Plan, organize, and direct the overall functioning and management of the early childhood education continuum (PK-2) to provide students and families high quality learning opportunities ensuring that each child obtains maximum benefit from the educational programs: the District Children’s Center, before or after-school childcare, Head Start Program, State Preschool and First Five Programs.
Distinguishing Career Features
The Director Early Childhood Education (ECE) and Teacher Support is a senior-level professional position with managerial responsibility to improve student achievement through the effective management of all Early Childhood Education programs. The Director ECE and Teacher Support will be required to plan, organize and direct the overall functioning and management of early childhood education to ensure students and families have access and opportunity to high quality learning options. The Director will plan, oversee, organize and coordinate funding streams from both the state and federal level. The Director will plan, oversee, organize, and implement expansion efforts for ECE programs within TRUSD. The Director will supervise coordinator(s) and principals working in the Early Childhood Education programs.
Supervise all Early Childhood Education/Child Development Programs in the District and plan and develop new early childhood education/child development programs as needed, including the District Children’s Center, before or after-school childcare, Head Start Program, State Preschool and First Five Programs.
Provide leadership to ensure the recommendations outlined in the Early Childhood Education Taskforce report are implemented-ensuring collaboration with internal and external partners.
Participate in compliance reviews and the development of standards, goals and objectives for Early Childhood Education (PK-2) in support of educating students at a high level to achieve their personal best; make recommendations for changes and improvements; implement approved changes and monitor work activities to ensure compliance within established guidelines.
Serves as designee for early childhood education/child development programs in all administrative matters related to early childhood education/child development issues.
Work cooperatively with state and federal agencies participating in educational programs for students and work closely with community agencies providing additional services.
Prepare budget information and make periodic reports.
In cooperation with the Human Resources Department, responsible for the screening and employment of credentialed and classified early childhood education/child development staff.
Meet with parents or groups concerned with the early childhood education/child development program.
Responsible for prevention and investigation of federal, state and District formal complaints and appeals.
Strategically create, manage and coordinate the development and enhancement of programs and curriculum for early childhood education and the continuum through primary grades.
Cultivate positive school-community relations by keeping the community aware of and responsive to available programs; maintain programs, instruction and budgets as necessary to provide for program reviews and evaluations; ensure alignment of subject areas with state and federal programs as necessary.
Develop early childhood education/child development curriculum and standards and develop and supervise program-wide assessment program to meet federal, state and District requirements.
Design and manage staff development programs for early childhood education/child development personnel, including needs assessment, activities and budget.
Prepare schools/programs for and conduct all compliance related reviews and requirements from state, federal and other related agencies.
Provide leadership and support of the Teacher Induction Program.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge and Skills
This position requires advanced professional knowledge of theories, concepts, principles and practices in instruction, curriculum, learning and education administration in the area of Early Childhood Education. Requires knowledge of state and federal program requirements and related education code requirements in the administration of the early childhood education/child development program; understanding of goal setting including needs assessment and evaluation; principles and practices of administration, supervision and training; interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy; verbal skills to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people; writing skills to effectively convey ideas, reports, letters and memoranda.
Provide project management skills in the area of implementation efforts for the Early Childhood Task Force recommendations.
Plan, organize, implement and evaluate all curriculum, standards aligned assessment and programs at the preschool through 6th grade levels.
Administer, analyze and interpret effective practices.
Identify grants that assist in efforts to improve educational programs.
Assess District practices with respective area assigned.
Access and use databases on mainframes and on microcomputers.
Read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff.
Prepare comprehensive narrative and statistical reports.
Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
Work independently with little direction to meet schedules and timelines.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing to a variety of audiences.
Meet District standards of professional conduct as outlined in Board Policy.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee must be able to:
Lift, carry, push and/or pull items with a strength factor of medium work.
Hear and speak to exchange information in person or on the telephone.
See to read a variety of materials.
Possess dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
Stand or walk.
Bend at the waist, kneel or crouch to file materials.
Sit or stand for extended periods of time.
Reach above shoulders to file materials.
Climb a stool/ladder.
About Twin Rivers Unified School District
Twin Rivers Unified School District has an unwavering commitment to every student's journey to ensure all students graduate college and career ready. Today we are the 27th largest public school system in California—pre-K - 12 and adult education.
The district serves nearly 27, 000 students in northern Sacramento County who come from families that speak 46 different languages. We are proud to include among our 3,243 employees the 2011 California Teacher of the Year and the 2010 California Classified School Employee of the Year.
Our district includes 52 school sites—29 elementary, 5 middle, 4 comprehensive high schools, 3 charters at 7 sites and 7 alternative schools.
Twin Rivers serves an 82 square mile area covering the communities of Arden Fair, Del Paso Heights, Dos Rios, Elverta, Foothill Farms, Gardenland, McClellan Park, Natomas, Northgate, North Highlands, North Sacramento, Robla, Rio Linda and Woodlake.