Head Start Area Manager


Company Name:

Western Arizona Council of Governments


Location:

Kingman

Job Description:

THE WACOG
DIFFERENCE

Western Arizona Council of Governments
(WACOG) recognizes and appreciates the strengths of our workforce.  We strive to provide a professional and
supportive environment where employees can achieve their career goals.  The WACOG workforce is encouraged to focus
on their strengths and abilities to reach their full potential.   

 

WACOG is the Head Start Grantee for Mohave,
La Paz and Yuma   Counties.  Our programs focus on school readiness for
all children and families.  As a leader
in quality early childhood programs in the area, WACOG is a champion of
developmentally appropriate practices.

 

SUMMARY STATEMENT

Under
direction, manage Center Managers, and provide leadership, support, planning,
staff supervision, and    evaluation of
the Head Start sites within respective geographic regions.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND
RESPONSIBILITIES
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and
responsibilities.

1)

Manage
the Head Start program at the center level; supervise and coordinate
activities of Center Manager and assigned centers; determine work procedures,
oversee work schedules and determine methods for expediting workflow.

2)

Assure
compliance with Federal and State Standards, to include Office of Head Start,
AZ Licensing and WACOG Policies and Procedures; assist in the development of program
policies and procedures.

3)

Supervise
and develop performance measures, evaluate staff performance, and ensure
staff receive the appropriate training on a regular basis; perform role of
center staff as needed.

4)

Investigate
parent and other grievances involving center staff and recommend resolution
to resolve complaints; assist with corrective actions.

5)

Participate
in recruitment, interviewing and hiring of staff; approve leave requests and
provide adequate coverage during staff absences.

6)

Ensure
effective communication with parents/families, community agencies, and staff.

7)

Work
closely with content specialists to ensure child, family and Head Start staff
services are effectively implemented according to program timelines; actively
participate in ongoing program planning and annual self assessments.

8)

Lead,
coordinate, facilitate, and attend trainings/meetings for program staff to
promote safety, operational best practices, and professional development; identify
training needs and coordinate appropriate training sessions for center staff.

9)

Coordinate
and/or collaborate with relevant agency staff on a regular basis.

10)

Oversee
and ensure data entered into relevant software programs is accurate and
complete in a timely manner; maintain communications with Content Specialists
as needed.

11)

Effectively
supervise, motivate, inform, educate, train, solicit information, direct
department staff, and coordinate team building as appropriate to increase and
maintain quality work environments.

12)

Determine
need and assign, monitor, and track substitute teachers for centers within
established guideline.

13)

Actively
participate to secure work locations and prepare them for operation per Head
Start and Licensing standards and within the allotted timeframe and budget.

14)

Assist
in determining annual staffing needs and coordinate staff as
appropriate. 

15)

Order
supplies and process purchase orders as directed.

16)

Travel within WACOG service area, including
overnight stays as needed; additional travel maybe required.

17)

Maintain regular and punctual attendance;
work outside of standard business hours as needed.

18)

Utilize tact and discretion to maintain
confidentiality; project a positive and professional image of WACOG at all
times.

19)

Other duties as
assigned or required of the position.

 

Job Details


Salary:
$46,356-$57,948


Position Begins:
2021-02-23


Contact Name:
Laura Bigham


Address:
208 North 4th Street


Region:
AZ


Contact Phone:
9282177147


Contact Website:
https://wacog.com/careers