Advertised Summary Job Description: The Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health seeks an Administrative Director. The incumbent will be responsible for the overall administration and implementing mission and philosophy of Columbia University Head Start (HS), ensuring that HS Performance Standards are met, ensuring overall planning and communication, fiscal, human resources, supervision, governance and record keeping for the program.
Duties Include: Planning and Communication- Communicates a clear vision and strategy for the organization to all stakeholders. Leads strategic planning and ensure its implementation, with a focus on results. Oversee program planning, program self-assessment, and data based outcomes; program needs and community needs assessment; manages program reports and communicates results to Board, Managers, and Policy Council. Creates a multicultural strength based learning community. Represents the community's cultural and linguistic diversity throughout the program by ensuring a culturally competent staff and practices. Fiscal -Work along with Executive Director and Business Manager to ensure fiscal integrity. Maintains compliance with city, state, and federal requirements; reviewing expenditures and financial reports. Minimizes the program's financial and legal risk by assessing exposure to liability, improving internal control and other program practices, and monitoring compliance. Ensures compliance with Head Start Performance Standards and Early Head Start services; Department of Health NYC (Article 47), GSS Policies, CACFP Guidelines; maintain overall health and safety of children and staff by being knowledgeable of requirements and promoting staff members understanding and implementation of them. Works with PI in the grant submission process, including grant proposals. Human Resources -Oversees HR management of the unit and ensures compliance with CU and ACF/HS regulations. Promotes an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others. Ensures that the staffing structure supports the program's mission and goals by recruiting qualified staff who meet the position requirements. Supervisory - Works with administrative team in promoting staff development by using supervision and the performance appraisal system to establish professional development goals and plans and monitor their progress. Governance - Works collaboratively with the Executive Director, Board, Policy Council, administrative team and staff to create and implement policies that support the agency's mission, vision, and goals. Provides ongoing training for Board, PC and staff in shared governance and ACF/HS policies and procedures. Record Keeping- Ensures that federal, state, city, and university documentation requirements are met through accurate, complete, timely, and well organized records, in both digital and paper formats, as indicated.
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus five years of related experience.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: 5 years administrative or supervisory experience in a non-profit setting, preferably within an educational setting. 6 months fiscal experience with budgets and grants in a non-profit setting Knowledge of child development, early childhood education, relationship based practice and program administration. Strong written and oral communication skills in both English and Spanish.
Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in education, social work, public health, psychology or a related degree.
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Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
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