Sault Tribe
  • - Head Start/Early Head Start
  • Sault Ste Marie, MI, USA
  • Depending upon experience
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Yes



The Early Childhood Program Manager, under the direction of the Education Division Director, is responsible for overall operation, fiscal and program management of Sault Tribe Head Start, Early Head Start and Child Care Center programs.                                                                                


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)


  • Executes the program as outlined in the funded proposal, using sound management techniques.
  • Ensures the timely achievement of objectives.
  • Responsible for writing and submitting grant applications at State and Federal levels
  • Monitors grant activities to ensure adherence to applicable Federal regulations and requirements.
  • Reports project progress to funding source(s) as outlined in the terms of award and to Sault Tribe per Tribal policies and procedures.   
  • Develops and implements annual budget for Sault Tribe and all funding sources.         
  • Monitors annual/quarterly/monthly budgets, expenditures, budget revisions, property procurement, inventory control, and reporting these findings to the Education Director.                                    
  • Monitors personnel procedures within programs including hiring, disciplinary actions, professional development, and evaluations; provides guidance and serves as management resource regarding personnel issues.                


ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)


  • Stays abreast of current developments in the field of Early Childhood Education.                               
  • Serves on various committees within and outside of the Tribe that will benefit the program.               
  • All other job related duties as assigned.




Immediate peers, peers in other departments, immediate supervisor/manager, managers in other departments, executives, Board of Directors, outside vendors/service providers, Federal, State and Tribal representatives.




Position sedentary with primarily sitting/lifting of maximum of 10 pounds. Physical factors include constant use of near vision and typing; frequent sitting, mid/far vision, depth perception, color and field of vision; and occasional standing, walking, carrying/lifting up to 80 pounds, pushing, pulling, kneeling, crawling, reaching, manual handling, hearing, smell, travel and bending. Working conditions include frequent exposure to air quality and occasional exposure to weather, extreme cold and noise. Potential hazards include constant computer use; frequent infectious exposure and client contact; and occasional exposure to moving parts, electric shock, chemicals, insecticide/pesticide, needles and syringes and office equipment. Must obtain an annual TB Test. Must be in good physical health as determined by physician.




Education: Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, Human Services, Family Services, Social Work, Education or related field of study required.


Experience: Minimum of 3 years of experience working in Early Childhood Development or Human Service programs required.  Minimum of 3 years experience in fiscal and program management which includes working with federal grants and contracts required.


Certification: Will be required to undergo and successfully pass a background check. Must maintain a good moral character standing. Must maintain confidentiality. Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must have working knowledge and be able to use word processing and spreadsheet and data base software. Knowledge of presentation and accounting software preferred. Must have knowledge and be familiar with Native American culture, prefer familiarity with Sault Tribe community. Must obtain CPR/First Aid Certification within 90 days of hire. Must have excellent project management skills, be able to manage multiple projects; provide strong leadership, prioritize project tasks, meet project deadlines and effectively communicate with personnel, coworkers, subordinates and the general public. Must have organizational skills and be able to plan, prioritize and manage work load to meet goals in a timely manner.  Must be able to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with supervisory personnel, coworkers, subordinates and the general public. Must have strong team building skills. Must have public speaking skills and be able to conduct formal and informal meetings. Must have excellent dispute resolution skills and ability to maintain self-discipline and objectivity.  Native American preferred.

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