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||Assistant Director - Head Start Program
|Short Description of the Job.
||Ballston Spa Location
|Complete Description of the Job.
||The Head Start Assistant Program Director is
responsible for assuring all the Head Start
program mandates and standards for
excellence are met on a daily basis. This
position develops the structure, systems and
procedures to facilitate this. In addition
to operating responsibility for fiscal,
legal, and programmatic aspects of the
program, it bears the responsibility of
assuring that the program is strategically
positioned for the future.
Assist Director to ensure the Head
Start Program is meeting all Performance
Standards requirements and expectations.
Oversees policies and procedures for
the content areas of ERSEA, Education and
Child Development; including Disabilities,
Health, Family and Community Engagement,
Transition, services to pregnant women as
well as the Transportation portion of the
program. Ensuring program compliance with
applicable regulations and support for the
effective implementation of these services.
Provides guidance and leadership to
staff to emphasize the importance of the
program achieving high standards of quality,
internally and through public and private
In conjunction with the Family
Partnerships Manager, assures that the
program serves the number of eligible
children for which it is funded.
Manage a system of family-services
coordinators/specialists to design,
coordinate, implement and maintain
programming to meet the needs of Head Start
families as defined within Head Start
Performance Standards and other Federal
Stays up-to-date on all aspects of
the Head Start Performance Standards, state
child care regulations and related
regulations and how to implement them.
Analyze current practices, policies,
and systems to determine their effectiveness
and efficiency and present findings to the
program director and others as requested.
Maintain an awareness of best
practices in the areas of social services
and parent education and use them to the
advantage of the program.
Maintain an awareness of pending and
new legislation, regulations, guidelines
that may affect the program and react
Evaluates outcomes according to
objectives developed for the program plan
and as required by federal regulations.
Develops and maintains specific
program policies and procedures to meet
federal, state and local regulations.
Identifies and pursues potential
additional funding sources, grants, and
local monies to support program activities
Prepares required reports for
submission to Executive Director and Board
Coordinates and recommends public
relations for the program
Provides guidance to staff directly
and indirectly supervised in the areas of
staffing patterns, job descriptions,
performance standards, job priorities, etc.
Minimum requirement is a Bachelor's
Degree in Child Development, Early Childhood
Education, Human Services, business or
related field with supervisory experience.
Courses in public administration to include,
budgeting, personnel, and supervision are
helpful. Bilingual (English/Spanish)
Thorough knowledge of Head
Start/Early Head Start and general knowledge
of financial and budgetary management and
program administration, principles and
techniques of supervision and personnel
management; principles of grant preparation;
and well developed public relation skills
are required. Knowledge of local resources,
customs and language helpful.
Minimum of three years supervisory
and administrative experience in an early
childhood education setting.
Experience working with minority and
low-income populations, pregnant moms and
children birth to age five.
General knowledge of community
services and experience or knowledge of
family strengths/family centered practices.
Above average organizational and
communication skills, ability to work as a
member of a team, good interpersonal skills
and the ability to maintain professionalism
with staff and clientele. Ability to work
under pressure and exercise good judgment.
Ability to communicate effectively with
people of diverse social and economic
Provide customer service that is
responsive to the unique needs and culture
of families, such as single parents,
grandparents as caregivers, co-parenting
relationships, LGTBQ families, non-English
speaking, teen parents, domestic violence
situations and more.
Computer skills and knowledge of
Windows, Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel,
Google Docs, Zoom or other online meeting
platforms. Familiarity with mobile devices,
online training platforms and software
Acceptable tuberculosis screening
results and an initial health exam are
required post job offer and prior to
Must have a clean drivers license
and be insurable to operate agency vehicles.
Some travel for conferences,
trainings, meetings, etc.
Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
Paid Vacation, Personal and Sick
Paid School Breaks
Employer Paid Life Insurance
401(k) Retirement Plan
Employee Assistance Plan
LifeWorks Community Action, formerly
Saratoga County Economic Opportunity
Council, is a nonprofit that helps thousands
of neighbors each year overcome the
challenges of poverty by providing food,
early childhood education, energy services,
health and wellness, and immigrant services.
Popular programs include The Pantry in
Ballston Spa and The Kitchen in Saratoga
Springs, as well as Head Start, WIC and
Weatherization. Help Starts Here.
LifeWorks Community Action promotes
diversity, equity and inclusion in all
agency programs and services. We welcome
applicants with diverse backgrounds who
embrace and support an inclusive and
equitable work environment.
||Education/Training and Library
|For More Information Contact.
|| Human Resources Manager
|| LifeWorks Community Action
P.O. Box 169
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
|To Mail Application To Employer.
|| LifeWorks Community Action
PO Box 169, 39 Bath Street
Ballston Spa, NY12020
Attention: Human Resources Manager
|To Fax Application To Employer.
|| Fax Number:5182883234
Attention:Human Resources Manager
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