The University Services to East St. Louis department at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is seeking qualified candidates to fill a Program Director position. The Program Director functions as the Senior Administrative position for the SIUE Head Start/Early Head Start Program in compliance to the Head Start Performance Standards and SIUE Policies and Procedures. The director leads and coordinates the vision, implementation, monitoring, and reporting of all program operations and provision of services, including the delivery of instructional, family support, and health/nutritional services. This position serves as the primary point of contact between the SIUE Head Start/Early Head Start Program, the East St. Louis Center's Executive Director's Office, the Office of Research and Projects, and the funding agency. The Program Director ensures programmatic and budgetary information is conveyed to governing bodies and represents the SIUE Head Start/Early Head Start Program to community agencies and Local Educational Agencies(LEAs). The program director will serve as the fiscal officer and will be responsible for effective planning, program execution and resource management for $12.4M federal grant that supports 865 children and expectant families throughout St. Clair County, Illinois. Services include seven (7) directly-operated center-based and home-based programs as well as two (2) collaborations with community partners. The SIUe Head Start/Early Head Start team consists of 195 state university civil service, administrative and professional staff employees. More than half of the workforce is represented by a union. Incumbent will be responsible for establishing a new, directly-operated center located within St. Clair County, increasing the total number of directly-operated centers to eight (8).
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Advanced Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Social Welfare, Public Administration, Human Resources, Day Care Administration, or one of the social sciences
Five (5) years administrative and staff supervision experience in a human services or educational program, to include program planning, operations, evaluation and the use of management information systems. Preferably within a Head Start / Early Head Start program.
Demonstrated skills required to ensure compliance with Head Start Performance Standards, Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) licensure requirements and SIUe Head Start / Early Head Start Policies and Procedures
Demonstrated skills required to effectively provide sound fiscal management
Demonstrated skills required to build collaborative partnerships and problem-solve
Good interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work as part of a team
Ability to work effectively with minimal daily guidance
Basic Skills in Microsoft Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Five (5) years administrative and staff supervision experience within a Head Start / Early Head Start Program
Basic Skills utilizing ChildPlus Data Management Software
Internal Number: 11675
About Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is a nationally recognized university that provides students with a high-quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose. Built on the foundation of a broad-based liberal education, and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live.
Situated on 2,660 acres of beautiful woodland atop the bluffs overlooking the natural beauty of the Mississippi River’s rich bottom land and only 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, the SIUE campus is home to a diverse student body of more than 13,000 individuals.
SIUE is is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, as well as more than 30 additional accrediting agencies. In January 2019, SIUE was reclassified by The Carnegie Commission on Higher Education to the newly created doctoral/professional universities category.
Fully certified at the Division I level by the NCAA, SIUE is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference and the Mid-American Conference (MAC) (men’s soccer & wrestling).