Head Start Snohomish County

Everett , WA
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Early Head Start Manager

Head Start Snohomish County
Everett, WA Full-time
Posted on March 28, 2019
Salary $61,695.72 Annually
Location Head Start - Eighth Avenue - South Everett - Everett, WA
Job Type Full-Time
Department Head Start
Job Number 00960
Closing Continuous
Edmonds Community College is committed to diversity, equity and social justice.  The college values its talented, diverse workforce and seeks to attract, hire, and support employees who consistently and actively embrace diversity and equity.  We are intentional about social justice – the active engagement toward equity and inclusion that addresses issues of institutional, structural, and environmental inequity, power and privilege.

Early Head Start Manager
Under general supervision, the Early Head Start Manager operates the Early Head Start program in conformance with Office of Head Start (OHS) Performance Standards and Edmonds Community College Head Start, Early Head Start, & ECEAP policies.  The Early Head Start Manager is responsible to plan, organize, implement, coordinate, and control services of the Early Head Start Home Base program, exercising independent judgment and decision-making authority as delegated, including budget and staff supervision.



  • Provide support, arrange for technical assistance, and provide for training opportunities (formal and informal) to Early Head Start staff, when needed, to ensure that staff can perform job duties to the best of their abilities
  • Contribute to the design, development, implementation and evaluation of home visitor staff's daily work schedule
  • Ensure that the Early Head Start/Home Base program meets compliance with OHS Performance Standards
  • Work collaboratively with all program managers and content specialists in planning, implementing, maintaining, evaluating and modifying delivery of comprehensive, coordinated services, ensuring achievement of child and parent goals
  • Work with Early Head Start staff to ensure everyone is upholding program policies, goals and mission
  • Ensure that in-home and on-site observations, consultations and one-on-one coaching sessions with Early Head Start staff are taking place regularly
  • Contribute to the development, implementation and updating of essential reporting, record-keeping and monitoring systems
  • Complete yearly staff performance evaluations and individual training plans
  • Maintain a budget that ensures staff have proper supplies and materials to perform their work, and receive training for the implementation of high quality services
  • Maintain and develop, when needed, collaborative partnerships with community resources that will enhance and enrich Early Head Start services to infants, toddlers and their parents and family
  • Ensure that parents and children are receiving the best services that our program offers, which could mean connecting families to community resources to get basic needs met
  • In collaboration with Executive Director, establish overall leadership and guidance for Early Head Start/Home Base staff



Bachelors in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, Family Life, Human Development, Behavior Science (related bachelor degree) PLUS

  • Three years' work experience in direct casework with low-income families with young children
  • Three years' work experience supervising a minimum of five education and/or social service staff
  • Three years' work experience with program management responsibilities
  • Work experience producing written correspondence, documents, handbooks, and forms.
  • Advanced degree in Early Childhood Education or related field
  • Work experience in a home-based program
  • Work experience with infants, toddlers and their parents in an educational setting
  • Work experience in developing community partnerships and interagency agreements
  • Work experience in a same/similar position in an Early Head Start, Head Start, ECEAP, or Oregon Pre-Kindergarten program


Additional Information

KEY COMPETENCIES (specific knowledge, skills or skill sets, and/or abilities necessary to perform work activities):

  • Be able to perform all the essential functions of the position
  • Ability to work independently, but also be a team player
  • Ability to problem-solve and handle sensitive information and difficult situations tactfully and confidentially
  • Must be knowledgeable of and work in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards, department and College policies and regulations, and negotiated agreements
  • Must have knowledge of ChildPlus and Teaching Strategies Gold systems
  • Must be able to use a computer for written communication, data entry, spreadsheet applications, and report creation
  • Must be able to respond to and initiate communication with college employees, staff of other institutions, outside agencies, enrolled families, and the general public
JOB READINESS FACTORS (working conditions such as environmental factors, mental and physical demands, willingness issues of the position):
  • Must be able to prioritize unplanned but required duties with ongoing confirmed deadlines. Must be flexible and able to negotiate priorities according to program needs while considering rules and process requirements
  • Must be able to work under stressful situations and manage stress appropriately
  • Must have exemplary leadership skills
  • Must be able to collaborate across program functions
  • Must be able to exhibit cultural humility when working with staff and families from diverse racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds

Salary is based on the Edmonds CC administrative/exempt salary schedule, plus a full state benefits package, which includes tuition waivers for college classes, medical, dental, retirement options and more. Vacation and leave package includes 12 sick days per year, 10 scheduled holidays, 1 personal holiday, and 24 vacation leave days per year. 

Hiring for this position is on the condition that candidates meet the following requirements:

Before Starting Work:
  • Submit paperwork indicating negative TB Test or clear chest x-ray within one year of hire date
  • Show proof of Tdap booster vaccination
  • Submit proof of a cleared Portable Background Check from the Washington State Department of Early Learning (NOTE:  if you do not have a current PBC, you must first create an account in the DEL's MERIT system by clicking here.  The fees for obtaining a PBC are your responsibility. The entire process of obtaining a PBC takes 3-4 weeks.  You may not start working until we have a copy of your cleared PBC.)
  • Present a current Food Worker Card from the Snohomish County Health District
Within three days of hire:
  • Submit proof of US Citizenship or ability to work in US (must show original social security or Alien Registration Card/Work Permit, as well as one piece of picture identification)
  • Completion of all pertinent personnel/payroll forms
Within 30 days of hire:
  • Submit official education transcript(s) showing employee meets the educational requirements of the position
Within 60 days of hire:
  • Signed statement by a health provider that the employee is free from communicable diseases and physically able to perform job responsibilities. 
Condition of continued employment:
  • Keep all certifications and clearances in current status
  • Complete 15 hours of Professional Development Training each year

Edmonds Community College is an equal opportunity employer and assures equality of treatment in educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (gender), disability, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, veteran status, or genetic information.