Child Care Subsidy Director (child Care Program Administrator Ii)

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$81,571.98 - $135,952.96 Annually
Posted
May 28, 2022
Closes
Jun 11, 2022
Ref
22-01561
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

This position is located in the Pennino Building in Fairfax, Virginia. Supervises the Child Care Assistance and Referral Program (CCAR), which administers the county's program to make child care affordable for working families with low income and provides child care resource and referral services to the community. The program serves over 5,000 children yearly in almost 1000 child care settings. Plans, directs, and implements overall programming, policies and procedures of CCAR. Formulates organizational strategies and long-range plans, including development of outcome measures and establishment of metrics for assessing the program. Develops and modifies program policies in response to community needs. Monitors and analyzes state and federal regulations and legislation. Ensures that program meets federal, state and local mandates. Monitors program budget and oversees coordination of integrated funding system. Analyzes complex statistical and management reports and determines resource development strategies. Provides guidance and supervision for program managers. Participates in the development, implementation and operation of automated systems. Coordinates advocacy efforts, participates in local and statewide committees and task forces. Makes presentations to the county Board of Supervisors and other county and community organizations. Works closely with other Department of Neighborhood and Community Services and Department of Family Services divisions and initiatives and other county departments. Duties are performed under a matrix supervision model of the Division Director of Office for Children and the Assistant Division Director for Workforce Development.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position description.)

Supervises a staff of child care professionals and has overall responsibility for all aspects of their programs;
Supervises preparation of the division's budget and monitors program expenditures;
Evaluates the effectiveness of division programs;
Conducts service needs assessments;
Represents the agency in meetings with public and private-sector officials and with the general public;
Provides staff support to the Board of Supervisors.
Oversees program evaluation;
Supervises preparation of the division budget;
Plans and implements policies and procedures for countywide day care training and technical assistance;
Supervises the development and production of media and training materials;
Provides agency representation for publicity and public relations;
Makes presentations to professionals in the field and to the general public;
Represents the agency at regional, state, and national meetings and conferences.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)

Extensive knowledge of day care administration and child development programs;
Demonstrated skills in needs assessment and strategic planning;
Excellent skills in oral and written communication;
Demonstrated ability to plan and direct the activities of a large group of child care professionals;
Ability to plan and conduct staff development programs.

Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited four year college or university in early childhood education, psychology, social work, business or public administration, or a related field; plus at least five years of progressively responsible experience managing a large professional staff engaged in providing direct service to meet the child care needs of working families and their children. A master’s degree may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
None.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Master's degree in early childhood education or a related field. Demonstrated history of successful leadership, collaborative relationships, project management and excellent qualitative and quantitative analytical skills. Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge and strong oral and written communications skills about early learning, child care and school readiness. Ability to interpret and implement local, state and federal policies. Ability to make verbal presentations.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check and a Child Protective Services check.

This position is considered essential personnel and will be required to report to work during times designated countywide as approved for unscheduled leave regardless of the emergency situation (i.e., weather, transportation, other disaster).

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
This position requires one to be able to stand, stoop, bend, stretch, walk, climb, sit and type on a keyboard. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodation.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview, may include practical exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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