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Director of Head Start Program

Boys Town New Orleans, LA

Job Description

Director of Head Start Program

CLOSING DATE:October 5th, 2018 (or until filled)

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Boys Town is nationally recognized for its research-proven child, health and family care programs. As one of the countrys largest nonprofit funded child-care organizations, Boys Town touches the lives of more than 2 million children and families nationwide each year.

Oversees and coordinates operations of the Head Start Program.

  • Oversees the implementation of the program to ensure compliance with Federal Head Start Program Performance Standards.
  • Establishes and maintain positive relations with head start partners and provides adequate monitoring of partner agency curriculum implementation to ensure adherence to the Head Start performance standards.
  • Monitors data to ensure quality and compliance.
  • Communicates and collaborates with the Federal Program contact, governing bodies, parents, staff, and community partners.
  • Meets with internal leadership directly involved with Head Start program operations to establish and ensure an integrated management and organizational structure.
  • Hires, supervises, and evaluates Head Start staff; provides or secures training and technical assistance for all staff.
  • Administers financial planning, allocation, and disbursement of program budgets; reviews and analyzes monthly financial and budget reports to assess financial standing and to initiate preventative measures when problems occur.
  • Creates and coordinates referral process to determine eligibility for program per Federal income guidelines and works with referral sources and consumer groups to ensure appropriate referrals are made to the program.
  • Makes regular and frequent observations of program staff and conducts classroom observations at the partner child care center to ensure appropriate implementation of classroom curriculum.
  • Completes and submits regular reports to the funding sources, Board, and Policy Council.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships and collaborations with schools and other community agencies and partners.

Serves as a role model in carrying out the Father Flanagan's Boys' Home mission.

  • Directs all activities towards the fulfillment of the Boys Town mission
  • Directs all actions to reflect the values and principles of Boys Town
  • Establishes and maintains an environment that encourages teamwork, collaboration, and ethical behavior
  • Maintains regular, reliable and predictable attendance
  • Supports other members of the management team and their work

Other Duties: This job description incorporates the essential functions and duties required for this position. However, other duties may be required and assigned at times and as determined by a supervisor in order to meet the needs of the organization


  • Masters degree in Early Childhood education, or human service related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years of professional leadership and supervisory experience. Experience in Head Start a plus and experience working with children and families in community-based programs or Boys Town Programs is preferred.
  • This position is on-call (continuously or rotationally) to provide support.
  • Ability to lead a team of associates and be knowledgeable of, and comply with, statutes and policies which affect target population.
  • Solid understanding of the philosophy and function of public assistance and social services systems. Knowledge of the functions and services of the community organizations and related human services.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements pertaining to youth care and the ability to learn, apply, and explain complex regulations and policies governing child welfare processes and services.
  • Demonstrates decision making skills and competencies to work in crisis situations and the temperament to work with children and families experiencing crisis.
  • Ability to function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with youth, staff, and support agencies.
  • Knowledge of recognized interventions such as risk assessment and crisis intervention in order to address identified service needs.
  • Ability to communicate with individuals at all levels in the organization and with external business contacts in an articulate, professional manner while maintaining necessary degree of confidentiality.
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office.
  • Strong knowledge of Boys Town model and fidelity of care.
  • Ability to collaborate with others, including internal program leaders and staff, as well as external partners and consumers, using a problem solving approach.

This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.

Job Details

Date Posted October 12, 2018
Date Closes November 11, 2018
Requisition 12389
Located In New orleans, LA
SOC Category 00-0000.00