Early Childhood Center Deputy Program Director

Mount Pleasant area of northwest Washington DC
Salary commensurate with experience plus generous benefits
Sep 15, 2017
Oct 20, 2017
Education, Nonprofit
Full Time

This position supports the work of Rosemount Center, an early childhood education and family support center (Early Head Start/OSSE/Private Pay) and reports to the Program Director and the Chief Executive Officer. The Deputy Program Director is responsible for supporting overall oversight and leadership of the program and serves as the acting Program Director during her absence.

Duties and Responsibilities

Assists with all program planning for Rosemount Center; helps provide guidance, vision, oversight, and leadership to program administrators, classroom teachers, and the home visiting team emphasizing the importance of achieving high standards of quality including achieving school readiness goals for children and families.

Helps with supervision and programmatic accountability for Head Start grants, DC Office of the State Superintendent (OSSE) childcare subsidies and PreK grant, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation requirements, and District of Columbia licensing standards.

Helps in coordinating curriculum planning for the Center with the Education Manager and assists in supervising all Center-Based teachers.

Works with the Education Manager and the Home-Based Program Coordinator to ensure curriculum implementation, model implementation, and successful socialization activities of the Home-Based program.

Works with the Education Manager and Program Director to evaluate the performance of teaching staff at the end of probation and annually thereafter, and recommends subsequent personnel actions.


  1. BA degree in education or early childhood development (or related field) required. Advanced degree in Early Childhood Education/Social Work preferred.
  2. Bilingual - excellent written and verbal English and Spanish language skills essential.
  3. At least two years management experience in a supervisory role. 
  4. Expertise in early intervention services and family-centered programs.
  5. Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel and Word), Teaching Strategies Gold (child assessment tool), and ChildPlus (or similar enrollment management software).

Physical Demands

  1. Primary responsibilities are performed onsite, moving from classroom to classroom, working at a desk, and occasionally visiting the home of an enrolled student in the community.
  2. Ability to use desktop computer and telephone on a frequent basis
  3. Light work, which involves lifting no more than 20 pounds at a time with frequent lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds.

Workplace Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to severe weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Note:  The selected applicant must be legally eligible to work in the United States.  This position is funded by a federal grant and employees must successfully complete medical testing annually and complete an initial criminal background check prior to employment. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Rosemount Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information.


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