We have a variety of open Center Manager positions for Early Head Start and Head Start locations across Escambia County. If you’re passionate about early childhood education and want to make a difference in keeping our beautiful early learning centers open and running smoothly, then this position is for you. Join us as we support impactful programs across Escambia County and Northwest Florida to create positive outcomes for children and families served

• Open Date: October 1, 2021            Closing Date: Open until filled

• Salary: $19.27 per hour / 40 hours per week / 52 weeks per year

• FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt – Benefits Eligible

Overview:  Reporting to the Center Director as Educational Leader, the Center Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operational management of an Early Head Start/Head Start early learning center located in Escambia County, Florida, that is run and managed by the Community Action Program Committee, Inc.-Pensacola. Among the major duties of this position are communicating with and training teaching staff, supervising, and evaluating staff, scheduling center activities, record-keeping, and ensuring compliance with Head Start Performance Standards and Florida Department of Children and Families.

 Essential duties of Center Manager include but are not limited to the following:

  • Responsible for overall direction and supervision of center staff, programs, and activities. Contributes to the efforts of the program to meet or exceed federal, state, and local requirements.
  • Facilitates a working partnership with all program and agency personnel where communication is shared regarding services and records for enrollees and their families.
  • Oversees operating procedures at a designated center. Ensure compliance with Head Start Performance Standards for children ages birth to five.
  • Effectively facilitates and offers problem-solving strategies when conflicts arise, arriving at appropriate solutions for the benefit of all individuals and the program.
  • Maintains support and ongoing communication with content area specialists and center staff
  • Maintains and submit accurate reports and information (e.g. reports and records).
  • Ensures timely disposition of memos, correspondence (e-mail, telephone, etc.), and messages to appropriate personnel.
  • Conducts orientation into the Head Start program and Community Action agency for new teaching staff based at assigned center. Participates in overall orientation and agency training activities. Actively engages in center staff meetings, education team meetings, and any other meetings that may be required, including a designated committee for the program.
  • Implements a system of continuous monitoring of health and safety concerns; curriculum implementation and daily schedule according to the procedure; individualization; supply and inventory needs; and children’s education records.
  • Maintains contact with teaching staff daily to ensure classrooms have an adequate child/teacher ratio and reporting staff absences according to procedures.
  • Maintains and submits timesheets and activity logs on time, ensuring complete and accurate information. Track the following information as designated on the timeline and/or procedure, ensuring information is accurately documented on all forms: timesheets of teaching staff, including leave status staff attendance; assist in conducting monthly staff meetings with teachers and teacher’s assistants; ensure that supplies are distributed as needed and that materials are available to support the curriculum.
  • Participates in activities that encourage parental understanding of and involvement in their child’s curriculum.
  • Consults regularly with teaching staff regarding curriculum needs related to learning/behavioral problems and recommends strategies to enhance the learning experience and modify inappropriate behavior.
  • Assigns substitutes as needed to ensure the child/teacher ratio is met. Assists in the classroom as needed.
  • Participates in the revision of education procedures and forms.
  • Supervises and evaluates teaching staff using a team-based approach and prepares staff development plans as needed. Utilize a system of documentation and records for employee evaluations.

Education/Experience/Credential:  A bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or related field is required, with a minimum of 18 credits in ECE and Infant/Toddler Certification. Applicants also must have a minimum of two years of supervisory experience in Head Start or a related field.  In addition to the above, a director’s credential is required for this position. At least two years of supervisory experience is required.

The Community Action Program Committee, Inc is an EOE; participates in E-Verify; and Advocates for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.