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Job Openings:
BooSt ECI (Boone and Story counties) Director
Drake University Head Start (Central Iowa) Director
Tri-County Child & Family Development Council, Inc. (Black Hawk, Buchannan, & Grundy counties) Executive Director (Head Start)


BooSt Early Childhood Iowa - Ames
Director (Boone and Story Counties)
Salary: $43,000-$46,000 Annually
Opening Date: 02.14.2020
Closing Date: 03.13.2020 @ 12:00 P.M.
Summary Description:
Performs administrative work providing strong leadership and managerial skills to ensure quality functioning of the BooSt ECI Area Board and its partners according to Iowa Code, Administrative Rule and ECI policies and procedures; serving as a liaison between the local ECI board and state agencies, state board, and families. Facilitates collaborative development of the Early Childhood system at state and local levels, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the general direction of the BooSt ECI Area Board. The area director is also an employee of record of Story County Iowa.
Job Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Facilitates collaboration between local childcare, human service, health providers, and parents through county-wide human service planning efforts of the BooSt Board and state/local human service and educational agencies.
  • Develops and monitors annual budget, service contracts and all board expenditures.
  • Assists with fiscal accountability for services by reconciling fiscal agent reports with internal bookkeeping.
  • Assists the Board with the development, implementation and updating of community and strategic plan.
  • Submits accurate invoices to the local fiscal agent to ensure accurate and timely budget and expense reports.
  • Facilitates Board functioning by developing agendas, using parliamentary procedures, orientation/training, etc.
  • Develops and submits all state required reports and assures that the Board complies with all legal requirements.
  • Supports Board activities to reach and maintain good standing with the state ECI designation process.
  • Responsible for performance measures and accountability in cooperation with the Board.
  • Develops and maintains working relationships with local community leaders in the public and private sectors from various groups, organizations and agencies that have a role in early childhood and family development.
Bachelor's degree in human services or early childhood with coursework in accounting and business and experience in management focusing on community planning, community organization and working in a team planning process to bring a group to consensus, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Physical & Environmental Characteristics:
This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 25 pounds of force; work regularly requires sitting, speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel and repetitive motions and occasionally requires standing, walking, climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, reaching with hands and arms, pushing or pulling and lifting; no special vision is required; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities.
This work occasionally requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions and exposure to blood-borne pathogens which may require specialized personal protective equipment; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).
Applications may be found at
Applications may be filed online at:
900 6th Street
Nevada, IA 50201
Position #ECI-2020
ECI Area Director
posted 2020.02.17


Drake University Head Start – Central Iowa
Drake University Head Start, a grant funded school readiness program serving over 900 children and their families in Central Iowa, seeks a strategic and experienced leader to serve as Director. The Director manages a budget of approximately $10 million for a program covering six counties with a staff of over 90 full-time employees and is responsible for ensuring that all Head Start and Early Head Start program regulations and federal performance standards for excellence are met on a daily basis. The successful candidate will anticipate and effectively deal with education, political, and social trends that could enhance the organization's opportunities or adversely impact operations while advancing development of goals and priorities for the program, including school readiness goals and outcomes, training and technical assistance development, and ongoing monitoring for compliance in all aspects of the program.
For further information, please visit Applications will be accepted through the end of business on Friday, February 7.
Leslie Merriman, MPA
Human Resources Manager, Drake University Head Start
posted 2020.02.04
Tri-County Child & Family Development Council, Inc. - Black Hawk, Buchannan, and Grundy counties in Northeast Iowa
Executive Director (Head Start)
Tri-County Child & Family Development Council, Inc., a grant funded school readiness program serving over 850 children and their families in Black Hawk, Buchanan, and Grundy counties in Northeast Iowa, seeks a strategic and experienced leader to serve as Executive Director. Our mission, in partnership with the community, is to prepare children and their families for health, school, and life success.
The Executive Director is responsible for
  • overseeing the management and implementation of agency goals, policies and procedures throughout the agency
  • ensuring that this agency both thrives and contributes to the continuous improvement of services to children and families in the Tri-County area
  • continuing to build upon the state, regional and national reputation of this agency as a standardsetter within the Head Start community
  • providing leadership to, and appropriate management of, the Senior Leadership Team of this agency who is responsible for the implementation of Head Start Performance Standards and monitoring of applicable regulations and standards, and other duties as assigned
Key Result Areas: The specific areas of this position in which results are expected.
Community Relations
  • Represents the agency in a positive and favorable manner by active participation in various community committees, work groups, and agency and community events.
  • Shares the agency goals and objectives within the community.
  • Provides leadership in the area of Early Childhood and Family centered programming toward the healthy development of all young children.
Program Operations and Oversight and Personnel Management
  • Attends New Director orientation and all Region 7 executive director trainings. Regularly participates in regional calls and meetings.
  • Assures the agency goals are implemented and monitored.
  • Assures Implementation and Monitors for compliance with the Head Start Performance Standards and best practices for Quality programming.
  • Assures Implementation and Monitors compliance with the regulations of the Department of Human services, and other regulatory bodies.
  • Assures fiscal oversight of agency resources.
  • Provides oversight and consultation to Human Resources Director.
  • Assures implementation of the Professional Development Process.
  • In conjunction with Human Resources Director, identifies staffing plans and patterns to ensure quality programming.
  • Actively participates in self-directed learning.
  • Performance management of direct reports.
  • Leads the strategic development of agency goals.
  • Initiates problem solving for proactive solutions to anticipated areas of concern.
  • Provides leadership in the development of agency Professional Development Process.
  • Participates in the development of agency growth and development needs.
  • Identifies and secures resources necessary to fully fund program through federal grant process.
Governing Bodies Relations
  • Participates in Board of Director activities and meetings.
  • Participates in Policy Council activities and meetings. Assists with Committee meetings for both governing bodies as needed.
Position Requirements:
  • Must be cleared and allowed to work in a child care setting by the Iowa Department of Human Services.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Experience in supervision of staff, fiscal management, and administration.
  • Evening, weekend & flexible hours required
  • Travel required
Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess:
  • Demonstrated passion for children and families living in poverty
  • Experience working with culturally and socio-economically diverse populations
  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution (Preferred)
  • Head Start leadership experience
  • Both “big picture” and detail-oriented thinking, planning, and strategization abilities
  • Demonstrated fiscal management skills
  • Management skills including coaching, team development, delegation, providing accountability, building capacity, listening to understand, building employee morale, leading by example, problem-solving and conflict management
  • Demonstrated leadership in community settings including partnering and collaboration
  • Effective communication skills, oral and written. Non-verbal communication that is aligned with oral and written.
  • Ability to continuously improve the Agency’s record of compliance with internal, state, and Federal regulations and oversight
  • Salary range $85,000-$95,000
  • Benefit Package
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and résumé to Jamie Moore, Human Resources Director at by no later than March 1, 2020.
posted 2020.02.03