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Assistant Center Manager in Missouri City, TX at BakerRipley

Date Posted: 8/9/2018

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Job Description

BakerRipley provides an integrated holistic education system for families and their children ages six months through eighth grade. The Choices in Education division oversees the early childhood education programs and the BakerRipley Schools, including three community-based elementary schools, one middle school, and a “New Neighbor” school for refugee children – all of which reside within our community centers. Our holistic approach to educating the entire family allows us to create a stronger and more positive impact in the community. Both children and their parents gain access to education and broader community resources to prepare them for a successful degree and/or career. 


The Assistant Center Manager assists the center manager in ensuring that center staff provides children with a learning environment and varied experiences that will help them develop socially, intellectually, physically, and emotionally in a manner appropriate to their age and stages of developments toward the overall goal of social competence. 

  • Assist the Teachers in integrating the educational aspects of the various Head Start components in the daily program of activities.
  • Assist in developing specific training activities, to enhance teaching skills of center staff.
  • Assist with ensuring all staff are operating according to the terms of the HS Program Performance Standards/ Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) Licensing / Texas Education Agency (TEA)/and National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
  • Conducts annual inventory of equipment and material needs for the center and submits to appropriate central staff. Maintains program effectiveness and fiscal accountability for all program supplies, equipment and materials
  • Submits timely acquisition, documentation and reporting of in-kind and other local match resources related to the collaborations.
  • Maintains a current list of classroom equipment and material purchased by Head Start/Early Childhood Development center funds. Ensures needed instructional/educational materials and equipment are purchased within budgetary limits.
  • Collects childcare fees.
  • Establishes and maintains effective oral and written communication with the Center Manager, collaborative partners and program team members.
  • Submits all required reports and administrative forms accurately, completely and timely, including enrollment, attendance and CACAP information.
  • Conducts classroom and teacher observation and provides onsite consultation to teaching staff, as appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Early Childhood Education, Educational Curriculum and Instruction (EDCI), Educational Administration, Business Administration, or Management required.
  • Combination of less or education combined with experience may be considered.


  • Minimum Three (3) years of classroom teaching experience.


  • Texas Teaching Certification desirable.
  • CPR/First Aid certified.


  • Demonstrated supervisory experience desirable. (Supervisory/ Management experience can be substituted for teaching experience.)
  • Excellent mediation skills; oral and written skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and successful experience working in teams.
  • Ability to plan, organize, allocate and control substantial financial, human, and physical resources.
  • Knowledge of the Early Head Start/Head Start/Early Child Development program philosophy and structure desirable. COMPUTER PROFICIENCY: Intermediate skill in Word, Excel, Power Point.


  • Bilingual preferred, but not required.