Director Child Development Ctr

Child Development Center  
Full Time
Not Applicable 
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Consistently named best hospital, Lexington Medical Center dedicates itself to providing quality health services that meet the needs of its communities. Ranked #2 in the state and #1 in the Columbia metro area by U.S. News & World Report, Lexington Medical Center is the only hospital named one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina.

The 607-bed teaching hospital anchors a health care network that includes five community medical centers and employs more than 8,000 health care professionals. The network includes a cardiovascular program recognized by the American College of Cardiology as South Carolina’s first HeartCARE CenterTM and an accredited Cancer Center of Excellence affiliated with MUSC Hollings Cancer Center for research and education. The network also features an occupational health center, the largest skilled nursing facility in the Carolinas, an Alzheimer’s care center and nearly 80 physician practices.  Its postgraduate medical education programs include family medicine and transitional year.





Job Summary

The Director of the Child Development Center is responsible for directly

administering the operations of LMC’s Child Development Center. He/She

provides administrative leadership in planning, enhancing and implementing

programs; develops facilities and staff to meet new and existing needs;

assure compliance with governmental regulations. Establishes a culture of

nurturing and support for the families. Responsible for providing

administrative leadership in planning, enhancing and implementation of  a 

clear curriculum vision for ages 6 weeks through 5 year olds. The CDC

director is responsible for developing a coordinated and cooperative

approach to childcare and education.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
Minimum Years of Experience: 5 Years of work experience in a program for

children with some management experience required.
Substitutable Education & Experience: None.
Required Certifications/Licensure: CPR and First Aid (may be obtained

within 90 days of hire date).
Required Training: Leadership experience administering a NAEYC accredited

or another high quality program serving children and families;
Proven center management and business skills, including financial

management and budgeting.

Essential Functions

  • Develops and evaluates department goals and objectives that support the hospital's strategic plan.   
  • Operates the Center within budget, plans and prepares the capital and operating budget per guidelines provided by LMC's financial departments annually and recommends to administration the for additional resources, such as space, staff, training, etc.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Recruits, trains, encourage and evaluates all employees of the CDC to maintain quality and competent  staff able to provide quality childcare and promote a positive work environment.
  • Monitors and assures that Quality Assessment and Improvement activities reflect adherence to established DSS standards of care.
  • Serves as a liaison to establish cooperative relationships with community support agencies (i.e.- DSS, DHEC, Fire Marshall, etc.).
  • Plans and organizes activities of the Center for children and parents, i.e. the Fall Festival, Grandparent’s Day, Open House, etc.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

We are committed to offering quality, cost-effective benefits choices for our employees and their families:

  • Day ONE medical, dental and life insurance benefits 
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Employees are eligible for enrollment into the 403(b) match plan day one.  LHI matches dollar for dollar up to 6%.
  • Employer paid life insurance – equal to 1x salary
  • Employee may elect supplemental life insurance with low cost premiums up to 3x salary 
  • Adoption assistance
  • LHI provides its full-time employees employer paid short-term disability and long-term disability coverage after 90 days of eligible employment
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Student loan forgiveness

Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of LMC to provide equal opportunity of employment for all individuals, and to remain compliant with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. LMC strives to provide a discrimination-free environment, and to recruit, select, on-board, and employ all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including but not limited to, lactation. LMC endeavors to upgrade and promote employees from within the hospital where possible and consistent with the employee’s desires and abilities and the hospital’s needs.

Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina