Administrative Specialist *– Head Start / Early Head Start Tampa*
Overview: **Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) is an organization that is guided by big ideas and these guiding principles create an imperative to serve that compels LSF to build on organizational strengths, overcome weaknesses and create effective programs in response to human suffering and need. The mission, values, vision and ends polices guide the work of LSF. These guiding principles also shape the advocacy and promotion efforts of the organization, which focus on the needs of the vulnerable, overcoming barriers to service and positioning LSF to effectively respond to opportunities.
The LSF business model responds to a rapidly changing service landscape with an aggressive growth strategy. That growth is predicated on methodical pursuit of entrepreneurial opportunities and the maintenance of a new program "pipeline." LSF provides value by developing and competently deploying efficient organizational structures; effective operating policies and procedures; accountable management systems and processes; and expertise in the form of personnel, strategic alliances or purchased services.
We have over 60 Programs throughout Florida, an operating budget of over $210 million dollars and 1,400 employees. Our Head Start Programs are in multiple counties throughout Florida providing multiple program options including center base, family childcare, home base, pregnant mothers, infants and toddlers.
“Ready for School, Prepared for Life”
To educate, equip, and empower children, families and staff through partnership and efficient data driven systems to close the achievement gap.
Summary: **To serve as a member of an Executive Staff consisting of the Executive Vice-President (VP), VP for Operations, VP for Finance and Administration (CFO), VP for Human Resources and Organization Development, VP of Early Learning, Research and Training and Associate VP of Support Services and perform work of broad scope and complexity under the Executive Vice President for Lutheran Services Florida who also serves as the Executive Director for LSF Head Start Programs. The position requires the use of considerable judgment and independent action and may include the delegation of work to others. Work requires a high level of discretion and often requires the use and handling of confidential information.
Essential Functions: **
Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Communication, Business Administration, Non-Profit Management or a related field.
Three years of related experience and/or experience working with Senior Level Executives in a decision making role.
Physical Requirements: **
Reasonable accommodation may be made for otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. Bilingual preferred: English/Spanish or English and other languages present in the local area. Also required: Successful completion of a Level II background screening and drug screening prior to hire.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: **
Lutheran Services Florida Children & Head Start Services**
3627 West Waters Avenue, Tampa 33614**
Job Type: Full-time