County of Alameda

Child Care Director,Alameda County Children and Families Commission (#5009)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - Children/Family Comm (067)
$64.14-$64.14 Hourly / $5,131.20-$5,131.20 BiWeekly /
$11,117.60-$11,117.60 Monthly / $133,411.20-$133,411.20 Yearly

Under general supervision, plans, develops, organizes, and directs the Early Care and Education (ECE) components of Every Child Counts, the Children and Families Commission program. The Child Care Director supervises ECE support staff and coordinates with community and professional groups associated with the program.


This one-position classification reports to the Children and Families Executive Director and Deputy Director, and works in close collaboration with the Family Support Director and other Children and Families staff. The Child Care Director is responsible for overall operation of the ECE components and for promoting the cross-discipline focus of the Every Child Counts program.

NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.

1. Directly supervises an assistant, support staff, and consultants in administration of the Early Care and Education components of the Every Child Counts program.

2. Staffs the Proposition 10 Child Care 10 Committee (prepares for and attends all monthly meetings, reviews and approves minutes, organizes subcommittees as appropriate, and responds to Committee requests for information, materials, etc.).

3. Participates in other Advisory Committees and interagency coordinating bodies as appropriate and needed (Child Care Planning Council, Interagency Children’s Policy Council, etc.).

4. Organizes and supervises planning for the five major child care areas of the Plan:
• Child Development Corps Community Mentor Program
• Site Improvement Loans and Grants Program
• Program Quality Improvement Grants Program
• Child Care Staff and Provider Recruitment, Training, and Retention Program (community organizations and community colleges grants, including Career Advisers and Resource Development Specialists)

5. Develops and supervises the RFP and contracts system for five areas above.

6. Develops outreach and publicity on the Plan.

7. Develops an evaluation system for child care programs that corresponds with evaluation system for Family Support and Parent Education program areas; conducts base line program evaluation of the ECE components

8. Supervises and approves budget and expenditures for ECE components.

9. Coordinates all cross-discipline activities with Family Support Program of the Plan.

10. Responds to media (with coordination and approval of Executive Director/Deputy Director).

11. Provides staff support to Children and Families Commission Program Committee.

12. Performs other related duties as assigned by the Executive Director.


The equivalent to graduation from a four year college or university (180 quarter hours or 120 semester hours) with major coursework in child development, social services or a related field. (A master’s degree in a related field is preferable.)


The equivalent to five years in program administration and supervision of child development, family support, social service, or early childhood programs, plus a minimum of three years’ experience in community-based services work.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

• The child care community and delivery system in Alameda County.
• State and national child development systems, including teacher and child care provider preparation and training systems.
• Program and process evaluation models.
• Principles of budgeting.
• Report development and presentation.
• Resource development principles and practices and of funding resources appropriate for Every Child Counts.
• Management and supervisory principles, including work planning.
• Contract development and grants disbursement systems and practice.
• Data systems development and maintenance.

Ability to:

• Work well with diverse communities and organizations.
• Prioritize and balance a wide variety of activities and tasks.
• Manage and maintain materials for a variety of tracking, evaluation, and research purposes.
• Plan, assign, direct, and review the work of others on a day-to-day basis.
• Develop and maintain cross-discipline relationships and communication.
• Develop clear and concise reports and presentations.

Old document: 5009
New document: Jobspecs/5009
CSC Date: 2/16/00


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.