Interim Early Learning Program Manager

Job Type

Full Time Temporary




827 Broadway
San Francisco
United States



Wu Yee delivers comprehensive services throughout the City of San Francisco. We serve over 4,000 children, families and child care providers each year.

Wu Yee’s programs focus on prevention, early intervention, education, and advocacy. We offer a variety of services through center-based infant/toddler and preschool care, family child care (FCC), and home based services designed to support families with educational opportunities, resources, and to prepare children to be successful in school.

Wu Yee delivers a comprehensive range of Child Development, Family, and Provider Services — including Early Head Start, Head Start, and State Preschool programs, the Joy Lok Family Resource Center, public benefits assistance, child care Resource and Referrals, child care subsidies, child care provider training, a food program for child care providers, and the Family Child Care Quality Network (FCCQN).  

The phrase “wu yee” means “protector of children” in Cantonese, and truly, children are at the heart of everything we do. If you’d like to learn more about who we are, please visit



We’re looking for passionate, high-achieving individuals who are excited to join us in making a difference. No matter if you're a teacher, an enrollment specialist or an accountant, we all work together to help San Francisco's children and families succeed.


Program Manager assist the Chief Programs Officer in providing the leadership, strategic direction, management, coordination and compliance for our Child Development Department, Family Services & Provider Services programs as assigned. The Manager will work closely with the Chief Programs Officer, and staff across the agency to lead quality programs serving diverse children, families and child care providers throughout the City of San Francisco.



  • Ensure that the assigned program(s) are in compliance with all regulatory requirements and standards, particularly.
  • Assume responsibility for implementing program goals, ensuring contract requirements are met and that program is grounded in all pertinent laws, guidelines and policies including Early/Head Start Performance Standards, California Department of Education regulations, State licensing regulations, and organization personnel policies and procedures.
  • Manage the assigned programs in a fiscally sound manner; hire, supervise, motivate and train staff; ensure that appropriate systems and procedures are in place to support program needs and goals; identify and develop professional growth opportunities for staff.
  • Direct the planning, implementation, and evaluation of assigned programs to ensure that quality services are delivered to all program areas.
  • Facilitate, provide assistance and interpret all governmental statutes, regulations, transmittal notices and memoranda pertaining to the assigned programs.
  • Provide reports to the Chief Programs Officer, the Board of Directors, and other oversight bodies as required
  • Monitor requirements for all program contracts, ensure that program deliverables are met, ensure that program reports are complete, correct and submitted on time, ensure that follow up activities are accomplished, evaluate program goals and assist in restructuring as needed
  • Oversee the development of funding proposals and grant applications as assigned by the Chief Programs Officer
  • Communicate to staff regarding the contingencies affecting decisions, regulations, and policies so that they may understand the reasons
  • Other duties as assigned


  • At least 2 years of proven experience managing complex early education programs and 2 years of extensive supervisory and management experience motivating and developing staff.
  • Significant external (government and CBO) contact and meetings; prefer knowledge of child development programs, Subsidies Program & Family Services particularly in the State of California.
  • Experience working with government agencies, private funders and programs
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite and Web
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with and quickly gain the respect and support of various constituencies, including staff members, funders, internal and external partners 
  • A team builder with strong skills in management and leadership; must understand the subtleties of motivating and directing a diverse group of personalities
  • A track record as an effective communicator; highly skilled in writing and speaking; the ability to communicate the departments’ missions and interests to varied audiences internally and externally
  • Down to earth and can relate and/or understand issues low-income families and clients face;  encourages their active involvement in program and planning
  • Strategic planner who is adept at prioritizing, organizing and following through; able to balance multiple competing priorities; Encourages outside the box thinking and values seeking opinions of others;  Resourceful and flexible, with the ability to anticipate and act on events and opportunities quickly
  • Straightforward and self-possessed; one who shares information readily, listens as well as gives advice and respects the abilities of others
  • Energetic and willing to work hands-on in developing and executing a variety of program needs ranging from the day-to-day to the highly creative and visible
  • Committed to and enthusiastic about agency mission and programs and the communities they serve
  • Able to travel throughout the City of San Francisco as needed
  • Occasional lifting up to 5-10 pounds


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Social Work, Public Administration, Business Administration or relevant field.

Wu Yee Children’s Services is an equal opportunity employer

We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation and gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and your resume to