Director of Early Childhood Education (Head Start/Early Head Start)
The Director of Early Childhood Education (EHS/HS) is responsible for the successful development, implementation, and achievement of outcomes and goals for children and families enrolled in the Head Start and Early Head Start programs at NVFS. Directors are encouraged to develop new initiatives and sustainable alternative revenue generating opportunities that are in line with the NVFS mission and to work collaboratively across all Agency program areas to integrate services and maximize operational efficiency. Directors represent NVFS externally and participate in local/regional task forces and other community partnership meetings. Job responsibilities include:Provide vision for, develop and implement the strategic plan to ensure the successful achievement of program goals and growth.Cultivate a team that supports the NVFS mission based on innovation, collaboration, accountability and continuous improvement.In the event of a planned or unplanned temporary interruption of the administrative oversight of a HS/EHS center based program the ECE Director will put into action the procedures found in 11-16 'Succession and Temporary Administrative Oversight of ECE Center Based Programs".Oversee planning and implementation, including identifying resource requirements, researching funding sources where appropriate, establishing strategies to approach sources, writing and submitting proposals and grants.Continually explore program growth and ensure development and implementation of approved new program services.Formulate the annual program budget and expend funds according to Agency and contract/state guidelines. Ensure that program operates within budgetary parameters established.Regularly monitor the collective metrics/results of programs, ensure integrity of data in MARS, perform gap analysis, and recommend/implement re-alignment of program workflow.Ensure readiness of programs in demonstrating areas of functional excellence. Recommend and execute workflow adjustments as needed maximizing the use of internal resources.Assure the organization and its mission, programs, and services are consistently presented in a strong positive image to the community, organizations, and governmental agencies.Keep apprised of legislative activity and developments which may impact assigned program areas.Develop and maintain an annual business plan that details goals, expected outcomes, funding plan, staffing plan, service integration plan, and other program area specific strategies. Education and experience required:Master's degree in Early Childhood Education or related field from an accredited college or university preferred; bachelor's degree requiredKnowledge of Head Start Performance Standards, the 2007 Head Start Act, and the Virginia Foundation Blocks for Early Learning preferredAt least five (5) years' experience providing direct supervision of staffAt least five (5) years' program management experience specializing in human servicesProficiency in Microsoft Office suiteProgressively responsible experience in human service and/or nonprofit management arenaSuperior organizational capabilities; ability to effectively set priorities and manage a demanding and complex workloadAbility to supervise and coordinate ongoing projects and effectively collaborate with other community partners and other members of the NVFS teamExperience with budget management, processes and setting budget prioritiesSuperior analytical, critical thinking, and written and verbal communication skillsProven track record of leading multicultural teams of professionals and an ability to foster strong working relationshipsSuccessful completion of background checks required upon hire. This description is intended to describe the essential job functions and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a person so classified. Northern Virginia Family Service is a private, non-profit human service organization with a $36 million annual budget, 450+ employees, 4,500 + volunteers, and offices located throughout northern Virginia. Serving nearly 35,000 children and families, our programs encompass eight core service areas: safe and stable housing, access to affordable health care, emergency services, workforce development, legal services, anti-hunger, and early childhood and youth development. Northern Virginia Family Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer and E-Verify participant.This is a full-time, benefitted position located in Oakton.If you are interested in applyping for this position, please submit your salary requirements, a letter of intent and updated resume.