Early learning director

 

Reports to: CFO

Status: Regular, 40 hours per week

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Hiring Range: $25 - $30
Location: South King County – Main Office

Closing Date: Open until filled

RESPONSIBILITIES: Under general supervision of the CFO, the Early Learning Director if Programs will fulfill a variety of assignments, which support the Early Learning Programs in delivering services in South King County.

 

This is a full-time position and will report to the CFO. The Early Learning Director of Programs is responsible for developing quality standard s of excellence and service operations for all programs and ensuring consistency of all programs services and policies. The Early Learning Director of Programs will oversee all Early Learning Birth to 5 programs, Seattle Preschool Program classes, ECEAP (Early Childhood Education Assistance Program classes/site, PCHP (Parent Child Home Program) and FCC (Family Childcare) Hub. The Early Learning Director of Programs will ensure that a seamless program team is in place.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Administration

  • Assure all Seattle Preschool Program/ECEAP contractual obligations remain in compliance with City of Seattle, DCYF, United Way of King County, and PCHP National.

  • Participates as a member of the management team with agency program development, development and maintenance of policies and procedures

  • Provide monthly reports on program performance for all areas of all contracts

  • Oversee and submit the self-assessment of all programs to CEO

  • Assists the agency with overseeing the implementation of agency policy and procedures throughout all programs

  • Assure personnel issues with respect to the agency policy and procedures as outlined in personnel handbook are being followed

  • Participate in workshops, trainings, and meetings relevant to all programs

  • Record keeping and documentation

Program Development

  • Assure program goals and objectives are developed annually and evaluated for the achievement of Early Learning Program success

  • Annually evaluate each program's services and work with staff to develop enhancements consistent with the agency's philosophy and mission

  • Effectively administer program service policies; work with program coordinators and executive managers to revise policies

  • Prepare reports on program services, statistics and outcomes for various funders, partners, staff members and executive staff

  • Assure the quality and timely submission of all programmatic reports and processing of all paperwork as defined by funder with a quarterly report to executive leadership

  • Assist on program expansions as needed

  • Develop yearly schedule

  • Monitor and Develop ECEAP HSAC and policy council

Team Leadership and Staff Supervision

  • Provide leadership, supervision and ongoing performance management for all Early Learning Programs and follow all regulations around professional development for each program

  • Ensure that staff program supervisors provide comprehensive training to new staff/interns/volunteers, as well as provide ongoing staff development and education

  • Serve as a resource for the early learning program staff as it relates to both program and administrative matters; ensure that assigned staff members implement program services and handle administrative responsibilities in accordance with VOT guidelines.

  • Develop and implement strategies that will maximize the efficiencies across program areas

  • Conduct staff evaluation 2x a year

  • Instill a sense of accountability among team members by modeling a tight oversight of individual and organization performance standards

  • Monthly staff and department meetings

Contractual Obligations

  • Coordinate all program reporting for the organization’s City and State funding with the CEO and CFO, monitor contract compliance for each program

  • Collaborate with coordinators to ensure that performance standards, documentation and client files are maintained in accordance with VOT guidelines and City and State contacts

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:  

Minimum requirements include at least 4 years’ relevant experience. An BA or above preferred.  Additional expectations include:

  • Excellent external and internal customer service skills

  • Excellent office administration skills, including the ability to organize and meet deadlines

  • Strong knowledge of computer software, especially Office 2007 (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook)

  • Proven ability to accurately enter data into computer software.

  • Proven ability to supervise multiple employees at a time

  • Ability to work independently

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong problem-solving skills and flexibility

  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks at a time

  • Proven ability to perform and deliver all deliverables for contacts similar to or the same as preschool services

  • Proven ability to work in a team environment

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, cultural relevancy, and inclusion is required

  • Ability to lift 30lbs

  • Must pass Department of Early Learning’s Portable Background Check (PBC).

Desired Qualifications

  • Bilingual ability (Somali/English)

Hiring Process: To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to Farhan Mohamed at fmohamed@tomorrowvoices.org or call 206-466-1229. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.