Head Start Center Manager 1 or 2 – Colville, WA

DIVISION: Early Childhood Education

LOCATION: Colville

REPORTS TO: Child Development Manager

SUPERVISES: Designated Assistant Teachers and Classroom Aides

DATE OPEN: 03/23/2022


STATUS: Non-Exempt

40 hours per week, $3031.00 - $3505.00 per month, DOE


Provides leadership, support, supervision and technical assistance to education staff.   Supports the integration of trauma invested practices that support social-emotional learning and self-regulation in the classroom. Conducts evaluations and maintains records. Is responsible for the day-to-day operations & management of assigned facilities, including repair, maintenance, supplies and maintaining all related documentation.  Assures implementation of education and facility systems to meet program compliance.

Examples of Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assigns, supervises, schedules and evaluates the work of assigned staff, including substitute staff, to meet minimum program and agency requirements; implements training plan for assigned staff and assists staff to access needed training; implements disciplinary action of assigned staff, as necessary.
  • Plans and organizes workloads and assignments of assigned staff to maintain services, reviews progress, directs changes in priorities and schedules as needed to assure work is performed in a timely and efficient manner according to appropriate guidelines, procedures and regulations.
  • Manages daily indoor and grounds maintenance tasks at assigned sites. Prioritizes facility repair and maintenance needs, ensuring safety and health needs are addressed first. Arrange facility repair or maintenance with contractors when needed. Communicates regularly with supervisor to ensure adherence to budget constraints.
  • Housekeeping, cleaning, and maintenance duties, which may include: laundry, vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, dusting; disinfecting and sanitizing sinks, bathrooms, tables, classroom materials; deep cleaning classrooms, kitchen and storage areas; outside playground maintenance cleaning and organization, etc.
  • Manages the day-to-day operations of assigned sites.
  • Is able to apply trauma invested practices that support social-emotional learning and self-regulation in the classroom.
  • May need to assist in the preparation and organization of materials that support lesson plans and activities with guidance from the Lead Teacher.
  • Ability to effectively support classroom management during all daily routines; may be required to maintain classroom management routines in the absence of the Lead Teacher
  • Promotes the Head Start program in the community.
  • Contributes to the recruitment of families and volunteers.
  • Works community agencies as directed.
  • Responsible for generating, collecting and documenting Inkind for the program.
  • Ability to establish professional relationships with co-workers in a team environment.
  • Assures the efficient and economical use of program funds, human resources, materials and time.
  • Provides leadership for site staff, including providing direction and focus to work to be done at the site and providing communication to and from management staff. Implements systems to manage staff and facility to assure positive outcomes for children and families. Conducts monthly team meetings for site staff and on-site training sessions, as directed.
  • Assures that the physical environment meets health, safety and educational standards according to federal, local and program requirements.
  • Implements monitoring systems and maintains records that provide for the proper evaluation, control and documentation of assigned operations. Records significant information and actions. Prepares reports and correspondence as required.
  • Tracks and monitors program requirements for Head Start, Washington State Foundational Quality Standards for Early Learning Programs and Rural Resources Community Action employee requirements.
  • Provides input to Child Development Managers for the purpose of planning systems and keeps the Managers informed of developments in service delivery.
  • Resolves problems or emergencies affecting the availability of quality of daily education services, materials, and environments.
  • Supports the parent involvement effort in the classroom by working with classroom volunteers as delegated by Lead Teacher. Attend parent meetings, as requested.
  • Coordinates childcare and assist with supervision for on-site childcare provided during parent events/meetings and Policy Council meetings.
  • Requisitions of office supplies and/or equipment as needed, and monitors inventory.
  • Attend staff trainings and meetings as required.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to troubleshoot and complete basic facility maintenance tasks.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of Early Childhood Education.
  • Knowledge of modern principles and practices of management and supervision.
  • Ability to work independently on assigned projects.
  • Ability to plan, organize and monitor assigned work programs, work schedules and evaluating the work of staff.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local policies, procedures and regulations applicable to area of assignment.
  • Ability to manage time and resources in a highly organized manner.
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate operations and develop and implement corrective action to resolve problems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with parents, staff, and the community.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with parents, staff, other agency staff and the community.
  • Word processing and data entry skills

Required Education or Experience

Center Manager II

Early Childhood Education State Certificate (47 College Quarter Credits) or Equivalent


Center Manager I

Willing to complete a Professional Development Plan to obtain an Early Childhood Education State Certificate (47 College Quarter Credits) within 5 years of hire.


Have two years of experience as a teacher of children in any age group enrolled in an early learning program and at least six months of experience in administration or management, or a department approved plan.


Any combination of education and experience which would provide the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge and ability to perform the job.

Required Certifications & Licenses

Preferred Certifications & Licenses

Valid driver’s license in state of residence.

Access to reliable transportation- requires travel to multiple sites.

Auto insurance in the amount required by the State of Washington.

Physical examination within three weeks of employment.

Acceptable completion of a criminal history background check.


TB test and proof of test results to employer prior to the start of employment.  New employees do not need a TB skin test if they have written proof of one of the following:

  1. A negative Mantoux TB test in the twelve months prior to hire; or
  2. a previously positive Mantoux TB test with documented proof of treatment; or
  3. a recent negative chest X ray and a statement from a health care provider that employee does not pose a health risk to others; or
  4. Medication therapy to treat TB.

Documentation of Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) immunization:

  • An immunization record indicating that you have received at least one dose of MMR vaccination (Immunization record card is acceptable only with doctor’s signature/initials or stamp). Or
  • Lab evidence of immunity to measles disease (also known as a blood test or titer). Or
  • Documentation from a health care provider that the person has had measles disease sufficient to provide immunity against measles. Or
  • Written certification signed by a health care practitioner, licensed in Washington State— a medical doctor (MD), naturopathic doctor (ND), osteopathic doctor (DO), advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP) or a physician’s assistant (PA)—that the Measles, Mumps, & Rubella vaccine is, in the practitioner’s judgment, not advisable for you.


Physical Demands & Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to, stand for long periods of time; sit, including on the floor and small furniture; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers for fine manipulation and to operate a computer and telephone, and keyboard reach; and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, squat, crouch or crawl.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close (due to computer work), distance and peripheral vision, depth perception, ability to adjust focus and the ability to observe the safety of the classroom.
  • Light to moderate lifting is required.  Ability to lift up to 45 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements due to computer work.
  • Ability to uphold the stress of traveling.
  • Regular, predictable attendance is required.

The work environment characteristics described are what is encountered while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers, light traffic and also classroom noise, children talking, yelling).
  • Ability to work in a confined area.
  • Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period.
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to wet, snowy or hot outdoor weather conditions.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Rural Resources Community Action provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.