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Division Director of Education Programs
Location: YWCA of Greater Miami-Dade Miami, FL (Weeks Building)


This position is responsible for providing creative and strategic leadership to oversee all aspects of the education programs at the agency; directing, managing & coordinating the YWCA’s Education Programs to include Head Start, Early Head Start, School Readiness, After School, and Teens programs including the development of new programs, implementation of programs and supervision of programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

-Acts as The Program Division Director/Overseer for all Education Programs, including Head Start Director.

-Responsible for the implementation of the programs governance as outlined in policies and procedures.

-Assures compliance to all Head Start, Early Head start, Early Learning Coalition, Voluntary Pre-K, Children’s Trust, United Way requirements.

-Supervises all YWCA Education Centers/Sites and their directors and coordinators to ensure that they are operating at the highest quality and adhering to national standards.

-Ensures that developmentally appropriate curriculum and learning models are implemented at all centers/sites.

-Builds strong professional teams who enjoy a good working relationship with each other as well as with parents and the community at large.

-Takes the necessary steps to provide a safe and caring environment that fosters well-being, and maintains respectful and responsible behavior for each participant.

-Oversees the implementation of program and curriculum enhancements at all centers/sites.

-Provides direction and support to ensure effectiveness and efficiency of programs. -Establishes, maintains and complies with credential and educational requirements for teaching staff and center directors and coordinators.

-Identifies, writes, implements and monitors all grants and other contractual programs.

-Oversees grant-funded programs and establishes relationships with funding sources.

-Oversees the completion of the collection of data, both financial and programmatic necessary to the financial management of the programs.

-Develops and manages the department budget and program budgets and assists each center director, site manager, and program coordinator with the implementation of their budget.

-Monitors center/site budgets; prepares programs amendments and financial projections. -Creates and accesses professional development opportunities for staff in the Education Programs division.

-Develops monitoring systems and standards for evaluation purposes. Creates job descriptions related to the Education programs. -Develops and provides all of the required Head Start/Early Head Start (EHS) reports to the board of directors and Head Start policy committee.

-Frequently monitors all program locations to ensure a safe and enriching environment for program participants.

-Researches and selects new programs and providers. Creates contacts for providers.

-Ensures all Education Programs meet/exceeds quality standards.

-Seeks to grow program partners and profile with new schools, centers and programs.

-Develops training programs as needed for all Program staff to remain compliant with all state regulations.

-Acts as the liaison between key community agencies and the YWCA for families, clients, and staff.

-Develops community partnerships and professional services agreements.

-Oversees the recruitment of new personnel under the division.

-Manages the accuracy and timelines of all reporting; that includes but are not limited to coordinators timesheets, coordinators monthly reports; purchase orders; CDS, VPK, Federal Food, ELC, TCT, and all reimbursements.

-Serves as the YWCA’s Education Programs representative and expert on local councils, and community groups.

-Engages in the typical responsibilities for a senior leader, requiring planning, evaluating, organizing, integrating, and controlling.


Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood or Child Development or closely related field of study and a minimum of five (5) years of professional and supervisory child care and youth management experience preferably in a non-profit environment or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree preferred. Head Start Experience highly preferred. Must have experience developing and managing budgets, fiscal management, supervision, training & development of staff; and administration. Must have managed large staff at multiple locations. Knowledge of accreditation standards by NAEYC, Apple, and Gold requirements and the associated accreditation process. Director’s Credential is necessary. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills. Comfortable speaking in front of small as well as large groups. Must have the ability to make public presentations. Requires level 2 background clearance, and drug testing. 


 Full-Time exempt with Full Benefits


Range $68,000 – $78,000 annualized depending on qualifications/experience


Contact: Please submit resume to ywca-careers@ywca-miami.org or Send Fax to: 305-416-4618
Please email a resume to: YWCA-careers@ywca-miami.org or Send Fax to: 305-416-4618
Expires on: 1/14/2018