Head Start Impact Manager

Position Purpose
Department | Head Start
Reports to | Director of  Child and Family Services
Employment Type | Exempt

The Head Start Impact Manager will directly support their assigned pod(s); this includes, Educational Impact Leader (Teacher), Assistant Educational Impact Leader (Teacher Assistant), Transportation Impact Leader (Bus Driver), and the Family Impact Leader (Family Case Manager). The Head Start Impact Managers will be responsible for ensuring children are safe at all times and responding to the needs of their appointed staff. The Head Start Impact Managers will be held accountable for recruitment efforts, enrollment of students, program reporting, licensing requirements, performance standards, administering training and staff coaching, grant writing, health needs, class observations, supplies and any other management duties.

Job Requirements and Skills
  • Supervises and coordinates the planning, organization, and administration of services for the program and assess the needs for program modification and improvement.
  • Plans, implements, and evaluates the program to improve program effectiveness and accountability.
  • Manages staff in the implementation of training plans and activities and in the improvement of job performance.
  • Communicates guidelines to staff and other related persons to ensure federal guidelines are adhered.
  • Initiates and sustains an effective process of communication and cooperation among parents, Policy Council, staff and other agencies and organizations which serve low- income families.
  • Interviews and participates in the selection of new staff and provides orientation.
  • Facilitates meetings with designated staff members when needed.
  • Manages the day-to-day activities of the assigned staff to ensure services are being rendered in a timely fashion.
  • Completes job performance reviews for staff.
  • Adheres to all policies and procedures set forth by the Employee Handbook, as well as state licensing requirements, federal regulations, and state regulations.
  • Participates in the annual review of the Work Plan, Policies and Procedures, Program Calendar, Parent Handbook, Community Assessment Partnership Agreements, Training Plans, Program Information Report and Self-Assessment.
  • Assists in the recruitment efforts which will systematically locate and enroll eligible, disadvantaged children (including children with disabilities).
  • Prepares and submits various reports, including the Family and Community Partnership section for refunding applications
  • Establishes and maintains a current record keeping system and implements a system of monitoring activities.
  • Acts as an advocate for the children and families enrolled in the program, both within the center and in the community.
  • Attends evening meetings as required and participates in required job-related training as necessary.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by management.
Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, early childhood education or related field/equivalent experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to work well with others.
  • Strong organizational and record-keeping skills.
  • Experience working with low-income families, agencies or institutions providing social services to people preferred.
  • Demonstrate experience in administration and supervision, especially supervision of staff with diverse educational strengths and developmental goals.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must have or obtain CPR/First Aid Certification within three months of employment.
Physical Requirements
  • Sit 50% of workday
  • Stand 50% of workday
  • Uses computer, calculator and other office equipment
  • Occasionally lift 25 pounds

“Agency employees share in the responsibility to mobilize community resources and promote community awareness in support of Tri-County Community Action Agency’s anti-poverty efforts.”