Job Summary Under general direction, manages assigned classroom sites for the Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Provides ongoing coaching/supervision of assigned education staff in the areas of curriculum, assessment, individualizing, learning environments and other areas of Early Childhood Development. Serves as a resource to staff and parents on child development services, Head Start Performance Standards, and program policies and procedures. Coordinates the efficient operations of assigned site, ensuring compliance with applicable regulations and standards. Develops and manages department policies and procedures, assists with and carries out strategic goals, collaborates with applicable college employees and external liaisons, manages department budget and provides direct supervision of department employees. Works independently and in a team environment to support the vision, mission and goals of the College and the Child Development and Family Support programs.
Position Specific Duties
Collaborates effectively with the Education Manager to develop work plans, policies and procedures that will guide Teachers, Assistant Teachers, and Classroom Aides.
Observes classrooms and home visits on a regular schedule and meets with education staff to identify areas of compliance, non-compliance and best practices. Ensures performance expectations are met.
Coordinates all site/facility operations as assigned. Responsible to ensure safe and efficient operations at assigned location(s). Establishes and monitors site level procedures for provision of quality services.
Acts as the liaison and information conduit between central office leadership, staff and community collaborators.
Works in collaboration with program specialists and consultants to ensure compliance and quality services in the areas of health, nutrition, disabilities, parent involvement, and mental health.
Provide an atmosphere that promotes and reinforces parent involvement throughout the program in conjunction with Education and Family Services Staff.
Reviews lesson plans and home visit plans to ensure compliance with program policies and procedures.
Assesses classroom equipment needs and makes appropriate recommendations.
Provides strategic support and input to the design and improvement of the department and related programs and services; responsible for carrying out strategic initiatives. Assists with the preparation of short- and long-term plans in support of College and CDFS mission, vision and goals.
Manages the day-to-day department budget operations ensuring spending within budget allocation; provides input and direction to the budget planning process.
Responsible for training, personal and professional development, encouragement and motivation of employees to enhance individual skills, promote professional growth and maximize staff performance. Fosters a team environment that encourages and supports teamwork, and models and maintains high standards and performance expectations.
Responsible for employee supervision, including recruitment, selection, orientation, scheduling, evaluation, coaching, rewards/recognition, discipline, and in holding staff accountable.
Maintains strong customer service relationships with program families, College employees, community members, and other district-wide constituencies. Ensures department employees provide excellent customer service by treating customers with courtesy and respect, showing concern for their needs, and investigating and resolving requests and concerns. Ensures a welcoming, supportive, and respectful work environment.
Establishes and maintains collaborative working relationships with internal employees in assessing department issues and services. Actively participates on and/or leads various College committees, meetings and work groups.
Establishes and maintains collaborative working relationships with business and industry partners, agencies, community organizations and/or education institutions. May serve as College representative on various statewide, local and College committees and attend events as appropriate.
Monitors compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations, accrediting commissions, licensing requirements, and with CDFS and administrative regulations and Board policies as appropriate. Reports suspected child abuse in accordance with Oregon Statute and Head Start procedures. Applies the College's interpretation of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Promotes innovation and improved services for students, employees and the community. Utilizes existing department technology to maximize efficiency and advocates for the continuing expansion of technology within fiscal constraints.
Attends training sessions and participates in professional training opportunities.
Dedicated to and promotes diversity in staffing, curriculum, programs and services.
Ensures and promotes health and safety in the workplace.
Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) is one of the premiere institutions of higher education in Oregon and is the choice for students from throughout the Pacific Northwest. Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC), located in the shadow of majestic Mount Hood, opened in 1966 and now serves approximately 33,000 students annually. MHCC offers 120 associate degrees, certificate programs, and transfer options o...ffered at the Gresham Campus, Maywood Park Campus, Bruning Center for Allied Health Education, and public schools within the district. The College is committed to remaining accessible to an ever-increasing population with diverse needs. The Mt. Hood Community College district encompasses an area of about 950 square miles with a population of more than 300,000. Whether students are interested in pursuing a professional-technical degree, transferring to a four-year college or taking a few personal enrichment courses, MHCC is the place for community members to accomplish their goals. For more information visit http://www.mhcc.edu/About.aspx