Head Start Associate Director

Mt. Hood Community College

Gresham, OR

ID: 7065977
Posted: May 1, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

ob Summary and Responsibilities/Duties
Job Summary
Works in partnership with the Director to provide leadership in planning, designing, implementing and evaluating program systems. Represents CDFS in local, regional, state and national communities. Develops department policies and procedures, assists with and carries out strategic goals, manages department budget and provides direct supervision of department employees. Works independently and in a team environment to support the vision, mission and goals of the College and the Child Development and Family Support programs.

Position Specific Duties

Coordinates and monitors activities of Head Start/Early Head Start managers to ensure that program goals and objectives are accomplished within prescribed time frames and funding parameters.
Uses program data and outcomes to ensure continuous quality improvement within the program.
Provides Interpretation of regulations and best practices while ensuring program compliance.
Practices risk management principles, by identifying, analyzing, and taking precautionary steps to reduce or remove the risk.
Ensures coordination of services and budget management among program managers across program levels and throughout the organization.
Provides direction and consultation to managers regarding personnel related issues.
Assists with plans, coordination, and implementation of agency-wide training plans for staff and parents.
Reviews budgets with managers as needed; and conducts periodic training sessions for budget managers in budget development, policy and procedures.
Develops and maintains community partnerships.
Attends Policy Council and College Board meetings and presents information in the absence of the Director.
Works in partnership with the Director with funding requests, grant applications and proposals.
Assists with reports as required by college, state, local and federal officials.
Participates in and works as team with Administrative Team.
Facilitates resolution of conflicts.

General Duties
Provides strategic support and input to the design and improvement of the department and related programs and services; responsible for carrying out strategic initiatives. Assists with the preparation of short- and long-term plans in support of College and CDFS mission, vision and goals.
Manages the day-to-day department budget operations ensuring spending within budget allocation; provides input and direction to the budget planning process.
Responsible for training, personal and professional development, encouragement and motivation of employees to enhance individual skills, promote professional growth and maximize staff performance. Fosters a team environment that encourages and supports teamwork, and models and maintains high standards and performance expectations.
Responsible for employee supervision, including recruitment, selection, orientation, scheduling, evaluation, coaching, rewards/recognition, discipline, and in holding staff accountable.
Maintains strong customer service relationships with program families, College employees, community members, and other district-wide constituencies. Ensures department employees provide excellent customer service by treating customers with courtesy and respect, showing concern for their needs, and investigating and resolving requests and concerns. Ensures a welcoming, supportive, and respectful work environment.
Establishes and maintains collaborative working relationships with internal employees in assessing department issues and services. Actively participates on and/or leads various College committees, meetings and workgroups.
Establishes and maintains collaborative working relationships with business and industry partners, agencies, community organizations and/or education institutions. May serve as College representative on various statewide, local and College committees and attend events as appropriate.
Monitors compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations, accrediting commissions, licensing requirements, and with CDFS and administrative regulations and Board policies as appropriate. Reports suspected child abuse in accordance with Oregon Statute and Head Start procedures. Applies the College's interpretation of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Promotes innovation and improved services for students, employees and the community. Utilizes existing department technology to maximize efficiency and advocates for the continuing expansion of technology within fiscal constraints.
Attends training sessions and participates in professional training opportunities.
Dedicated to and promotes diversity in staffing, curriculum, programs and services.
Ensures and promotes health and safety in the workplace.
Maintains the confidentially of information.
Performs all other duties as assigned.
Minimum and Desired Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications

Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education, Social Work, Human Services or related field
Five years of progressive management experience within an early childhood program
Three years of supervisory experience
Experience working with diverse backgrounds of the College's community, students and employees; demonstrated commitment to promoting access and diversity
Current driver's license, insurance, and access to a reliable automobile during work hours for transportation to off-campus sites


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