Neighborhood House Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans).  To read more about this, view the EEO is the Law poster and this EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

ABOUT NHA:
The Neighborhood House Association is a non-profit organization. Head Start positions are funded in whole or in part by money provided through the State and Federal Government. Additionally, some Social Service Program positions may be funded in whole or in part through grant funds. Because positions and salaries may be funded through grants, and State and Federal funds ongoing employment will be contingent upon the continued receipt of these funds.

BENEFITS:
Eligible employees receive the following benefits:
Vacation 401K Retirement Plan  Account (FSA) 
Sick Leave Medical Life & Disability Insurance
Two (2) personal days Dental Supplemental Life & Voluntary Products
Four (4) days annual bereavement Flexible Spending Account Social Security
**Medical and dental benefits are provided to regular employees who work a minimum of 30 hours per week**

INTRODUCTORY PERIOD:
All regular appointees serve a six (6) month introductory period.

CITIZENSHIP/IMMIGRATION STATUS:
In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Neighborhood House Association hires only U.S. citizens and others lawfully authorized to work in the U.S. 

This Job Announcement is not an offer of employment. The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute an express or implied contract. Any of the provisions contained in this job announcement may be modified or revoked without notice. Any person who is hired may voluntarily leave their employment upon giving proper notice, and may be terminated by the Agency at any time and for any reason.  Any oral or written statements to the contrary are hereby expressly disavowed and should not be relied upon by any prospective or existing employee.

Please note that offers of employment are only valid if they are made by the Human Resources Department

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


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VICE PRESIDENT-EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Req. No.:RFP-09999
Starting Pay Range:$135,000-$135,000
Status/Hours:FT Exempt
Location:HHC Admin. Office-Copley
Dept./Program:Head Start Program
  

Basic Job Assignment:
Under policy guidance and direction from the Executive Vice President and General Manager of Education, Instruction, and Operations, the Vice President organizes, integrates, directs and evaluates the activities, operations and services of a large, complex Head Start/Early Head Start/CDE program. The Vice President is responsible for ensuring the program achieves established goals and objectives, while fully complying with all federal, state and NHA regulations and guidelines.

Employment Requirements:
The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, independent worker who possesses a solid knowledge of the goals, objectives and mission of the federally funded Head Start program and applicable federal, state, local laws, and regulations and program-related contract guidelines within areas of responsibility; principles and practices of research methods and analysis, sound business communications, and effective management and supervision; research methods and analysis techniques; principles and practices of sound business communications; principles and practices of effective management, supervision, and personnel, equal opportunity and employee relations; community-based leadership and management of a multi-million dollar budget; recruits families for the Program as required by Performance Standards; the Non-profit sector; and organizational diagnosis and strategy development. The ideal candidate will also have the ability problem-solve and plan using concepts and approaches that are innovative, creative, and systemic; to work effectively and collaboratively with all constituencies; use independent analysis and judgment to ensure program advancement/compliance; analyze budgets and proposals for effective fiscal appropriations; foresee problematic issues and present viable solutions; able to effectively guide staff through conflict and change; to communicate persuasively and effectively with a diverse population and wide range of people on all levels; operate a computer terminal and / or computer using word processing, spreadsheet, database and other standard business software; organize, set priorities and exercise sound independent judgment within areas of responsibility; Interpret, apply, explain and reach sound decisions in accordance with laws, regulations, rules and policies; use tact, discretion and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive situations and concerned people and customers; and establish and maintain highly effective working relationships with officials, staff, the public and others encountered in the course of work. The incumbent must have demonstrated experience working with culturally and ethnically diverse, low income or no income clients and unique populations.

Qualifications:
• Master’s Degree in Child Development, Education, Public Administration, Business Administration, Psychology or a closely related field; AND
• A minimum of eight (8) years of progressively responsible management experience in the planning, development and implementation of the activities, operations and services of a large complex program;
• Experience in non-profit or government funded programs highly desired;
• Must meet and maintain state law and county licensing requirements regarding employment in a child care center (fingerprints, TB, physical and immunizations);
• Ability to obtain a Program Director’s permit from the State of California within twelve (12) months;
• Current CPR certification highly desired;
• Experience working with low income and underrepresented communities is highly desirable;


Example of Major Functions:
• Plans, organizes, controls, monitors, integrates and evaluates the personnel and activities of Head Start program operations, Head Start administrative operations, Head Start quality assurance, and Head Start multidisciplinary services;
• Assists in developing, implementing, and monitoring short- and long-term strategies, plans, goals and objectives focused on achieving the NHA Head Start program’s mission;
• Directs and coordinates the development, submission and approval of the Head Start program’s annual funding application;
• Manages and directs the development, implementation and evaluation of plans, policies, systems and procedures to achieve program goals and objectives, in compliance with applicable funding agency regulations, guidelines and requirements;
• Plans, organizes, directs and evaluates the performance of assigned program staff;
• Selects and hires staff in accordance with NHA’s human resources rules and regulations and funding agency requirements;
• Establishes performance requirements and personal development targets;
• Regularly monitors performance and provides coaching for performance improvement and development;
• Determines compensation and other rewards to recognize performance in accordance with NHA and funding agency policies;
• Provides and/or coordinates staff training and ensures that staff engages in other development opportunities;
• In conjunction with the General Manager- Education, Instruction, and Operations, has oversight of quality assurance methodology and implementation, inclusive of review of monitoring reports to determine program status and appropriate follow-up;
• Acquires remediation resources to support program services, and appropriate program/fiscal/personnel recommendations and subsequently implementation skills to address performance deficiencies;
• In conjunction with the General Manager- Education, Instruction, and Operations, oversees budgetary matters associated with Head Start/Early Head Start/CDD grant inclusive of annual grant development and program implementation;
• In conjunction with the General Manager- Education, Instruction, and Operations, researches designs and oversees implementation of innovative uses of grant dollars in support of program efficiency and legislative initiatives;
• At the direction of the General Manager- Education, Instruction, and Operations, represents the Head Start program with local community groups, media and educational institutions, and in state, federal forums as designated;
• Serves as program conduit to NHA executives and departments that support the Head Start program;
• Develops corporate and community resources and contacts to contribute resources for the enhancement of children, youth and family services;
• Participates as a key member of the NHA’s executive leadership team;
• Other duties as assigned by supervisor.