Training and Research Foundation - Los Angeles, CA
The Education Manager is responsible for developing and implementing policies, procedures and systemic processes related to the effective management of Early Head Start and Head Start; Coordinating the day to day operational activities of all management and administrative employees working within the TRF Education Department. Ensures compliance with program standards, contracts and regulations; analyzes data to make operational changes and ensure high-quality delivery of services. Completes reports related to provision of educational services within the Early Head Start and Head Start programs.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provides day-to-day coordination of education services to ensure the best outcome for children.
- Plan, develop, and implement the agency’s education program, ensuring a comprehensive and integrated approach that meets the Head Start Performance Standards.
- Ensure on-going monitoring, tracking, follow-up and analysis of education services and child outcomes.
- Conduct CLASS (Classroom Assessment Scoring System) observations and use the results for professional development and program planning.
- Assists in evaluating services against contracts and ensures the program’s services and operations comply with contracts.
- Provides input on the development of program budget; reviews and approves payment of expenses for the program, ensuring compliance with approved budgets.
- Assists in the development and submission of funding requests by providing information that supports requests.
- Maintain record keeping and reporting systems, including service area plan, schedules, timelines policies and procedures for education services in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards, and applicable laws and regulations.
- Gathers and analyzes program information and prepares routine and special reports for management decision-making.
- Assists Deputy Director and others in evaluating the quality of services regularly and systematically to ensure all documentation is in compliance with requirements; determines and recommends changes to improve quality of services.
- Participates in identifying the training needs of program and administrative staff and ensures training and/or other programs are implemented to ensure these needs are met; provides on the job training and support to staff, parents, and the community on a variety of pertinent topics in the area of early childhood education and developmental appropriate practices
- Performs routine supervisory duties; interviews applicants for employment; assigns and reviews progress of assignments; manages performance and recommends salary increases; and develops higher levels of expertise in staff members by encouraging further education, participation in seminars and providing learning opportunities within the program.
- Oversees routine maintenance of facilities and equipment.
- Collaborates with other agency departments and operations as appropriate.
- Represents the program at Agency and community meetings; promotes TRF’s goals and philosophies to staff; participates in management committees; and actively cooperates with others in support of TRF goals.
- Develops, maintains and uses a working knowledge of the ethnic and cultural differences, practices and values of families in order to better understand their needs and provide appropriate services.
- Maintains knowledge of program standards, management practices and policies as developed by TRF, licensing and other governing bodies; develops personal and professional knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the art practices; participating in in-service programs.
- Incorporates Agency philosophy and mission in all aspects of job performance.
- Maintains professional relationship with staff/families/caregivers at all times.
- Exercises good judgment in the performance of duties and responsibilities.
- Ability to process constructive feedback, create corrective action plans to address areas of concern and mentor subordinate managerial and supervisory staff.
- Ability to apply best-practice human resource practices to ensure fair and consistent delivery of compliance with agency and oversight regulatory body standards.
- Ensure coordination of communication with staff, parents, program consultants and the community to enhance services to children and families and ensure an integrated approach.
Professional and Ethical Standards
- Maintains absolute confidentiality regarding children and their families in compliance with HIPAA regulations and Agency policy and legal requirements.
- Be honest, reliable and dependable.
- Respect and maintain rights and privacy of all staff, parents, and children.
- Attend mandated trainings and meetings, and seek out staff development opportunities.
- Work as a team member with all staff and maintain a positive work ethic.
- Act conscientiously in performing routine duties
Qualifications/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and government regulations in fields relevant to position.
- Knowledge of various software programs such as MS Word, Excel, Power-Point, Publisher, DRDP Tech and ChildPlus.
- Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology or related field
- Advanced Knowledge of Head Start, Creative Curriculum, DRDP, DRDP Tech and HS Performance Standards
- Advanced Knowledge of Title 22 Licensing Regulations and Title V Education Regulations
- Advanced Knowledge of CLASS, ECERS, ASQ and ASQ-SE
- Routine accounting skills to manage program budgets
- Knowledge of Labor Laws and Human Resource Practices
- Knowledge of community programs including ability to develop and implement related policies and procedures
- Ability to be flexible and work in a fast-paced changing environment, while managing competing high-priorities.
- Ability to effectively communicate (both written and oral) with community members and groups, managers, regulatory agencies and families in both individual and group settings.
- Ability to work effectively as a positive team member within a multicultural work group.
- Ability to make sound business decisions in a fast-paced environment.
- Ability to utilize deductive reasoning on a multitude of both human resource, safety and compliance issues.
- The incumbent must be able to perform this job safely, without endangering the health or safety of him/herself or others.
Education/Certifications: A minimum of a Master’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: Child Development, Education/Education Administration, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology or a related field. Qualifying experience of degrees other than Early Childhood Education must include a minimum of 36 units in Child Development/ECE. A current California Child Development Program Director’s Permit or Administrative Credential is required. CLASS Reliable preferred.
- Must have three to five years (3-5) plus years of progressive senior management experience as well as direct experience working with Head Start and Early Head Start, preferably in a large community program.
- Must successfully pass a physical examination and have a current T.B. clearance.
- Must complete a criminal background clearance through Community Care Licensing (DOJ/FBI/CAI).
Must possess a CA driver’s license, access to an automobile and evidence of automobile insurance
Training and Research Foundation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected status, in accordance with federal, state and local laws.
- Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, LTD.
- 4 weeks Vacation Accrual
- 12 Days Sick Leave Accrual
- 14 Holidays