Head Start Site Supervisor
Albany Community Action Partnership (ACAP) is a source of direct support for families who live in poverty in Albany, New York. The majority of program participants are from economically vulnerable families with incomes below 100% of the federal poverty threshold (or $21,960 for a family of three - the average family size of ACAP’s customer population). For 50 years ACAP has been providing a network of programs that serve the needs of children and families living in poverty.
Our prominent programs include Early Head Start, Head Start, Energy Assistance and Weatherization, Career Pathways, Healthcare Opportunities Grant, and we support parents through Employment and Dress for Success. Through its programs, ACAP has created positive change in the lives of children and families throughout Albany County. ACAP embodies the spirit of hope, improving communities, and making the Capital Region a better place.
The Center Director will direct and oversee management functions including staff meetings to ensure quality programming for all customers. They oversee day-to-day program management, operations & personnel at assigned site(s). They are expected to ensure center compliance with all applicable program performance standards to include the Head Start performance standards and OCFS regulations – these range from ensuring classrooms are in compliance with covering lunch breaks. The Center Director is expected to act as an educational leader within the center and must provide consistent guidance, supervision, and education to staff. The Center Director must ensure the smooth operation of the center to provide a stable, nurturing, quality program for children & families. They serve as a liaison between individuals/families and community agencies and are responsible for developing and coordinating community resources and program services activities.
A baccalaureate or advanced degree in early childhood education Baccalaureate or advanced degree and equivalent coursework in early childhood education with early education teaching experience is required. Also, a minimum of four (4) years’ experience working in the field of early childhood education of which at least two (2) years include supervisory experience, preferably of staff in an early childhood education setting. Knowledge of New York State OCFS regulations and Head Start performance standards highly desired. Bilingual or multilingual abilities are a plus. Possession of a valid driver’s license may be required.
Full time; Starting salary approximately $47,500 annually with the potential for an increase based on performance