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Associate Director 

Position Associate Director  
Location Aurora Central Office  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Requirements

Full time, 12 month, exempt position located at our Aurora Central Office and will be required to travel to centers on a regular bases, as needed.  Requires a B.A. or B.S. in Early Childhood Education or related field, Masters Degree preferred.  Must have knowledge of early childhood theory and State and Head Start standards as well as Head Start experience. DCFS Director qualified required.  Supervisory experience required.  Must have valid Illinois Drivers License and be able to provide own transportation if necessary.

The Associate Director is responsible for the supporting the agency Executive Director with all programs.  In addition, responsible for assigned agency component supervision including but not limited to Social Services, Education, Transportation, and Professional Devlopment.


1.                  Responsible for the supervision and guidance of administrative coordinators and staff; enforce governing policies & procedures and perform staff evaluations. 

2.                  Carry out duties of Executive Director in their absence.

3.                  Serve as a substitute for CSBG Coordinator.

4.                  Support and promote Head Start Performance Standards, state and local standards.

5.                  Set agency program objectives and standards for quality and ensure that they are met.

6.                  Assist in the transitioning & training of new administrative staff.

7.                  Work with Human Resources to provide Employee Relations assistance and support as necessary; maintain accurate records of disciplinary actions 

8.                  Assist in the assessment of community strengths, needs, and resources to formulate programs goals.

9.                  Assist with Agency self-assessment.

10.              Facilitate inter-agency communication via scheduled meetings, center visits, and written communication.

11.              Maintain confidentiality of all agency information. 

12.              Act as a liaison and advocate for Agency staff, families, and clients.

13.              Assist in the process of Interviewing, selecting, and assigning staff.

14.              Prepare and submit reports as required.

15.              Review reports and ensure records are properly maintained. 

16.              Actively participate in community relations and informational activities.

17.              Ensure all staff, consultants and volunteers abide by the program standards of conduct.

18.              Participate in pre-service and in-service training for all program staff and in scheduled supervisory/family worker meetings.

19.              Carry out all duties in a professional manner.

20.              Assist in preparation of grant proposals & additional funding opportunities.

21.              Participate in Agency Strategic Planning.

22.              Attend and assist with coordination and planning of Board of Directors meetings and Annual Board meeting.

23.              Identify and establish a working relationship with local, state, and federal resources. 

24.              Participate in local and regional program related functions.

25.              Oversee In-Kind donations.

26.              Work cooperatively with and be respectful of all staff, clients and families.

27.              Assist in the recruitment of children when appropriate.

28.              Perform related duties as assigned.

About the Organization The Head Start Program provides an opportunity to provide early childhood education, development, and motivation to the economically disadvantaged. The requirements of parent involvement, in-service training for teachers, and teacher-aides in the program were additional educational enhancements. The Head Start and Early Head Start Programs, are funded by the Department of Health and Human Services.

In addition, Two Rivers operates the Community Services Block Grant, CSBG, funded by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs. The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) program provides direct client assistance through information and referral services, community resources identification and coordination of services, i.e., housing, health, nutrition, and emergency assistance. In addition, the Agency distributed food commodities to low-income families and implemented the Work Experience Program for Public Aid recipients.

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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