Director, Neighborhood School Readiness Project (child Care Specialist Iii)

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Fairfax, Virginia
$28.69 - $47.82 Hourly
May 01, 2021
May 14, 2021
Full Time
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Under the supervision of the Program Administrator II, oversees and supervises all aspects of the Neighborhood School Readiness Project. Directs and supervises Child Care Specialists who facilitate Neighborhood School Readiness Teams. Partners with Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax, and Fairfax County Public School staff to perform short- and long-term planning and adjust systems and resources to match current program strategies. Approves purchases. Approves and submits reports documenting project progress. Creates agendas and facilitates project facilitator meetings. Attends Neighborhood School Readiness team meetings.

Note: This is a merit, part-time 30 hours per week (75% FTE) position. Salary will not exceed the mid-point ($38.2563/hr) of the pay scale.

Illustrative Duties

  • Plans and directs the administration, programming, and management of a broad program area;
  • Assists in developing various program policies and procedures;
  • Performs short- and long-range planning and adjusts systems and resources to match current program strategies;
  • Researches and writes grants proposals and seeks innovative funding sources;
  • Approves written communication materials that are disseminated to the public;
  • Monitors program statistics and oversees production of reports summarizing program accomplishments;
  • Oversees coordination of services with other governmental programs and community
  • organizations to enhance effectiveness of partnerships;
  • Represents the program in task forces including other governmental agencies and community groups;
  • Oversees and coordinates recruitment and staffing issues.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, concepts, and methodology of assigned area of accountability;
  • Knowledge of county budget/fiscal policies and procedures;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to perform short- and long-range planning and monitor effectiveness of programs;
  • Ability to keep current on the latest theories of early childhood development and education;
  • Ability to work independently and as a leader of a team;
  • Ability to manage projects and supervise others;
  • Ability to serve as a supervisor of a training or technical assistance team;
  • Ability to work collaboratively to build partnerships with other jurisdictions and organizations (e.g. businesses, non-profit entities, etc.).

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for “Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to”)
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a major in early childhood education, psychology, social work, or a closely related field; plus three years of professional experience in day care administration, early child education, or related human service administration.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry check, a driving record check, and sanction screening to the satisfaction of the employer. A TB screening upon hire and annually thereafter. Requires a National Provider Identifier.

  • Fluent in English and Spanish language, both oral and written
  • Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education

Work is generally sedentary in nature. Ability to do some walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items up to 25 pounds. Ability to operate keyboard-driven equipment; communicate verbally and in writing; and sufficiently mobile to attend meetings at various locations and make presentations to county staff and community. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel Interview and may include a 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 status as a veteran 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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