Job Opportunity – Child Care Specialist

The Child Development Council, Tompkins County, is hiring for a full time (35 hours) Child Care Specialist.

The specialist will support quality child care in Tompkins County, process applications for Legally Exempt child care and Registered child care, register/enroll child care programs, and perform site visits of child care programs in homes and community spaces. The specialist will provide assistance to child care providers and the greater community through the sharing of resources and information.

A Bachelor’s Degree and two years of experience in a related field are required. Must have proven ability to work with persons of varying socio-economic and cultural backgrounds; demonstrated skills in critical observation, interpersonal relationships, and written and oral communication; ability to keep detailed records and statistics; computer literacy; reliable vehicle, valid driver’s license and ability to travel within Tompkins County and neighboring areas; ability to work cooperatively with team members as well as independently with minimal supervision; knowledge of child care and community resources.

The Council is seeking a diverse applicant pool and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please send cover letter and resume to Molly McGriff, Child Care Resource and Referral Director, at or Child Development Council, 609 West Clinton Street, Ithaca, NY 14850.


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Supportive, family-friendly environment with a shared commitment to provide excellent services to families and the community.