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Volunteers of America Southwest Associate Director of Preschool Services in United States

Associate Director of Preschool Services

Job Details

Job Location

Rialto Child Development Center - Rialto, CA

Position Type

Full Time

Education Level

4 Year Degree

Job Shift




Volunteers of America is a federal and stated funded comprehensive early childhood education program with a focus on child development that includes a child’s cognitive, physical and social emotional growth and development. The program fosters Family Engagement in all areas of a child’s development and provides comprehensive resources to low income families in the areas of health, nutrition and community resources.




Under the guidance of the Director of Child Development Services, provides leadership, direction, and day-to-day oversight of the State Preschool Program. Assures the development and supervision of assigned staff and the effective, efficient use of resources. Maintains contract and budget compliance. Assures full enrollment capacities.



  • Career growth opportunities

  • Exceptional place to work with up-to-date facilities, resources and technology

  • Team-focused environment with long term staff

  • Competitive compensation

  • Comprehensive employee benefits program effective 1st of the month after 30 days of employment

  • Retirement plan with company match

  • Generous vacation, sick leave and holiday plans




  • Directs and coordinates a comprehensive, community-based planning process which includes assessing the strengths and challenges in the community, proposing goals and objectives and assessing the results and outcomes on the program’s activities.

  • Designs and implements programmatic and managerial systems (that integrate with existing systems and procedures at Volunteers of America) to develop implement and assess the quality of the State Preschool Program.

  • Supports the involvement of the Parent Advisory Council in all aspects of the Early Head Start program, with particular attention to their functions in policy making.

  • Supports the Board of Directors in meeting their required involvement in shared governance and policymaking.

  • Coordinates State Preschool activities with those of other Volunteers of America funded programs and activities.

  • Coordinates the State Preschool program with other programs and organizations in the community.

  • Direct the development of collaborative agreements that enhance the quality of service provided to State Preschool parents.

  • Directs and integrates the activities of a multi-disciplinary team to assure the delivery of comprehensive, holistic, and well coordinated State Preschool services to children and families.

  • Ensures compliance with state and local requirements including licensing requirements and program regulations.

  • Ensures that all services are culturally responsive and developmentally appropriate.

  • Designs/implements training for all staff to ensure their continuing development and growth and their knowledge to the latest trends in serving children and their families.

  • Provides leadership and direction to all staff interactions with parents by creating a climate where parents are welcomed, supported in their activities and encouraged to expand and reach for their own goals and objectives.

  • Oversees the development of the Program Area Plan(s) for implementing the State Preschool program.

  • Prepares written and oral reports for policy groups and Volunteers of America management.

  • Ensures the success of the agency through active participation as a member of management.

  • Communicates on a regular basis in both verbal and written format with governing body, agency director, managers of other agency programs, the Policy Council, the Parent Committee, and parents.

  • Day-to-day program management and operations, including personnel administration and supervision.

  • Administration and maintenance of facilities, budget, materials and equipment.

  • Assessment of staff and program operation.

  • All other duties as assigned.


    Equal Opportunity Employer


    Applications accepted online only. This employer participates in E-Verify.



    A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in early childhood education, social services or related fields with at least one year of teaching experience in a licensed childcare center. A minimum of 2-13 years experience in management of an State Preschool program. Ability to successfully pass fingerprint and criminal investigation screening. Must have a valid driver’s license and meet insurance guidelines established by the Corporation. CPR/First Aide certified. Ability to have a TB test and a health screening. Ability to meet all pre-hiring requirements as defined by Title 22 and contract. Ability to complete at least 15 hours of health and safety training on an annual basis.


  • Must have ability to read, write and speak in English. Bilingual in Spanish helpful.

  • Must have the ability to read, comprehend, give and follow instructions.

  • Must have knowledge of Title 22 Licensing regulations, Head Start Performance Standards, and the Head Start Act.

  • Must be computer literate and have experience with Microsoft Office 2000.