We are assisting our client, Utah Community Action in Salt Lake City, UT with the recruitment and selection of the Assistant Head Start Director. Utah Community Action, founded in 1965, is a nationally recognized provider of comprehensive services for income-eligible families. Their six core programs—Head Start, Adult Education, Case Management & Housing, Nutrition, HEAT, and Weatherization—address barriers to self-reliance to empower individuals, strengthen families, and build communities. See https://www.utahca.org for more information.
The Assistant Head Start Director oversees the day to day operations of the Early Head Start, Head Start and Early Child Care Partnership Programs and ensures all mandates and program standards are met. In collaboration with the Head Start Director, manages the fiscal and programmatic aspects of the program. This role is an integral part of the Executive Leadership Team and crucial to their growth objectives, success of the organization and long-term succession planning.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Work with the Chief Executive Officer/Head Start Director in the planning, designing, implementation and evaluation of overall program systems
Work collaboratively and holistically with the Executive Team to develop and guide agency objectives, develop strategic plans, and identify agency strengths and weaknesses in order to achieve new opportunities
Participate in strategic, high-level budgeting and assist department managers in the budget process
Develop and monitor systems which encourage staff members across service areas to work collaboratively with one another to deliver seamless services
Ensure that all federal, state and local policies, regulatory standards and performance standards are implemented accurately and efficiently throughout the EHS/HS/ECCP program
Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence through the implementation of monitoring practices
Propose new ways to generate efficiencies and systems including embracing advancing technology to improve job performance and productivity
Establish and maintain relationships and collaborations with public school districts and other community agencies and partners.
Does formal presentations to parents, staff, Board of Directors and community groups to provide information and ensure collaboration.
Maintain confidentiality regarding staff and family information.
Perform Head Start Director job duties in a backup capacity.
Perform other job responsibilities as necessary for successful job performance.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
A Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Social Work, Human Services or one of the social sciences is required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for a Master's Degree.
At least 10 years of experience showing progressive experience including supervision and high-level management in a Head Start Agency or Community Action Program.
Public speaking skills
Proven experience in a growth focused organization
If you are committed to serving individuals and communities, we would love to talk with you about this position!
Utah Community Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer
About Utah Community Action
Utah Community Action, founded in 1965, is a nationally recognized provider of comprehensive services for income-eligible families. Their six core programs—Head Start, Adult Education, Case Management & Housing, Nutrition, HEAT, and Weatherization—address barriers to self-reliance to empower individuals, strengthen families, and build communities.