Crystal Stairs, Inc. is seeking an enthusiastic professional to join our strategic leadership team. If you're passionate about improving the lives of young children and thier families, the Assistant Director (AD) role might be for you!
The Assistant Director (AD) plays an integral role in leading our Head Start program to success. Supporting over 250 staff and 2500 children and families, the AD will provide strategic leadership and oversight of the Head Start program's family services function, including family engagement, community partnerships, comprehensive health services, ERSEA and enrollment. The AD will ensure successful supervision of staff including program managers, coordinators, administrative and consultants. Oversight will include budget and fiscal management, administrative and procurement process and mission of Crystal Stairs' Head Start program to ensure program compliance per Federal Head Start Performance Standards and all local and or agency policies and procedures.
Qualifications, Skills, Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Social Work or related field with knowledge of child development birth to three. Master’s Degree preferred.
3 - 5 years of experience at Manager or significant Supervisorial level.
Excellent computer skills required including Microsoft Word and Excel.
5 years of experience in early childhood education, family services, health services, disabilities, mental health or compliance.
3 - 5 years of experience managing budgets and purchasing.
Skilled in reading, interpreting, and analyzing complex state and federal regulation, policies and procedures.
Knowledge of organizational and management practices related to the evaluation of services, policies, and operational needs.
Highly developed interpersonal skills using tact, intellect, patience and courtesy.
Ability to organize and successfully meet daily objectives, foster a team atmosphere; and possess mediation, negotiation skills; and effective conflict resolution skills.
Ability to coordinate and manage projects, work independently and follow through with project completion.
Ability to communicate, both oral and written, to individuals with diverse backgrounds and relate to diverse groups of people including low-income families.
Ability to speak, read and write English and must understand and be understood by others.
Ability to develop and maintain cooperative, warm, open working relationship with children, parents and staff.