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Education Program Director

Company: Human Services Association LA
Location: Bell Gardens
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

Early Childhood Education Program Director Human Services Association (HSA) is a private nonprofit agency whose principal mission is to provide families with compassionate and comprehensive care to promote wellness and build strong communities. HSA was founded in Bell Gardens in 1940 and today, HSA serves over 20,000 clients annually on a non-sectarian basis with a range of services that addresses the unique and shared needs of clients of all ages. Program Overview Our Early Childhood Education Department provides services to 815 children over three distinct programs (Early Head Start, Head Start and State Preschool) at ten school sites. The California State Preschool Program provides a pre-school experience for children ages 3 to 5 in the cities of South Gate and Huntington Park. The Early Head Start Program is a federally funded program that provides a home based and center based program for pregnant women and children ages 0-3 that reside in zip codes of 90201 and 90280. The Head Start Program offers a comprehensive child development program for low-income preschoolers ages three to five years old that reside in zip code 90280. POSITION SUMMARY: The ECE Program Director is responsible for assuring that all the Early Head Start/Head Start and State Preschool program mandates and standards for excellence are met on a daily basis. This position is responsible for the overall structure, systems and procedures to facilitate program excellence in addition to operating responsibility for fiscal, legal, and programmatic aspects of the program. The ECE Program Director will provide the program with leadership and ensure management functions are properly implemented. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The major responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: --- Oversee the day-to-day operations of the Early Education programs in their entirety and develops auditing measures to ensure compliance. --- Assure that the program serves the number of eligible children for which it is funded. --- Understand, interpret and implement federal, state and agency rules and regulations to ensure adequate systems are in place to maintain high quality services to children and families in compliance with Head Start Performance Standards. --- Ensures that operations meet agency, federal, state and local requirements, including licensing, EHS/HS, accreditation, contractual, reporting and all other standards. --- Develops current and long-term organizational goals and objectives, budgets, policies, and procedures for all program operations. --- Review and analyze monthly financial and statistical reports to assess the budget status and to initiate preventative measures if any problems appear. --- Develop program budgets and work in coordination with the Chief Financial Officer; monitor program spending and administrative costs, review budgets quarterly, produce financial reports, and maintain appropriate financial records as required by state and federal guidelines. --- Oversee and monitor agreements for the purchasing of goods and services assuring that bids are solicited in accordance with state and federal regulations. --- Conduct a complete Community Assessment every three years and an update during the intervening years. --- Lead the annual program self-assessment. --- Manage and expand existing community relationships. --- Responsible for all programs meeting annual nonfederal share requirements. --- Maintains confidentiality of all records pertaining to children and families participating in programs. --- Use technology to effectively manage data and information. --- Leads, coaches, trains and develops staff to ensure satisfactory individual performance and all program objectives are achieved and succession plan is in place. --- Model the Standard of Conduct Policy when interacting with parents, community members and colleagues. --- Ensure safety is a priority within all locations and the manner in which programs are executed. --- Board of Directors/External Partnerships --- Provide a written report to the Board of Directors of the fiscal and programmatic status of the program and of the administrative activities since the last meeting, monitoring results, and strategies to resolve problems. --- Provide training for new Board members and periodic refreshers for veteran Board members on their roles and responsibilities. --- Attend meetings of the Parent Committee and Policy Council as needed. --- Complete and submit regular reports to the funding sources, the Board of Directors, and the Policy Committee. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: --- Thorough understanding of Head Start philosophy and the ability to implement its principle of shared authority and decision-making. Experience in human services program management, including program planning, operations and evaluation, and the use of management information systems. Exceptional leadership ability. Ability to cultivate and develop relationships both internally and externally in order to support and benefit the program and client families. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: --- Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in Education, Child Development, or a related field is required. A Master's degree is preferred. --- A minimum of 5 years' experience in a supervisory or management role in a Head Start, Early Head Start or State Preschool program. --- A minimum of 5 years' early childhood education program experience required. LICENSING/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: OTHER REQUIREMENTS: --- Successfully pass all background check requirements. --- Occasional driving is required. Must provide own vehicle, valid California driver license and proof of full insurance coverage. PHYSICAL DEMAND: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job: --- Ability to lift 30 pounds if required. --- Ability to squat, bend, stoop, sit on floor, stand, and walk for required periods of time. --- Use close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception along with the ability to focus vision. --- Reach with hands, arms, use hands, and fingers to handle objects and operate tools, computers, and/or controls. ---Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Application Process Thank you for your interest in Human Services Association. To apply for this position, please click the button below, which will open a prepared email in your default email program. Simply attach your resume to the email and click "send." Please do not delete, change, or add more details to the email subject line. If you experience difficulties sending your email via the button below, please send your resume to jobs@hsala.org and include 21EC1 Early Childhood Education Program Director in the subject line. We will review your background, and if the role is a match to your skills and experience, we will reach out to you to discuss next steps. Any questions regarding this position or the application process should be directed to Human Resources at jobs@hsala.org . Human Services Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. In addition, we complete criminal background checks via Live Scan method (fingerprinting) on all new hire employees. Human Services Association (HSA) is a private nonprofit agency whose principal mission is to provide families with compassionate and comprehensive care to promote wellness and build strong communities. When you volunteer at HSA, you have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people and enrich the local community with your skills, knowledge, and experience. At times like these when social services are being cut and the need for these services is increasing, it is essential for non-profits to count on volunteers to fill in the gaps and help those who need most. Volunteering has several positive benefits for all. Perhaps the biggest benefit for volunteers is the satisfaction of incorporating service into their lives and making a difference in their communities. The intangible benefits alone-such as pride, satisfaction, and a sense of accomplishment-are worthwhile reasons to serve. In addition, when we share our time and talents we:

  • Solve problems
  • Strengthen communities
  • Improve lives
  • Connect to others
  • Transform our own lives If you would like to volunteer at HSA, please contact us via the button below. Make a donation today and help HSA!
    Your support can help us provide these programs to everyone who needs our help. It is only through the financial generosity of caring individuals that HSA can continue providing vital programs in the often overlooked and under funded cities of southeast Los Angeles County. In these uncertain financial times, we are bracing ourselves for anticipated cuts in funding on the local, state, and federal levels. This is why we especially recognize and value private contributions. Every last dollar enables HSA to continue serving the most underserved residents in our community. Additionally, these unrestricted dollars allow HSA to use the funds where most needed. Please contact us if you would like to make a financial donation or would like more information on contributing other tangible goods. If you wish to make a credit card donation, you can also do so by clicking the "Make a Donation" button below. You will be directed to PayPal for a secure credit card transaction (you do not need to have a PayPal account). HSA (Federal ID #95-1816054) is a non-profit organization as defined by the IRS under section 501(c)(3) of the tax code. Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent of the law.

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