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School Leader

CAP Tulsa
United States, Oklahoma, Tulsa
June 15, 2023

School Leader


Frost, Tulsa, OK

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Job Summary
The School Leader is the instructional leader for the site and is responsible for working with all service areas to ensure compliance with related Head Start Performance Standards (HSPS), NAEYC Accreditation criteria, DHS and OECP guidelines, local, federal, and state laws. The School Leader is responsible for implementation of all agency policies, procedures, and plans that pertain to children currently enrolled in the program. Supervisor responsibilities include Assistant School Leaders, Instructional Coaches, School Support Associates, Classroom Staff and Kitchen Assistants as well as any ancillary staff assigned to their site (Temporaries, AARP Volunteers, Volunteers).
Responsibilities/Essential Functions

  • Manage classroom staff time, attendance, and punctuality and ensure adherence to Agency Personnel Policies and Procedures as outlined in Employee Handbook. Request substitutes as needed for classroom coverage in order to maintain ratio. Recommend, document, and implement necessary disciplinary actions in coordination with HR Generalist or Associate Director
  • Provide, coordinate and ensure training, coaching and monitoring of School Support Associates, Classroom Staff, Kitchen Staff, Instructional Coaches and Assistant School Leaders in areas of their job responsibilities
  • Monitor and support the implementation of curriculum to ensure classroom environments and activities are appropriate and include all early childhood education content areas: individual development, social development, emotional development, cognitive skills, language skills and physical skills
  • Focus on alignment of curriculum, instruction, and assessment to ensure evident child achievement
  • Promote "Parent Engagement" by providing "Parent Orientation", engaging in site activities and building community connections. This includes: providing orientation of CAP programs and services; identifying common interests and needs of families; recruiting parent volunteers, policy council representatives, supporting groups and educational activities; providing information on community assistance and; ensuring successful internal and external child transitions
  • Manage the site budget; manage/oversee the collection of revenue (co-pay) associated with child care subsidy where applicable
  • Review and evaluate My Plan goals of assigned staff for system implementation, integration and individual program enhancement; conduct ongoing performance observations and include all of these items in annual performance and evaluation process
  • Conduct staff interviews and recommend staff assignments and/or staff changes to ensure staff-to-child ratios and staff qualifications are met and quality early education is being provided. Ensure that on site New Employee Orientation processes are implemented
  • Serve as information liaison between management, service area leaders (e.g. Health, Nutrition, etc.), public school systems, childcare centers, collaborative partners, site staff and parents
  • Collaborate with various agency support services and ECP service areas for the purposes of receiving new students, addressing data and technical needs, meeting 45 and 90 day service requirements, addressing and following up on physical and mental health care needs and addressing the needs of children with disabilities
  • Schedule and conduct regular Family Child Review (FCR) Meetings with relevant service areas
  • Review child attendance and implement attendance improvement plans when needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned or requested

Required Education/Experience

  • Bachelors Degree from an accredited college/university in Early Childhood Education or in an Education Based Discipline. Coursework in either field must include a minimum of six (6) approved credit hours in Early Childhood Education and three (3) approved credit hours in Business (approved college credit hours must be on the CECPD Recommended Approved Coursework Listing www.cecpd.org).
  • Masters Degree in Early Childhood or Elementary Administration, preferred
  • Five years early childhood administration experience and supervisory/management experience that involved multiple direct and indirect reports.


  • Maintain current Oklahoma Director's Credential


  • Must have proven successful interpersonal relationship skills to maintain effective and satisfactory working relationships with intra-department and inter-department staff, vendors, clients, visitors, and contractors.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions with ability to read, interpret, and present information efficiently and effectively.
  • Must be able to accurately audit records and ensure compliance with written or oral guidelines.
  • Ability to take initiative, multi-task and work well under pressure.
  • Must maintain strict confidentiality of extremely sensitive data, records, files, conversations, etc. Advanced MS Office skills, working knowledge of accounting and budgeting practices.
  • Advanced organizational skills, efficiency skills and excellent attention to detail with a demonstrated commitment to completing assignments on a timely basis.

Essential Physical & Mental Requirements
Employee is subject to standing, stooping, walking, lifting, and carrying objects throughout daily job performance. Intermittent effort involving lifting amounts of 50 pounds required. Work requires moderate attention to detail and deadlines between 15% and 45% of the time.

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