We are currently partnering with our client to find talented educators who are passionate about working with children in early childhood education setting. Our client is a mission driven organization who believes in giving children the best opportunity to succeed by providing a quality education.
Currently we are searching applicants for a School Base Compliance Coordinator.
This position will be responsible for assuring that all compliance are met in the area of education and diverse learners at his/her assigned school. He/she will support all staff (at the school level) in meeting all rules, regulations, and procedures in these areas, as well as providing assistance to families as needed.
Contributes to the development of the overall school educational plan (0-5)
Assures that the educational components of Head Start and Early Head Start are being implemented according to the Head Start Performance Standards and Child Development Management Plan (0-5)
Assures that Subsidized Child Care components are being implemented.
Assures that all licensing requirements are being met.
Assures the recruitment of eligible children and assists in maintaining a waiting list
Creates Improvement Plans for any area of non-compliance and oversees the implementation and evaluation of the Improvement Plan
Established and maintains effective working relationships with families and the community
Trains staff in Head Start and licensing requirements
Assures that all requirements for diverse learners are being met
Models and assists others in learning the roles and requirements of working in our schools
Conducts bi-monthly meetings (with minutes and agendas)
Responsible for the Education Folders of all children
Supervises the maintenance of the classrooms and program equipment
Maintains accurate, and up-do-date records
Assists in monitoring the budget
Plans and conducts parent meetings as needed
Provides administrative and classroom coverage as needed
Oversees field trip planning and special events planning
Recruits and arranges for voluntary services that will assist the school program
Keeps school staff aware of any changes or requirements for compliance
Works cooperatively with peer to meet position responsibilities Assists in the development of IEPs and IFSPs
Prepares written reports as requested or required
Other duties as assigned
(To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.)
Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and manage many projects at once.
Must be able to provide supervision to others.
Must have the ability to work under stress.
Must be able to use supervision effectively.
Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
Must be able to get to various locations around Chicago as needed
Must have outstanding people skills and the ability to develop, grow, and maintain relationships with other agencies.
Must have excellent oral and written skills in English.
Spanish fluency is a plus.
Must have sound judgment and decision making ability.
Must be a self-motivated person who can work both individually and on a team.
Must be able to take initiative and make sound decisions.
Must have knowledge of Head Start and Early Head Start requirements and Performance Standards.
Must have the capacity to assume responsibility for own professional development
Must be detail oriented.
Must be able to serve as an advocate for children and families.
Level 5 Certification in Gateways
Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education OR
Bachelor’s Degree in a related field with 18 credit hours in Child Development with teaching experience in an early childhood setting.
About Chicago Commons Association
Chicago Commons is a premier social service organization that has made a difference in the Chicago land area for over 120 years. Chicago Commons’ mission has been to partner with individuals, families, and communities to overcome poverty, discrimination, and isolation. We are a neighborhood-focused nonprofit dedicated to improving the well-being of thousands of children, adults, seniors, and families. Our programs are designed to provide the necessary tools to help strengthen skills and develop self-sufficiency. Since 1894, we have operated in neighborhoods where children, seniors and families are most at risk for poverty, violence and educational disadvantage including West Humboldt Park, Pilsen, Back of the Yards, and Grand Boulevard.