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3 May 2018

Operations Senior Administrative Director of Education

Cardinal McCloskey Community Services
 Anywhere

Job Description

The Senior Administrative Director of Education is responsible for the day-to-day duties of all educational services for the Early Childhood Education Division (ECED).  All Center Directors report to this position, along with Administrative Directors responsible for the education components of the ECED.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with the ECED senior management team to administer all functions of the Early Childhood Education Division, and ensure compliance with the Head Start Program Performance Standards, and all regulatory and funding requirements
  • Participate in the planning, coordination, and successful execution of all grant applications, the Self-Assessment, Community Assessment, ECED and agency strategic plans, annual reports, service plans; as well as share in the executive responsibility of the overall direction of the program
  • Work collaboratively with the Head Start Director to ensure a coordinated approach to service delivery that integrates high-quality education, health, mental health, dental health, disabilities, and parent engagement services
  • Works with the ECED senior management team to ensure that all sites meet our various funders requirements
  • Provide ongoing supervision of the ACS center-based and family child care program; including programmatic and fiduciary responsibilities
  • Demonstrate strong leadership and mature judgment in order to provide oversight of high quality educational services; and ensure activities are age-appropriate; child-centered, and effectively implemented across all programs
  • Ensure leadership staff at the centers maintain a positive center environment that successfully engages staff, including having awareness of the particular job of each staff member and its relationship to the whole program
  • Ensure high quality curriculum development and implementation that meets the intellectual and social emotional needs of each child, and prepares them for kindergarten and beyond
  • Support continuous quality improvement by ensuring professional development, coaching, and technical assistance provided to staff are reflective of their needs and promote sustained learning
  • Ensure that teaching staff are provided with the supervision, resources, and support needed to provide high-quality services, and enhance their practices and interactions with children and families
  • Work closely with the Administrative Director of Educational Support Services to ensure that the agency’s School Readiness Goals are developmentally appropriate, and that a committee consisting of parents, administrators, and community partners meet to review the outcomes of the assessments of children; adjust strategies as needed; and monitor the status and progress of children across domains
  • Provide ongoing monitoring by utilizing assessment/monitoring reports and conducting site visits, evaluate and analyze child outcomes data, goals, and activities across sites and classrooms to determine strengths and areas requiring additional focus and support, and ensure corrective actions are implemented as needed
  • Work closely with the Administrative Director of UPK/Pre-K for All/Disabilities to ensure partnerships with local community stakeholders; the Department of Education; and the LEA are sustainable, and that mandated requirements set forth by the DOE and LEA are met in order to enhance services to Head Start children and children with disabilities
  • Provide direct supervision, guidance, and support to the Administrative Directors with responsibilities in the area of educational support, disabilities, and management
  • Monitor the progress of work plans and responsibilities of all staff reporting to the position, and adherence to the policies and procedures of the Early Childhood Education Division as well as city, state, and federal standards and regulations
  • Along with the ECED management team, responsible for the development and monitoring of educational budget line items and the professional development training budget
  • Participate in the interviewing, evaluation and recommendation of applicants for employment
  • Perform any other related duties, as needed, or assigned by the Senior VP of  ECED
  • Participate in the One Page Plan (OPP) performance evaluation process
  • All schedules and responsibilities are subject to change at any time to meet the needs of the agency

Essential skills, experience, licensure, certification:

  • Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field
  • NYS Permanent Certification in Early Childhood Education
  • Experience with ACS/ACF/DOE/DOHMH/CACFP
  • A minimum of 7 years of ECE experience

 

How to Apply

www.cmcs.org

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Operations. Job Tags: 10451.

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