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Head Start/Early Head Start Director
Position: Head Start/Early Head
Start/Early Head Start
Status: Full-time, Exempt
Schedule: Monday through Friday 8am-4pm;
37.5 hours per week
Annual Salary: $67,000
Head Start/Early Head Start Director is responsible for the supervision and
management of the overall operations of the Head Start/Early Head Start Programs.
This position assures that all federal and state standards and regulations are met,
as well as all other contractual obligations. The Director works in conjunction
with the Executive Director, Fiscal Director, Policy Council and Board of
Directors to strategically lead the program forward.
Essential Duties and
include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Assures compliance
with all funding source mandates, applicable laws, regulations, and
standards while also staying up to date on all regulations.
- Works with
Executive Director, Board of Directors, Policy Council, and other
applicable staff/community members to meet the program’s strategic plans and
- Leads planning
meetings with Policy Council and Board of Directors to establish long- and
short-term goals for improvement and strategic objectives.
- In consultation
with the Education/Special Needs Coordinator, assures all program standards
and day care licensing requirements are met and exceeded.
- Compile, review,
and analyze monthly financial and statistical reports to assess the budget
status and to initiate preventative measures as necessary, including
oversight of the Program’s administrative costs.
- Maintain close
working relationship with the Fiscal Director to provide information for Program
budget writing and status of the budget to maintain effective oversight of
- With support from
appropriate staff, complete and submit all necessary reports to funding
sources and stakeholders. Works jointly with each Program-area coordinator
to ensure a team approach to the integration of the Performance Standards
and compliance with NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) and
- Oversee overall
staffing levels to ensure the Program has adequate staffing to effectively
operate all classrooms while also meeting and exceeding program
performance standards and compliance. Collaborates with Human Resources
Department and applicable staff on hiring and termination decisions, as
well as HS/EHS employee performance.
- Overall planning,
organizing, and identifying of resources to sustain enhance and/or develop
programs to fulfill the needs of the populations served, including
additional funding options.
- Assures that the
Program serves the number of eligible children for which the Program
receives funding, working with appropriate personnel to devise an
effective enrollment plan. Track trends and proactively identify any
cause(s) for under-enrollment to avoid Program under-enrollment.
establish, and maintain community, regional, and national partnerships in
conjunction with collaborative agreements and contracts, including
collaborations with public school districts and systems of higher
- Facilitates the
continuing professional development of all staff as part of the commitment
to excellence and regulatory compliance.
above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work
performed by the person in this position. The statements are not to be
construed as an exhaustive list of all duties that may be performed in this
Qualifications and Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from
accredited four-year college or university, preferably in early childhood
education, elementary education, human services or related field; plus a
minimum of three (3) years related supervisory experience, fiscal management,
administration, and leadership. Must have a valid Driver’s License; can pass an
extensive background check and fingerprint check process, as well as complete
an initial Physical Examination and TB Test.
CAPCO is an Equal
Opportunity Employer and we do not discriminate against employees or applicants
for employment on any legally recognized basis including, but not limited to:
veteran status, uniform service member status, race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, age, and physical or mental disability. CAPCO will make reasonable
accommodations for qualified candidates in adherence of the Americans with Disabilities
Act and New York Human Rights Act.