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Assistant Director for Early Head Start/Head Start (HS/EHS) – Family Services and Health

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Job Title:          Assistant Director for Early Head Start/Head Start (HS/EHS) –Family Services and Health
Classification:      Exempt

Department:      Division of Children and Families

Supervisor:        Executive Director


To assist in the planning, implementation and coordination of Head Start/Early Head Start and Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships Programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Education/Formal Training: Preferably Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Health Administration or closely related field.
  2. Work Experience: Experience in management and supervision; relevant experience in working with disadvantaged children; minimum of 3 years of experience in Head Start/Early Head Start.
  3. Aptitudes: Ability to administer and manage multi-funded programming; exceptional problem-solving and decision making skills, excellent communications and interpersonal skills; knowledge fundamentals of family support services and child development and health services.
  4. Essential Responsibilities:


  1. Assist in the planning, coordination, administration and evaluation of the aforementioned programs.
  2. Supervise and evaluate the C&F management, administrative and coordinating staff in the areas of family services, family engagement, health and nutrition services, disabilities services and data entry.
  3. Assist in budget oversight and requirements of all Head Start and Early Head Start (including EHS CCP) grants.
  4. 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.
  5. Serve as advisor to program committees, councils and consortia.
  6. Implement at an ongoing monitoring process that assures specific program objectives and activities are completed in a timely manner including an annual program self-assessment.
  7. Execute all administrative procedures and financial considerations as directed by the Executive Director.
  8. 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.
  9. Represent C&F programs at local, state and national meetings and conferences.
  10. Assist in the development for re-funding and initial proposals needed for program operations.
  11. Execute agency employment practices for all C&F staff.
  12. Oversee the development and updates of the Community Assessment (by the Family Engagement Coordinator) and assure that CA information is used to determine: 1) the grantee’s philosophy and its long and short range program objectives, 2) the type of component services and program options needed in the community, 3) the recruitment areas to be served and 4) the appropriate locations for centers and service areas.
  13. Cooperate with the Executive Director in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with other community agencies.
  14. Support WAGES mission and programs.

5. Perform other job-related duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Compensation: $57,000-$62,000

WAGES application form Click to download PDF.

601 Royall Ave.
Goldsboro, NC 27534