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Education Manager

Department: Early Childhood Services
Location: Addison, IL

COMPELLING OPPORTUNITY FOR SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO FULFILL ON THEIR PURPOSE, MAKE A MEANINGFUL DIFFERENCE FOR OTHERS, AND ADVANCE THEIR CAREER! The YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago, a 21st Century, business-savvy, social enterprise committed to “Eliminating Racism and Empowering Women,” is seeking an EARLY HEAD START EDUCATION MANAGER for our location in Addison.

Overall Purpose: To ensure the programmatic quality of Early Head Start programming at all partner child care provider sites.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Work with partner child care providers and staff to establish plans and procedures to ensure the safety and security of children
  • Work with Teacher coaches to evaluate the need of each site and devise training strategies
  • Coordinate relevant trainings needed and recommend to Family Advocate Supervisor
  • Monitor and review the professional development plans and progress of trainees
  • Develop, coordinate and present training and development programs for all employees
  • Hire, train and monitor Teacher coaches and Disabilities/Mental Health specialist
  • Ensure each child care provider partner works with social service agencies to recruit and meet required disabilities enrollment per EHS standards
  • Work with EHS Director to coordinate contract for Nurse practitioners and provide guidance & supervision

Key Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, social welfare, public administration, or one of the social sciences
  • Minimum of three years of preschool management experience
  • Proficient in FCCERS, ITERS, and ExceleRate Illinois Quality measures
  • Experience in human services program management, including program planning, operations & evaluation, and the use of MIS systems
  • Ability to pass a health examination and a criminal background check
  • A demonstrated ability to work independently, while prioritizing and managing multiple assignments simultaneously as needed
  • Ability to travel locally and to work nights and weekends as needed
  • Demonstrated, well-developed leadership abilities of problem-solving, communications, adaptability, good judgment, work well under pressure
  • Excellent presentation skills incorporating all strategies for all learning areas
  • Thrives in an environment in which collaboration, partnership and empowerment are the key cultural elements

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