Education Program Manager

Carson City, United States

Position Title

Education Program Manager

Job Type





E4 (27972.0 - 50770.0)


Head Start


Position Summary

Under direct supervision the Program Manager is responsible for carrying out the activities of the Washoe Tribe Head Start Program. Develops and implements the primary health, education, nutrition, disabilities, transportation, and family support systems for the children and families. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelors of Arts (BA) Degree with emphasis in Early Childhood Education (ECE) plus two years working in a preschool classroom. Experience with data collection and staff coaching. OR Associates of Arts (AA) Degree in Early Childhood Education plus minimum 3 years teaching in a preschool classroom, and experience supervising other classroom staff.

  • Must be certified in First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) within 30 days of employment.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid California or Nevada driver’s license or capable of obtaining one within 30 days of employment.

  • Must be able to be insurable by the Tribe’s Driving Policy.

  • Must be able to successfully pass a physical exam, pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation.

Knowledge, Abilities, Skills, and Certifications
  • Develops and presents or schedules trainings and/or presenters for training to staff and parents to inform of Head Start Program Performance Standards, School Readiness Goals and/or meet program needs. Ensures a two-way communication exists between the parents and Head Start Centers Staff concerning the program and its services, the program activities for the children and Policy Council, and the resources within the program and community.

  • Collaborates with parents, school districts, communities, and Washoe Tribe services and personnel to implement the Head Start goals.

  • Reviews all written plans annually with the Policy Council and Head Start Administrator on Education, Health & Nutrition, and Early Intervention (Disabilities) & Mental Health.

  • Works closely with the Head Start Administrator to administer the program by maintaining accurate, complete and legible records, establishing written procedures with special and/or specific situations.

  • Monitors children’s files to ensure the Head Start Program Performance Standards and School Readiness Goals are being met.

  • Possesses the willingness to travel between 25 to 50% of the time to participate in trainings, both at local and non-local settings.

  • Responsible for the day-to-day administrative activities of the program in the absence of the Head Start Administrator.

  • Carries out all other job related duties as assigned by the Head Start Administrator.

  • Responsible for the operation and management of one or more of the following content areas of the Head Start Program: Education, Health, Nutrition, Early Intervention (Disabilities), and Mental Health.

  • Knowledge of traditional form of government and tribal customs and traditions.

  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, county, and local laws, regulations, and requirements.

  • Knowledge of records management procedures to work independently and meet strict time

  • Knowledge of business English, proper spelling, grammar, punctuation, and basic arithmetic for preparing reports and correspondence.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing, to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds and with co-workers at all levels.

  • Ability to work effectively, demonstrate leadership and team-building skills with individuals in planning and organizing individualized programs for children.

  • Ability to analyze situations, define problems, collect data, establish facts to make decisions to adopt appropriate courses of action and implement recommendations.

  • Ability to demonstrate moral character, honesty, tact, fairness, lack of prejudice, and desire to help when dealing with people.

  • Skill in operating business computers, laptops and other office machines, including in a Windows environment, specifically Word, Excel, Access, and presentation software (such as PowerPoint).

  • Possession of Food Handler’s Certificate.

  • Performs other duties as required.

  • Knowledge and reliability in Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS), using it as a classroom quality tool with coaching.

  • Responsible for Professional Development files and Performance Reviews of teaching staff.

  • Monitor classroom environments, lesson plans and observation documentation.

  • Initiate and schedule a School Readiness team.

  • Create data reports on School Readiness and classroom performance that can be used for program improvement.

Physical Demands
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee occasionally is required to stand; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment
  • Work is generally performed in an office setting with a moderate noise level.

  • The Washoe Tribe of Nevada & California requires a background check of each new hire for employment purposes. Therefore, all conditionally offered positions will be subject to the following:

  • Negative alcohol and drug screen

  • Meet requirements of Public Law 101-630

  • Obtain or possess a valid driver’s license for either the state of Nevada or California within 30 days

  • Must be insurable under the Washoe Tribe’s driving policy