Job Title:

Executive Director


New St. Paul Head Start Agency, Inc.

Center Name:


Employment Type:

Full Time

Job Description/ Duties:

Duties Statement:

The Executive Director is the key management leader of New St. Paul Tabernacle Church of God in Christ Head Start Agency, Inc (dba New St. Paul Head Start Agency, Inc.). The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fund development, community relations and outreach, and interfacing with regulatory bodies and funding sources. This position reports directly to the Board of Directors and works to facilitate collaborative governance between the Board of Directors and the Head Start Policy Council.

Required Task:

  • Responsible for leading New St. Paul Head Start Agency, Inc. in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
  • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.
  • Ensures collaborative decision-making between the Board and the Policy Council.
  • Program Planning and Implementation. Oversees the overarching direction for achieving program outcomes to achieve the mission of the organization
  • Budget and Fiscal. Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.
  •  Community Relations/Public Affairs. Works with the Board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs,
  • Supervision and Training. Oversees and implements appropriate human resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate.
  • Stays up-to-date on all aspects of the Head Start Performance Standards, Head Start Act and monitoring protocol, state child care regulations and related regulations and how to implement them.
  • Serves as the primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, the media and the general public.
  • Reports and works closely with the Board to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising opportunities and to increase the overall visibility of the organization throughout the City.
  • Expected to be knowledgeable of the regulations associated with prevention of occupational disease and injury, including the exercise of universal precautions and the prevention of contamination.
  • Positively promotes Head Start in the community.
  • Models and exercises supervisory authority to support other employees in the execution of work duties in a manner consistent with NSPHS standards for compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations, including NSPHS policies and procedures reflecting best practices.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality with respect to Head Start/Early Head Start children, families and staff in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Performs other related duties as assigned by the Board of Directors


Qualifications:  Minimum requirement is a master’s degree in child development, early childhood education, human services, business or related field with supervisory experience.  This position requires demonstrated skills and abilities in a management capacity relevant to human services program management.  A bachelor’s degree with over five years’ experience in human services management may be substituted for a master’s degree. Courses in public administration to include, budgeting, personnel, and supervision.

Acceptable tuberculosis screening results, a clear criminal records check (including child abuse registry check if required by state regulations) child abuse registry check, and an initial health exam are required post job offer and prior to employment, as well as annual clearances.

Skills Required:

  • Ability to exhibit patience and tact when communicating with children, families, staff, management, funding agencies, referral sources and the public.
  • Ability to project professionalism in conducting daily activities.
  • Ability to learn and communicate NSPHS, Head Start/EHS, local child care licensing regulations, policies and procedures.

Physical Requirements:

  • May be required to lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Some exposure to communicable diseases.
  • Work requires the use of computers with exposure to video display, the need to work in a sitting position in front of a computer for extended periods of time.
  • Noise level in work environment may be moderate to loud.
  • Must be available for a variety of evening and weekend meetings as well as social and community events.
  • Must be able to get out to visit all of the centers on a regular basis.
  • Travel by car, bus, airplane or train may also be required associated with attendance at conferences, meetings and other duties carried out at distant locations in and out of state and in some cases where some overnight travel may be required.


Health, Vision, Dental and Retirement.

Employer Info:

How to Apply:

New St. Paul Head Start Agency, Inc.

15362 Southfield Drive

Detroit, MI  48223

Attention: Human Resource Manager

FAX 1-313-835-0401