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29 Jul 2020

Operations / Administration Early Head Start Director

Grand Street Settlement
 New York, New York County, New York, United States

Job Description


Early Childhood Services



New York, NY



Managing Director



$68K-72K Annually



Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm



Responsible for the overall management functions and compliance of the Early Head Start Program and all educational and family community partnership requirements.



  • Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • New York State Permanent Teacher Certification Birth-Grade 2
  • At least 2 years of experience working with children ages 0-3
  • Previous administrative, supervisory, and program management experience required



  • Oversee all aspects of the Programs’ Management for center based and home based options
  • Responsible for compliance with all Head Start Performance Standards, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene licensing regulations, and CACFP regulations
  • Responsible for supervising and supporting all Early Head Start program staff and consultants
  • Monitors staff to ensure quality programming and conducts annual performance evaluations
  • Responsible for the recruitment, enrollment and attendance of families/children and ensure the program is at full capacity
  • Lead monthly Planning Team meetings to ensure systems are in place to respond to all necessary service and management obligations
  • Oversee and support coordinated services between all staff members
  • Provide ongoing monitoring for program evaluations and outcomes according to the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework, the Program’s School Readiness Goals and Program Goals
  • Responsible for completing the annual grant renewal with budget, T/TA plan and program narratives to reflect the program needs
  • Responsible for monitoring contract compliance issues related to the Self-Assessments, Federal Monitoring review and PIR
  • Work in partnership with Quality Assurance Department to complete Community Assessment and Annual Program Report
  • Support the implementation of the Policy Council and Early Childhood Governing Body along with peers and Early Childhood Managers
  • Responsible for monitoring EHS School Readiness Goals and Transition plan, provide training to teachers and frontline staff, work collaboratively with consultants and community partners, review assessment data analysis and program planning to support positive child outcomes
  • Work closely with Human Resource Director to ensure employee conduct and practices are aligned to the agency’s employee handbook and respective union policies and procedures
  • Conduct training through workshops, consultants, meetings and other resources
  • Verify time cards, vacation time, sick leave and time schedules
  • Participate in training meetings conducted by the Health and Human Services and the Regional Office
  • Participate in policy and advocacy initiatives, and ongoing professional development related to birth to three year olds and the larger early childhood field
  • Responsible for developing good staff relationships and staff participation in the program
  • Be familiar with available resources in the community such as health and welfare agencies and use them effectively to supplement the services of the Early Head Start program
  • Monitor and forecast sound financials, including but not limited; approval of purchases, timely submission of reports, and preparation of program budget, etc.
  • Maintain effective and quality compliance of program management
  • Special projects as assigned

How to Apply

Please kindly send your resume and cover letter to Willing Chin-Ma @

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Operations / Administration. Job Tags: 10002. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.