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Head Start Director

The Head Start Director has total responsibility for planning and administering the Head Start, Early Head Start, and Child Care Partnership Program. To act as an Ambassador to the Agency and to reflect all Agency matters in a positive way.

REPORTS TO: Chief Executive Officer

FLSA STATUS: Full Time, Exempt – Administrative

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinates development and implementation of Head Start Program goals within the Department of Health and Human Services guidelines.
  • Interprets all governmental regulations pertaining to Head Start.
  • Approves and monitors implementation of policies and procedures based on Performance Standards and governmental regulations.
  • Prepares all grant applications.
  • Develop and manage Head Start/Early Head Start/Child Care Partnership budgets.
  • Serves as a liaison between the Head Start/Early Head Start/Child Care Partnership.
  • Program, ICAA Full Board of Directors, Policy Council, and community agencies.
  • Reports Program status to the Chief Executive Officer on a regular basis.
  • Develops and implements an on-going evaluation system to ensure quality control of the total Head Start/Early Head Start/Child Care Partnership Program.
  • Ensures career development opportunities for parents and staff.
  • Ensures in-service training for all staff.
  • Reviews and makes recommendations on personnel actions such as employment, retention, promotion, and termination.
  • Supervises and evaluates service area coordinators.
  • Provide periodic reports requested by the Administration for Children and Families, Regional Office, and other agencies.
  • Provide support and leadership to all staff.
  • Attend and participate in workshops, seminars, etc., to keep abreast of current changes.
  • Responsible for active supervision of all children during Head Start/EHS/CCP activities.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Head Start Assistant Director, Education/Disabilities Coordinator, ERSEA/Family Services Coordinator, Health/Nutrition Coordinator, Facility/Transportation Coordinator, and Fiscal Program Assistant

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE: 

The individual in this position must have a bachelor’s degree and five years administrative experience or equivalent experience and knowledge of principles of management, child development theories and practices, and/or expertise in fiscal and program management.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:  Valid driver’s license with current vehicle insurance. Documentation of degree. Transcripts of post secondary education.

THIS ORGANIZATION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REVISE OR CHANGE THE JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES AS THE NEED ARISES. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A WRITTEN OR IMPLIED CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT. THIS IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF ALL DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND QUALIFICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION.

STARTING WAGE: $32-35/hour based on experience.

BENEFITS:

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan

SCHEDULE:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends, as needed.

ABILITY TO RELOCATE/COMMUTE:

Ladysmith, WI 54848: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

To be considered for an interview, applicants must submit:

  • ICAA application
  • Resume with cover letter
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • References
  • Proof of degree/licenses (if applicable)

Apply by sending the above documentation to

Email: 

recruiter@indianheadcaa.org

Mail:

ICAA, Attn: Recruiter

1000 College Ave. W

Ladysmith, WI 54848

Fax: 715-532-1503

For more information, please call 715-532-4222 and ask for HR.

ICAA is an equal opportunity employer and provider operating under an approved Affirmative Action Plan.  As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage women, minorities, and persons with disabilities to apply.