Members Only Login

Please enter your Username and Password.

Not a member

Not a member? Be our guest at one of these upcoming programs and we'll start making those connections with you.

Find out more

DISTRICT DIRECTOR OF HEAD START

GSI members:  To post a job opening, click here to post a job.

Name:

Community Colleges of Spokane

Address:

501 North Riverpoint Blvd

Local Map
Phone:

5094345041

Fax:

Job Category: Education

Employment: Full Time

Salary: See Position Description

Experience:

Benefits:

Listing Expires: December 13, 2019

Job Description:

District Director of Head Start

SALARY: See Position Description

OPENING DATE: 11/15/19

CLOSING DATE: 12/13/19 04:00 PM

DESCRIPTION:
For information regarding this position and to apply, please follow the link below.

https://ccs.spokane.edu/Working-for-Us/District-Director-of-Head-Start

Individuals interested in this position should specifically state in a brief (five pages or less) letter of application how they would address Head Start/EHS/ECEAP challenges/opportunities and how they meet the District Director's profile.

Applicants also must submit a current resume and the names, business and contact information of references, including at least one supervisor, one subordinate and two business or community members. References will not be contacted without the applicant's prior permission.

Nominations and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, since the District Director Screening Committee will begin reviewing applications December 13, 2019, submissions are encouraged prior to that time.

Applications should be addressed to the District Director Head Start/EHS/ECEAP Search Committee and submitted to:

District Director Head Start/EHS/ECEAP Search Committee
Amy McCoy, Chair
PO Box 6000, MS 1004
Spokane WA 99217-6000

Telephone: 509-434-5037
Fax: 509-434-5055

HRO@ccs.spokane.edu

For additional information, contact:
Greg Stevens, screening consultant
501 N Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 139
PO Box 6000, MS 1004
Spokane WA 99217-6000

Telephone: 509-434-5037
Greg.Stevens@ccs.spokane.edu

All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in strictest confidence. Community Colleges of Spokane provides equal opportunity in education and employment. Applications and nominations of individuals who would increase the richness of the district's diversity are welcome.

DISTRICT DIRECTOR JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
The board, along with the Chancellor and staff, seeks an individual who possesses exceptional personal and leadership qualities, and who is dedicated to providing high quality education, health, and social services for the wellbeing of our region's young children and their families.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
An earned master's degree in Human Services, Early Childhood Education, Program Administration, Public or Business Administration or another closely related field from an accredited institution and five years of relevant administrative experience OR an equivalent mix of education and experience that demonstrates the candidate meets all competency requirements for this position.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Progressively responsible experience within a large organization of similar scope and scale, to include managing a highly regulated and complex structure; ECEAP or a similar state funded preschool program experience; Oversight of sub-contractors; leading a multi-site agency; demonstrated experience building and maintaining critical working relationships at legislative, regulatory and community levels; Grant planning, writing and management experience; Demonstrated experience successfully planning and overseeing program growth; experience managing in a unionized work environment.

CHARACTER TRAITS
We look for a director possessing the following character traits:

 

  • A leader who is relatable, approachable and present; who connects effectively with people across all levels and demonstrates a genuine caring for our staff and our clients.
  • A servant leader who has a passion for our programs and the populations we serve.
  • A transparent and effective communicator who listens and enjoys learning.
  • A leader who is modest, humble, calm and with a centered disposition.
  • An effective planner who is proactive, organized and a systems thinker.
  • A visionary, innovative and collaborative leader.
  • An effective delegator who trusts and is willing to hold others accountable for achieving well designed and communicated performance standards.


CHALLENGES
The next 3 to 5 years the District Director will help the organization:

 

 

  • Ensure growth and quality are sustained, aligning future growth to community needs in terms of programs and locations.
  • Ensure organization compliance with new performance standards to include designing, implementing and measuring key performance indicators.
  • Develop a facility footprint strategy that is proactive and grounded in community needs.
  • Develop a staffing strategy that ensures adequate staffing and competency levels in a tight labor market.
  • Develop an enrollment strategy that ensure maximized program enrollments at all sites and stabilizes funding and service delivery.
  • Develop a marketing plan that ensure community awareness, support and advocacy of programming
  • Help organization better serve more challenging child behavior problems resulting from a variety of socio-economic issues.


OPPORTUNITIES
The next 3 to 5 years the District Director will help the organization:

 

 

  • Maintain and grow a highly motivated, competent and skilled staff through a period of anticipated retirements and competition.
  • Expand on community, legislative and organizational support of programming that current exists.
  • Maintain and grow the quality facilities run by the organization to ensure best service to our communities.
  • Build a synergistic relationship between early childhood education programs and HS/EHS/ECEAP job opportunities.
  • Meeting our growing community/region's need for programming and services.


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
Starting Salary: $91,065
Total compensation: $117,640
Anticipated Date of Employment: May 1, 2020

Nominations and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, since the District Director Screening Committee will begin reviewing applications December 13, 2019, submissions are encouraged prior to that time.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
The person hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of U.S. citizenship or lawful authorization to work in the U.S. This is an absolute condi­tion of employment. In addition, CCS maintains a drug-free work and learning environment and prohibits smoking in all college buildings and vehicles. CCS employees must be able to successfully work in and promote a multicultural and diverse work and educational environment.

The offer for this position is contingent on approval by the Regional 10 Office of Head Start as required by the federal regulation at 45 CFR § 75.308 (c)(1)(ii)