Program Manager, Children’s Services

Mid Santa Barbara County
Full Time

The Program Manager provides general program management for a region or major functional area; coach, mentor, supervise, and train staff. Provide short term and long-range planning for service delivery and training; act as an integrator of components, including health, nutrition, and disabilities. Functions as liaison and information conduit between Department leadership, staff, and community collaborators. This position is a member of the Planning and Development Team and, as such, provides leadership in the planning, development, and implementation of new initiatives and special projects affecting the department.

Our agency provides employees with a positive work environment and the ability to balance work & home along with excellent benefits. Our benefit package includes: medical, dental, vision, life insurance including sick, vacation, and personal leave with 11 paid holiday’s and a fully vested retirement plan with and up to 5% match.

This position is full-time with full benefits and starts out between $75,774.40 – $79,560.00 annually. Position located in Lompoc.

Supervisory Responsibilities Manages subordinate supervisors who supervise site staff and directly supervise the regional support staff. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities Other duties may be assigned.

  • Ensure program compliance with regulations of state licensing agency and grant requirements.
  • Implements program requirements and supervises the daily operation within the assigned region or functional area.
  • Supervises regional staff and guides them in providing a holistic approach to child and family services.
  • Support supervisors in the creation of evaluations and action plans.
  • Creates Individual Professional Development plans with staff and supports them in their goals.
  • Coaches, trains, and on-board staff.
  • Establishes the expectation and support for a high-quality Early Care and Education program that includes parents and families using standard measures such as the ECERS, CLASS, and NAEYC accreditation tools.
  • Holds one-on-one check-ins and regular staff meetings to provide information, updates, and training to ensure the effective operation of services in their area.
  • Observe children and provide suggestions for behavior management and education programming to meet the individual needs of all children.
  • Monitor home visiting component.
  • Conducts regular site visits and inputs results in Child Plus
  • Supports staff wellness and relationship building.
  • Coordinate the integration of components through team development, integrated work plans, and collaboration.
  • Under the Guidance of Human Resources, conduct interviews and extend job offers to potential candidates.
  • Represents the Agency at public and other local functions and meetings for their region.
  • Establishes and maintains linkages with school districts, community agencies, and local funding groups.
  • Participates in funding interviews and/or reviews as the Program Liaison for the department or Agency.
  • Negotiates local agreements with service agencies to expand services to children and families; final negotiations must be approved by the Children Services Director (Agency Chief Executive Officer if pertaining to agency business).
  • Meets with the Children Services Director and other Managers to coordinate and centralize services and ensure consistency of systems for the total program.
  • Provides recommendations and guidance for program development.

Knowledge, Skill, and/or Ability Required

Education and/or Experience Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in Early Childhood Education, Human Services or a related field is required, and three years of progressively responsible professional experience which demonstrates significant supervisory and administrative responsibilities and a strong knowledge of theories and practices of Early Childhood Education/Development, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Computer Skills To perform this position successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations  Valid California driver’s license, current insurance coverage and an acceptable driving record, as determined by the Agency. Provide verification of State required vaccines upon hire for: Influenza (from August 1 to December 1), Pertussis, and Measles.  Acceptable verifications include immunization record and physician statement.  Exceptions to vaccinations: Flu can be waived by completing annual waiver. Must hold or obtain California Department of Education Early Childhood Director Permit and be a Certified CLASS Observer in Preschool or Toddler and Infant.

Other Skills and Abilities Bilingual is highly desirable.

Other Qualifications Must meet state health requirements including physical examination and TB clearance. Must be fingerprinted and have such records filed with the Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing.

Please noteCommUnify has a mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy with ability to request a vaccination accommodation due to medical or religious reasons.

Leave a Response

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Back to top