Head Start Division Coordinator

Position: Head Start Division Coordinator


Location: Anchorage, AK


Reports to: APIA Dept. of Family & Community Development Director


Work hours: Full Time- 37.5 Hours/Week


Salary: DOE & Education


Summary: Responsible for implementing the Head Start program goals, work plan, and policies and procedures designed to meet Head Start Performance Standards; directing Head Start component coordinators and teaching staff in planning, training, developing, and delivery of pre-service and in-service staff training.  Developing and directing staff in arranging for and providing training to parents; ensuring classroom space is found and maintained in communities with center-based programs; overseeing any contracts needed to support program; overseeing the maintenance of records; and developing and maintaining community partnerships. Ensure compliance with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations for preschool and childcare programs and facilities.  Implement Head Start Performance Standards through work service plans, policies, and procedures; direct Head Start component coordinators and lead staff in annual self-assessment, planning, developing, and delivery of services which meet these standards.  Responsible for writing grants and reporting requirements including, federal and state grants, non-federal share, Program Information Reports, reporting the Early Alert System to AI/AN Program Branch, monthly reports to management and board reports. Maintains program budgets, modifications, and fiscal responsibility over Head Start funding.


Qualifications: BA/BS in Childhood Education or related field and one-year supervisory experience, preferred; or AA or AS in Early Childhood Education or related field with a minimum of three years in Head Start or other early childhood education program, required. Have knowledge of principles of management and administration of child development and the learning process; the functions of social service grantee agencies; principles, practices and objectives of Head Start programs or comparable Preschool Child Development programs; of budget preparation; control methods, expenditure reporting and administrative analysis; of resources for families, particular to Alaska Native families within the state. Have ability to relate well to and coordinate with the people being served; to write proposals, plans, reports, and correspondence; to communicate effectively in oral and written presentations; to efficiently handle multiple tasks and work effectively in a fast paced environment.


Requirements: Upon date of hire, must provide documentation of current TB test and Hepatitis screening/vaccination status; pre-employment health exam; criminal history background clearance and be willing to obtain a CPR and First Aid Certification and a State of Alaska Food Protection Manager certification.


Send application

and/or resume to:        

Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, Inc.

Attn: Nancy Bonin; nancyb@apiai.org

1131 E. International Airport Rd.

Anchorage, AK 99518-1408  

Fax 907-279-4351


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Position is open until filled.  Native preference will be given, depending on experience.

APIA is an Equal Opportunity Employment. APIA does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law