Job Title: Director of Program Services -
Salary: $$77,409.00 Annually
Location: 501 N Riverpoint Blvd. MS 1009,
Spokane, WA 99217-6000
Job Type: Administrative
Department: CCS Head Start/ECEAP/Early HS
06/08/2022 4:00 PM Pacific
Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS) District Equity
CCS believes that access to high-quality education in a safe and
inclusive environment is the right of all individuals and
imperative for the continued advancement of a strong democracy and
workforce. We also believe higher education institutions have an
obligation to work toward and demonstrate progress in ensuring
equity amongst their students, faculty, and staff. Equity is
grounded in the principle of fairness. In higher education, equity
refers to ensuring that each student receives what they need to be
successful through the intentional design of the college
Please be aware that this recruitment closes at 4:00
p.m. PST. The application process will not be available after this
time. To ensure consideration make sure your application is
completed and submitted as soon as possible. Applications will only
be accepted prior to 4:00 p.m. on the closing date.
The Community Colleges of Spokane is seeking a highly
motivated and qualified individual for the position of Director of
Program Services at District Head Start and Early Head
The Director of Program
Services reports to the District Director of Spokane HS/ECEAP/EHS
and is responsible for compliance as it relates to Head Start (HS)
and Early Head Start (EHS) performance standards through the
ongoing planning, monitoring, and reporting of HS/EHS comprehensive
services. This position is responsible for the development and
implementation of a comprehensive program staff training plan for
HS and EHS and works in collaboration with the Director of Early
Childhood Education & Assistance Program (ECEAP) Services for
coordinated HS/ECEAP training needs.
Responsible for the leadership, guidance and administrative
oversight of the program services unit through supervision of
HS/EHS professional exempt Component Specialist staff. Responsible
for oversight of the various committees which oversee federal
mandates for HS/EHS. CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND
- Responsible for the development, monitoring and reporting
functions of the HS/EHS program services division, including
oversight of local interpretation of program compliance with
Performance Standards related to program services. *
- Work in collaboration with the Director of Operational Services
to provide leadership and oversight of ongoing monitoring systems
to ensure compliance and quality services and to determine areas
for training and technical assistance in HS/EHS. *
- Supervise and coordinate the work of professional exempt
component specialists who are responsible for day-to-day training,
technical assistance, coaching, monitoring and reporting of program
trends and services. Supervise classified employees as needed.
Oversee contractor staff, Mental Health Consultants and Nurse
Consultant, ensuring work is completed to contractor
specifications. Adhere to classified contracts and all district
rules and regulations ensuring efficient operations. *
- Responsible for ensuring the Management Information Specialist
(MIS) completes the Program Information Report (PIR) accurately and
timely submission occurs to the Office of Head Start. *
- Inform and educate staff about behavior and performance
expectations, provide timely and accurate feedback regarding
performance, and ensure performance and behavioral problems are
corrected promptly and effectively. *
- Responsible for directing and developing information systems
and methods for conducting program monitoring and reporting.
Oversee the electronic information systems utilized by the agency.
Report findings and program trends. Ensure current monitoring and
evaluation of programs and services are maintained. *
- Work in collaboration with the senior management team to ensure
integration of program services with operational and administrative
- Responsible for the creation and development of the program’s
annual training plan in collaboration with the component
specialists and senior management team; collaborate with the
Director of ECEAP Services and the ECEAP team to provide training
needs. Work in collaboration with the Director of Operational
Services to review staff qualifications ensuring staff meet
mandated skills and knowledge criteria. *
- Provide administrative oversight for expenditures of program
training funds, mental health budget, and component budgets
ensuring compliance with fiscal guidelines and program goals.
Review and approve purchasing receipts and transaction logs of
assigned staff. *
- Oversee the selection and scope of work for contracted
services, i.e., mental health and nurse consultants. Oversee
program services committees such as Health Services Advisory
Committee (HSAC), Early Achievers (EA), Collaborative Approach to
Preschool Education (CAPE), and other program initiatives in
collaboration with ECEAP as appropriate. *
- Serve as a member of the program’s senior management team which
has administrative oversight, authority and responsibility for
administrative support for program services and component
strategies. Advise and report to the District Director and senior
management team regarding long range planning and program trends
for the program services division. *
- Serve on federal, state, and local advisory boards, committee,
and task force groups representing the agency as appropriate.
- Provide and maintain effective and consistent communication
among HS/ECEAP/EHS leadership, staff members, and program sites.
Collaborate with the senior management team to identify information
needs and appropriate methods of communication. *
- Model professional decorum and mutual respect in all personal
- Complies with district policy, procedures and directives, state
and federal regulations, orders and statute and collective
bargaining agreements. *
- Support and advance the CCS strategic plan, and perform other
duties as assigned. *
* Indicates this is an
COMPETENCIES & OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (MINIMUM
- Master’s degree in Business/Public Administration, Education or
Early Childhood Education, or another closely related field from an
accredited institution. Or an equivalent mix of education and
experience that demonstrates the candidate meets all competency
requirements for this position.
- Five (5) years of experience in program monitoring, evaluation,
training and/or supervision of professional level staff.
- Expertise in continuous quality improvement and monitoring to
improve outcomes for at- risk families and communities, with direct
experience developing and implementing program strategies.
- Strong analytical skills in order to quickly assess situations,
identify trends, develop solutions and apply critical assessments
to the larger context.
- Ability to use independent judgment to monitor; establish
guidelines; plan for interrelated activities; and coordinate such
activities within a work unit.
- Knowledge of HS, EHS and/or ECEAP performance standards,
policies and procedures.
- Knowledge of Washington Administrative Code (WAC) childcare
- Knowledge of early childhood education, family engagement and
support services and health services.
- Knowledge of quality assurance, compliance, system monitoring,
methods, and techniques.
- Ability to supervise employees.
- Ability to collect and interpret data, report data and to
project industry and program trends.
- Ability to manage budgets and plan expenditures for targeted
- Excellent oral and written communication in English and
interpersonal skills with diverse populations.
- Ability to be tactful and provide professional leadership.
- Ability to work effectively under conditions of limited
supervision, high stress and rapidly changing situations and
- Ability to use computer software related to an office
environment and data management systems.
- Acceptance of the responsibility to promote the welfare and
best interests of students at all times.
- A demonstrable understanding and acceptance of the mission,
values, goals, objectives and strategic plan of CCS.
- The ability to perform assigned duties in a manner consistent
with applicable laws, regulations and goals of the institution, and
community and technical college system.
- Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting a teaching,
learning and working environment that honors diversity, equity and
PREFERRED COMPETENCIES (DESIRED
- Previous administrative experience with HS, EHS or ECEAP.
- Knowledge of Washington Start Early Achievers and Merit
- Ability to train.
- Knowledge of Child Plus or other HS/EHS data management
CONDITIONS/TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Total compensation is
an estimate based upon adding the
following amounts together:
- Base compensation $77,409, plus
- Current employer-paid health and related benefit contribution
- Median retirement fund contributions.
The actual total will vary depending upon each employee's
Person hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of
U.S. Citizenship or lawful authorization to work in the United
States. This is an absolute condition of employment. An offer of
employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation
on the part of the District to sponsor an H1-B visa. In addition,
the Community Colleges of Spokane maintains a drug-free work
environment and prohibits all smoking in the college buildings and
state-owned vehicles. Must be able to successfully work in and
promote a multicultural work and education environment.
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal
record history will be conducted. Information from the
background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will
be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and
competence to perform in the position. Once an applicant
is chosen for an interview, they are required to complete and
submit a declaration regarding sexual misconduct and investigation
per state law.
Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14 (Download PDF
reader), state employees must be fully vaccinated and your
vaccine status will be verified at New Hire Intake. Please reach
out to Reggie.Eans@ccs.spokane.edu if you need
information on a medical accommodation or Macki.Snyder@ccs.spokane.edu if you need
information on a religious exemption.
- Work is performed in a normal, temperature-controlled office
- Work is sedentary in nature.
- Frequent use of computer and exposure to terminal screens.
- Visual focus and strain.
- Work directly with students/clients.
- Work involves constant interruptions and requirement to answer
on demand questions by phone, in person, or electronically.
- Frequent repetitive hand/wrist motions and finger
- Frequent oral and auditory communication with others.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
- Contract 12-month position.
- Position is exempt from Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
- Proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
- Post-Offer medical exam which includes tuberculin screening and
submission of documentation indicating Measles, Mumps & Rubella
(MMR) vaccination or immunity.
- Pre-Employment Post Offer, criminal history/child abuse
information check including Department of Children, Youth and
Families Portable Background Check prior to employment.
- Requires local or regional travel. If using personal vehicle
proof of driver's license and car insurance required.
REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS:
To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet
required competencies and submit a complete application
packet, which includes the following:
- CCS online application.
- Cover letter addressing your qualifications as applied to the
responsibilities of this position. *
- Comprehensive resume. *
- Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional
- College transcript(s) if applicable - unofficial/copies of
transcripts are acceptable for initial application, official copies
must be submitted upon acceptance of job offer.
NOTE: All of the above are required to
ensure your consideration for this position. The
item(s) marked with an asterisk are required attachments to your
application prior to submission. If you require an
accommodation during the application or interview process, please
contact HR at CCS.email@example.com
Community Colleges of Spokane does not discriminate in its
programs, activities and employment on the basis of race, creed,
color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, marital
status, pregnancy, parental status or families with children,
status as a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis
C, honorably discharged veteran status, sexual orientation, gender
identity or expression, disability, use of trained guide dog or
service animal by a person with disability, genetic information or
any other legally protected category. Please direct all
inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity
and/or grievances to the Chief Administration Officer, Community
Colleges of Spokane, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., PO Box 6000, MS 1004,
Spokane WA 99217-6000 or call 509-434-5037; WA Telecommunication
Relay Services (TRS) 1-800-833-6384 or 7-1-1.
Native Land Acknowledgement
We are honored to acknowledge that the Community Colleges of
Spokane, and our main campuses for Spokane Falls and Spokane
Community College, are located on the traditional and sacred
homelands of the Spokane Tribe. We also provide services in a
region that includes the traditional and sacred homelands of the
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and the Kalispel
Tribe. The CCS Pullman Center operates on the WSU campus and is
located on the ancestral homelands of the Palus people and on the
ceded lands of the Nimíipuu (Nez Perce) Tribe.
We pay our respect to tribal elders both past and present as
well as to all indigenous people today. This land holds their
cultural DNA and we are honored and grateful to be here on their
traditional lands. We give thanks to the legacy of the original
people and their descendants and pledge to honor their stewardship