Regional Education Manager

Mission Neighborhood Centers
San Francisco, CA

It is an exciting time to join Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc. (MNC)!

MNC is seeking a full-time the Regional Education Manager who will be responsible for providing administrative and programmatic leadership in the provision of a quality and developmentally appropriate Early Care & Education (ECE) for MNC Head Start/Early Head Start sites. Will ensure that services provided to children and their families comply with Federal Head Start Program Performance Standards, California Department of Education (CDE), Office of Early Care & Education (OECE). In addition, will work with state, regional and Federal Head Start contacts to maintain relationships, stay informed of changes and trends to ensure positive child and family outcomes and provides staff training and technical assistance and yearly Professional Development Plans. Oversees and ensures day-to-day operations in collaboration with Site Supervisors and Master Teachers.

Primary Duties
Program Management
• Understand, interpret and implement federal, state and agency rules and regulations. Ensures accurate reports and documentation that comply with applicable laws, policies and procedures for both state and federally funded programs.
• Develops and revises the Policies and Procedures in accordance to the Head Start Performance Standards.
• Review month-end documents, including but not limited to; CDE attendance and petty cash reconciliation.
• In collaboration with the Disability & Mental Health Manager, ensure children are screened to identify concerns regarding developmental behavioral, motor, language, social, cognitive and emotional skills within 45 calendar days as noted on the Child Services Checklist.
• Mentor and coach Site Supervisors and Master Teachers in the implementation of MNC Policies and Procedures and its integration with other service areas.
• Review Summary of Findings of the assessment of child outcome data and develop a plan of action to provide the resources and technical assistance to the teaching staff.
• Provides follow-up to curriculum fidelity monitoring and or child file review.
• Attends community meetings as a representative of the agency and HS/EHS programs, and keeps abreast of the latest developments affecting ECE.
• Fills in as a Substitute Teacher in classrooms when necessary.
• Ensure Home Visitors implement Parents As Teacher (PAT) curriculum through observation, coaching and monitoring.
• Attend Federal, State and Regional HS/EHS conferences and trainings as needed.
Staff Supervision & Development
• Provide leadership and encourage continuous improvement to the Head Start Management Team in the following areas: program monitoring and self-assessment, effective site management, outcomes development and measurement.
• In conjunction with the Human Resources Department, assist with the hiring process and informs HR of staffing needs and changes.
• Works with directly supervised personnel to establish and monitor their Professional Development goals and meet periodically with appropriate personnel to review progress.
• Monitor the attendance and timecards of all supervised personnel.
• Monitor report and provide feedback for all employee related accidents.
• Monitors the implementation of the responsibilities of employees through Reflective Supervision, observation, monthly supervisory meetings, and periodically center team meetings.
• Conducts annual formal performance reviews for directly supervised personnel and provides informal performance feedback and recognition regularly.
• Support all directly supervised personnel with all employee related matters or needs.
• In conjunction with the Children Services Associate Director and Senior Education Manager, develops annual staff training and technical assistance plan.

Program Development/Implementation
• Ensure through monitoring and follow-up that Site Supervisors and Master Teachers maintain the indoor and outdoor environment in a safe and hygienic manner in compliance with Community Childcare Licensing and Head Start Performance Standards.
• In accordance with the Child Outcomes Plan and Head Start Performance Standards, provide quarterly reports of program-wide Child Outcomes data to the Division Director for distribution to the PPC and MNC Board of Directors.
• Participates in Head Start/Early Head Start Self-Assessment process.
• Participate in Multi-Disciplinary Team meetings, as needed.
• Fosters internal collaboration, planning, and teamwork with the Children Services Management Team to ensure the integration of program services for children and families served by HS/EHS.
• Provides Site Supervisors and Master Teachers child outcome data to incorporate the results of the assessments in the lesson plans to ensure individualization of learning for each child.
• Participate in the integration of Family Resource Centers (FRC) activities with the Head Start/Early Head Start and FRC staff.

Parent Involvement
• In collaboration with Site Supervisors, Master Teachers, and Home Visitors support teaching staff and Home Visitors to model and demonstrate positive, professional, and accepting attitudes toward all parents and family members of children in their assigned sites or caseload.
• In collaboration with Site Supervisors and Master Teachers, that teaching staff welcome parents in their child’s center and that they encourage and motivate parents to participate in all levels of agency-operated child development programs.
• Ensure Site Supervisors and Master Teachers update annual licensing forms in compliance with Community Care Licensing and make available for parents to review.
• Ensure Site Supervisors and Master Teacher engage parents in program planning, participation in center activities, training workshops, home visits and parent-teacher conferences.

Qualifications
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Social Welfare, Public or Business Administration or related field; or three years related experience and/or training; three years of supervisory responsibility; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience: 3+ years of program management or teaching experience; 3+ years of supervisory experience mentoring, coaching and training of staff; 3+ years community-based experience in a setting working with families and community organizations who have experienced poverty, crisis, trauma, and other adverse events.

Requirements: 
• State of California Child Development Site Supervisor Level Permit or higher
• Current Physical Health Screening (every 2 years thereafter)
• Fingerprinting Clearance (DOJ)
• Current Immunizations (TB, Influenza, MMR, Pertussis) (current thereafter)
• Clearance Child Abuse Index
• Current CPR & First Aid Certificate (every 2 years thereafter)
• Must be registered with the Early Care & Education Workforce Registry
• Must attend trainings that are required by funders (some evenings or Saturdays)
• Trained in Program for Infant and Toddler Care (PITC)
• Trained in Parents As Teachers (PAT)
• CLASS – Pre School, Infant and Toddler – reliable and certified

Language(s): Fluent in English/Spanish.

How to Apply:
If you are qualified and interested in applying, please send your resume and cover letter with Regional Education Manager in the subject line to hr@mncsf.org

Please do not contact us by phone. Please visit our web site for additional information on our Company web-site at: www.mncsf.org

We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome diversity in the workplace. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.