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Director Head Start- Baltimore City

Catholic Charities
Baltimore, MD 21202
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Catholic Charities is a non-profit organization with a diverse workforce of over 2000 employees of all faiths, ages and ethnicities who help to improve the lives of those we serve. We are the largest private provider of human services in Maryland operating over 80 programs throughout Maryland, serving children and families, people living in poverty, individuals with intellectual disabilities, immigrants, and seniors. Here, you can build a career where you make meaningful differences in the lives of others as we fulfill our mission to love, serve, teach and work for justice.

The Catholic Charities of Baltimore City Head Start Director provides leadership for our federal grantee serving 667 children and their families at 14 sites in Baltimore, Maryland, and coordinates all grantee functions. The Director works with the Administrator in providing leadership in planning, designing, implementing and evaluating program systems, and representing the Agency in local, regional, state, and national communities.

The Director is responsible for:

  • Responsible for maintaining a high quality of services to children and families in compliance with Head Start Performance Standards.

  • Oversee the efforts of managers and consultants in the monitoring and control of component budgets; identification and interpretation of Head Start and community needs; conformance to Performance Standards and other regulatory requirements.

  • Track and analyze program data for continuous quality improvement.

  • Hire, coach, and evaluate the performance of Program Consultants, Supervisors, Administrative staff, and other direct reports.

  • Assess community strengths and needs, and lead program engagement in community activities.

  • Participate in the development of collaborations and facility development for future expansion of families and/or services.

  • Establish and maintain relationships and collaborations with public school districts, systems of higher education, state and local governments, and other community agencies and partners.

  • Represent Head Start on local planning bodies.

  • Implement Trauma Informed Care and other best practices in early childhood education and family development.

  • Ensure consistency in service delivery across program with attention to inclusive practices and integration of component areas; encourage continuous improvement of systems.

  • Regularly present to parents, staff, community groups, and Board of Directors to provide information and ensure collaboration.

This position will require the following:

  • Minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education, Human Services, or a related field, and experience in professional leadership/management and supervisory experience, preferably in educational non-profit.

  • Minimum of five years of experience in program leadership and administration, including knowledge of State licensing requirements and Head Start Performance Standards. Strong knowledge of best practices and systems in the field of early childhood.

  • Head Start experience required.

  • Valid Drivers License with no more than 3 points is required. Proof of auto insurance and annual DMV checks are required.

  • Requires the ability to utilize computer systems and software necessary to perform position functions. Basic Windows PC, web browsing (i.e. Chrome, Internet Explorer, etc.), and Microsoft Outlook skills required. Other Microsoft Office application knowledge, such as Word, Excel PowerPoint, Skype, and OneDrive desired.

We offer a wide range of benefits to meet the ever-changing needs of our employees including but not limited to:

  • Health/Dental/Vision

  • Vacation/sick/holiday pay

  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with a discretionary employer contribution

Join Catholic Charities of Baltimore where you will be an important member of a trauma-informed care organization that promotes a culture of safety, empowerment, healing and self-care, and that believes that every person has infinite worth and promise.

Catholic Charities is an equal opportunity employer



  • Program leadership and administration experience

  • 5 year(s): Experience in program leadership and administration, including knowledge of State licensing requirements and Head Start Performance Standards

  • Head Start experience


  • Educational non-profit experience



  • Bachelors or better in Early Childhood Education or related field

Licenses & Certifications


  • Driver's License



  • DIR3HS





  • Leader: Inspires teammates to follow them

  • Innovative: Consistently introduces new ideas and demonstrates original thinking

  • Functional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject

  • Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest

  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity



  • Growth Opportunities: Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility

  • Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks

  • Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help

  • Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization

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Posted: 2020-03-13 Expires: 2020-04-11
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