Hills., Dir. Of Head Start JOB OP
Hillsborough County Head Start
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Hillsborough County, Florida
Head Start Division - Division Director
Hillsborough County’s Head Start/Early Head Start program is one of the largest in the nation, serving the unincorporated areas of the county, plus the cities of Tampa and Plant City. As the very first Head Start demonstration site, the program has prepared more than 90,000 at-risk children for successful entry into the school system for close to 50 years. Comprehensive education, family, nutrition, medical, dental, and mental health services are provided through the program by Hillsborough County (Grantee), its three delegate agencies and contracted partners.
The County is seeking a professional Division Director to provide strong leadership and guidance to the 270 Head Start division staff, plus an additional 370 staff contracted or employed by delegate agencies and partners. The Division Director reports to the Director of Family & Aging Services Department and will oversee the 2013-2014 program budget of $36 million. In 2012, the program served 3,474 children (including 327 Early Head Start infants/toddlers and 24 pregnant women) in centers, classrooms and family child care homes all over 1,000 square mile Hillsborough County. The ideal candidate will have exceptional administrative, communication, interpersonal, and relationship-building skills and proven ability to provide strong leadership and direction for the program. The selected candidate will be politically astute with an open management style that is collaborative, team-oriented, and inspires growth and employee development. A leader who embraces diversity, transparency, and accountability is needed. A take-charge visionary who is approachable, respected, credible, honest, and can build trust within the program and the community is imperative.
The successful candidate will have experience with budget management, contracts management, organizational development, and performance management, specifically related to program outcomes. A Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, human services or a related education, management, administration or social science field is required; Master’s degree is preferred. At least seven years of senior management experience in early childhood programming or the demonstrated equivalent is required. The salary range is $80,000 - $120,000; starting salary for a well seasoned candidate is typically at midpoint. Applicants must be able to obtain a Florida driver’s license, pass a level 2 criminal background check, pre-employment drug screening, and a physical health examination.
If interested in this outstanding opportunity, please visit our website at www.bobmurrayassoc.com and follow the prompt to apply online by creating an applicant profile. First review of applications will occur on August 12, 2013; position is open until filled. To apply, visit our website at www.bobmurrayassoc.com and follow the prompt to create an online profile. Questions may be directed to Ms. Renee Narloch, Vice President, Bob Murray & Associates, at (850) 391-0000 or info@... . A detailed brochure is available.
Hillsborough County is an Equal Opportunity/ADA Employer. According to Florida’s broad Public Records/Sunshine law, applications and resumes are subject to public disclosure.
Venerria L. Thomas
Director, Family and Aging Services
Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners
County Center Building
601 E. Kennedy Blvd, 25th Floor
Tampa, FL 33601