Deputy Director

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $70,000



Start Date


Application Deadline



United States


The Deputy Director combines the dynamic roles of strategic planning and innovation, as well as operational planning and follow-through. The Deputy Director is key to ensuring successful and high-quality Head Start classrooms throughout the program. This is a fantastic opportunity for a professional leader to be part of a national team and play a key role in leading a growing organization that has tremendous impact on Head Start children.

Job Responsibilities:

The Deputy Director systematically collects and analyzes data as the basis for decision making for program improvement to accomplish the following actions.

  • Provides individual and group support for early learning and disabilities staff in implementing educational initiatives and coaching
  • Oversees planning and implementation of comprehensive, differentiated and sequential professional development for education staff
  • Plans and oversees on-boarding of teaching staff, Early Learning Coaches and Disabilities/Mental Health Coordinator.
  • Supervises, collaborates and coordinates all Head Start service area leadership and oversees initiatives to ensure that the following are met:
  • Timely and appropriate support for children with atypical needs
  • Family education and outreach activities are consistent with education goals and activities
  • Family engagement and health and wellness efforts are well executed and aligned with promoting children’s school readiness and healthy development
  • Comprehensive health and developmental screenings and follow up completed within timeframes set by Head Start Performance Standards and executed according to program’s Integrated Service Plan and policy and procedures
  • Systems for monitoring, self-assessment and program management fully executed to assure program’s ongoing quality improvement
  • Consistently contributes to both the partner’s and Shine Early Learning’s professional excellence through productive leadership and participation in:
  • Grantee planning and leadership
  • Shine Early Learning network leadership and collaboration
  • External community relationships (LEAs, CBOs, higher education, NHSA, state agencies, policymakers)
  • Ensures fiscal management by monitoring expenditures.


We offer comprehensive benefits, competitive salaries, generous paid time off and the ultimate reward of using your talents to build a better future for children, families and the community.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree