Job Title: Director of Early Childhood
Education and Assistance Programs (ECEAP) Services
Location: 3939 N Freya St, Spokane, WA
Job Type: Administrative
Department: CCS Head Start/ECEAP/Early HS
Closing: 6/13/2022 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
ECEAP Services in the Head Start/Early Head Start
The Director of ECEAP Services reports to the District Director of
Spokane Head Start/ECEAP/EHS and is responsible for the compliance
and the administrative contract functions of all state funded Early
Childhood Education and Assistance Programs (ECEAP) operated or
subcontracted through the Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS). This
position is responsible for the development, implementation, and
reporting of state initiative programming. The Director of ECEAP
Services works in collaboration with the Director of Quality
Assurance & Training for coordinated Head Start (HS) and ECEAP
training needs. Responsible for the leadership, guidance, and
administrative oversight of the ECEAP unit through supervision of
ECEAP professional exempt Component Specialist staff, project
leads, and ECEAP parent Policy Council. Responsible for oversight
of local interpretation of program compliance and reporting to the
state Department of Youth Children and Families (DCYF) related to
ECEAP Performance Standards and other requirements, including Early
Achievers and the MERIT system. CHARACTERISTIC
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Responsible for compliance as it relates to the ECEAP contract
and systems; state (ECEAP Performance Standards and Washington
Administrative Code), and local regulations including
policies/procedures and guidelines established by CCS. *
- Responsible for the development, monitoring and reporting
functions of the ECEAP contract/subcontract and state initiatives.
- Provide leadership and oversight of ongoing monitoring systems
to ensure compliance, to meet contract obligations, and to
determine areas for training and technical assistance in ECEAP;
coordinate work to establish collaboration efforts with HS, Early
Head Start (EHS), and community partners. *
- Responsible for the management, implementation, and timely
submission of the annual self- assessment, including the analysis
and reporting of data collected, to DCYF. *
- 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. May supervise classified, part-time hourly and
project employees as needed. Provide leadership and guidance to
ECEAP Component Specialists on working with subcontractors. *
- Responsible for ensuring assigned staff adhere to acceptable
behavior and performance standards. Demonstrate that assigned staff
have been informed how behavior and performance will be assessed,
receive timely and accurate feedback regarding performance, and
ensure that any observed performance and behavioral problems are
corrected promptly. *
- Responsible for developing methods for conducting internal
program monitoring and reporting. Work in coordination with DCYF in
the usage of the electronic information systems to report program
status, trends, and findings. Ensure current monitoring and
evaluation of programs and services are maintained. *
- Work in collaboration with the subcontracted agencies’
Directors to ensure performance standards and fiscal requirements
are met, and operations are maintained. *
- Collaborate with community agencies and organizations when
planning for ECEAP expansion. *
- Responsible for the oversite of Washington State Association of
Head Start and ECEAP (WSA) functions and activities. *
- Responsible for the development of the ECEAP programs’ annual
training plan in collaboration with the Component Specialists;
collaborate with the HS/EHS Director of Quality Assurance &
Training to provide coordinated training needs. Oversee staff
qualifications to meet mandated skills and knowledge. *
- Provide administrative oversight for expenditures of program
funds to subcontractors and component budgets ensuring compliance
with fiscal requirements, contract requirements, and program goals;
authorize budget expenditures, when appropriate. Coordinate work
with CCS Business Office. *
- Serve as a member of the program’s senior management team
contributing administrative oversight, authority and responsibility
for administrative support for ECEAP services, state initiatives,
and component strategies. Advise and report to the District
Director and senior management team regarding long range planning
and program trends for ECEAP services; consult with DCYF on a
regular basis regarding program status. *
- Serve on state and local advisory boards, committees, and task
force groups representing the agency as appropriate. Attend parent
Policy Council meetings and report to them; may provide guidance to
the parent Policy Council Executive Committee. *
- 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 essential
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’ experience in program monitoring, evaluation,
training and/or supervision of professional level staff.
- Expertise in 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 ECEAP, Head Start and/or Early Head Start
performance standards, policies and procedures.
- Knowledge of the Washington Administrative Code’s childcare
- Knowledge of early childhood education, family engagement,
health and support services.
- Ability to supervise employees.
- Ability to collect and interpret data, report data
to DCYF and to project industry and program trends.
- Ability to manage & interpret contracts, subcontracts,
budgets, and plan expenditures for targeted purposes.
- 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.
- Ability to stay informed by attending all necessary training,
meetings, and reading all written program updates.
- 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 and objectives 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 ECEAP, Head Start
and/or Early Head Start.
- Knowledge of Washington State Early Achievers and MERIT
- Knowledge of the Electronic Management System (ELMS) or other
data management systems for early learning.
CONDITIONS/TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Total compensation is
an estimate based upon adding the
following amounts together:
- Base compensation of $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 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.
- Criminal history/child abuse information check at employment.
- Blood borne Pathogens training (as available through CCS).
- First Aid/CPR (as available through CCS).
- Requires local or regional travel. If using personal vehicle
for travel proof of driver’s license and car insurance
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.firstname.lastname@example.org
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