Assistant Center Manager - Head Start Program

Lynn Economic Opportunity, Inc. - Lynn, MA

30+ days agoFull-time

Assistant Center Manager PRIMARY FUNCTION

Under the direction of the center manager is responsible for implementing program policies and procedures, providing a high quality program, and for the overall operation of the entire center.

Primary Job Responsibilities

Staff Supervision and Professional Development:

  • Under the direction of the Center Manger
  • Hire, mentor and coach teachers; prepare and conduct bi-monthly and annual evaluations; approve timesheets, leave and reimbursement requests
  • Ensures that Lead Teachers complete all required record keeping documentation
  • Train/work with teaching staff on an ongoing basis to raise the scores of the following tools: Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS), Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale (ECERS) and Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS)
  • Conducts ongoing observations of all teachers; looking at curriculum content, presentation, relationships, classroom rapport, procedures, CLASS domains, etc…
  • Meets with each Lead Teacher 2x each month for documented supervision meetings where the following topics will be covered: review of classroom observations, policies and procedures, teamwork, Professional Development Plans (PDPs), CLASS, ECERS, QRIS, Teaching Strategies Gold outcomes
  • Creates PDPs for each teacher based on individual educational and professional needs and observations.
  • Assists the Lead Teacher in completion of Assistant Teacher evaluations.
  • Ensures center staff are compliant with program policies and are working together to hold necessary case conferences and documenting appropriately
  • Arrange for provision of on-going staff training to meet the minimum requirement from DEEC, as well as mandatory trainings (i.e. CPR, First aid, 51A, etc…)

Compliance and Reporting Requirements:

  • Ensure compliance with OHS and DEEC regulations, Emergency Management Plan, as well as compliance with USDA, city and state regulations
  • Maintains staff personnel files to meet all DEEC and OHS regulations.
  • Ensure that service delivery is performed according the Lynn Economic Opportunity (LEO) mission statement
  • Ensures appropriate staff to child ratios and will act as a teacher in the classroom in emergency situations
  • Prepare and submit requests for maintenance of the building/classrooms based on observation and Site Safety Checklist (completed weekly by classroom teachers)

Administrative activities:

  • Works with center staff regarding classroom management and program planning for individual children
  • Plans and coordinates field trips
  • Maintains center inventory and orders materials and supplies as needed
  • Plan and facilitate center staff meetings and parent meetings
  • Ensure confidentiality of children’s records
  • Analyze and aggregate outcomes of all children’s assessments to establish individualized plans and school readiness goals

Enhance personal and professional growth:

  • Attend all trainings required by Head Start Performance Standards as well as DEEC Regulations
  • Attend trainings, conferences and workshops as assigned and approved by immediate supervisor
  • Identify other educational opportunities that enhance overall Center/Head Start knowledge

Family Engagement/Community Outreach

  • Work with the teaching staff and family service workers to encourage parent involvement in all components of the program
  • Work with Family Engagement Specialist to plan outside activities for families to participate within the community
  • Develop relationships with outside agencies to provide additional services
  • Performs other reasonably related business duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.

Qualifications and Skills

Skills / Knowledge Required

  • Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field preferred; and
  • Must meet Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (DEEC) Director II qualifications; and
  • One year experience providing direct supervision and program management specializing in Early Childhood Education
  • Knowledge of DEEC regulations, the Head Start Performance Standards as well as the Head Start Act (OHS regulations )


Our staff is supported and encouraged by a strong management team. We offer an enviable benefits package that includes health insurance for as little as $27.00/week, dental insurance for as little as $4.00/week, life insurance, a 403(b) plan with a generous agency match, tuition assistance, EAP program , short term disability and paid time off.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $19.00 to $22.00 /year


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