Area Manager

MAAC - Vista, CA

Under general direction, is responsible for the direct supervision of Center Directors in assigned areas for MAAC’s Child Development Program (CDP). Manages, oversees, organizes, supervises and monitors Head Start and Early Head Start (EHS) and State Blended program options, monitors and ensures center compliance with Title 22 state licensing requirements, Quality Preschool Initiative (QPI) requirements, state and federal performance standards, Head Start/EHS service area plans and policies and procedures.  The incumbent will also ensure compliance with human resources policies and procedures and labor contract provisions, and performs related duties as assigned.


The Area Manager is responsible for managing and participating in the work of staff engaged in providing Head Start, Early Head Start, State Preschool, QPI and other educational child development services that enhance the MAAC CDP/Head Start’s mission and program functions, procedures and processes.  The incumbent coordinates with program and MAAC supervisory and management staff; provides daily operational guidance and oversight to center directors and works with staff to ensure appropriate support for all CDP programs and functions as well as effective, efficient and safe working environments.  The Area Manager is distinguished from other CDP Program Managers in that the latter class manages, supervises and integrates activities and programs of an assigned service area in education, social services, health services, disabilities/special needs, mental health and parent involvement.


  • Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year accredited college or university in Child Development, Human Resources Management, or a closely related field
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of progressively responsible and successful management and/or supervisory experience in a child development leadership position
  • A Child Development Permit at the Program Director level
  • Experience with State and Head Start programs management/development preferred 
  • Bilingual abilities (English/Spanish) desirable


  • Valid CPR, First Aid and Food Handlers Cards must be obtained within first two months (2) of employment and maintained throughout employment (paid, designated training available through MAAC CDP). In the event employees do not attend the scheduled training, they must obtain the cards through outside resources and costs will not be reimbursed.  The cards must obtain the cards through outside resources and costs will not be reimbursed.  The cards must be obtained and maintained within prescribed timelines.

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Job Details

Category: Management

Type: FT

Location: Vista, CA

Salary: 65000.00 - 75000.00

Posted On: June 23rd, 2020

Agency Details


MAAC is a multi-purpose social service agency with a successful history of serving various communities throughout San Diego County. In 1965, MAAC opened its doors to serve San Diego's disadvantaged and now has centers strategically located as far south as San Ysidro and as far north as Pauma Valley. One million clients later, MAAC is still acting as a catalyst to help individuals and families become self-sufficient. Serving approximately 35,000 individuals per year, MAAC provides a spectrum of unique programs designed to assist clients by engaging them in the enhancement of their own lives through lifestyle changes.