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Assistant Director for Early Head Start/Head Start (Education)

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Job Title:            Assistant Director for Early Head Start/Head Start (Education)

Classification: Exempt

Department:   Division of Children and Families

Supervisor:      Executive Director

Function:         To assist in the planning, implementation and coordination of the Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships Grant and Head Start/Early Head Start as it relates to the Education service area.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Education/Formal Training: Preferably Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or a Closely related field.
  1. Work Experience: Experience in administration and supervision; relevant experience in working with dissadvantaged children; minimum of 3 years of teaching or child care experience.
  1. Aptitudes: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, exceptional leadership skills
  1. Essential Responsibilities:
  1. Assist in the planning, coordination, administration and evaluation of the Head Start, Early Head Start and Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships Program.
  2. Supervise and evaluate the Education service area and staff.
  3. Plan and evaluate Head Start, Early Head Start and other C&F programs assuring compliance with Head Start Performance Standards, North Carolina licensing requirements and NAEYC recommended guidelines.
  4. Serve as advisor to program committees, councils and consortia.
  5. Assist in the implementation of an ongoing monitoring process that assures specific program objectives and activities are completed in a timely manner including an annual program self-assessment.
  6. Execute all administrative procedures and financial considerations.
  7. Establish and maintain an internal communication system including but not limited to: 1) a reporting system that generates periodic reports of activities and progress towards program objectives, 2) systematic and periodic reports for advisory committees, councils, staff, parents and board and 3) an internal record system which assures compliance with all funding regulations.
  8. Represent C&F programs at local, state and national meetings and conferences.
  9. Assist in the development for re-funding and initial proposals needed for program operations.
  10. Cooperate with the Executive Director in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with other community agencies.
  11. Support WAGES mission and programs.
  12. Perform other job-related duties as assigned by the Executive Director


Compensation: $60,000-$65,000

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601 Royall Ave.
Goldsboro, NC 27534