Position Purpose

Maintain quality Pre K environments with attention to safety and health prevention measures. Provide general program management for one region: coach, mentor, supervise and train all regional classroom and support staff. Provide short term and long range planning for service delivery and training; act as an integrator of components, including health, nutrition, disabilities; function as liaison and information conduit between central office leadership, staff and community collaborators.

Essential Job Responsibilities: Performance Indicators

Staff Supervision and Development

  1. Assist Human Resources in the hiring process for regional and substitute staff, inform the HR department of staffing needs and changes.
  2. Monitor the performance, attendance, certifications, required documents and timecards of all regional staff.
  3. Communicate areas of performance improvement to staff and promote training that reflects the individual needs of staff members and/or the team as a whole.
  4. Document and administer both positive and negative feedback and utilize Performance Improvement Plans when warranted. Ensure documentation is forwarded to Human Resources.
  5. Conduct probationary and annual performance evaluations based on quantifiable and objective criteria, utilizing agency forms and checklists designed for evaluations.
  6. Ensure teaching staff progress towards educational requirements as mandated by the Head Start Performance Standards.
  7. Arrange and facilitate regular meetings with staff and provide for mandated trainings and updates to policies and procedures.
  8. Monitor, report and provide feedback for all employee related accidents.
  9. Monitor, evaluate and provide training of classroom volunteers.

Regional and Program Coordination

  1. Ensure program compliance with codes of all state and local licensing agencies and grant requirements.
  2. Attend case management meetings, consultations, and staff meetings as necessary.
  3. Observe children and provide suggestions for behavior management and education programming to meet the individual needs of all children
  4. Monitor home visiting component.
  5. Monitor and manage direct service budgets.
  6. Establish and monitor regional systems and services that ensure program quality and compliance with Head Start Performance Standards.
  7. Submit monthly reports on direct service activities and status to the Head Start Director.
  8. Arrange for services in all functional areas, utilizing internal and external resources to provide medical, social, mental health, educational, and special services as deemed appropriate, as well as facility maintenance.
  9. Monitor and manage the maintenance and safety of facilities and availability of supplies.

Community Networking

  1. Coordinate with local agencies, community service organizations and educational providers and partners.
  2. Design and deliver training and formal presentations. Provide information on the Head Start program to the community.
  3. Participate in and assist with community events.

All communications are potentially sensitive and are subject to Head Start’s policy on confidentiality.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Human Services or a closely related field is required
  • Three years progressively responsible professional experience which demonstrates significant supervisory and administrative responsibilities.
  • Strong knowledge of theories and practices of Early Childhood Education/Development typically gained via experience and or education.
  • Experience in design and delivery of training
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Valid Oregon Driver’s License/proof of auto insurance/annual DMV check required.
  • Within 30 days of employment must be Pediatric CPR & First Aid certified and have a current Food Handler’s Card.
  • Health Questionnaire is required at time of hire and will be updated annually.
  • Current enrollment in Child Care Division-Central Background Registry.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Sustained concentration and ability to handle multiple tasks often simultaneously.
  • Significant diagnostic and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to handle stressful and sensitive situations in a professional manner.
  • Ability to interpret and implement complex policies and regulations.
  • Ability to work independently and maintain professional boundaries and confidentiality.
  • Ability to exercise tact and discretion in all employee interactions.
  • Strong organization and time management skills, ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Driving to various work sites, trainings, workshops etc.

Position Information

  • Position – Exempt/Non Bargaining Unit
  • 48 to 52 weeks depending upon regional models.
  • Supervised by Head Start Director.

Job Description Created 08/01/01, revised 10/07, revised 06/11, revised 3/19. August 2021

This job description was last updated on 08/11/2021. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. This job description is subject to change at any time.

Head Start of Lane County is an EEO Employer.
Head Start of Lane County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions, including the recruiting, hiring, placement, training availability, promotion, compensation, evaluation, disciplinary actions, and termination of employment (if necessary) are made without regard to the employee’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth, personal appearance, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation, source of income, place of residence, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, marital status, military veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, physical or mental disability, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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