EOCFWA - Educational Opportunities for Children and Families
  • ECEAP/Head Start
  • Vancouver, WA, USA
  • $42,319 - 44,444
  • Salary
  • Full Time


connect | empower | transform

Strengthening children & families through early learning, child development and community partnerships.

Come join our team as the Education Manager supporting Educational Opportunities for Children and Families (EOCF) realize a common vision by planning, evaluating, monitoring, coordinating, and supervising the delivery of comprehensive ECE services and programs. This full time, benefited position is budgeted for 2000 hours/250 days per year with a salary range of $42,319 - 44,444.

Open until filled.

Education Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education or Early Childhood Development or; bachelor's degree in a closely related field with either an Early Childhood Education Endorsement or Child Development credential or; bachelor degree in Human Services, Human Development, Sociology, or closely related field and 20 semester credits in Early Childhood Education.  Masters degree preferred.

Experience: Five years of experience providing or coordinating early childhood education; four years experience (either as part of or in addition to above required experience) supervising paid staff.

Knowledge of:

Available services and resources for families and children in the community.

Child development and developmentally appropriate practices for children ages 0-5yrs.

Early childhood education, and curriculum development and implementation.

Principles of child development and Early Childhood Curriculum planning.

Safety issues for children and adults.

Washington State Early Learning and Development Guidelines, Washington State child care regulations (WAC), Head Start/ECEAP Performance Standards, and Early Achievers.

CLASS observation tool and Teaching Strategies GOLD.


ChildPlus data system.

Principles of adult learning and staff development.

Basic rules and principles of grammar, written and verbal communication, and mathematics.

Computer word processing and spreadsheet programs.

Head Start and ECEAP performance standards.

Ability to:

Exercise effective management of personnel, programs and resources.

Work cooperatively with staff, families and community partners from diverse cultural, socio-economic and educational backgrounds.  

Prepare basic statistical and narrative reports, business correspondence, and memoranda using a computer.

Maintain confidentiality of records and information.

Effectively provide training for adults.

Use the team approach to accomplish agency work.

Demonstrate professional and effective written and verbal communication skills; receive information and feedback in an understanding manner; use good judgment.

Work independently and demonstrate flexibility to changes in work schedules and assignments

Attend appropriate staff meetings and out-of-town training sessions as assigned.

Provide feedback, professionally and respectfully, to staff on early childhood best practices.

Key performance Area: Work Habits and Practices

Report to work on a regular basis, as scheduled. Salaried exempt employees must work until their essential job functions are completed, which may require working beyond their regularly scheduled days and hours. 

Function as an effective team member with co-workers and the community to build productive, collaborative relationships and to achieve program goals and objectives.

Perform multiple tasks simultaneously.

Demonstrate commitment to EOCF's mission, values and policies in performance of daily duties.

Continue to increase professional knowledge, skills and competencies in job related areas; incorporate and demonstrate new knowledge and skills on the job.

Attend and participate in staff meetings and local or out-of-town training as assigned.

Maintain confidentiality of program, staff and client information.

Demonstrate professional behavior and conduct.

Accept responsibility for seeking assistance and guidance when needed; incorporate constructive direction from supervisor to improve job performance.

Accept responsibility for the quality of job performance, and make changes as needed.

Key Performance Area: Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

Assist in developing, implementing and monitoring an annual integrated work plan.

Assist Executive Management Team in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating program services.

Assist in developing, implementing and monitoring an annual budget.

Establish systems to assure agency compliance with reporting requirements and monitor systems to assure data is collected, entered and reported as required.

Analyze data from Creative Curriculum and classroom observation tools, and provide reports of significant trends to Executive Management and Agency Planning Team, and classroom staff.

Present to the department director recommendations for staff training and development to respond to Creative Curriculum outcomes.

Provide technical assistance to staff as may be needed to implement reporting systems using a strength based approach.

In cooperation with the director and child and family services supervisors, develop, implement and evaluate training for education staff.

Provide advice and recommendation to the department director and supervisors on significant trends and research findings in the ECE field.

Participate in annual agency-wide self-assessment; develop and assure implementation of corrective action plans as needed.

Participate in annual community assessment (EOCF and community partners) to assess families' needs and available community resources.

Key Performance Area: Program Management

Promote and facilitate family involvement in all aspects of the program and the community.

Develop the budget, and provide oversight of the budget, purchase and delivery of classroom supplies.

Coordinate agency-wide transition activities.

Represent the agency at Title I and other related meetings

Establish a system for actively involving elementary schools in transition activities.

Work with supervisors to assure classroom staff receives transition training.

Review and update transition plan annually.

In cooperation with supervisors assure classroom staff receives transition training.

Provide technical assistance and consultation to classroom staff when requested by supervisors using a strengths based model.

Provide liaison activities for assigned Partner Agencies.

Provide direct assistance for administrative activities and arrange technical assistance for operations as needed.

Monitor compliance of Performance Standards and provide assistance to assure requirements are being met.

Participate in the annual pre-service and in-service training programs as assigned by supervisor.

Provide input to training components to facilitate consistency and to assure all identified training objectives are covered.

Participate in training planning sessions and provide recommendations of strategies to fulfill training objectives identified by supervisors.

Provide training recommendations based on the analysis of Child Outcomes and other assessment data.

Provide direct training to staff as requested by supervisors.

When assigned to supervise classroom staff

Assure that classroom staffing requirements are met daily.

Assure safe and healthy classroom learning environments.

Assure classrooms are adequately equipped and supplied.

Provide on-going supervision of sites, including overseeing classroom facilities, maintaining a positive working relationship with property owners and others located at the same facility, evaluating maintenance needs, and requesting repairs and other related services from facilities and maintenance staff.

Assist teachers in developing and implementing a transition plan for children and families.

Drive to EOCF centers to conduct periodic inspections, provide on-site technical assistance, and respond to emergencies.

Key Performance Area: Supervision

As needed, coordinate and facilitate team meetings, including cross-component and cross-program teams, to assure that EOCF's operations and services are provided and conducted in accordance with performance standards, agency mission, vision, and values, and requirements of grants, contracts, policies, procedures, and work plans.

Assist in recruiting, interviewing, selecting, orienting and training employees.

Develop, implement and monitor individualized staff development and training plans.

Assign, coordinate, supervise, monitor, and evaluate the work of staff and volunteers to assure that EOCF's operations and services are provided and conducted in accordance with performance standards, agency mission, vision, and values, and requirements of grants, contracts, policies, procedures, and work plans.

Complete performance appraisals as prescribed by EOCF Personnel Policies

Key Performance Area: Communication

Assure continuous and timely flow of verbal and written information between line staff, direct-reports, Partner agencies, senior management, and other components.

Prepare regular written reports, memoranda and other statistical and narrative information as required or requested.

Prepare and present information and reports to EOCF groups and teams, including the Board of Directors and Policy Council, and to community agencies and organization.

Maintain effective and supportive communication with enrolled children and families.

Maintain organized and accessible record keeping and filing system.

Serve as an advocate for EOCF and its families in the community.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


EOCFWA - Educational Opportunities for Children and Families
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