Head Start Director

$45,000 - $70,000 yearly
  • Cankdeska Cikana Community College
  • Cankdeska Cikana Community College, 214 1st Avenue, Fort Totten, ND, USA
  • May 25, 2021
Full time Executive

Job Description


  • Master's degree preferred in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Studies, Early Childhood Administration, or related field; Minimum of a bachelor’s degree required.
  • Prefer three (3) or more years of related work experience in Head Start.
  • Strong organizational & multi-tasking skills; organizational management experience is essential.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Commitment to high professional standards.
  • CCCC is required to give preference to qualified Native American Indian applicants in accordance with the Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance (TERO), Charter 15-4-101 requirements as outlined within CCCC Personnel Policy 207. CCCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


  • Provides guidance and leadership to staff to emphasize the importance of the program achieving high standards of quality, internally and through public and private sector partnerships.
  • Develops and analyzes monthly financial and statistical reports to assess the budget status and to initiate preventative measures if any problems appear to be predicated.
  • Assures that the program serves the number of eligible children for which it is funded.
  • Works with other organizations in the community to foster collaboration as defined by federal Head Start.
  • Conducts a Community Assessment every five years and an annual data update.
  • Long and short range goals are established and accomplished with input from program participants and the staff based on the Community Assessment.
  • Develops an annual Head Start grant funding application every year; assists in meeting the non-federal share requirement.
  • Seeks other potential grants to enhance program services.
  • Facilitates the continuing professional development of all staff as part of the commitment to excellence.
  • Monitors the implementation of the responsibilities of employees through observation, monthly supervisory meetings, team meetings and review of files and documentation.
  • Establish and monitor progress towards goals for Head Start Program as part of the annual self-assessment using input from parents, Policy Council, community partners and Head Start Staff.
  • Assures remediation of any non-compliances found in grantee assessment, and incorporates recommendations into planning for the improvement of the program.
  • Provides and/or secures training and technical assistance for all staff and the program.
  • Ensure Head Start program is 100% enrolled at all times.
  • Develop and maintain all contractual and service agreements (MOUs) with appropriate service providers, schools and community partners.
  • Implement an orientation process specific to the Head Start program for all new staff and schedule reviews for current staff.
  • Complete annual evaluations of key management staff.
  • Maintains a close working relationship with CCCC Chief Financial Officer to provide the information for budget writing and the status of the budget to facilitate effective oversight of expenditures.
  • Hears and resolves complaints about the program, seeking input from staff, parents or CCCC Administration, as needed.
  • Completes and submits regular reports to the funding sources and President.
  • Maintains open lines of communications internally and externally.
  • Assures that classrooms and playgrounds meet health and safety requirements.
  • Involvement in college/community activities is emphasized along with participation in 1-2 CCCC Teams.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor. 
  • Condition of Employment: Appointment will be subject to the applicant’s successful completion of a satisfactory criminal background check and drug screening.