This position is responsible for overseeing the the day-to-day function of Pre Natal to 5 education program operations and professional development within our Early Head Start and Head Start center-based program and Home-Based Option within the Division of Early Childhood Education (ECE). This position will maintain a supportive supervisory relationship with staff, teachers, and volunteers and work with other directors, managers and staff to ensure program compliance. Under the supervision of the VP of ECE & the Director ECE the Associate Director of Education will develop, implement, and uphold the mission, policies, and practices of St. Anne’s Early Childhood Education division. In addition, this position will be responsible for carrying out administrative duties such developing and managing budgets, supervising Head Start (HS) and Early Head Start (EHS) education personnel, strategic planning, self-assessment and monitoring, assisting in the development of funding applications, developing and administering the school readiness plan as it pertains to the HS & EHS program, developing and administering training plans.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
- Engages families as advocates, lifelong educators, and first teachers of their children by creating family and father-friendly environments that are welcoming and comfortable.
- Integrity and professionalism are expected at all times.
- Ability to communicate effectively with staff and parents is key to provide quality services to children and families. Great customer service approach. Need people skills (respect, shows compassion, empathy, being present, and builds relationships with employees and families).
- Develops and implement conflict management and problem-solving strategies for children, staff, and parents when stepping in as a mediator.
- Needs to be comfortable in having crucial conversations and giving constructive feedback to direct reports and colleagues on work performance.
- As a supervisor it is expected for mentoring and coaching to occur with direct reports and line staff.
- Flexibility and openness are essential to meet program needs.
- Need to have attention to detail, ability to analyze data, collaborate, and follow through on commitments.
- Responsible for operations of all Pre Natal to 5 education programs located within the Los Angeles, Lynwood and Paramount communities at all applicable St. Anne’s Early Learning Centers, as well as the Early Head Start (EHS) home-based.
10. Provide strength-based approach and regular one to one supervision and
support/guidance of Center Managers, Lead Teachers, Home Based Manager, and
Lead Parent Education Specialist.
11. Ensures SAFS staff provide a safe and nurturing learning environment in compliance by
Community Care Licensing Division, Head Start Act and Performance Standards, and
LACOE Education GIMs.
12. Ensures that planning and facilitation of Education related workshops/trainings for staff
and parents occur throughout the school year following the Workforce Development and
Professional Learning Plan on a yearly basis.
13. Prepare and analyze summary reports for monthly reporting to the Director of ECE on
data. Report will include screenings completion. Classroom Observations and home visit
observations. (ex. ITERS, ECRES, CLASS etc.)
14. Conduct Tier II monitoring to validate Center Manager, Lead Teacher, Home Based
Manager, and Lead Parent Education Specialist monitoring (LACOE Education Tool Kit)
which includes auditing children’s files to ensure compliance with recordkeeping and
data system standards (Child Plus).
15. Meet, plan, and collaborate with all Associate Directors of Family and Community
Engagement and Interdisciplinary Services to ensure all content areas work cohesive
and have the same goal to ensure family child receive quality services.
16. Strategize and have an action plan to recruit children with disabilities; to reach the
enrollment goal of 10% of children with disabilities.
17. Monitors education trends utilizing data and shares trends with ECE Leadership.
Prepares management reports regarding education services. (DRDP Outcomes)
18. Provide expertise to all education and disabilities policies and procedures. Conduct
research and provide recommendations to the VP of ECE, Director of Education on
practices that support high quality teaching practices.
19. Will be responsible for the rotation of ECE on call and LACOE Matrix updates. Will
provide support and guidance in situations involving children who are reported to be
endangered by abuse, neglect, exploitation, unsafe or hazardous living conditions; assist
in taking appropriate action and required reporting. Ensure that there is timely follow up
on unusual incident reports corelating to Education.
20. Establishes MOU’s and oversees partnerships with Elementary Schools.
21. Monitor performance of staff and complete annual performance evaluations and
professional development plans; plan and oversee performance evaluations of HS & EHS education staff in collaboration with Center Managers, Lead Teachers, Homebased Manager, and Lead PES.
22. Assist new hires with attaining Emergency permit from LACOE and California Teaching
Commission (CTC) Teacher Permits.
23. Oversee staff training and development for reporting staff and collaborate with ECE
leadership to establish ongoing staff development planning and delivery; assist staff in
becoming members of the professional early childhood education community.
24. Ensure that staff ratios are met including, if necessary, helping in classrooms if needed.
Calling substitute coverage ex Child Care Careers.
25. Conduct research and provide recommendations to the VP of ECE, Director of ECE on evidence-based curricula and practices that support high quality education services to St. Anne’s children and families.
26. In collaboration with Coach Coordinator, will be responsible for ensuring that teachers
are meeting or exceeding national benchmarks for teacher quality and Classroom
Assessment Scoring System (CLASS).
27. Work closely with the Director of ECE and Associate Directors to ensure that all needed
services are being provided, that all data are being collected, and that reports are being reviewed to analyze child outcomes and make improvements to services and to program
design, as necessary.
28. Ensure that all ECE staff act in accordance with the agency code of conduct and that necessary steps, including corrective action, are taken for violations and holding all staff accountable.
29. Communicate with staff, parents, other Associate Directors, program coordinators,
specialists, and consultants to enhance services to children and families.
30. Oversee annual inventory of supplies and materials for assigned early learning centers
and offices; submit requisitions for approval and necessary purchases of inventory and
equipment to VP and Director of ECE.
31. Maintain and implement handbook of policies and procedures for enrolled families in
collaboration with other Associate Directors of ECE.
32. Plan, facilitate, and support and provide in-service opportunities and/or on-the-job
experience for staff who desire expansion of their scope of responsibility in preparation
for future career advancement.
33. Maintain confidentiality as required by St. Anne’s, state licensing, HIPAA, and other
34. In collaboration with Associate Director of ECE, summarize Educational data on a monthly basis for PIR services.
35. On a monthly basis visit all centers in person to conduct Tier II Monitoring of learning
36. Ensure that School Readiness goals, objectives, and activities are implemented
throughout the year at the centers monthly.
37. Plan activities for staff and children that connect to SAFS initiatives such as JDEI and
SECONDARY JOB DUTIES
1. Provide leadership and guidance to the ECE managers, leads, and teaching staff in the
absence of the VP of ECE or Director of ECE.
2. Attend conferences and professional training in order to maintain knowledge of best
practice within the field and to ensure St. Anne’s is a leading provider in the community.
3. Collaborate with the Development Department to generate resources/funds through
grant writing and/or program proposals. Participate in the Continuous and Quality
Improvement (CQI) of the agency.
4. It is essential to attend events that may occur in the evening or on weekends
5. Travels to all centers in all services areas as needed.
6. Other duties as assigned.
1. Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development, Early Childhood Education or
related field (of which 24 ECE/CD units, including core, 6 units in administration, and 2
units in adult supervision). Master’s degree preferred.
2. A valid State of California Child Development Site Supervisor or Program Director
3. Expected to have 350 days (of 3+ hours per day within 4 years) of experience, including
at least 100 days of supervising adults and one program year of site supervisor
4. Established reliability in CLASS.
5. At least 3 years of experience overseeing a Head Start and/or Early Head Start
6. Effective communication skills required.
7. Proficient in developing and maintaining cooperative staff relationships.
8. Ability to receive and implement constructive feedback.
9. Knowledge of State Department of Education – Title V, and Dept. of Social Services Title 22.
10. Experience in working with diverse cultures.
11. Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred.
12. Ability to receive and implement constructive feedback.
13. St. Anne’s values the dignity and worth of every person we serve. Employees are expected to support children’s emotional and social development by encouraging
understanding of others and promoting positive self-concepts. All employees must have the ability to treat those served by our agency in a caring and respectful manner, mindful of individual differences and cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity.
14. As providers of social services, St. Anne’s employees work with clients dealing with
complex emotional and mental health issues, many of whom are facing significant
personal crises on a daily basis. Employees must remain aware of any personal
emotions, transference, and/or countertransference that may hinder the ability to remain
professional. As such, employees are expected to maintain composure during all
interactions and crisis situations, implement a self-care plan, and utilize crisis
communication to deescalate client crisis and prevent any serious bodily injury or harm.
15. Prior to employment, shall obtain a criminal background clearance, Pediatric First Aid/
CPR-Adult-Infant-Child, 8 hours of Health and Safety (includes nutrition and Lead
Component), immunizations MMR-TDAP-Influenza or Influenza Declination, TB
clearance COVID-19 vaccine.
1. 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: While performing
the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, use hands to finger,
handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, and talk or hear. The employee is often
required to stand and sit; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
2. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision
abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral
vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
3. Employee may occasionally be required to drive a motor vehicle.
4. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions
HOW TO APPLY
Internal Candidates (who have been in their current position for at least six months) may submit a Transfer Request Form to Human Resources.
St. Anne’s Family Services – Human Resources
155 N. Occidental Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Fax: (213) 385-1533
Via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Please note, St. Anne’s conducts a physical, including tuberculosis and drug screen; fingerprinting and background check which includes Child Abuse Index, FBI and Department of Justice, as well as reference checks.
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