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Under general direction, plans, organizes, directs, integrates and evaluates the programs, functions and activities of the department including Head Start, Early Head Start, State Preschool and other educational programs for children and their families, in compliance with all applicable law, rules, regulations and funding agency requirements. This position represents MAAC, and its early childhood education programs, in its interactions with a broad range of business, community, service organizations, educational institutions, health care providers and other organizations and performs related duties as assigned.
This single position classification is responsible for the overall operations of MAAC’s Head Start, Early Head Start, State Preschool and other related programs. The incumbent plans, organizes, directs, integrates and evaluates all department educational and support functions, including health, social services, special needs/disabilities, parent involvement, nutrition and transportation, as well as division financial and administrative operations, to ensure that these programs mission and purpose to serve the learning, child development and family development needs of eligible children and their families are met. The incumbent works with the MAAC Board of Directors, Board Committees, the Parent Policy Council, and outside organizations and entities, to build continuing support for Head Start and related programs and to encourage parental involvement and participation. Assignments are broad in scope and allow for a high degree of administrative discretion in their execution.
A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is graduation from a recognized four-year college or university with a major in education, child development, social work, business administration or a closely related field AND at least ten years of progressively responsible experience in education, child development, Head Start or other such similar program, at least five of which were in a management capacity relevant to human services program management, fiscal management and administration.
A Child Development Program Director Permit may be required; a Masters’ Degree in a related field and bilingual in Spanish are preferred.
MAAC is a multi-purpose social service agency with a successful history of serving various communities throughout San Diego County. In 1965, MAAC opened its doors to serve San Diego's disadvantaged and now has centers strategically located as far south as San Ysidro and as far north as Camp Pendleton. One million clients later, MAAC is still acting as a catalyst to help individuals and families be...come self-sufficient. Serving approximately 35,000 individuals per year, MAAC provides a spectrum of unique programs designed to assist clients by engaging them in the enhancement of their own lives through lifestyle changes.
MAAC’s programs strive to improve clients’ economic standing as well as their ability to access resources available to them. Included among the many programs and services now offered are Head Start/Early Head Start/State Preschool/QPI and other related early childhood development programs, two culturally specific recovery homes: Casa De Milagros and Nosotros, award-winning affordable housing complexes, community and workforce development programs, and a community charter school. MAAC’s commitment to environmental sustainability carries the non-profit into the future with its low-income home weatherization program. For more information, visit www.maacproject.org.