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Head Start Director

Telamon Corporation
Grand Rapids, MI
  • Expired: July 18, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.

Job Description This position allows some flexibilities of a hybrid work model, with some work required on-site at Head Start Centers/Office and other work completed remotely. Strategic leader of designated programs that plans for and makes decisions within the framework of organizational mission, values and goals. Communicates vision to motivate team to meet desired organizational and program outcomes. Ensures compliance in the areas of finance, personnel and program services.  1.Oversees early childhood and family support programs within designated service area. 2.Reviews and analyzes monthly financial and programmatic reports to assess the budget status of programs.

Develops, allocates and manages resources to maximize program effectiveness. 3.Develops and implements effective, integrated management systems and organizational structures which support the administration of program services. Serve as liaison between corporate and local resources. 4.Monitors effectiveness of operations. Conducts periodic reviews of programs for progress and adherence to compliance.

Recommends and implements improvements. 5.Utilizes data from work products, expenditure reports and other program information to communicate outcomes to a variety of audiences. 6.Implements a system of shared governance. Maintains appropriate communication with parent groups, Governing Board and management. Creates ways to engage parents in program activities. 7.Hears and resolves community complaints about the program in accordance with agency procedures. 8.Creates, files and maintains required reports and documentation.

Composes and proofreads correspondence and reports. 9.Solicits and reviews bids for procurement of goods and services. Ensures that bids are solicited in accordance with agency, state and federal regulations. 10.Ensures the documentation and implementation of safety policy and procedures throughout the program in accordance with program and corporate policies/procedures. 11.Protects the safety of children by ensuring implementation of active supervision techniques to ensure no child is left alone or unsupervised at any time. 12.Coordinates and participates in planning meetings including strategic planning, community assessment and self-assessment. 13.Collaborates with team to develop and ensures timely submission of annual grant plans and budgets, school readiness plans and overall program training plans. 14.Facilitates and provides training, coaching and technical assistance to staff, parents and volunteers. Facilitates and engages in professional development activities to increase qualifications in accordance with Corporation’s Core Values. 15.Represents organization through participation on local, state and national committees and boards.

Develops collaborative relationships with community partners to enhance delivery of comprehensive services to children and families. 16.Ensures the mobilization and documentation of matching/in-kind funds. 17.Attends center level functions such as parent meetings and special events. 18.Perform all other duties as assigned by supervisor. 19.Ensures effective management and maintenance of properties and inventory.   This position directly supervises others. This may include participation in the recruitment/selection process for new hires, employee training, onboarding, conducting performance coaching/evaluation, compensation administration, delegation of duties and conflict resolution. Promotes an environment of teamwork and cooperation and is accessible to employees.

Telamon Corporation


Grand Rapids, MI



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