Head Start Director

  • Eddy
  • Full-time

Head Start Program Director – This position is in Carlsbad, NM 

Southeast NM Community Action Corporation – Carlsbad, New Mexico

Head Start Director – Carlsbad, NM

Southeast NM Community Action Corporation has been serving individuals and families since 1965; we are committed to supporting individuals and families so they can achieve educational advancement as well as community health and economic advancement. We need talented people who want to make a difference in their community to join our team of professionals. Does this sound like you? Make a difference in the lives of others and enrich your own life in the process, apply to join our team.

The Southeast NM Community Action Corporation Head Start Program is accepting applications for the position of Head Start Director which will be located in the Community Action administration office in Carlsbad, NM.

Head Start is a federal program for preschool children from low-income families, we operate Head Start Centers in Eddy and Chaves counties (Artesia, Carlsbad, Dexter, Roswell).

The Head Start Director will be responsible for assuring that all Head Start program mandates and standards for excellence are met on a daily basis. This position will provide supervision and management in the overall operations of the Head Start program consistent with agency policies, federal regulations, applicable laws, and required funding source guidelines by monitoring the implementation of responsibilities of employees through direct on-site observation, monthly meetings with staff, and reviewing files and documentation.

The ideal candidate will work well with others, meet challenges with determination, be hands-on, and will play a critical role in strategic decision, and will love improving the lives of children.

The following qualifications for this position are:

· Bachelor’s degree in Education (preferably Early Childhood Education), Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field from a traditional four-year regionally accredited college or university.

· Three – five (3-5) years of Exempt management/supervisory experience.

· Three – five (3-5) years of direct experience in a Head Start Program.

· Experience or training in working with children who have special needs preferred.

· Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

Salary – This is an Exempt position $80,000 – $110,000 annual

We offer a 4-day work week (Monday – Thursday)

Thirteen (13) Paid Holidays per year

Annual Leave

Sick Leave

Retirement Plans

Medical, Dental, Vision, and

Life Insurance

An application and letter of interest is required. You may go to our website at www.snmcac.com and complete an application and upload your resume and letter of interest or you may go to our Community Action/Head Start sites in Artesia, Carlsbad, and Roswell to complete an application. You may also go to any Workforce Solution’s office and apply.