Director of Education

Training and Research Foundation - Los Angeles, CA

The Director of Education is responsible for developing and implementing policies and procedures related to the effective management of Early Head Start and Head Start. Coordinating the day to day operational activities of program staff, ensures compliance with program standards, contracts and regulations. Oversight of all Management, Supervisory and Administrative staff working within the Education Department.


  • Provides day-to-day coordination of services to ensure the best outcome for children.
  • Assists Deputy Director 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 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 employees.
  • 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 programs and operations as appropriate.
  • Gathers and analyzes program information and prepares routine and special reports for management decision-making.
  • Assists in the development and submission of funding requests by providing information that supports requests.
  • 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 absolute confidentiality regarding children and their families in compliance with HIPAA regulations and Institute policies.
  • 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.


  • Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology or related field
  • Valid Program Director’s Permit or Administrative Credential issued from CCTC
  • Advanced Knowledge of Head Start, Creative Curriculum, DRDP, DRDP Tech and HS Performance Standards
  • Advanced Supervisory skills sufficient to manage a large group of employees. This typically includes 5 years directing/leading a large HS/EHS Community program.
  • Advanced Knowledge of Title 22 Licensing Regulations and Title V Education Regulations
  • Knowledge of Labor Laws and Human Resource Practices
  • Knowledge of community programs including ability to develop and implement related policies and procedures
  • Ability to work effectively within a multicultural work group.
  • Current California driver’s license and State-required insurance required if using personal vehicle on Agency business and a driving record acceptable to the organization and/or insurance carrier.


  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, LTD.
  • 4 weeks Vacation Accrual
  • 12 Days Sick Leave Accrual
  • 14 Holidays

How to Apply

Please email cover letter and resume to or mail to: Training and Research Foundation Attn: HR Department 5150 W. Goldleaf Circle Suite 101 Los Angeles, CA 90056

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Contact Info

Human Resources Department

Job Details

Category: Management

Type: FT

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Salary: 7668.00 - 90480.00

Posted On: May 16th, 2018

Agency Details


Training and Research Foundation is a non-profit Head Start organization that serves low-income preschool children and families by providing comprehensive child development and school readiness services including education, health, family services, nutrition, and mental health.  For more than 50 years, TRF has been committed to improving the lives of children in the Inglewood, Lennox, Hawthorne, and West Los Angeles areas.  As a part of this commitment, is the long range program goal to prepare children to succeed in school and life.