Preschool Center Manager - Mt Vernon
Company: Inspire Development Centers
Location: Mount Vernon
Posted on: April 3, 2021
Description Position Purpose
The position purpose describes the responsibilities of the overall
responsibilities of day to day activities that occur at each Child
Development Center. Furthermore, and more importantly, the role of
Center Manager is a key middle management role for Inspire
Development Centers. This role is responsible for building positive
relationships not only with our children, parents, and staff, but
also the communities in which they represent Inspire Development
Inspire Development Centers provides Early Childhood Education
(ECE) and social services to more than 4000 children, in center
based and home based setting, at more than 27 Child Development
Centers (CDC) throughout the State of Washington. Inspire provides
services under various federal and state funded programs with
differing regulations and stipulations, which must be coordinated
and adhered to, including, but not limited to: Regional Head Start
(RHS), Migrant Seasonal Head Start (MSHS), Early Childhood
Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) and Early Head Start
(EHS). The agency is required to meet an annual quota of
non-federal share (in-kind) funds. A large majority of children's
first language is Spanish.
Supervisory and Other Relationships
Center Manager reports to the Regional Director and guides and
manages the overall supervision of Center Staff. They work closely
with program and corporate staff, children and families and build
and maintain strong relationships in the communities where their
centers are based.
Examples of Essential Duties and Accountabilities
The following examples of duties and accountabilities illustrate
the general range of tasks assigned to the position but are not
intended to define the limits of required duties. Other essential
duties may be assigned consistent with the general scope of the
1. Supervises the local service delivery plan to assure quality
services are received by all children and parents, in keeping with
Inspire Development Centers' Mission Statement and service delivery
2. Mentor and coach Core Team members and line staff in performance
of position duties; model the expected duties and activities;
follow local service delivery plan and other governing
3. Identifies the personnel needs of the center and adheres to
agency protocol to recruit, interview, hire staff, and coordinates
and/or provide staff orientation to personnel committee.
Responsible for conducting weekly Core Team staff meetings and
monthly general staff meetings, or as needed, coordinating monthly
Parent Center Committee (PCC) meetings and providing
4. Performs essential administrative tasks such as: completion of
performance evaluations, accounts payable, records control, Human
Resources and payroll documents.
5. Collects, reviews, and approves local center reports to be
submitted to Program Office and monitors timely submittal of all
reports. Site visit reports will be utilized in the development of
staff Performance Appraisals.
6. Closely monitors service delivery expenditures of multiple
programs (Requisition(s), inventory, monthly budget, and allocation
reports) in coordination with center Core Team members.
7. Facilitates the local transition plan and activities between
center and local school(s); provides guidance with local
center/community partnership development, and functions as an
ex-officio member in the local Parent Committee (said ex-officio
should not be delegated without prior approval).
8. Transmits pertinent information to line staff by serving as
liaison between local center management, program office staff,
training/technical assistance staff, and administrative staff.
Participates in program trainings and workshops.
9. Coordinates with Safety Committee Members the inspection of the
local facilities on an on-going basis to assure needed repairs and
replacement of damaged equipment or supplies are done timely
10. Shows interest in furthering professional growth by attending
staff meetings, workshops, trainings, and seminars.
11. Maintains confidentiality of program and client related
information at all times.
12. Perform other duties as assigned.
Incumbents are required to demonstrate knowledge and abilities in
--- Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education or related
field; or (*)
----- Washington ECE State Certificate (47 credits) OR forty- seven
(47 ) E CE related college credits that align with Washington ECE
--- Extensive knowledge and understanding of child development
theories and practices;
--- Experience in supervision and management;
--- Experience working in a federally funded and regulated
--- Experience in policy and procedure processes;
--- Experience in planning and facilitating groups;
--- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
--- Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills;
--- Understanding of the interrelationships between services and
--- Ability to review concise lessons plans for implementation;
--- Ability to learn new tasks quickly and efficiently;
--- Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and meet
--- Ability to gather and analyze data for reports;
--- Strong customer service focus;
--- Ability to work with culturally diverse population;
--- Proficiency with personal computer, including Microsoft Office;
--- Accurate data management, documentation and recordkeeping
These skills and abilities are typically acquired through (*) a
combination of education, experience and training, which would
include two (2) years proven work related experience in child care
setting, which will provide the competence and skills to perform
the work of the position.
--- Previous Head Start experience.
--- English/Spanish bi-lingual fluency.
--- Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education or related field
with forty-seven (47) ECE related college credits.
Incumbents are required to have the following:
--- Must be at least 21 years of age;
--- Valid Washington State driver's license;
--- Must provide a yearly driving abstract;
--- Must maintain acceptable driving history;
--- Proof of automobile insurance;
--- Ability to travel to perform job duties and
--- Must pass initial and periodic criminal and background
--- Must pass initial and periodic Department of Early Learning
(DEL) background check;
--- Must pass initial and periodic employee health clearance;
(present it within forty-five (45) days of employment);
--- Current Food Handler card; (obtain the training within thirty
(30) days of employment);
--- Current First Aid / CPR cards, (obtain the training within
thirty (30) days of employment);
--- Subject to initial and periodic TB screen;
--- Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV / AIDS) training, (obtain the
training within thirty (30) days of employment);
--- Blood Borne Pathogen training, (obtain the training within
thirty (30) days of employment);
--- Subject to random drug screen;
--- Obtain required initial STARS/MERIT training within six (6)
months of employment of position;
--- Obtain Fifteen (15) hours continuing education training;
--- Sign an Educational Professional Development Plan (PDP) to
obtain an AA or BA degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE), or
related field with thirty (30) college credits in ECE.
--- Must sign a Confidentiality Agreement; and
--- Must complete and sign a Conflict of Interest Disclosure
Statement on an annual basis.
The following are a list of essential functions and
accountabilities that each Center Manager is responsible for
managing under the guidance and direction of the Regional Director
and ECE Director.
Communication and Cooperation: Communicates effectively with all
levels within the organization which include, children and
families, staff, program and corporate staff and other outside
vendors. Ensures that policies and procedures are clearly
understood by those they manage. Maintains positive relationships
with parents, staff and community.
Leadership: A self-starter, setting high personal standards and
goals that displayed to our customers; children and families, staff
and in the communities we serve. Has the ability to set goals,
plan, and forecast and strategize in relationship to the overall
mission of Inspire Development Centers. Has the ability to lead and
drive organizational change when needed at the Center level.
Understands the need and time to delegate responsibilities.
Employees are "key" in the success of what we do at Inspire
Development Centers. Develops employees by providing guidance,
direction and support. Engaged and positive interactions in the
communities their Child Development Centers are located. This
includes being part of different community boards, functions and
involving the center, parents and children in these activities.
Judgment: Is able to make sound and timely decisions in a
professional manner. Works well under stress. Has the ability to
forecast problems and understand when to ask for assistance.
Assesses risk and consults with appropriate resources to ensure the
program and center is not put at risk.
Achievement Focused; this area is an essential function of the role
for Center Manager. Each Manager will assure compliance from
several aspects and must be the expert or understand how to utilize
resources or experts in the agency to ensure compliance and goals
are met. Some of these items but not be considered all inclusive
are: In-kind goal is met, enrollment numbers are met based on
program guidance, USDA guidelines are followed to ensure full
reimbursement, credentialed staff is hired and/or managed to a plan
that meets Head Start Performance Standards, ratios are met at all
times, licensing requirements are met and maintained, Federal and
State guidelines to employment law are complied with as well as the
Policies and procedures of Inspire Development Centers which
include (DOL, L&I, EEO, FMLA, ADA understanding, communication,
and reporting are handled timely and appropriately at the
Job Knowledge: The Center Manager must be well informed and needs
minimal direction day to day functionality of Center but
understands when to seek guidance. Demonstrates knowledge of Head
Start Standards, Licensing requirements, policies and procedures,
and Federal and State regulations. Equal Opportunity
Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The
contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate
against employees or applicants because they have inquired about,
discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another
employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the
compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part
of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other
employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have
access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in
response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an
investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an
investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the
contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR
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