The Director of Quality Implementation for Education serves as a key member of the leadership team and will work in collaboration with the Vice President of Early Education and Care and Senior Leadership and provides leadership to ensure implementation of quality initiatives which support school readiness. Develop and maintain standardized divisional policies and procedures to monitor the success of the quality improvement process, report data to senior leadership, and take appropriate steps to ensure compliance. Assume leadership role in quality monitoring and improvement efforts. Partner with appropriate staff to develop, implement and monitor standardized guidelines and documentation requirements for center staff.
ESSENTIAL DUTEIS AND RESPONSIBILITIES (include but are not limited to):
Assists in development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure effective administration and
continuous quality improvement.
Review monthly, quarterly and year end reports that reflect the strengths, highlights and weaknesses of assigned
content area. Prepare regular reports to implement program improvement strategies and implement quality
Generate and analyze reports to implement strategies as needed to contribute to continuous quality
Collaborate with Vice President of Early Education and Care to provide ongoing compliance monitoring for
assigned content areas.
Achieve and retain NAEYC accreditation and State Quality Ratings.
Guide and support the work of content area staff to ensure services providers are meeting outcomes.
Coach and develop staff to enhance and improve performance.
Provide technical assistance to center managers and content area specialist in areas including but not limited to: program accreditation, state licensing, and current research and evidence based practice and continuous
improvement of organizational policies.
Conducts annual performance review team for direct reports.
Develop and implement quality improvement plans related to GOLD and CLASS.
Serves as Pre-K Project Director.
Participates in monthly budget review meetings and participates in the development of the annual training
Performs other duties as assigned.
Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Early Childhood Development or related field with three (3) to five(5) years of increasingly responsible experience providing compliance and program management oversight for Head Start or similar program. Must have a minimum of three (3) years of supervisory experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Must possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the assigned functions responsibly.
Must possess knowledge of administrative and management practices.
Knowledge of research techniques, methods, and procedures
Must possess effective communications skills.
Must possess the ability to utilize word processing and spreadsheet applications.
Ability to analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and
implement recommendations in support of goals.
Ability to prepare clear and concise administrative reports.
Ability to interpret and apply Federal, State and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, management and the general public.
Ability to use and receive reflective supervision.
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
- Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
- Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, employees and government agency representatives.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk; or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the primary functions of this job. Normal office conditions. The noise level in the work environment is
usually quiet. Requires the ability to travel in/out of state for meetings, conferences, events and maintain a flexible work schedule which requires occasional use of a personal vehicle.