OMNI is honored to be retained by Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) in the search for their next Head Start Director to lead the region’s largest Early Head Start/Head Start grant program. The Head Start Director will oversee a team of highly competent professionals who play an integral role in building systems to deliver quality services to children and families.
MARC, the association of local governments and metropolitan planning organization for the bistate Kansas City region, promotes and supports cooperation on regional issues, including transportation, community development, environment, emergency services, aging and early learning.
MARC has a reputation for innovation and excellence. Since 1989, the Early Learning Department has coordinated broad-based community efforts to enhance the region’s system of early learning services that support families and prepare children for success. MARC has served as the Head Start and Early Head Start grantee for Clay, Jackson, and Platte counties in Missouri since 2005. MARC Head Start is funded by federal, state, and private grants as well as local contributions. As a grantee, MARC offers oversight and support for the provision of Head Start and Early Head Start services for 18 early childhood agencies. By facilitating collaboration and continuity among these agencies, MARC Head Start is creating a network of early childhood programs to support the needs of low-income pregnant women, children from birth through age five, and their families in urban, suburban, and rural settings in the three-county area. More information about MARC Head Start can be found online at www.marc.org/headstart.
The incumbent will oversee the MARC Head Start Program, including the development and continued implementation of appropriate monitoring, governance and reporting systems to ensure compliance with Head Start Performance Standards, and state and local child-care regulations. Representative essential functions include:
The following qualifications are federal requirements for this role.
Additional qualifications required to be considered for this role:
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