01.04.02 - Site Supervisor Job Description

Site Supervisor Job Description Policy Number and Last Update (01.04.02/00-0000)

Title: Site Supervisor

Reports to:  Delegate Director

Supervises:  Teachers, Teacher Assistants, Family Service Coordinator, Cook, Health Coordinator, Custodian

FLSA:  Non-exempt

Salary Range:

General Summary

Under the direction of the Delegate Head Start Director, has responsibility for the daily oversight of center operations, including assurance of compliance with minimum standards and standards established to assure a high-quality program. This position also has oversight of facility management.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  1. Oversees education program, in cooperation with Delegate Director and IMSHSP staff.
  2. Supervises meal preparation and service.
  3. Monitors the inventory of site materials, supplies, and equipment; makes purchases for the center, staying within the site budget.
  4. Assures accurate, complete, and confidential maintenance of employee and client records.
  5. Conducts bi-weekly staffings and participates in delegate team meetings.
  6. Assesses current and future facility needs, and makes preliminary arrangements with landlords to rent buildings or classrooms.
  7. Assures that all center-level documentation and reports are complete, up-to-date, and accurate.
  8. Conducts staff performance evaluations and development plans.
  9. Organizes a Parent Committee, and authorizes a representative to the Agency Policy Committee.
  10. Attends meetings and trainings, as requested, to keep abreast of trends in the various service areas.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by a person in this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties that may be performed in such a position.

Recommended Employment Qualifications


Bachelor's or Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development, or CDA, with minimum two years experience as a preschool teacher or supervisor.


Knowledge or familiarity with Head Start. Understanding of the current state of the art in early childhood education, child health, mental health, and familiarity with the fields of disabilities services and parent involvement. Familiarity with community resources. Knowledge of day care licensing standards as well as standards of other regulatory bodies preferred. Effective, supportive supervisory skills, including the ability to assist personnel in developing self-direction. Sound understanding of Developmentally Appropriate Practice, cultural diversity, and inclusion. Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred. .

Additional Requirements:

Regular access to a reliable vehicle; vehicle insurance which would include periodic transportation of program participants. Ability to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and/or weekends. Ability to pass a health examination and criminal background check. Ability to work effectively with minimal daily guidance. Knowledge of community resources. Successful experience working in a team setting. Ability to present a positive image of the organization to members of the community. Visual and auditory acuity within professionally determined normal ranges, with correction if needed. Ability to lift up to 55 pounds required. Manual dexterity sufficient to operate a computer and other office equipment, including, but not limited to, the telephone, fax machine, copier, and tape recorder. Must be able to travel, enter and exit a vehicle without assistance, and withstand exposure to adverse weather conditions.

Working Conditions:

Tasks that involve possible exposure to blood, bodily fluids, or tissues (generally, only observing in the classroom). Risk involved with travel on main highway, side streets, and rural roads during business travel, including evening meetings. Tasks that involve handling implements or utensils, use of public or shared bathroom facilities or telephones and personal contacts are Category III tasks. Possible exposure to communicable diseases. This is a job that Is a mixture of desk work, standing for long periods of time, and visits in the community. Ability to successfully perform the job in this manner is required.

The qualifications listed above are guidelines for selection purposes; alternative qualifications may be substituted if sufficient to perform the duties.