SUMMARY: Oversees the daily operation of assigned Head Start Center Base and Home Base Programs. Primary responsibilities include mentoring and supervising site staff, monitoring progress and tracking site activities to ensure compliance with Head Start Performance Standards. Assist teaching staff in applying and acceptance into a degree program and monitoring teaching staff qualifications’ progress. Will serve as a member of the Head Start Management team and builds collaborative relationships with other agencies. Maintain professionalism and confidentiality at all times.
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties as assigned.
- Provide site staff and parents with assistance in seeking appropriate services, ensure follow-up, and on-going care are provided.
- Observes staff, children and overall center operations and provides strategies and plans to improve program to meet the individual needs of all children.
- Monitor Head Start sites to ensure that they have a safe developmentally and culturally appropriate program. Assist staff with Community Partnership as needed.
- Provide ideas to help site staff problem solve.
- Collaborate with parent committees and Policy Council in relation to center base and home base issues.
- Supervises four Head Start sites in different communities.
- Assist Coordinators in their component areas as needed.
- Ensures each site has a resource list available to them.
- Work as an advocate for low-income families with local, Federal and State agencies.
- Assist staff in providing parent education activities and parent get-togethers.
- Work cooperatively with staff and parents to integrate all components of the Head Start program, both in the center and in home visits.
- Assist site staff in developing plans for year-round recruitment and enrollment in accordance with Federal mandates and AVCP Head Start policies.
- Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning by participating in Head Start child development training, attending approved workshops and enrolling in Early Childhood Education classes.
- Evaluate center site staff.
- Travel to Head Start sites to assist, monitor, train and guide staff and families on program matters.
- Supervise center and home base site staff to ensure compliance with State and Federal guidelines and completion of job duties.
- Conducts weekly supervisory phone calls to the sites they supervise and provide virtual trainings with staff to ensure all aspects of the Head Start Program and Performance standards are being met in the education, daily operations, and reports for our children and families.
- Turn in monthly site reports to Head Start Director.
- Act as a link between Head Start Sites and Central Office.
- Conduct annual performance evaluations for site and staff.
- SUPERVISES: Lead Teachers, Head Start Sites
- Assist site staff and central office staff in keeping the information in the monthly reports current.
- Assist central office staff in producing accurate reports for parents, the Head Start Director, and the Federal Government.
- Monitor all areas of the Program at center base and home base sites for compliance with Performance Standards, and Head Start policies, paying particular attention to attendance and follow-up issues with children and families.
- Monitor and work with site staff to ensure they are meeting staff qualifications and competency requirements.
- Follow the Confidentiality Policy and stress to other staff the importance of the Confidentiality Policy.
- CDA, AA, BA, or BS in Early Childhood Education, Psychology, Social Work, Licensed Nurse, Dietician, Nutritionist or five years of experience in Early Childhood Education and one year experience or equivalent education and experience in an early childhood setting.
- Apply and be accepted into a degree program in compliance with Head Start Performance Standards; Staff Qualifications.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- Current Physical, TB, and clear criminal background check.
- Ability to work in rural bilingual and intercultural lifestyles.
- Willingness to travel in light aircraft and to use the Head Start center as lodging.
- Native American/Alaska Native preference in hiring. Yup’ik/English bilingualism preferred.
Computer skills: Ability to enter data, manipulate data, generate reports and create forms.
Experience with Word Perfect and Excel.
Organizational skills: Ability to set up and organize files, keep files up to date; set up and organize meetings, teleconferences and training’s.
Writing skills: Ability to write reports for local agency, State and Federal agencies etc. Ability to clearly present ideas in memos, letters etc. Ability to keep accurate documentation.
Verbal skills: Ability to discuss Head Start program with other Human
Service Providers, with Head Start staff and parents in person and on the phone.
Facilitator skills: Ability to organize and implement staff and parent training’s and/or facilitate discussion groups of many different kinds.
Creative skills: Ability to creatively communicate ideas verbally, on paper, by video, in training, etc.
Interpersonal skills: Ability to develop professional relationships with other Human Service providers, Head Start staff and families.
Ability to work harmoniously and cooperatively on committees, etc.
This position is a Job Class 25 and has a Salary Range of: $44,285.92 – 48,471.19
Job Posting Expiration Date: September 30, 2023
We hope to have this position filled by date listed above, if no qualified applicant is hired, we may advertise an additional 30 days.