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Education Site Manager - Head Start & ECEAP

Head Start Snohomish County
Lynnwood, WA Full-time
Posted on June 11, 2019
Salary $57,950.28 Annually
Location Head Start - Whispering Pines (Lynnwood), WA
Job Type Full-Time
Department Head Start
Job Number 00982
Closing 6/25/2019 5:00 PM Pacific
 
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.
 
EDUCATION SITE MANAGER
The Education Site Manager is responsible for the delivery of comprehensive Head Start or ECEAP preschool and family services at their assigned center(s).  The Education Site Manager works with children, staff, parents and communities in a sensitive and supportive manner, which honors individual differences, cultural backgrounds, and current circumstances.  This position supervises the Teacher/Family Advocates, Assistant Teachers, Teacher Aides, interns, and volunteers at their center(s).  The Education Site Manager reports to the Regional Education Manager.

KEY COMPETENCIES (specific knowledge, skills or skill sets, and/or abilities necessary to perform work activities):
  • Ability to perform all the essential functions of the position
  • Ability to work independently, but also be a team player
  • Ability to problem-solve, think strategically, and handle sensitive information and difficult situations tactfully and confidentially
  • Must be knowledgeable of and work in accordance with Office of Head Start practices and procedures, Federal, State, and College policies and regulations, and negotiated agreements
  • 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, lending institutions, interested applicants, 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 be able to accomplish repetitive tasks while maintaining a high level of accuracy
  • Must be able to work independently and exercise appropriate judgment
  • Must be able to exhibit cultural humility when working with staff and families from diverse racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds

 

Staff Management

  • Work collaboratively with Education Coach in the design, development, implementation and evaluation of the preschool education staff's training and professional development
  • Contribute to the design, development, implementation and evaluation of preschool education staff's daily work schedule; approve staff timesheets and time off
  • Complete yearly staff performance evaluations and individual training plans
  • Conduct monthly site meetings with center staff
  • Fill in as a substitute in the classroom when regular substitutes are not available
  • Other duties as assigned
Monitoring and Compliance
  • Ensure that the preschool education program meets compliance with OHS and ECEAP Performance Standards
  • Ensure education staff complete assessments and screens on all children according to program requirements
  • Ensure curriculum/assessment and child file databases are updated regularly and consistently
  • Produce reports and analyze data for trends and patterns
  • Other duties as assigned
 Program Implementation
  • Ensure that staff are conducting parent conferences and home visits according to the program's schedule
  • Ensure that activities in the center(s) provide quality educational experiences for all children, fulfill school readiness goals for each child, implement program objectives, and meet designated educational outcomes
  • Work collaboratively with program managers and content specialists to ensure comprehensive delivery of individualized services to children and families
  • Maintain a budget that ensures staff have proper supplies and materials to perform their work
  • Attend monthly Education Support Team (Education Site Managers, Education Coach, and Disability/MH Specialist) meetings
  • Plan and conduct monthly evening parent meetings at center(s)]
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field
  • Three years of progressively responsible early childhood experience within the following two categories:  lead teaching in a preschool classroom, and managing lead teachers in a preschool environment.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Advanced degree in Early Childhood Education 
  • Experience:
    • three or more years of experience supervising a staff of lead preschool teachers
    • working in a Head Start and/or ECEAP program as an Education Coordinator, Manager or Center Director 
    • developing and executing inter-agency agreements resulting in delivery of services to children and families
    • with Teaching Strategies Gold 
    • teaching in a program where the majority of children and families are dual language learners

 

Additional Information

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
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
COMPENSATION
Salary is $57,950.28 annually and 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.

EEO / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATEMENT
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.  Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process may call 425-640-1470, 425-640-1832, or email jobs@edcc.edu, and accommodations will be made to the extent reasonably possible. The Human Resources Office is accessible to persons with disabilities.