Education Site Manager

Snohomish County Head Start   Everett, WA   Full-time     Education
Posted on August 4, 2022
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Salary $67,580 Annually
LOCATION: Everett, Washington
Job Type Full-Time
Department Head Start
Job Number 11622
 
 
Edmonds College is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. The college values its talented, diverse workforce and seeks to attract, hire, and support employees who consistently and actively embrace diversity and equity. Edmonds College is an equal opportunity employer. Edmonds College invites all individuals to apply and as an equal opportunity employer, we also encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds and groups to apply for this position.

Education Site Manager - Head Start

The Education Site Manager is responsible for the delivery of comprehensive Head Start or ECEAP preschool and family services at their assigned center(s).  The Education Site Manager works with children, staff, parents and communities in a sensitive and supportive manner, which honors individual differences, cultural backgrounds, and current circumstances.  This position supervises the Teacher/Family Advocates, Family Advocates, Assistant Teachers, Teacher Aides, interns, and volunteers at their center(s).  The Education Site Manager reports to the Regional Education Manager.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Staff Management
    1. Work collaboratively with Education Coach in the design, development, implementation and evaluation of the preschool education staff’s training and professional development
    2. Contribute to the design, development, implementation and evaluation of preschool education staff’s daily work schedule; approve staff timesheets and time off
    3. Complete yearly staff performance evaluations and individual training plans
    4. Conduct monthly site meetings with center staff
    5. Fill in as a substitute in the classroom when regular substitutes are not available
    6. Other duties as assigned

 

  1. Monitoring and Compliance
    1. Ensure that the preschool education program meets compliance with OHS and ECEAP Performance Standards
    2. Ensure education staff complete assessments and screens on all children according to program requirements
    3. Ensure curriculum/assessment and child file databases are updated regularly and consistently
    4. Produce reports and analyze data for trends and patterns
    5. Other duties as assigned

 

  1. Program Implementation
    1. Ensure that staff are conducting parent conferences and home visits according to the program’s schedule
    2. Ensure that activities in the center(s) provide quality educational experiences for all children, fulfill school readiness goals for each child, implement program objectives, and meet designated educational outcomes
    3. Work collaboratively with program managers and content specialists to ensure comprehensive delivery of individualized services to children and families
    4. Maintain a budget that ensures staff have proper supplies and materials to perform their work
    5. Attend monthly Education Support Team (Education Site Managers, Education Coach, and Disability/MH Specialist) meetings
    6. Plan and conduct monthly evening parent meetings at center(s)]
    7. Other duties as assigned

COMPENSATION  

Salary is $67,580.21 annually and is based on the Edmonds College administrative/exempt salary schedule, plus a full state benefits package, which includes tuition waivers for college classes, medical, dental, retirement options and more. Vacation and leave package includes 12 sick days per year, 11 scheduled holidays, 1 personal holiday, and 24 vacation leave days per year. 

PHYSICAL WORK ENVIRONMENT
Ability to report to work at scheduled times; position may require some evening scheduling. Work is performed in an office setting and in a preschool classroom. The ability to sit at a desk/computer station and perform detailed tasks involving repetitive arm and hand movements, such as data entry, is essential. The ability to lift up to 50 pounds in an emergency situation is essential.  Operation of standard office equipment such as a PC/terminal, electronic calculator, copy machine, and multi-line phone system is required.   Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, are essential. 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Verification of fully vaccinated for COVID-19
  • Other required vaccines:  TDap, MMR
  • Must show a negative TB Test and obtain a health provider statement showing free of communicable diseases
  • Cleared Portable Background Check through DCYF
  • Must be able to transport self to home visits and off-site trainings and meetings

KEY COMPETENCIES (specific knowledge, skills or skill sets, and/or abilities necessary to perform work activities):

  1. Ability to perform all the essential functions of the position
  2. Ability to work independently, but also be a team player
  3. Ability to problem-solve, think strategically, and handle sensitive information and difficult situations tactfully and confidentially
  4. Must be knowledgeable of and work in accordance with Office of Head Start practices and procedures, Federal, State, and College policies and regulations, and negotiated agreements
  5. Must be able to use a computer for written communication, data entry, spreadsheet applications, and report creation
  6. Must be able to respond to and initiate communication with college employees, staff of other institutions, outside agencies, lending institutions, interested applicants, and the general public
  7. Must be able to exhibit cultural humility when working with staff and families from diverse racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds
  8. Must be able to prioritize unplanned but required duties with ongoing confirmed deadlines. Must be flexible and able to negotiate priorities according to program needs while considering rules and process requirements
  9. Current Food Worker Card and Pediatric CPR/1st Aid

 

JOB READINESS FACTORS (working conditions such as environmental factors, mental and physical demands, willingness issues of the position):

  • Must be able to work under stressful situations and manage stress appropriately
  • Must be able to accomplish repetitive tasks while maintaining a high level of accuracy
  • Must be able to work independently and exercise appropriate judgment
  • Ability to perform regular sanitation/cleaning of the classroom that may require the use of a broom, carpet sweeper, mop, vacuum, and the use of cleaning products
  • Must be able to transport self to home visits and off-site trainings and meetings
  • Must be able to climb stairs and walk over uneven surfaces, walk or run quickly, kneel or sit on the floor, lift approximately 50 pounds (only on an emergency, as-needed basis), sit in a child's size chair, and move quickly from multiple positions and levels
  • Required vaccines:  TDap, MMR, Hep B series, COVID-19
  • Must show a negative TB Test and obtain a health provider statement showing free of communicable diseases
  • Cleared Portable Background Check through DCYF

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field, and
  2. Three years of progressively responsible early childhood experience within the following two categories:  lead teaching in a preschool classroom, and managing lead teachers in a preschool environment.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Advanced degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Experience:
    1. two or more years of experience supervising a staff of lead preschool teachers
    2. working in a Head Start and/or ECEAP program as an Education Coordinator, Manager or Center Director
    3. developing and executing inter-agency agreements resulting in delivery of services to children and families
    4. with Teaching Strategies Gold
    5. teaching in a program where the majority of children and families are dual language learners

 

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: 

All applicants must apply online. No paper submissions or emailed materials will be accepted. Your online application must include the following documents in order to be complete: 

  1. Responses to supplemental questions (part of the online application). (These questions reflect the required and desired qualifications and are used in the screening process. Please provide thorough responses.) 
  2. Current resume. 
  3. Names and contact information for three references. 
  4. For veterans' preference, please scan and attach your DD214, Member-4 Form. 

 

EEO/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATEMENT: 

Edmonds College is an equal opportunity employer and assures equality of treatment in educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (gender), disability, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, veteran status, or genetic information. Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process may call 425-640-1470 and accommodations will be made to the extent reasonably possible. The Human Resources Office is accessible to persons with disabilities.

 

JEANNE CLERY STATEMENT:

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act of 1998, and as a part of Edmonds College’s commitment to safety and security on campus, the College reports the mandated information about current campus policies concerning safety and security issues, the required statistics, and other related information for the past three (3) calendar years. Edmonds College’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.edmonds.edu/safety/clery-act/documents/annual-report.pdf.

 

Supplemental Questions

  1. Please describe how your educational qualifications make you a good fit for this position.
  2. Please describe your work experience in early childhood education, including as a lead teacher and as a manager.
  3. Have you ever worked in a Head Start or ECEAP program?  Please describe.