Work Site Location:
Head Start - Sandpoint
Up to 19 hours per week Aug - June
North Idaho College does not have a vaccine requirement.
However, some departments and programs at NIC, including Head Start
and many of our nursing and health professions, are subject to
federal or local hospital vaccine requirements.
In conjunction with the North Idaho
College Head Start mission, Five-Year Goals and in compliance with
all local, state and federal regulations the Center Assistant is to
perform office and center duties necessary to maintain efficient
and orderly office operations, provide support to center staff and
program families, identify center facility needs, and develop
This list includes, but is not limited to the following:
- Maintains a positive, helpful, constructive attitude and work
relationship with supervisor, staff, families and the
- Performs a variety of complex, diverse and confidential duties
that involve exercising some independent judgment and discretion,
multi-tasking with efficiency, and maintaining accuracy.
- Understands and applies office policies, procedures and
practices associated with the specialized nature of Head
- Assist Supervisor to maintain efficient and orderly center
- Participate as part of the center team to ensure efficient
- Responsible for ensuring facility is safe and well
- Assess the needs of the Center and update the center's
- Monitors, tracks, reconciles and reports on budgetary affairs
for the center.
- Requisitions supplies, printing, maintenance, and other
services, prepares appropriate purchasing documents, and processes
invoices as required.
- Input non-federal share (in-kind) into program's data
- Update and maintain center inventory.
- Assist in compiling reports as assigned by Supervisor in a
- Provide clerical support for Supervisor and serve as staff
- Perform office duties including word processing, filing,
copying, scanning, data entry, mailings, and purchasing
- Coordinate with Supervisor for scheduling and facilitating
Center meetings and activities and community events.
- Prepare and distribute meeting agendas, meeting minutes,
flyers, monthly newsletters, and calendars.
- Responsible to maintain accurate child applications and
- Work with center team to assist in scheduling appointments
(i.e. In Person Interview, Enrollment, Home Visit)
- Participate in center and/or program recruitment
- Responsible for the maintenance and ordering of office
equipment, and training staff on proper operation of
- Correspond with staff and community agencies to gather and
- Participate in professional development opportunities to ensure
up-to-date, quality services to children and families.
- Participate in internal and external committees, including but
not limited to, planning and/or operations committees
- and task forces as directed by the program Director. Serve on
the Administrative Team, attending administrative meetings and
trainings, as needed.
- Plan work time to meet the center operations schedule, knowing
that flexibility is required to meet the unique needs of the Head
Start program and its participants.
- Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Education and Experience
Level I: High school diploma or GED
Level II: AAS. Administrative Assistant or AA/AS in Business or
related field Experience
One-year experience in office setting, with preference given to
Head Start experience
Required License and/or Certifications (Upon hire)
• Maintain Idaho Food Handlers Card.
• Maintain current lnfant Child & Adult CPR and First
• Meet terms of Statement of Agreement Employment
• Pass an enhanced criminal background check including
fingerprinting, as required by Head Start Program Performance
Standards and Child Care Licensing requirements, prior to first day
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
• The ability to work with families and children from diverse
ethnic, cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
• Positive approach to Early Childhood Development programs, health
and social services.
• Proficient skills using common computer software programs
including data collection systems.
• Ability to operate standard office equipment including phone and
• Demonstrate professional ethics and confidentiality. Represent
the Head Start program in the community and with other
professionals, positively and with professionalism.
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of
Application materials include; resume, cover letter
Advertised: November 17, 2022 Pacific Standard