EHS Program Manager

Job Title:     
EHS Program Manager

Child Development Center

Reports to:
CDC Director

FLSA Status:

Time Status:
Full-time (40 hours a week)

TS Range:
7/8 ($22.03 hourly)

Opening Date:
November 8, 2019

Closing Date:
November 22, 2019


The Early Head Start Program Manager will provide administrative and programmatic leadership for the Early Head Start Programs. Provides direct supervision of the day-to-day operations of the Early Head Start Program. Works with state, regional and Federal Early Head Start personnel to maintain relationships, stay informed of changes and trends, ensure compliance with performance standards and provides staff/parent training and development. Collaborates with CDC staff to ensure quality Early Childhood and ECEAP Program services that support infant/toddler development and school- readiness are delivered in a coordinated, integrated manner and promote parent/child attachment and engagement in early learning, as a member of the center Management Team and provides training, consultation, technical assistance and monitoring. The Manager possesses a strong understanding of the Early Head Start/ECEAP Performance Standards, state child care regulations, Early Achievers, Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS), Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale (ECERS) Infant-Toddler Environmental Rating Scale (ITERS), Teaching Strategies Gold (TS Gold) and a thorough knowledge of developmentally appropriate practice.


(Other duties may be assigned)

Provide leadership in all areas of education and early child development, assisting in the developmentand implementation of program components.

In collaboration with center administration, ensure that effective and developmentally appropriatecenter staffing, environments, curriculum, interventions and materials are provided for pregnant women infants and toddlers; effective home visits are provided that promote respectful relationships with families and engagement of parents in their child’s development and learning.

Coordinate with other departments to ensure effective integrated services to children and families including special services plans.

Participate in center meetings with other management staff.

Attend conferences and training provided and offered by the TTA staff from Early Head Start.

Monitor classroom observation and data collection to assure competency skills and implementcurriculum with fidelity.

Monitor EHS/ECEAP program performance standards to ensure compliance and a seamless transition forchildren moving from program to program

Participate in the development, implementation and monitoring of program goals, objectives and activities.

Assist with annual self-assessment process.

Train staff on child assessment data collection systems.

Develop and maintain connections with community early learning childhood programs; collaborate withcommunity professionals and agencies to develop and access services for children and families.Develop and maintain a working relationship with Policy Council and provide reports to the Policy Council.

Provide training and orientation to Policy Council members.

May be assigned other related duties as appropriate and within the scope of general responsibilities for this position.

This position has no supervisory responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Be able to pass an employee background check and be fingerprinted.
  • Be able to pass pre-employment drug screening test.
  • Obtain a T.B. test/screening.
  • Meet all other federal or state requirements.
  • 1-year experience working with infants and toddlers
  • First Aid/Infant and Child CPR required. Must keep current.
  • Proven experience in group facilitation towards a common goal and/or supervisory experiencesupporting staff in meeting individual goals.
  • Experience working with Tribal families preferred

Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field and 5 years of progressively responsible experience working. 

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Must successfully pass an employee background check and be fingerprinted with the State of Washington Department of Early Learning. Must have a current First Aid/ Infant and Child CPR certification. Must obtain a T.B. test/screening.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear; the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, squat, kneel, crouch or crawl, push and pull. The employee must lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision and peripheral vision.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The successful candidate will be required to have a urinalysis for drug and alcohol screening in accordance with the Tribe’s Drug Free Workplace Policy.

Indian Preference will be exercised in the hiring of this position in accordance with the Tribe’s Personnel Policies.

Submit application packets including a resume and cover letter to   Contact Human Resources for more information: 360-432-3865.