Head Start Director

Head Start · Juneau, Alaska
Department Head Start
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor
Compensation $81, 366 - $114, 134

JOB DESCRIPTION
Head Start Director


INFORMATION
Job Class: Director  
Department: Head Start

Type of Position: Exempt
Location of Work: Juneau

Covered Position: Yes
Salary Grade(s): 14/16

Updated by: J. Wise
Hours of Work: M-F, 8:00 am – 4:30 PM 
Employment Category: Regular Full-Time

Effective Date: 10.1.2020

 

PURPOSE
The incumbent is responsible for all aspects of Head Start department activities including: monitoring and evaluating all activities, supervision of all personnel, and ensuring a close working relationship with parent committees, the Parent Policy Council, community IRA’s, and other community resources.

 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS
Reports To: COO and Head Start Policy Council
Supervises: Head Start Coordinators and clerical support staff
Liaison To: National Head Start Leadership and community representatives

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
• Administers all management support to the Head Start department, including budget, finance, planning, program evaluation, personnel, grant writing and oversight, and property management
• Supervises and administers all aspects of the Head Start Program and other programs assigned; responsible for program planning and the subsequent annual program application process
• Drafts regular progress and financial reports and assessments according to grant/funding requirements; requests budget revisions to ensure appropriate, equitable, and timely allocation of resources
• Monitors and evaluates all Head Start Program activities in cooperation with parent groups, staff members, federal and state agencies, and community organizations
• Ensures that the program meets Head Start Performance Standards, reviews, and reporting requirements.
• Maintains a procedure for the assessment of needs of children and families of preschool age children in each community under contract, generally referred to as community needs assessments
• Ensures adequate family involvement in all phases of the Head Start program, including policy development, contract management, classroom participation, parent educational activities, component plan development, local curriculum development, and social functions
• Organizes and oversees the recruitment, screening, and admissions of all Head Start children and families into the program(s)
• Conducts public relations and community awareness in Southeast Alaska and develops a working relationship with all local community councils, IRA Councils, and the Alaska Head Start Association
• Networks with state and national Head Start agencies as well as local, regional, and state early childhood and family organizations to enhance improvements to service delivery
• Performs other duties as assigned

 

DECISION MAKING AUTHORITY
Spending Authority: Head Start budgets
Other Authority: As appropriate based on other administered grants

 

NECESSARY SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
• Knowledge of applicable state and federal employment laws and requirements
• Ability to work effectively with executives, managers, supervisors, employees, and employee representatives; and the ability to effectively lead a management team
• Ability to maintain accurate, complete, and confidential record
• Excellent Computer Skills
• Proficiency in computerized record keeping and reporting
• Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
• Excellent interpersonal and conflict management skills
• Working knowledge of the Head Start program
• Familiarity with Alaska Native cultures, particularly Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education, experience, skills)
• Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, social work, education, or related fields; and
• Three years’ experience in a managerial and supervisory capacity in an education, child development, family development, and/or childcare administration role

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (education, experience, skills)
• Master’s degree in early childhood education, social work, education, or related fields; and
• Five years’ experience in a managerial and supervisory capacity in an education, child development, family development, and/or childcare administration program

 

UNUSUAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OR RESTRICTIONS
The majority of work is performed in a professional office setting and is generally sedentary, requiring routine walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items weighing less than 40 lbs. Travel on small aircraft or ferry to program sites may be required.

 

CONDITIONS OF HIRE:
• All employment at Tlingit & Haida is “at will.” This means that the employee or Tlingit & Haida may terminate employment at any time and for any reason, with approval from the Head Start Policy Council per Performance Standard 1304.50(d)(1)(x). Unless specified in writing, no term of employment is expressed or implied for this position
• Tlingit & Haida is a no tolerance workplace. All regular employees must pass an initial and random drug and alcohol screening to be eligible for and maintain employment
• Tlingit & Haida has several positions which require a criminal background check for the safety of our clients. All employment offers in the “covered” classification are conditional until Tlingit & Haida has received a Federal criminal background check verifying eligibility to work in these programs
• Annual TB screens and bi-annual physicals

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  • Location
    Juneau, Alaska
  • Department
    Head Start
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor
  • Compensation
    $81, 366 - $114, 134