Join the St. Vincent de Paul team, where what you do is much more than just a job—it’s a cause. Our staff members are true partners in our mission to help those impacted by poverty achieve their full potential. Their job satisfaction comes from knowing that their work each day has a positive impact on people’s lives. If you are the type of person who is excited and motivated by the idea of doing good for others, and our community, come join us! We are looking for high-energy staff members willing to share a commitment for our cause in a workplace filled with other caring people. We offer you a competitive salary, generous benefits, a culture where learning and growth is encouraged, a workplace where employees are highly valued and, most of all, an opportunity to be passionate about what you do every day.
Responsible for the implementation and management of educational services for all SVDP Head Start sites, ensuring quality application of the creative curriculum, and outcome achievement. Provides overall supervision and management of education staff, including all assessment, training, and professional development.
- Program Evaluation - Is responsible for ongoing curriculum assessment and outcome evaluation to ensure student achievement of curriculum benchmarks. Reviews work sampling data and three-year outcome reports, and compiles data to identify training needs and maintain, correct and/or improve delivery of education services. Stays current on new developments and best practices in pre-school education, and submits all reports as required by St. Vincent de Paul, the Grantee and ACYF.
- Staff Supervision and Management - Is responsible for the recruitment, selection, development, evaluation, and training of all education staff. Directly supervises the curriculum specialists ensuring proper implementation of the creative curriculum, and quality classroom environments, including the development of individual training plans for each specialist and joint classroom observations.
- Planning and Development – Works with the Sr. Director and the Director for Family and Community Partnerships to design, implement and evaluate a community needs assessment with emphasis on education needs and outcomes. Develops education goals and designs curriculum based on the results of the community needs assessment. Maintains ongoing evaluation of goals, objectives, and outcomes, and communicates results to staff, policy groups, parents, and community.
- Administration and Coordination – Oversees inventory of all education and classroom supplies and furnishings. Maintains a system for reviewing and approving budget expenditures, manages the procurement of property and services, including obtaining necessary bids, following proper acquisition and discarding procedures, participating in site visit audits, and providing all necessary documentation and reports as requested by the Grantee Office.
- Training and Professional Development – Plans and coordinates all training and professional development for education staff, according to needs identified by assessment and outcome data. Ensures that all federal, state, and local training requirements are met. Develops the annual training and professional development calendar, and provides coaching as necessary around classroom environment, instruction, and teacher child interactions.
- Serves as an advocate for the Head Start Program. Promotes good public relations by serving on related boards, committees, and participating in community activities.
- Creates a welcoming and positive environment for volunteers, ensures that they are used effectively to meet program goals, and provides direction to staff on how to incorporate them into their work.
- Meets at least monthly with the Sr. Director of Child and Family Services to review progress and conduct planning. Advises Sr. Director regarding trends, needs, and problems associated with the Head Start Program.
- Submits reports to the Administrative Office, government authorities, and funders, as required.
- Creates an atmosphere of care and respect for clients.
- Upholds the vision, mission and values of St. Vincent de Paul.
- Participates in monthly Program Director’s Meetings.
- Assists with and attends special events held by the Center and St. Vincent de Paul as necessary, attends meetings etc.
- Creates an atmosphere of care and respect for staff, volunteers and clients.
- Other duties as assigned within the scope of the position.
- Other duties as required.
- Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education with 5 or more years responsible supervisory experience in educational services.
- Experience with program evaluation with the ability to plan, analyze and interpret data.
- Strong organizational skills, including the ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, and Windows based computer operations, as well as using the Internet.
- Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills with very good public speaking abilities.
- Access to an automobile, Maryland Driver’s License, and willingness to visit outside groups or travel to other destinations in the area to advance, promote, or generate support for Head Start.
- A strong understanding and interest in the work of SVDP and genuine empathy for clients of SVDP programs.
- Willing and able to work a flexible schedule, including occasional weekends, evenings, or holidays, in order to supervise operations, attend meetings or events, or resolve an emergency.
- Ability to relate in a courteous, comfortable, non-judgmental manner with persons from all ethnic, socio-economic, and religious backgrounds.
- Understanding and respect for confidentiality.
- Desire and ability to work as a team member.
Keywords: director of education, education director, director of teacher, teaching director, education manager, education supervisor
St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore
Why Work Here?Every day, thousands of people in our community are struggling with hunger, homelessness, and unemployment, and far too many of our children grow up in poverty. At St. Vincent de Paul, we believe that everyone has tremendous untapped potential, and should have every opportunity to be their best self. We offer support and stability through meals, shelter, and access to critical services. Most importantly, we affirm the dignity of each individual by serving them with respect, compassion, and the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to succeed.
Working with us is more than just a job, it's a cause!