SUMMARY: Implements an effective comprehensive Center Base Program following the Federal Head Start Performance Standards and State guidelines. Supervises the daily operation of the Head Start program at their site.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Ensures that the Headstart learning environment is safe, healthy and includes developmentally appropriate activities and materials for the Headstart enrolled children.
  • Ensures that the Headstart program offers learning experiences and choices for children’s development in all the following areas; Physical, Social/Emotional, Cognitive, Communication, Creative, and Spiritual, literacy, math, social studies and science
  • Ensures that lesson plans are done a week before hand and are culturally and developmentally appropriate.
  • Ensures that systems and procedures are followed to accurately screen, observe, assess, and conduct Child staffing including gaining input from parents and following referral procedures when necessary.
  • Ensures the recruitment policy is followed and monitors enrollment and attendance to maintain maximum class size and an average 85% average daily attendance.
  • Ensures that all Headstart policies and procedures are followed by staff, consultants, children and families, Works as a team member with all staff to ensure the program is in compliance with all Headstart Performance Standards, state and federal laws.
  • Ensures Community Partnerships visits are made and collaborative relationships are developed with community members and agencies for the mutual benefit of both parties.
  • Working with the Site Supervisor, ensures that all open staff positions are filled in a timely manner.
  • Under the oversight of the Site Supervisor, conducts regularly scheduled staff meetings and supervises other staff at the local center including regularly scheduled supervision meetings with employees and conducting performance reviews. Ensures all necessary paperwork is complete, accurate and turned into the Central Office and/or other agencies or departments of AVCP in a timely manner. Maintains files at the local center and follows all confidentiality policies.
  • With Headstart Director oversight, makes decisions which affect the full local program with advice and consent for the Parent Committee or Central Office when such advice and consent is indicated as necessary.
  • Assists in the preparation of inventories, “wish list” and renovation plan. Works with the Parent Committee, Policy Council and Central Office to set budget and fundraising priorities.
  • Develops relationships with families to ensuring they receive all Headstart services.
  • Responsible for ensuring the program is in compliance with Early Childhood Development and Family Partnership sections of the Performance Standards.
  • Attends Parent Committee meetings, Parent Education programs and other parent activities or delegates this responsibility on an individual event basis to other staff members.
  • Attends and participates in weekly staff meetings and regularly scheduled supervision meetings.
  • Works as a team member with other local staff to keep the local program in compliance with Headstart Performance Standards and state, local, tribal laws, rules and regulations.
  • Complete three Child Assessments and two parent conferences throughout the year
  • Input CAP’s into the Teaching Strategies Gold website.
  • Learns all classroom emergency, health and sanitation procedures for children and adults; models those procedures and accepts emergency responsibilities.
  • Completes written observations on children each day.
  • Cleans and sanitizes all classroom toys and equipment.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality of the program

QUALIFICATIONS: The individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  This position requires a thorough understanding of the culture and the needs of the Tribes of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region.  Strong written, oral, organizational, computer and analytical skills are required.  Bilingual Yup’ik/English preferred. Demonstrated ability to work in rural bilingual and intercultural programs. Demonstrated commitment and respect for the health and welfare of young children and families. Must be able to travel in and out of region as required in small aircraft and to use the Headstart Center for lodging when traveling. Must pass a Physical Examination, TB test and criminal records background check. Past or present Headstart parent. Must be a minimum of nineteen (19) years of age. Native Hire Preference.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High School graduate or GED required. B.A., A.A in Early Childhood Education or CDA (Child Development Associate)

CERTIFICATION:  Preferred qualification of CDA for Center-based program


This position has a Headstart Salary Minimum of: $35,733.33

Job Posting Expiration Date: June 30, 2022

We hope to have this position filled by date listed above, if no qualified applicant is hired we may advertise an additional 30 days.