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The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, Inc.

HEAD START
MANAGEMENT POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

 

TITLE OF POSITION: Vice President – Head Start & Early Head Start

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Sr. Vice President of Administration and Compliance

A. GENERAL SUMMARY

This position has primary responsibility for oversight and development of systems providing and coordinating Head Start/Early Head Start services for Head Start and Early Head Start enrolled children and families. The position has primary responsibility for leading the overall Head Start & Early Head Start (Head Start) program in meeting the goals of the Agency as well as the Head Start program. This position represents the Urban League’s Head Start program while partnering with other agencies to provide comprehensive HS/EHS services for children and families. This position is also responsible for assisting with the assurance and implementation of defined administration, fiscal, human resources, information services, public relations, support services and related planning for the program. This includes ensuring compliance with performance standards and other local, state and federal regulations and recognized best practices in Head Start/Early Head Start. The position has technical and administrative supervision over property and inventory of Head Start/Early Head Start. The Vice President is a part of the Head Start/Early Head Start Management Team and works in tandem with other program coordinators and specialists. The Vice President is an integral part of the larger system of services provided by Head Start and the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, Inc.

B. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION

Duties are described in major areas in order of importance, and after each major area, the approximate percentage of time working on various components of the job is estimated.

PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION AND COORDINATION (75%)
1. Ensure that all programs, services, and systems are developed in accordance with current Head Start Performance Standards, the Head Start Act of 2007, and other local, state and federal regulations, and congruent with organizational philosophy, mission and values.
2. Ensure that ongoing monitoring is occurring according to our internal monitoring plan and that systems are updated to reflect any opportunities for improvement that may be identified.
3. Plan and monitor program evaluation utilizing child outcomes and benchmarks for measuring quality in program areas.
4. In partnership with the Assistant Directors and management team, insures that the program meets funded enrollment on a monthly basis.
5. In partnership with the Assistant Directors, maintains proper licensing and accreditation requirements for managed centers.
6. Remain up-to-date on Performance Standards and other federal, state and local regulations and general knowledge of how the program will implement them.
7. In partnership with the Head Start management team, parents, community members, and governing body members establish a five-year plan for program operations including administration, fiscal, human resources, facilities, transportation (if warranted), technology and other support needs of the program.
8. Solve complex technical, administrative, and regulatory/policy issues involved in implementing strong systems and services by making timely decisions
9. Represent Head Start/Early Head Start on various community boards/committees and professional organizations.
10. Participate in community groups, which will be supportive of program goals and objectives.

RECORDKEEPING AND FISCAL (15%)
1. Maintain a close working relationship with the Chief Financial Officer and Controller to facilitate effective oversight of expenditures while exchanging information for budget, grant writing and status updates.
2. Ability to write, revise, and manage multiple grants simultaneously.
3. In conjunction with the Assistant Directors develops and implements a plan and system of continuous monitoring and evaluation of activities within the program.
4. Ensure that filing, tracking and documentation systems are maintained.
5. Submits verbal and/or written reports to the Sr. Vice President of Compliance & Administration, President/CEO, Board of Directors, Vice President of Human Resources, and Policy Council on program activities and status on a monthly basis and as needed.
6. In partnership with the Business Office, ensure that updated policies and procedures to include inventory control, risk management and procurement oversight are shared and implemented by program staff.

SUPERVISION AND TRAINING (10%)
1. In partnership with the Assistant Director(s) sets priorities and provides leadership and training for the implementation of the work plans of Head Start/Early Head Start staff to include their integration into the total program operation and referral system for utilizing other resources of the Urban League.
2. In partnership with the Vice President of Human Resources, develop a working knowledge of the agency employee recruitment and selection procedures to ensure consistence and compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), legal hiring practices and internal policies and procedures.
3. Sets the job standards, sets goals, monitors and provides on-going feedback for performance improvement, and submits appraisals in a timely manner. Updates and revises job descriptions as needed.
4. Becomes thoroughly familiar with the personnel policies and procedures and ensures that parents are aware of these and any changes that may occur.
5. In partnership with the Human Resource Division, foster an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued.
6. In partnership with the Head Start management team use professional development to increase the knowledge and skills needed to provide high-quality, comprehensive services within the scope of each Head Start/Early Head Start employee’s job responsibilities.
7. Maintains strict confidentiality with respect to Head Start/Early Head Start children, families and staff in accordance with established policies and procedures.
8. Attends national, regional, state and local meetings/conferences related to Head Start/Early Head Start.

PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED BY THE PRESIDENT and CEO TO ENSURE THE SUCCESSFUL OPERATION OF THE PROGRAM.


C. SUPERVISION EXERCISED
Direct supervision of positions directly within the reporting structure of the Vice President of Head Start/Early Head Start, to include employees the position assigns, directs, and evaluates performance. This position is the first step for resolution in the grievance procedure.

Positions Supervised: Assistant Head Start/Early Head Start Directors, and Executive Assistant

 

D. KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

Knowledge: Must have knowledge of the principles and practices of early childhood education programming, child development, family services and human behavior. Knowledge of program planning and community resources. Knowledge of family dynamics and male involvement. In-depth knowledge and training on methods to handle suspected or known child abuse and neglect cases, that comply with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Knowledge of computer operation and basic office software. Thorough knowledge of writing, revision, and management of programmatic grants with demonstrated success is required.

Abilities: Must have the ability to relate well and maintain effective working relationships with staff, children, parents and other agencies. Ability to exercise professional judgment before making decisions and maintain all information in strict confidence. Ability to prioritize, consider alternatives and respond quickly and effectively to unexpected and rapidly changing conditions. Ability to comprehend both verbal and written instructions. Ability to know and implement Head Start/Early Head Start Performance Standards, Head Start Act of 2007, child care licensing regulations, policies of the program as well as other pertinent federal, state, and or local regulations. Able to work in a team environment. Transport self to and from, agencies, Head Start/Early Head Start and other locations. Possess valid driver’s license and be insurable by the program’s insurance carrier. Must meet Agency computer standards applicable to the position. Must have reliable transportation. Candidates fluent in Spanish highly desirable.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
• Ability to communicate ideas and instructions orally and in writing.
• Ability to write reports and business correspondence.
• Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business journals and technical procedures.
• Ability to speak before groups of individuals.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
• Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts and percentages.

REASONING SKILLS
• Ability to define problems collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
• Ability to interpret, implement and complete a task following an extensive variety of instructions.
• Ability to summarize conclusions and instructions, then make recommendations and develop implementation strategies.
• Ability to maintain strict confidentiality at all times, including the ability to recognize situations in which confidentiality is required.

E. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

The above knowledge and abilities are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience. Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and experience in supervision of staff, fiscal management and administration. Five years of experience as a Head Start/Early Head Start Director preferred. Three years of experience working with disadvantaged, low income clients and the general community desirable. Must be willing to obtain the Red Cross First Aid Certification and CPR coursework and updates as required. A health exam and clear tuberculosis screen are required for hire and periodically per program regulations.

Current and former Head Start/Early Head Start parents will receive preference for employment vacancies for which they are qualified.

F. PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
Ability to lift, carry, or push forty (40) pounds and evacuate children as needed.

 

 

 Contact Joe Wiley at jwiley@questmc.com.

 

 


 
Director of Sales
 
New England Machinery
Bradenton, FL

We seek an experienced, motivated and strategic sales professional to join our dynamic and globally recognized engineering and manufacturing company as Director of Sales. New England Machinery is a successful, privately owned US manufacturer that designs and manufactures over 30 different models of high speed packaging equipment, including unscramblers, rotary cappers, lidders, pluggers, orienters and much more! We have placed thousands of machines worldwide in pharmaceutical, food/beverage, personal care and chemical plants.
As the Director of Sales, you will serve as a member of the Senior Management Team and coordinate with other management team leaders to assure achievement of the company’s goals and customer needs. You will develop and implement a sales strategy while managing sales budgets and overseeing growth. Further, you will coordinate, mentor and direct the actions of the Territory Sales Managers. You will develop the strategic sales plan based on company goals in order to promote sales growth and ensure customer satisfaction for the organization. This includes: identifying objectives, strategies and action plans to improve short- and long-term sales and earnings.
 
Key responsibilities include:
  • Increase business among existing customers and promote the organization to new customers in order to meet strategic business objectives.
  • Collaborate with the Presidentin establishing and recommending the most realistic sales goals for the company.
  • Coordinate proper company resources to ensure efficient and stable sales results.
  •  Accurately forecasts annual, quarterly and monthly revenue streams.
  •  Review expenses and recommend economies.
  • Collaborate with Marketing to establish and control budgets for sales promotion and trade show expenses.
  • Communicate trends and issues pertaining to sales/marketing initiatives to Senior Management.
  • Develop and nurture strong customer contacts and positive, proactive relationships with Territory Sales Managers ensuring open streams of communication.
  • Develop key performance indicators and collect data for Territory Sales Managers.
  • Establish and manage effective programs to compensate, coach, appraise and train sales personnel.
  • Manage and develop all sales and sales support staff.
  • Coach, mentor, advise, counsel, and motivate all sales team members.
  • Recruit, hire and assist in training new Territory Sales Managers.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the President.
 
The ideal candidate will be a proven leader with in-depth industry experience and a true passion for leadership and customer satisfaction, a record of building high performance teams and outstanding relationships with internal peers and external customers, and a proven track record in managing and directing a highly skilled, motivated, successful and results-oriented sales force.
 
Key Requirements and Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business or Sales related disciplines.
  • 5-10 years’ experience in a Sales Management role managing a direct Sales Team.
  • Previous packaging machinery sales preferred.
  • Experience in developing sales strategies, as well as collecting sales data and analysis.
  • Exceptional project management skills.
  • PC experience to include Microsoft Office Suite and Salesforce CRM.
  • Willingness to travel 50%+.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and evidence of insurance/insurability.
Competencies
  • Problem-solving and analytical skills to interpret sales performance and market trend information
  • Creative thinker.
  • Adaptable and be able to consistently deal with changing conditions.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Strong work ethic
  • High integrity
  • Proactive communication skills
 
We recognize our employees as our greatest resource. We are a dedicated team, committed to our core values of customer satisfaction, safety, integrity, quality, teamwork, and innovation.
 
We offer an attractive compensation and benefits package. Our facilities are located on the beautiful Gulf Coast of Florida, one of the most desirable areas to live in the state. Visit our website at www.neminc.com
 

 

We are a drug free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.
 
Contact Randy Samuelson at rsamuelson@questmc.com.
 

  

 

 


 

Associate Vice Chancellor, Human Resources

Saint Louis Community College

 


SUPERVISION GIVEN
: Provides strategic direction for the human resources functions which include employee and labor relations, talent management, benefits, retirement, compensation, employee training, human resources information system, professional development, workers' compensation and diversity and inclusion.

POSITION SUMMARY
: Plans, organizes, directs and controls the development, administration and strategic direction of the Human Resources Department and its programs for the district; promotes, directs, implements and coordinates equal employment opportunity and diversity and inclusion. Serves as a member of the College's Leadership Team.

PRIMARY DUTIES PERFORMED:

  • Advises and counsels the Chancellor, College's Leadership Team and Board of Trustees on policy, legal requirements and the impact of related legislation related to human resources matters on the College and its employees; communicates and consults with College's general counsel for legal advice/litigation related to human resources matters; seeks advice from general counsel on the interpretation of federal, state and local laws and regulations.
  • Serves in a leadership role with other administrative team members to foster relationships with community and government officials, academic officials,  union organizations, the College-wide governance system, non-bargaining support staff, administrators, and students where appropriate.
  • Exercises leadership in the development and administration of the human resources budget and manages financial resources consistent with college policy, budget approval and sound financial management principles
  • Oversees the human resources information system; ability to obtain, organize, analyze and interpret data and information and to make recommendations to leadership and administrators.
  • Participates in all required and relevant College training and development opportunities.
  • Assists with other matters as assigned.
     

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Excellent knowledge of all Human Resource functions including employment, benefits, employee relations, labor relations, retirement, compensation, policy development, and performance appraisal.

Knowledge of Federal, State and local/municipal labor and employment laws and regulations impacting upon both the private and public sectors.

Skill in planning and budget preparation and fiscal management. Experience with administering Workers Compensation programs.
Demonstrated experience regarding sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

Demonstrated ability to lead and represent a diverse human resources staff; experience working in a collegial and shared governance environment in education, preferably in post¬ secondary education

Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures relevant to human resources.

Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE:

  • Master's Degree with concentration in Human Resource Management or related field
  • At least 15 years of experience in roles of increasing responsibility in Human Resource management
  • Leadership at the department-head level managing the entire Human Resources function as paii of a senior management team
  • Experience in an institution of higher education (preferably public)
  • Work with publicly-elected governing bodies, i.e. Boards of Trustees
  • Strategic, analytical and problem solving skills as well as attention to detail
  • High tolerance for ambiguity and change in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in collective bargaining and labor management agreement administration in a multi- union workforce including chief spokesperson roles
  • Partnering with external consultants and vendors
  • High level of affinity to and experience with business computing systems
  • Excellent knowledge of MS-Office applications
  • Experience in diverse workforce settings
  • Good relationship building and management capabilities


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Negligible

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Usual office working conditions; exposure to computer screens, noise and electrical energy; extensive contact with faculty, staff, students and the public

Ability to travel to all college locations

 

Replies should be sent to jwiley@questmc.com

 

 

 


 

WEST COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION

Vice President of Human Resources and Training

At West Community Credit Union, the Vice President of Human Resources and Training is a strategic partner and internal consultant throughout the organization, providing valued leadership counsel and expertise.  As a central member of the Senior Leadership Team, this position fully participates in setting the direction of the organization, establishing the culture, and defining the initiatives and actions that the organization will take.  The Vice President of Human Resources and Training is the innovative leader for building and implementing workforce strategies and processes that align employees’ needs with opportunities for organizational growth.  This role is expected to be a collaborative change agent, moving the organization ahead to new levels of performance and engagement for its members, employees, and communities served.

ABOUT US:

West Community is a rapidly growing financial cooperative.  In the last three years, it has more than doubled its locations (from four to nine), added a new business line, West Community Mortgage, and has become the 10th largest credit union in the State of Missouri.  It has over 90 employees located in two different geographical areas.

West Community Credit Union is an award-winning leader in performance excellence.  In 2018, the credit union was named a recipient of the Missouri Quality Award by the Midwest Excellence Institute (MEI).  West Community is one of a select group of credit unions in the nation to have won a state or national quality award.  West Community was recognized for its business process management system, rigorous metrics, disciplined leadership, passionate workforce, and outstanding community service.

West Community, its leaders, and its employees have a strong commitment to sustaining and building the culture of the organization, as the culture is a vital part of the organization and its success.  The culture, made up of the organization’s mission, vision, and values (Cultural Expectations) actively guide strategy, direction, decisions, and everyday actions. West Community is an active adaptor of new products, innovative solutions, and technology. The credit union has been recognized for its pursuit and use of technology solutions and capabilities.  It continues to be involved with break-through fintech improvements helping to position the organization for the future.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Vice President of Human Resources and Training serves as a role model, inspiring positive, collaborative relationships in an innovative environment of empowerment, trust and transparency.

The Vice President of Human Resources and Training is a dedicated advocate for people, building upon an atmosphere of empowerment and continuous improvement.

Reports To: President and CEO

Principle Accountabilities:

  • Identify, implement, and sustain innovative workforce strategies that meet employee needs and organization plans and directions
  • Collaborate with the Senior Leadership Team and its members in a way that creates trust, openness, and advances the success of the organization.
  • Develop, manage, and improve human resource policies, procedures, and processes that support the needs of the organization, including recruitment, retention, performance management, recognition systems, compensation, and benefits.
  • Effective organizational, project, and change management skills
  • Develop, manage, and conduct training and leadership development/coaching
  • Supervise and manage the human resource function and staff

Educational and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’ Degree in Human Resources or related field and a professional certificate or a graduate degree.  PHR/SPHR preferred.
  • 7+ years of similar or related experience.
  • Previous management experience.

TO APPLY:

Interested candidates, please apply in confidence to Joe Wiley at jwiley@questmc.com

 

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

 

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