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Vice President, Early Childhood Education


Under the supervision of the Chief Operating Officer (COO), the Vice President (VP) of Early Childhood Education (ECE)is responsible for designing, implementing, evaluating, and overseeing St. Anne’s early childhood education programs.  This position ensures program compliance with governmental and contractual requirements, and is responsible for leading and maintaining a healthy, therapeutic, and safe environment for the children, youth and families we serve. The VP ECE serves as the Head Start Director for all Early Head Start and Head Start programming.


  1. Ensures St. Anne’s early childhood education programs’ compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, contracts, and professional standards.
  2. In collaboration with the Finance Department, plans, develops, and monitors annual program services budgets, including contract utilization.
  3. Formulates and maintains departmental policies and procedures and monitors compliance with said policies.
  1. Develops strategies and tactics to improve quality to all program service recipients.
  1. Together with St. Anne’s other agency Vice Presidents, co-leads program departments’ collaborative interdisciplinary team coordinating all client service delivery, ensuring provision of high-quality services to all St. Anne’s clients.
  2. Formulates and leads pursuit of annual department goals and objectives and guides same for supervised programs.
  3. Determines appropriate staffing levels and resource needs, creates and manages department and/or project budgets, allocates resources, and approves expenditures.
  4. As a member of St. Anne’s Senior Management Team, works to establish and accomplish agency’s long-range goals and objectives.
  5. As the Head Start Director, staffs the ECE Policy Committee and board Early Childhood Education (ECE) Committee: develops meeting agendas, prepares meeting materials including Program Information Report data, and presents unusual incidents, when applicable. Ensures that governing bodies are presented with required action items and disclosures on a timely basis.
  6. Ensures that governing body members receive training on roles and responsibilities in order to effectively participate in decision making.
  7. Assists the COO and the President in the daily operation and administration of St. Anne’s on an as-needed basis.
  8. Anticipates demographic and market changes in St. Anne’s ECE service areas, and develops plans in order to sustain feasibility of the program.
  9. Oversees use of evidence-based curricula and research and proposes new approaches to meet the needs of the children and families enrolled in our ECE programs.
  10. As directed by the COO, serves as representative of Administration to agencies and organizations related to the care, health, and education of clients in St. Anne’s early childhood education programs and attends relevant provider meetings in community.
  11. Develops and maintains partnerships with senior leaders of similar organizations/providers in order to demonstrate effective community engagement, strengthen the agency’s network, and create opportunities for future agency collaboration, including, as necessary, advocacy efforts on behalf of the children, youth and families served.
  12. Implements and ensures early childhood education program staff development.
  13. As part of agency reporting practices, participates as a member of the Administrative On-Call Phone rotation along with other senior program leadership.
  14. Develops, monitors, evaluates and interprets program documentation, statistical reports and service plans; analyzes and utilizes information and data to guide the development and implementation of strategies aimed at improving services.
  15. Maintain confidentiality as required by St. Anne’s, licensing, HIPAA and other regulatory agencies.


  1. Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education or related field strongly preferred.
  2. Minimum five years’ management/two years senior management experience in an early childhood agency.
  3. Experience managing Head Start and Early Head Start programs (preferably in Los Angeles County).
  4. Demonstrated experience in financial and data management, specifically cost center budget development and management and statistical data reporting.
  5. Bilingual/bicultural (Spanish) a plus not required.
  6. A strong leader who can collaborate effectively with senior management colleagues and develop excellent professional relationships with funders, and other human service and early childhood education providers to strengthen St. Anne’s financial and operational performance.
  7. Excellent oral and written communication skills necessary to confer with and make presentations to Board of Directors and external parties.
  8. Must possess and maintain a valid Class C California driver’s license, automobile liability insurance, and driving record acceptable to agency’s insurance carrier.
  9. St. Anne’s values the dignity and worth of every person we serve. Employees are expected to support children’s and parents’ emotional and social development by encouraging understanding of others and promoting positive self-concepts. The Vice President 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.
  10. 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, the Vice President of ECE is 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.


Internal Candidates (who have been in their current position for at least six months) may submit a Transfer Request Form to Human Resources.

Standard Mail
St. Anne’s – Human Resources
155 N. Occidental Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Fax: (213) 385-1533

Via email:

You may send your resume as a part of the body of your e-mail or attach it as a Microsoft Word document or PDF file.

Once a resume or application is submitted to St. Anne’s it is screened and processed. PLEASE DO NOT CALL to inquire about the status of your resume. If you are deemed a good fit for any of our current openings, we will contact you for an interview.

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.

Thank you for your interest in St. Anne’s!


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