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Administrative & Professional Staff Position FY14-66
February 3, 2014                         

Position Title
Center Coordinator

Hiring Unit
Head Start/Early Head Start

Job Description
The Center Coordinator provides all overall management, i.e. familiarity with the continuum of family support services and best practices in the field, including frequency and intensity of service delivery, caseload guidelines, and supervision of staff, use of technology to effectively manage data and information of a Head Start Center.  This position is responsible for managing and supervising all staff and activities at the Center level, ensuring compliance with the Head Start Performance Standards.  S/he is responsible for supervising activities and personnel of social services and instruction, at the center level, ensuring compliance with the Head Start Performance Standards and state and federal reporting systems.  The Center Coordinator position provides technical assistance to center staff and monitoring the services delivered to the children and families.


  • Bachelor’s degree required in early childhood education, child development, family consumer sciences, elementary education (or related field) with the required credits in education courses for DCFS-director qualified personnel required. 
  • Professional experience including knowledge of best practices in the field of Family Support, Early Childhood Development and Health Services. 
  • Minimum three years of demonstrated successful supervisory experience in an early childhood program desired. 
  • Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication, problem solving, organizational, and interpersonal skills required. 
  • Experience with low income and culturally diverse families desired. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and related software.

Terms of Appointment
Non-Bargaining, term appointment, with possibility of renewal based on availability of funds, 12-month, 100% appointment. 

Source of Funds

$3,145 - $3,195 monthly, dependent upon qualifications and experience 

Application Process
To be considered, please submit letter of application, resume, transcript, and references to: 

     SIUE Head Start/Early Head Start Program
     Ethel Coleman, Assistant Program Director
     601 James R. Thompson Blvd., Bldg. C
     East St. Louis, IL  62201 

Application Deadline
February 21, 2014

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