning Center


Position: Director of Early Learning Center (The Campus School of Carlow University)


  • Facilitates the successful day-to-day operation of the Early Learning Center including staffing, scheduling, filing, billing, enrollment and curriculum implementation;
  • Maintains knowledge of and implements the guidelines and standards set by NAEYC and the Keystone STARS program in collaboration with the Director of Early Childhood Programs; 
  • Maintains knowledge of and implements of current state licensing regulations in collaboration with the Executive Director;
  • Provides leadership and supervision in the Early Learning Center in regards to the implementation of curriculum and best practices to create a learning-centered environment which promotes student engagement and active learning;
  • Provides orientation and in-service training to new teachers;
  • Manages the ELC budget;
  • Meets regularly with teachers and Executive Director; 
  • Conducts annual performance reviews of teaching staff;
  • Coordinates work-study student files and schedules;
  • Coordinates observation and practicum opportunities with Carlow University Education Department;
  • Demonstrates commitment to the highest integrity and to the values complementary to the mission on The Campus School, Carlow University, and the Sisters of Mercy. 


  • Advanced degree(s) in early childhood education, child development, or related field;
  • Extensive understanding of child development, especially infant/toddler development;
  • Experience with both NAEYC and Keystone STAR accreditation;
  • Strong leadership and communication skills including writing, speaking, listening, planning, and organizing;
  • Supervisory experience in the early childhood field


Carlow University employees commit themselves to the highest standards of ethical conduct.  They commit to act with integrity, treat others with respect and dignity, carefully steward the University's resources, avoid conflicts of interest or commitment, maintain confidentiality, and comply with legal and professional obligations.


Carlow University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We strive for a campus that reflects our urban setting and is inclusive of underrepresented groups to enhance our University community. 

Full/Part/FT&PT: Full-time - exempt
Department: Early Learning Center
Contact Name/Title: Search Committee
Contact Address: Carlow University 3333 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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