COMPELLING OPPORTUNITY FOR SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO FULFILL ON THEIR PURPOSE, MAKE A MEANINGFUL DIFFERENCE FOR OTHERS, AND ADVANCE THEIR CAREER! The YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago,a 21st Century, business-savvy, social enterprise committed to “Eliminating Racism and Empowering Women,”is seeking an EARLY HEAD START DIRECTOR for our location in Addison.
Overall Purpose: To oversee the daily operations of the Early Head Start Program and assure all the program mandates and standards for excellence are met. The need is immediate and the impact possibilities on the children and their families is immense.
Plan, formulate, coordinate and implement Early Head Start programming
Provide direction and leadership for all program areas
Develop the structure, systems, and procedures for Early Head Start Programming
Develop policies and operating procedures, based on federal regulations
Ensure the program meets in-kind and volunteer requirements
Work with the ECE Director to prepare the grant application in conjunction with the governing board ad policy council
Work directly with the the Head Start policy council to provide guidance regarding the implementation of program governance requirements
Identify contractual partner agencies, negotiate contract terms and monitor deliverables
Serve as the liaison to the regional office of Head Start and maintain oversight of the Early Head Start budget
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, social welfare, public administration, or one of the social sciences
Minimum of three years of preschool management experience
Experience in human services program management, including program planning, operations & evaluation, and the use of management information systems
Ability to pass a health examination and a criminal background check
A demonstrated ability to work independently, while prioritizing and managing multiple assignments simultaneously as needed
Ability to travel locally and to work nights and weekends as needed
Demonstrated, well-developed leadership abilities of problem-solving, communications, adaptability, good judgment, work well under pressure
Thrives in an environment in which collaboration, partnership and empowerment are the key cultural elements
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago is committed to providing women with the support and tools needed to transform their lives, to be confident in their choices and to make valuable contributions to their communities.