EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION DIRECTOR
Skokomish Indian Tribe Shelton, WA
- Expired: May 06, 2021. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description Job Description SUPERVISOR: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER SALARY RANGE: $60,000-$75,000 DOE/ DOQ 1 FTE NATURE OF WORK: The Early Childhood Education Director is responsible for program design and management of the Tribal Headstart and Child Care Programs. The Director reports and consults with the Chief Executive Officer and the policy council in determining plans and policies to be observed. Work involves organizing, monitoring and delivery of services of the Headstart and Early Childhood programs. JOB DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS: 1.
Develops and finalizes the annual Head Start grant application, (PIR) Program Information Report, and other reports required by Head Start regulations. 2. Directly supervises the Headstart/Early childhood and childcare staff. 3. Ensures completion of the Child Care grant applications, budgets, report compliance and program development. 4.
Develops and implements an annual budget in collaboration with Tribal fiscal department. 5. Assists in facilitating an annual program review by staff and parents using a review instrument to assure quality programs. 6. Ensures the Education Center meets Tribal, State, and Federal performance standards and safety regulations. 7.
Oversees the USDA child food nutrition program. 8. Assures quality education services by observing classroom and home-visit operations. 9. Provides guidance in facilitating Policy Council and Parent Committee meetings for active participation in the Head Start Program. 10.
Provides wrap around service by ensuring that working families in the Head Start Program have an option to utilize the Child Care Program. 11. Other duties as assigned. Knowledge of: 1. Principles, practices, and procedures of headstart and childcare issues and the department administration, organization and management. 2.
Types and use of teaching techniques used in headstart and early childhood education work including but not limited to early literacy and language development. 3. Head Start/Early Childhood education, regulations, policies and procedures, trends and developments, including but not limited to: 1) effective behavior management techniques, 2) Rules and procedures for student safety. 4. Finance, budgeting, personnel and employee relations. 5.
Standards by which the quality of service is evaluated. 6. All federal, state, local and Tribal regulations, policies and procedures. Ability to: 1. Perform broad range of supervisory responsibilities over others including facilitation of regular staff meetings and arranging appropriate in-service training for staff and provide parent training. 2.
Prepare proper documentation to carry out personnel actions including job description development/revision, advertisement of jobs, screening of employment applications, interviews, evaluation, discipline, and separation. 3. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with other law enforcement agencies, community Tribal Council, Tribal departments, committees, and outside resources with firmness, tact, and impartiality to assure quality services to children with special needs. 4. Prepare and present effective oral and written informative material related to the activities of the department using appropriate computer and software applications.
This will include technical writing and presentations to diverse audiences. 5. Understand community and social conditions to determine needs. 6. Maintain a safe working environment for self and others. 7.
To organize information (maintain organized files, notes, and records) and multiple projects MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS ALSO INCLUDE: 1. Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or closely related field and three (3) years experience in management within a Head Start/Child Care Program or related field, including experience in head start standards, supervision and administration. 2. Educational requirement can be substituted with five plus (5+) years experience in management within a Head Start/Child Care Program, including experience in budgeting, head start standards, supervision and administration. 3.
Must demonstrate ability of understanding and implementing the Performance Standards and requirements of Head Start/Childcare Programs 4. Possession of a valid Driver’s license. If applicable, ability to obtain 30 days after beginning employment a valid Washington State Drivers License. 5.
Incumbents must pass a fingerprint criminal background check 6. Possession of a valid First Aid/CPR Card or ability to obtain one 30 days after beginning employment. This position is at will and does not create a contractual relationship between the tribe and the employee. Behavior standards: Respectful, courteous, and friendly to customers, other tribal employees, and tribal leaders. A team player that helps the organization meet its objectives.
Takes initiative to meet work objectives. Effective communications with customers and other tribal employees. Gets along with co-workers and managers.
Positively represents the tribe maintaining the trust Skokomish residents have place in each of us. Demonstrates honesty and ethical behavior CONFIDENTIALITY: The employee will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement. Violation of this agreement can result in immediate dismissal. DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE POLICY: The Skokomish Tribe is committed to providing a drug-free workplace for its employees, volunteers and the community it serves.
By Skokomish Tribal policy, this position requires pre-employment drug testing. PREFERENCE: The Skokomish Tribe’s Indian Preference Policy applies to this position. First preference will be given to qualified, enrolled Skokomish tribal members. Second preference will be given to qualified Native American applicants who provide proof of enrollment in a federally recognized tribe.
Applicants not entitled to, or who fail to claim Indian Preference, will receive consideration without regard to ethnic/national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, disability status, or membership in the tribal organization. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS 1. Application filled in completely (Do not write see resume) 2. Cover letter identify why you feel you are qualified for this position 3.
Current resume and three work related references
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