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Center Manager - West Florissant Head StartPosted by: YWCA Metro St. Louis Head Start/Early Head Start
Posted date: 2013-Jan-02
Location: Greater St. Louis Metro Area
The purpose of the Center Manager's position is to operate an early childhood education facility which promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of education, health, social and other services to enrolled children and families.
vWork synergistically with the assigned Case Manager and Child Development Specialist to assure that all required services and systems are implemented
vSustain required compliance to assure that the ceter meets and/or exceeds Head Start Performance Standards, Missouri State Licensing, NAEYC Accreditation
vSelect, train, and mentor staff to promote high quality services and a team approach to service delivery
vAssure that systems are maintained that assure compliance with program finanical management procedures, equipment maintenance, and supplies are maintained to meet the center's needs
vCreate and maintain an environment that promotes staff professionalist, parent engagement and positive child development
vEstablish and promote an environment of respect and appreciation of cultural and ethnic difference among staff, parents and children
vGeneral knowledge of finance and budgets and how this knowledge contributes to the operation of a quality early child care setting
vKnowledge of the value or creating partnerships with parents in promoting the development of the child
vKnowledge of the general quiding principles of operating a high quality child care facility in accordance with NAEYC standards
vKnowledge of and ability to create an environment which promotes the development of team work, respect and value for every individual
vEffective verbal and written communication skills
vLeadership and management skills
vProficiency in use of computer and date base systems
vStrong working knowledge of the principles and practices of early childhood development
vPrior supervisory experience in an early childhood program is required
vBachelors or advanced degree in Early Childhood Education OR a Bachelors or advanced degree in a related field and 10 classes in Early Childhood Education and an Infant/Toddler CDA.