608 - HEAD START Early Childhood Coordinator

Job Description

 

REPORTS TO: Director, Head Start


QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Bachelorís Degree in Early Childhood.
  2. Masterís Degree in Education Administration or Equivalent
  3. Valid Texas teacher certificate with at least three years successful teaching experience.
  4. Such alternative to the above qualifications as the Board of Trustees may find appropriate

SUPERVISES: Assists in supervising Head Start Staff.


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Administrative/Professional Pay Grade 3; 226 days; Wage/Hour Status: Exempt


MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES

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Provides for two-way communication with director, principals, teachers, parents, staff and community.

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Provide guidance to and ongoing communication with literacy facilitators/mentors.

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Actively supports the efforts of others to achieve Head Start goals, district goals, and campus performance goals and objectives.

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Facilitates the alignment and updating of the Head Start curriculum according to performance standards, TEKS, and Head Start Outcomes.

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Assists with the recruitment of students.

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Assists with the recruitment of Head Start staff.

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Assist the policy council with a voice in administrative and managerial decisions.

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Stays current on issues in developmentally appropriate practices for pre-school students.

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Attends Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) meetings.

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Facilitates the planning, implementing and evaluation process of the Head Start instructional program; incorporate technology in the teaching/learning process when appropriate.

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Complies with the policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and the local Board of Trustees in pursuing the mission of the district.

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Keeps informed about new federal and state guidelines and laws.

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Assists in compiling and maintaining all required written reports.

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Assists in writing program documentation to meet Head Start requirements.

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Conducts conferences on student and Head Start classroom issues with parents and teachers.

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Requisition supplies, curriculum and equipment to support the instructional program.

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Assist with developing budget based on documented program needs.

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Demonstrates the use of appropriate and effective techniques for parental involvement.

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Monitor effectiveness and timeliness of teacher reporting according to pre-determined schedule.

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Monitor teacher reports on screenings, assessments, parent conferences, home visits and all other reports determined necessary to meet federal Head Start guidelines.

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Work with campus principals to encourage participation in available in-service training options to address goals identified through the growth planning process for Head Start education staff.

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Supervises Head Start operations in the absence of the director.

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Track and evaluate student data to examine curriculum and instructional program effectiveness.

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Communicate Head Start student outcomes to staff, parents, governing boards and community annually.

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Assists with On-Site Performance Review Instrument, grant-writing, and updating of all component plans.

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Assists with newsletters, memos, phone calls, and communication with parents.

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Improves leadership skills through self-initiated and state-required professional development activities.

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Uses information provided through the District appraisal process to improve performance.

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Assist in evaluating the job performance of Head Start employees.

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Coordinates professional development activities for all Head Start education staff.

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Make home visits as necessary.

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Assist with the planning, implementation and evaluation of the extended year programs.

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Assist with collaborative efforts and monitoring of the parent literacy program and other community agencies.

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Performs duties in a professional, ethical, and responsible manner as defined in the TEA Code of Ethics for Educators.

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Performs other tasks and assumes such responsibilities as related to the position and as assigned.

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Annually establishes and meets performance goals.

Equipment used:  Computer, copier, fax, presentation equipment and other related office equipment. 

Working conditions:

Mental Demands:  Reading; ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written); maintain emotional control under stress; coordinate several requests simultaneously; interpret policies and procedures.

Physical Demands:  Moderate standing, sitting, stooping, bending and lifting; biological exposure to bacteria and communicable diseases; occasional prolonged and irregular hours; frequent district-wide travel. 

The foregoing statements describe the general purposes and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be required.

The foregoing statements describe the general purposes and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be required. 1/05 SR

 

The foregoing statements describe the general purposes and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be required. 12/03 SR