The Assistant Director for Student Services for Early Childhood Education will assist the Executive Director and Assistant to the Executive Director in the day-to-day administration of Intermediate Unit programs in Early Childhood Education. This position is expected to support the Executive Director and Assistant to the Executive Director in providing leadership to develop and implement a comprehensive system of Early Childhood Education services and program. Key to this position is strengthening current programs and demonstrate entrepreneurialism as Intermediate Units are a service organization and must evolve based on the needs of our stakeholders.
- Assist the Executive Director and Assistant to the Executive Director for Student Services in the administration and leadership for Intermediate Unit programs in Early Childhood Education.
- Oversight of fiscal and personnel operations.
- Establish positive working relationship with local early childhood providers, school district stakeholders, central office administration, program staff, and state and federal level stakeholders.
- Assists in leading, monitoring, and evaluating program effectiveness of programs and services for the purpose of providing feedback to administrators and others in order to recommend program changes as needed.
- Assists the Executive Director and Assistant to the Executive Director for Student Services with human resource management tasks (e.g. selection; assignment; evaluation; conducts in-service programs as requested) for the purpose of supervising early childhood staff and provider agencies.
- Direct, supervise, and evaluate the efforts of the early childhood of each program/service of oversight.
- Provide leadership (and keep informed) regarding state and federal regulations, memoranda, and legislation relative to early childhood education.
- Assist in building internal and external partnerships to support the efforts of DCIU programs and initiatives and develop positive relationships through outstanding customer service.
- Act as an entrepreneurial leader for the organization by developing and implementing new services and programs and revising services and programs within Early Childhood Education.
- Maintain the confidentiality of privileged information.
- Advise and support the Executive Director with strategic planning, short- and long-range planning of program and services, introduction of new programs, strategies, and regulatory mandates.
- Assists the Executive Director and the Assistant to the Executive Director for Student Services to foster a success-oriented, accountable environment within the DCIU.
- Provide leadership, design ideas, and action plans for implementation of strategic priorities, continuous improvement process, and innovation.
- Propose and lead development of grant proposals to secure funding.
- Assist with negotiations and implementation of all collective bargaining agreements for the purpose of ensuring current contracts are administered correctly.
- Establishes and maintains an efficient records system for programs in order to provide accurate information (e.g. staffing patterns, program usage, facilities use and scheduling) for the purpose of have information available in order to plan and schedule programs and provide requested information.
- Assists in leading curriculum development, instructional practice, family supports of early childhood programs for the purpose of ensuring effective academic, social/emotional, and career development.
- Performs other duties as necessary.
Education Required: Master's Degree. Experience in Early Childhood Education.
Certification Required: PDE Administrative Certification in either Curriculum, Principal or Superintendent Letter of Eligibility.
Experience Required: Minimum of 10 years of progressive educational administrative experience; Experience in Education, preferably as a principal with knowledge in curriculum and instruction or expertise at state or federal level for early childhood education, Expertise with oversight of administration and staff, responsibility of large-scale budgets, frequent interfaces with Customers/Stakeholders.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $134,296.00 - $161,000.00 per year
- Supervisor of Special Education (Preferred)
- Superintendent Letter of Eligibility (Preferred)
- Principal Certification (Preferred)