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Center Administrator at Hinds County Human Resource Agency (HCHRA)

Center Administrator

Hinds County Human Resource Agency (HCHRA) Jackson, MS Full-Time
$17.50 - $22.00/Hour
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Under the direction of the Associate Vice President, Head Start and Early Childhood Programs, the Center Administrator will be responsible for the overall operation of the center, including personnel supervision and program management.


B.S. Degree in Early Childhood Education, Childcare and Family Education or directly related field with at least two (2) years of supervisory experience working in a preschool program. A two-year college degree in Child Development Technology and 10 years of work experience, which must include at least 6 years of management and supervision in a Head Start Program, may be substituted for the B. S. Degree requirement. Must be able to communicate effectively, oral and written. Must have good basic computer skills.

Special Qualifications

Must pass Criminal Background and Child Abuse Central Registry Checks.

Must meet State health requirements.

  • Essential Functions

    These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following.  Additional essential functions may be identified by the Agency and/or as prescribed by the Vice President of Head Start and Early Childhood Development Programs.


    Planning and Developing

    Plans for field trips and submits requests and plans in a timely manner.

    Assists with the assignments of children with disabilities.

    Assigns bus monitors as needed.


    Ensures staff-to-child ratio is maintained during all hours of operation.


    Communicates with parents by working closely with the center committee, in accordance with performance standards for Parent Involvement.

    Provides an arena for Parents’ concerns, questions, etc. and communicates with them in a congenial, non-threatening manner.

    Recruits and recommends classroom substitutes, volunteers, and in-kind contributions.


    Requests additional human or material resources in a timely manner as needed.


    Provides orientation for new employees and volunteers as assigned.

    Provides on-site orientation for new employees and volunteers.


    Participates in staff meetings, team planning sessions, parent meetings, workshops and training sessions, including, but not limited to, Policy Council training.


    Conducts and documents monthly fire drills and periodic tornado drills.


    Conducts parent and staff meetings and other pertinent meetings.

     Increases staff retention through mentorships and professional development.


    Monitors and evaluates the performance of center staff as it relates to CLASS and other instructional duties.


    Monitors all center activities (including folders) on a regular and/or unannounced basis in accordance with developmentally appropriate practice guidelines. Makes periodic checks of referrals to ensure that needed services are provided.

    Rides with Bus Drivers as required, reporting any areas where improvement is needed.


    Inspects buildings and grounds for cleanliness, needed repairs, and general upkeep and makes reports to appropriate person(s).

    Submits monitoring reports to the Head Start Director.

    Record Keeping and Reporting

    Develops and maintains a record keeping system of confidential and other required education/child development records.

    Prepares and submits program reports.

    Requests needed supplies/equipment in a timely manner in accordance with procedures.

    Keeps up-to-date center records and reports, in accordance with the administrative work plan, State regulations and the Head Start Program Performance Standards and other regulations.

    Submits reports or ensures that required reports are submitted in accordance to the State Department of Health regulations and applicable State laws including, but not limited to, those concerning child abuse and neglect and diseases.

    Keeps records of any and all monies collected at the center level and reports it to the Central Office at the end of each day in accordance with Procedures.

    Submits Monitoring Reports to the Associate Vice President, Head Start and Early Childhood Programs.

    Supervising and Evaluating

    Participates in interviews and makes recommendations for employment of division staff.

    Reviews, evaluates and approves the performance of the education/child development staff in accordance with the performance appraisal system.

    Supervises the implementation of the education and child development services program.

    Makes recommendations on personnel actions involving employees at the center level.

    Approves time and attendance, leave requests and authorizes travel for all center staff,

    while verifying that correct information is submitted.

    Monitors and ensures the effective delivery of the prescribed curriculum through observations in the classroom and desktop.

    Additional Responsibilities

    Attends Policy Council Meetings.

    Serves on various committees as assigned.


    Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

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