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HS Center Director, St. Johns

Company: Northern Arizona Council of Governments
Location: Saint Johns
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

$22.64/hr, 40 hrs/wk, 41 wks/yrPOSITION SUMMARY:Working under administrative supervision and with moderate difficulty, this position is responsible for developing, implementing and supervising program operations to ensure the safe and effective operation of the Head Start Center.

  • Supervises staff, including goal setting, identifying training needs, and conducting performance evaluations and personnel actions, to ensure compliance with licensing regulations, performance standards, state and federal regulations, and agency policies and procedures
  • Provides referrals for community support services to families and acts as a liaison between families and community partners to ensure the delivery of comprehensive, high quality services to children and their families
  • Develops, plans, implements, and schedules various types of meetings and events that provide appropriate and effective activities for children and families and promote family involvement
  • Participates in the selection process for new employees
  • Conducts recruitment and enrollment activities to ensure compliance with performance standards
  • Develops and maintains community partnerships that promote and support program goals and objectives
  • Prepares and maintains accurate, comprehensive records and reports as necessary for program compliance
  • Oversees building maintenance issues to ensure smooth center operation and promote a healthy and safe learning environment for children, families, and staff
  • Purchases classroom and office supplies to ensure effective and efficient program operations
    Other related duties as assigned.
    EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:Associate's Degree from an accredited college or university in Early Childhood Education/Management or Social Work, and 3 years' experience with preschool aged children including supervisory experience; OR anequivalent combination of education, training, and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.
    • Criminal Background Check
    • Fingerprint Clearance Card, Level I
    • Motor Vehicle Report (annually)
      • Food Manager Certification (within first 3 months of hire)
      • CPR/First Aid (within first 3 months of hire)
        • Early childhood development
        • Early childhood education
        • Head Start Performance Standards
        • Arizona Department of Childcare Licensure Standards
          • Critical thinking
          • Cultural competence
          • Communication (written and oral)
          • Community partnership/stakeholder development
          • Conflict resolution
          • Discretion
          • Management/leadership competence
          • Mentoring/training competence
          • Office competence
          • Organizational skills
          • Problem solving
            PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS & WORK ENVIRONMENT:Physical Activity: Frequent listening, talking, walking, standing, reaching, finger use, grasping, feeling, and repetitive motion. Occasional climbing, stooping kneeling, crouching crawling, and lifting.Physical exertion: __ Sedentary; _X_ Light; ___ Medium; __ Heavy; __ Very Heavy. Work involves exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.Visual requirements: Close visual acuity for compiling and analyzing data; viewing a computer screen; and reading.Working conditions: Regular exposure to hazardous chemicals and infectious disease. Occasional exposure to extreme weather conditions, potential for physical harm, and blood-borne pathogens.
            NACOG is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by the state, federal, or local law. NACOG is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individual with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.Benefits include: Agency Paid Health, Dental, Vision, Arizona State Retirement (ASRS); Sick & Holiday PayNACOG follows all CDC Guidelines for COVID-19.

Keywords: Northern Arizona Council of Governments, Mesa , HS Center Director, St. Johns, Executive , Saint Johns, Arizona

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