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Early Childhood Director

Company: Iowas of Oklahoma
Location: Perkins
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Summary of Responsibilities:This position is responsible for the overall operation, management and evaluation of the Early Childhood Program which includes Early Head Start and Child Care.Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Prepare and submit grant applications and essential documents to funding agencies. Provide sound financial management which includes budget development, budget revisions, monitoring of all expenditures and cost effectiveness practices. Implement internal and external reporting systems and procedures for monitoring and controlling fiscal and programmatic activities. Work in collaboration with Governing Body and Policy Council as set forth in Head Start Performance Standards. Direct program operations in a manner consistent with the requirements of contractual agreements, laws, regulations, funding documents and program goals. Develop and maintain necessary policies and procedures to comply with Tribal, State and Federal Regulations that govern Early Head Start and Child Care. Supervise subordinate personnel including hiring, determining workload and delegating assignments, training, monitoring and evaluating performance, and initiating corrective or disciplinary actions. Inform Governing Body, Policy Council of new and changing rules and regulations that affect Early Head Start and Child Care. Work with Tribal and community organizations to ensure effective collaborations with agencies that provide services to children and families. Collaborate with the program staff, the grantee, and Policy Council to prepare the annual Self-Assessment, Community Assessment and develop goals and options based on the information collected. Evaluate the administration of the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) by frequently meeting with Tribal PREP Coordinator. Evaluate and oversee Tribal Child Care Assistance program as set forth by the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG). Conduct reviews on all Tribal Child Care Assistance providers as set forth in the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma CCDBG Grant. Other duties as assigned by Tribal Administrator or Tribal Business Committee.Education and Experience: A minimum of a Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education, Family and Consumer Science or other related areas. Minimum of 1 year experience in a supervisory role in the field of Early Childhood. Must have working knowledge of Child Care regulations and DHS licensing requirements.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of culturally diverse populations and their needs. Ability to handle confidential material, organize effectively and work independently. Ability to exercise good judgment at all times, including under stressful, high-pressure situations. Must be able to read, understand, apply and retain knowledge of departmental rules, regulations, and policies. Ability to communicate effectively with families and other professionals. Outstanding organizational abilities and must be able to prioritize. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, in writing and verbally, with individuals and groups of diverse backgrounds. Productive and effective time management, flexibility in responding to a variety of work tasks. Proficiency with basic information technology. Must be able to stand, sit, and walk for prolonged periods of time in order to properly perform the assigned job duties. Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. Comprehensive knowledge of Head Start and child care regulations and requirements, including but not limited to ACS recordkeeping and reporting requirements.Certifications: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid Certification Active Driver's LicenseConditions of Employment:The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma operates a drug-free workplace. Must submit to and pass applicable drug test. Must pass background investigations for suitability of character identified in accordance with the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act. Negative Annual TB Testing results Negative Annual Diphtheria and Pertussis results

Keywords: Iowas of Oklahoma, Edmond , Early Childhood Director, Executive , Perkins, Oklahoma

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