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EHS Center Coordinator

Company: Urban Strategies LLC
Location: New Rochelle
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Job Description:

JOB TITLEEARLY HEAD START CENTER COORDINATORCATEGORYEXEMPTPROGRAMURBAN STRATEGIES - EARLY HEAD STARTWORK SCHEDULEFIVE DAYS PER WEEK, 40 HOURS PER WEEK; 12 MONTHS PER YEARREPORTS TODIRECTOR, EHSORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEWUrban Strategies exists to equip, resource, and connect faith- and community-based organizations that are engaged in community transformation to help families reach their fullest potential. We work with trusted faith- and community-based organizations and focus on the Latino community to engage and come alongside the whole family. Our vision is that all children and families reach their full potential.Our work is informed by our three core values: Authentic Relationships, Servant Leadership, and Intentional Compassion.Authentic Relationships are foundational to our work and move beyond a transactional nature to truly know people. They serve as opportunities for mutual development and growth and are based on the belief that all people have inherent dignity and worth.Servant Leadership is rooted in an other-centric mindset that informs the way one leads and builds up individuals, families, and communities.Intentional Compassion describes a deliberate commitment to understand, formulate strategic responses, and activate others to reach their full potential.Our organization is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and our administrative offices are located in Johnson City, Tennessee. Our team works across the United States and Puerto Rico as well as Central America with direct service centers located in California, Arizona, Texas, Florida, New York, and Puerto Rico.POSITION OVERVIEWResponsible for three major functions in the administration of the Early Head Start Program. The first major responsibility involves the implementation and supervision of all aspects of the operation of the center. The second major responsibility involves collaboration with the EHS Director, the Program Specialists, the teachers, and other center staff to assure compliance with Head Start Program Performance Standards and the Texas Child Care licensing requirements in the operation of the center. The third major responsibility is the implementation of the human resources policies and procedures as applicable to center staff. In all major functions, a systems approach is desired.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSEstablish and sustain collaborative and supportive partnerships with the host church, the pastor, and the church staff.Lead the planning, implementing, and monitoring of the goals, objectives, and expected outcomes of the Early Head Start Program.Plan the collection, analysis, and use of data regarding goals, objectives, and expected outcomes and implements continuous improvement strategies.Continuously document progress in the achievement of goals, objectives, and expected outcomes and provides a report to the EHS Director.Responsible for meeting full enrollment in the program option being implemented.Assure that the center is fully equipped with all furniture, materials, and suppliesSupervise and evaluate all center staff.Conduct daily observations of classrooms, offices, kitchen, and playground.Responsible for the implementation of the CACFP program, monitoring the daily meal service, documentation, and reporting.Assure compliance with daily staff-child ratios and daily attendance.Assure the health, safety, cleanliness, and sanitation of indoor and outdoor learning environments.Provide training to center staff in all areas of operations of the center.Lead the implementation of parent engagement activities in the center to include parent meetings, open house, parent/teacher conferences, home visits, and any meetings and communications with parents regarding referrals and child needs.In collaboration with the EHS Director and HR Director, implements personnel policies and procedures inclusive of background checks and hiring, evaluation, compensation, and termination procedures, standards of conduct, staff qualifications and competency requirements, staff health and wellness, and the recruitment and training of volunteers.Assist in the development of (1) an employee handbook that summarizes all personnel policies and procedures and (2) a parent handbook that summarizes policies and procedures for the operation of the center and communication procedures.In collaboration with the EHS Director develops a training and professional development plan for all center staff, regardless of their program option, that adheres to the Head Start Program Performance Standards.Supports the EHS Director in conducting employee orientation inclusive of compensation, benefits, hours of work, expectations, an annual calendar, etc.Maintains strict confidentiality regarding all personnel actions, legal actions, terminations, and non-renewal documents and organizational plans.Completes other related activities and duties as assigned.PHYSICAL RESPONSIBILITIESAbility to see at normal distances, hear normal conversations and sounds, and use hands and fingers to fill out required forms. Occasional lifting of up to fifty (50) pounds is required and must be able to push/pull up to fifty (50) pounds horizontally. Ability to sit on the floor, bend at the waist, kneel and/or stoop 25% of the time.The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions if the staff disability does not create an undue risk of injury.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSBachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education or Family and Human Development or equivalent in a related field.Three plus years experience working in an administrative capacity in an education setting with at least three years of supervisory experience.Experience in Human Resources management and operations and the use of management information systems.Experience and/or knowledge of Texas Licensing Minimum Standards.Experience in the CACFP guidelines and implementation.Leadership ability with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work independently and maintain professional boundaries and confidentiality.Strong organizational and time management skills, ability to meet tight deadlines.Advanced knowledge of MS Office Suite.Bilingual (English and Spanish)PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSMaster's Degree in Education Curriculum & Instruction or Administrator's Certification.Five plus years experience working in an administrative capacity in an education setting with five years of supervisory experience.Significant experience in education administration, with knowledge and skills in finance and human resources.Knowledge of Head Start Performance Standards and Texas Child Care Minimum StandardsSPECIAL CONSIDERATIONSOther employment requirements include the following:All EHS employees must pass a mandatory criminal background check upon hire and every five years thereafter.Initial health exam and initial TB test every five years and annual TB questionnaire, immunizations including Hepatitis B or sign waiver.Employment is conditional pending satisfactory results of all required tests and backgroundchecks mentioned above. Periodic physical examinations and TB clearances will be required if hired.To Apply:Please visit contact us with any questions: Opportunity Employer#IndeedSP

Keywords: Urban Strategies LLC, New Rochelle , EHS Center Coordinator, Other , New Rochelle, New York

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