Program Manager – Child Development Center

Job Title:                    
Program Manager

Department:
SICDC

Report to:
SICDC Director

FLSA Status:
Exempt

TS Range:
8/9 ($24.39)

Opening Date:
February 26, 2021

Closing Date:
March 12, 2021

 

SUMMARY:
The Squaxin Island Child Development Center Program Manager provides administration of the day-to-day operations of the Early Head Start/ECEAP programs. The Program Manager works with state, regional, and federal Early Head Start/ECEAP personnel to maintain relationships, stay informed of changes and trends, ensures compliance with performance standards, and provides staff/parent training and development. The Program Manager will collaborate with the Squaxin Island Center Administration and staff to ensure quality Early Head Start and ECEAP Program services support development and school readiness.  These services are delivered in a coordinated, integrated manner and promote parent/child attachment and engagement in early learning.  The Program Manager will provide support and help create a nurturing environment for all children that allows for optimal social, emotional, and intellectual development.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES IN ACCORDANCE WITH PROGRAM STANDARDS:
Have proficiency in collecting, monitoring, maintaining, and preparing accurate reports, analyzing data, and interpreting information.

Support Policy Council. Serve as the staff support person to provide training and direction for the Policy Council from learning how to conduct meetings, developing and following bylaws, working on needs assessments and other surveys, reviewing and analyzing SICDC records and reports…

 Be a Visionary, seek to form new formal and informal partnerships with the community that will benefit Early Head Start and ECEAP pregnant women, families, and children.

Provide leadership and assistance in the development and implementation of program components.

Coordinate with other departments to ensure effective integrated services are provided to pregnant women, children, and families.

Monitor Early Head Start/ECEAP program performance standards to ensure compliance and a seamless transition for children moving from program to program.

Ensure interventions and materials are provided for pregnant women, infants, and families.

Promote a climate of respect for each child’s personality, culture, language, family structure and developmental needs and behaviors.

Facilitate positive and productive relationships with families.

Adhere to all safety and health guidelines.

Always maintains confidentiality regarding children, families, and staff.

Positively project the center, mission, goals, philosophies and policies to parents, staff, and the community.

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

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE IN ACCORDANCE WITH PROGRAM STANDARDS:
Must be 21 years old

Have at minimum a BA degree in Early Childhood Education 1302.91 (b) or a related field and five years’ experience in administration, supervising staff, and working with young children and families

Proven experience in group facilitation towards a common goal or vision

Possess effective written and interpersonal communication skills necessary to partner cooperatively with co-workers, families, and other agencies

 Strong organizational skills with the ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and multitask to work efficiently and effectively with minimum supervision

Basic clerical skills in developing and maintaining program and client files

Knowledge and experience in developing policy and procedures

Ability to develop meeting agendas, and protocols under basic Roberts Rules of Order

Have knowledge and experience working with Early Head Start and ECEAP standards

Knowledge and experience working with Child Pus and ELEMS data base systems

Complete all pre-employment requirements:

   –  TB Test

   –  Physical

   –  First Aid/CPR

   –  Background Check

   –  Fingerprint Clearance

   –  Food Handler Permit within 30 days of hire

   –  DCYF Orientation Training within 30 days of hire

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
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. 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
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.

REASONING ABILITY:
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.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS IN ACCORDANCE WITH PROGRAM STANDARDS:
The physical demands of a Program Manager are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. This may include at any given time during the employee’s shift, lifting, carrying, holding, bending, stooping, stretching, pushing, pulling, squatting, kneeling, reaching, or moving children with a weight range of 10-50 pounds and finally, responding immediately and appropriately to multiple or unexpected situations or emergencies.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

DRUG FREE WORK ENVIRONMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH PROGRAM STANDARDS:
The work environment respects the dignity, worth, and uniqueness of each member.  The work environment is a drug free workplace, candidates will be required to have a urinalysis for drug and alcohol screening.

INDIAN PREFERENCE IN ACCORDANCE WITH PROGRAM STANDARDS:
Indian preference will be exercised in the hiring process of this position.

TO APPLY:
Submit application packets including a resume and cover letter to  contact Human Resources for more information at (360) 432-3865.