Under the direction of the Associate Superintendent, plans, organizes, controls and directs the operation, management and administration of the Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) and CA State Preschool Programs (CSPP); develops, monitors, implements and evaluates program policies and procedures; develops, administers and monitors program budgets; assures that all Early Childhood programs (ECSE and CSPP) comply with State, local and federal regulations; supervises and evaluates the performance of assigned personnel.
Plans, organizes, controls and directs the operation, management and administration of the Early Childhood Special Education and State Preschool Programs; develops, monitors, implements and evaluates program policies and procedures.
Assures all programs and grants comply with and implement State, local and federal regulations; provides guidance, training and interpretation of regulations to assure compliance.
Works with NCOE senior management to ensure program quality and sustainability.
Develops and implements a strategic planning process for the program, including program design and management, health/mental health, disabilities, nutrition, parent involvement and child development.
Plans, organizes and implements long and short-term programs and activities designed to develop objectives, goals and services; implements program goals and objectives through a collaborative process involving community stakeholders, parents and staff; develops systems for assessment and ongoing monitoring of program activities and operations.
Provides guidance in the implementation of State and federal performance standards regulations; creates operational systems to meet those standards; monitors the implementation of and evaluates system effectiveness.
Reviews and enforces instructional program standards to assure curriculum is aligned with state DRDP outcomes framework and State quality standards; works with lead management to assure systems are in place; reviews and analyzes the effectiveness of curriculum, instructional materials and equipment for indoor and outdoor learning; prepares and recommends approval processes to the parent policy council.
Develops and prepares annual preliminary program budgets; analyzes and reviews budgetary and financial data on an ongoing basis; controls and authorizes expenditures in accordance with established parameters; develops fiscal systems to assure and sustain program alignment; develops and administers grants; develops and negotiates service contracts with subscribing educational systems, partnerships and consultants; monitors functions that have funding implications, i.e. enrollment, attendance, child outcomes, school readiness goals and facility management projects; interacts with funding agencies regarding budget and grant or contract submissions and revisions.
Directs and evaluates the performance of leadership team and infant program staff; interviews and selects employees and recommends transfers, reassignments, terminations and disciplinary actions; determines need for, monitors and evaluates staff development programs and provides information to staff regarding professional development activities.
Assists general services with contracts for facilities; negotiates leases and contracts with landlords regarding property maintenance, enhancements, new leases, service providers and child care partners; prepares memorandums of understanding with agencies; participates in facility development and provides input in the architectural work and bidding processes.
Directs and provides support and guidance to lead managers and coordinators to ensure appropriate systems and procedures are in place; jointly designs program and administrative systems; collects and analyzes program information to ensure federal state and local reports are completed and submitted in a timely manner.
Provides technical expertise, information and assistance to the Associate Superintendent regarding assigned activities; assists in the formulation and development of policies, procedures and programs; recommends proper organization structure for assigned programs and functions.
Directs the preparation and maintenance of a variety of narrative and statistical reports, records and files related to assigned activities.
Communicates with other administrators, personnel and outside organizations to coordinate activities and programs, resolve issues and exchange information; visits classrooms, local agencies and other Head Start and State Preschool agencies to exchange information and provide guidance.
Develops and maintains partnerships with school districts and community agencies to align their work with NCOE early learning programs and the smooth transition of children and families from NCOE programs to district programs.
Operates a computer and assigned software programs; operates other office equipment as assigned; drives a vehicle to conduct work as assigned.
Participates actively in Ed Services and Cabinet meetings.
Attends and conducts a variety of meetings as assigned; serves on assigned councils, advisory groups, taskforces or other committees to present program information and develop program strategies, goals and objectives.
Works in consort with SELPA and local districts to ensure that the County’s early childhood education programs, including services for children with special education needs, utilize the best practices and meet state and federal guidelines.
Partners with community early childhood education programs to maximize services to young children and families residing within the County boundaries.
Promotes culturally relevant and responsive pedagogy in all early childhood education programs.
Represents the County on committees, task forces, and at special events.
An earned master’s degree or advanced degree of at least equivalent standard from an accredited college or university.
A California Administrative Services Credential authorizing management service and an ECSE credential; must have a background in either ECSE, Child Development or related field.
At least ten years of successful full-time certificated public school service, including experience in early childhood education (i.e., public child development program, licensed child care center, preschool, or elementary school grades preschool-3rd).
Three to five years in a certificated school-based administrative or management position.
Successful implementation with data supported results, in the following areas:
Providing differentiated professional development for teachers and administrators
Enhancing opportunities for academic success for English Learners, Standard English Learners, socioeconomically disadvantaged students, students with disabilities, and gifted and talented students
Supervising and administering programs over multiple sites
Developing and managing large scale budgets
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Personal Characteristics
Knowledge of federal, state, and local legislation, policies, rules, and regulations pertaining to child development programs.
Knowledge of the California Education Code, County policies and procedures, goals and objectives, organizational structure and functions, and negotiated contracts as related to the County’s instructional programs.
Knowledge of fundamental principles and accepted practices, current trends, literature, and research in the field of child development and early childhood education.
Knowledge of effective administrative and managerial practices and ability to implement them.
Knowledge of and skill in budget preparation and control.
Knowledge of pre K-12 curriculum and County instructional methods, strategies, and objectives.
Knowledge of staff development and in-service resources and the ability to implement them.
Leadership skill in facilitating group processes, including consensus building, and conflict resolution.
Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and manage time for self and others.
Ability to direct, observe, and evaluate subordinates effectively.
Ability to communicate and work effectively with all racial, ethnic, linguistic, disability, and socioeconomic groups.
Ability to make formal public presentations and communicate effectively with students, supervisors, co-workers, parents, community representatives, and other County personnel, both individually and as a group.
Ability to compose and comprehend written communication.
Ability to travel to other sites/locations; mobility to respond quickly in emergencies.
Ability to cope with crisis situations.
Apply online at www.napacoe.org and click on “JOBS”, then select the position of interest. Complete the online application and scan/attach the required documents to your online application, which includes the following:
Three (3) Letters of Recommendation. Letters of Recommendation may also be mailed to:
RE: Director of Early Childhood Services
Napa County Office of Education
2121 Imola Avenue
Napa, CA 94559
Should applicants have any difficulties with the application process or need assistance, please contact the Human Resources Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEADLINE: April 5th, by 5:00pm, if no qualified applicants apply position will remain open until filled.
Additional Salary Information: Salary placement is dependent upon education and years of work experience
This figure includes dental and health plan benefits with an optional Section 125 Plan
Internal Number: AA105
About Napa County Office of Education
The Napa County Office of Education guided by a belief in vital partnerships and innovative approaches to learning, provides academic services and enrichment opportunities for students, teachers and the community, as well as critical business services for school districts. NCOE is a leader in the dissemination of research-based best practices to educators locally and statewide.
NCOE believes in the power of innovation to fully engage students in their learning, and staff in their growth as effective leaders. The flexibility of the County Office structure allows us to explore cutting edge approaches to education, and we believe in investing in long term innovation through ongoing training and support.
The Napa County Office of Education serves our region by collaborating with educators, parents, community members and funding partners. Together, as a team, we prepare students to live, work and thrive in a diverse and highly connected world. The partnerships we build allow us to offer expanded opportunities for learning to students, teachers and the community.
Leadership is a natural result of innovation and supported by our strong partner...ships. Our award-winning organization is recognized as a leader in California with research and professional development programs that provide tools and training for educators around the state, key staff that serve on statewide and local boards and committees, and model programs that inspire other programs and communities.