Mission Neighborhood Centers
San Francisco, CA

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

MNC is seeking a full-time Children Services Division Director who will provide overall leadership in the planning, design, implementation and evaluation of the operations for an Early Care and Education (ECE) Program that includes a Head Start/Early Head Start (HS/EHS) Program, California Department of Education (CDE) State Preschool (CSPP), General Child Care & Development Program (CCTR), and San Francisco Office of Early Care and Education Programs (OECE), in accordance with Head Start Performance Standards, CDE and OECE regulations, MNC policies, federal, state and local laws. Drives performance and outcome-based results for quality rating ECE programs. Leads & develops ECE programs and staff to achieve best practices. Collaborates with Federal Regional Offices, CDE, OECE, licensing agencies, community agencies/partners and state/local government agencies. Responsible for the oversight of operations, performance benchmarks, training and technical assistance, program governance, contracts compliance and management for a budget totaling $10M+ which includes; OHS (Federal), CDE (State), OECE (City), and Various Funding Sources.

If you are seeking an organization that values, promotes and develops leadership by delivering culturally sensitive, multi-generational, community based services that empower families to build strong, healthy, and vibrant neighborhoods with the vision of a strong, healthier and more vibrant community that respects and celebrates its many rich, cultural traditions, please apply.

Primary Duties

Program Oversight & Implementation

Responsible for short-term and long-term planning and forecasting for Child Development services, including:
• Stays fully informed of local, state and national trends in ECE to strategically position the ECE programs.
• Oversees the Annual Community Needs Assessment process and develops plans to meet the community needs.
• Ensures that all HS/EHS program requirements (Performance Standards, Head Start Act, etc.) and regulations are in compliance.
• Oversee and participates in HS/EHS Self-Assessments, Federal Reviews, CDE Reviews and Office of Early Care & Education (OECE) visits.
• Ensures implementation and set up of new programs (Infant-Toddler, tuition-based, etc.), and develops resources, systems, and funding to support ongoing operations.
• Ensures submittal of licensing applications; Ensures childcare licenses are obtained, qualified staff hired, and services are implemented in accordance with applicable regulations and contract regulations.

Funding Management & Budgeting

• Develop an annual HS/EHS budgets and budget amendments in conjunction with the Fiscal Team and an annually formed budget committee consisting of staff, parents and members of MNC Board of Directors.
• Meets with Fiscal Team monthly to monitor monthly expenditures, analyzes variation from projections and initiates corrective actions as indicated and appropriate.
• Communicates budget information to staff and engages them in containing costs and eliminating waste.

Staff Supervision & Development

• In conjunction with the Human Resources Department, recruits and hires personnel to meet the needs of the program.
• Monitors the implementation of the responsibilities of employees through observation, bi-monthly supervisory meetings, team meetings and review of files and documentation.

Public Relations

• Promotes positive public relations; serves on numerous committees to educate and advocates for HS/EHS families with the community at-large as well as local and state agencies. Secures and involves other agencies in distribution of child recruitment and enrollment information. Assists with the development of needed community resources to better serve low-income families.

Board and District Parent Policy Committee Relations

• Establishes and maintains a formal structure of shared governance through which parents can participate in policymaking.


Education: MA Degree with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Social Welfare, Public or BA Degree 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; fiscal management and administration experience.


• State of California Child Development Program Director Level Permit
• 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 (might be an evening or Saturday)

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 Children Services Division Director 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.