Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity

Head Start Director | Full Time

Category: Non-profit

Location: 255 South Champlain Street

Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity’s (CVOEO) Head Start program has an exciting opportunity for an individual to lead a community-focused, highly-regarded Head Start program!

Head Start is a federally-funded, national child and family development program which provides comprehensive services for pregnant women, children from birth to age five, and their families. Services for children promote school readiness, and include early education, health, nutrition, mental health, and services for children with special needs. Services for parents promote family engagement, and include parent leadership and social service supports. Our mission is to provide high quality services to help children and families thrive and reach their full potential.  We promote the health, safety and well-being of children, and maintain strong collaborative partnerships to meet the changing needs of children, families and communities.

As Head Start Director you will lead a team of exceptional administrative and educational staff.  You will provide strategic direction and oversee the administration and operation of all programs and services of Head Start. You will provide leadership to the Governance Team to ensure growth and long-term sustainability through implementation of federal Head Start regulations.  You will represent Head Start by working closely with a broad range of community and statewide organizations, government agencies, children, families and human services.  As a result of the wide area of representation travel will be required.

We are seeking candidates with a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred, in a relevant discipline with proven progressive leadership experience. In addition, candidates must have five-seven years of experience in supervision of staff, fiscal management and administration; excellent verbal and written communication skills, bilingual abilities a plus; demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment; experience managing programs including evaluation and most importantly, be of high integrity and character as the representative of Head Start and the children and families it serves.

Deadline: April 3, 2021 12:00 am

To Apply:

We offer an excellent benefit package including medical, dental and vision insurance, generous time off, a retirement plan and discounted gym membership.  We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our Agency. Please apply by sending a cover letter with salary requirements, resume and a statement explaining your commitment to diversity and inclusion by e-mail to:   Deadline to submit applications is close of business Friday, April 3, 2021.  To learn more about CVOEO and this position please visit .