This job requires a bachelor’s degree and 5 years of experience.
UNITED CHILDREN AND FAMILY HEAD START
POSITION TITLE: Center Manager
SUMMARY: The Center Manager is responsible for the smooth and efficient operation of the Head Start center including management of center operations; implementing the service plans of the agency; provides management oversight for the implementation of high quality, cost effective, integrated services that are designed to meet the needs of the children, families, community, and staff. This will be done through working collaboratively with program management staff and the parent committee.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Minimum of a Bachelor‘s Degree in Early Childhood Education/Child Development, and five (5) years of classroom experience in an early childhood environment.
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: Must be physically capable of performing duties of the classification. Must be able to read, write, and communicate in Standard English. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations.
SKILLS AND ABILTIES: Assess staff skills, establish professional development goals and plans, train staff, and monitor progress. Use technology to share and track information about service delivery and communicate with others. Advocate for and take care of program resources. Work collaboratively with staff, program management and the parent committee. Develop meaningful and realistic program plans using multiple data sources. Maintain accurate, objective, complete, timely, and well organized records. Facilitate staff’s and families’ acceptance of decisions from funders, board, policy committee, and management. Keep abreast of applicable federal, state, local, and program standards, policies, and procedures as well as new information and research. Computer Proficiency – including Word Processing, Spreadsheet, Computer Research and Computer Mailbox
RESPONSIBILITIES: Ensure compliance with the Head Start Program Performance Standards and Other Regulations.
Establish and maintain a Parent Committee at the Center level. Participate in the development , interpretation, evaluation, and recommendation of plans, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations for the effective operation of the program. Establish and implement communication systems to ensure that timely and accurate information is provided to parents and staff. Establish and maintain efficient and effective record-keeping systems to provide timely and accurate information regarding children and families, and ensure appropriate confidentiality of this information. Establish and maintain efficient and effective reporting systems that generate periodic reports related to provision of program services. Participate in the annual self-assessment of effectiveness and progress in meeting program goals and objectives and in implementing federal regulations. Monitor and evaluate center operations, programs, processes and practices for quality and effectiveness; make recommendation for improvement. Work with Human Resources Manager and Assistant Head Start Director to ensure the recruitment and selection of well-qualified staff who possess the knowledge, skills, and experience to provide high quality comprehensive, and culturally sensitive services to children and families in the program. Manage financial aspects of the Center, including purchasing, budgeting and budget review. Attend parent committee meetings serving as a resource or trainer. Work with Assistant Head Start Director to match budget, equipment, supplies, and human resources with needs; set priorities with the center operations program. Work with Facilities Manager/Facilities Maintenance Supervisor, or other employees to identify and resolve issues and problems to assure facilities and equipment are maintained and available for operational schedules. Develop and implement center plans for providing Head Start services. Coordinate activities by scheduling work assignments, setting priorities, and directing
|Contact:||ROXANNE CAMPBELL||Address:||9641 Harper Ave.
Detroit, MI 48213