Riverside Community Care Program Director - Early Head Start in Somerville, Massachusetts

Program Director - Early Head Start

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Job Description

Exciting opportunity to join Riverside Community Care in Somerville as the Program Director for our Early Head Start Program!

The Program Director manages the clinical and administrative functions of our home-based program which provides comprehensive child development and family support services to low-income infants and toddlers and their families, and pregnant women and their families in Somerville, Cambridge and Medford.

The team is a diverse, dynamic and passionate group consisting of clinicians, home visitors and specialists.

The Director will:

  • supervise the managerial staff

  • provide leadership and program development as well as interface with the larger system of providers and child serving state agencies

  • administer Federal grant in accordance with grantor guidelines, laws, policies and best practices

  • work closely with the agency’s Finance Department to monitor and oversee the program’s budget and implement sound financial practices

This is a great opportunity to manage a program while also gaining the support to continue your own professional and personal growth.

Required Skills

  • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills

  • Creativity and flexibility

  • Ability to foster growth and development of staff and program

  • Capacity to multitask and think strategically

  • Ability to work independently as well as with teams and networks of providers

  • Experience with Outlook, Word and Excel

  • Bilingual Spanish preferred

Required Experience

  • BA/BS in Early Childhood Education, Human Services, Public Health or related field. Master’s degree preferred.

  • Minimum of 5 years post-Master's level experience in providing educational or social services to children and families Head Start or Early Head Start experience preferred, including experience with federal reviews/monitoring and experience in budgeting/financial management

  • Prior supervisory experience and demonstrated leadership capacities required

Riverside Community Care is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities. We provide equal opportunity for all persons seeking employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, national origin, disability, or any other characteristic as established by law.

Job Location

Somerville, Massachusetts, United States

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