Job Title: Assistant Center Manager
Location: Spokane, WA
Job Type: Exempt
Department: CCS Head Start/ECEAP/Early HS
Closing: 3/30/2023 4:00 PM Pacific
Salary: $57,080.00 – $64,525.00 Annually

Starting salary for this position is: $57,080 (Annually) 

The salary range represents the earning potential for this position, through training, evaluations and years spent working in this position with CCS.

Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS) District Equity Statement

 CCS believes that access to high-quality education in a safe and inclusive environment is the right of all individuals and imperative for the continued advancement of a strong democracy and workforce. We also believe higher education institutions have an obligation to work toward and demonstrate progress in ensuring equity amongst their students, faculty, and staff. Equity is grounded in the principle of fairness. In higher education, equity refers to ensuring that each student receives what they need to be successful through the intentional design of the college experience.

Please be aware that this recruitment closes at 4:00 p.m. PST. The application process will not be available after this time. To ensure consideration make sure your application is completed and submitted as soon as possible. Applications will only be accepted prior to 4:00 p.m. on the closing date.

The Community Colleges of Spokane is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the position of Assistant Center Manager in the Head Start Sister Haven Department. 


Under the direction of the Operational Services Manager, the Assistant Center Manager is responsible for supporting the operations of HS/EHS services operated by the Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS) at the Sisters Haven Center.

This position is responsible for center compliance with federal laws and regulations, Head Start Performance Standards, Washington State Law, Washington Administrative Code, polices and guidelines from the federally mandated Parent Policy Council and policies/procedures and guidelines established by the CCS District. 


  • Manage the day-to-day Head Start/EHS childcare operations at the Sisters Haven Center to ensure comprehensive full day licensed care and services for children and families. * 
  • Responsible for the implementation and continuation of customer friendly and quality services provided at the site, fulfill program operating policies, activities and educational curriculum as required. Ensure program and staff conform to federal, state and local rules, regulations, and Washington State licensing requirements. *
  • Maintain full site enrollment at all times through developing and implementing a site recruitment plan and providing oversight of staff with recruitment and enrollment duties. *
  • Ensure site compliance with state and federal laws, including the state quality improvement rating system and HS performance standards through consultation with Component Specialists and Senior Managers. Implement program policies and procedures in order to meet state and federal requirements. *
  • Supervise full and part-time employees, work-study and practicum students (train, schedule, evaluate, discipline and respond to grievances). Adhere to classified contracts and all district rules and regulations ensuring efficient operations of Sisters Haven Center. *

    • Inform and educate staff about behavior and performance expectations, provide timely and accurate feedback regarding performance, and ensure performance and behavioral problems are corrected promptly and effectively. *
    • Orient, schedule and monitor work tasks for staff, site volunteers and work study/practicum students. *

  • Recruit, mentor, support and engage parents as they participate in both site and program advocacy and governance. Ensure site parent representation on the HS/EHS Policy Council. Ensure the flow of information from the HS/EHS Policy Council to the site Parent Committee. Attend Policy Council meetings. *
  • Conduct daily rounds through HS/EHS licensed classrooms. Provide office support, staff breaks and/or classroom staff support when needed. Respond to the Operational Services Manager regarding client complaints, health and safety and licensing issues, and other client issues as needed ensuring responses and/or actions are appropriately taken. *
  • Schedule and conduct monthly building fire drills and evacuation drills in partnership with CCS Facilities. Coordinate site monitoring and compliance tasks, including playground and health and safety checklists. *
  • Responsible for the maintenance and oversight of assigned budgets. *

    • Project site funding needs for staffing, programs, services, equipment, etc. informing the Operational Services Manager of future needs. 
    • Plan and maintain part-time hourly employee tracking and projections. 
    • Monitor projections on a monthly basis to ensure work hours remain within CCS conditions. Provide oversight of site in-kind collection. 
    • Participate in program-wide budget planning as needed. 
    • Manage submission of semimonthly payroll reporting for full-time classified staff, part-time hourly staff, CCS work-study students and community volunteers to meet required deadlines. *

  • Prepare and submit monthly site reports. Assist with program planning and self-assessment and participate in evaluation activities for the program. *
  • Participate in marketing and other relevant activities that promote program enrollment/attendance. *
  • Participate in essential meetings and trainings. *
  • Represent CCS in the involvement and communication with community agencies as related to assigned duties. Work collaboratively with other CCS departments and Catholic Charities of Eastern Washington. *
  • Team with Center Managers and Component Specialists to coordinate and integrate systems, operations and services promoting consistency across the program. *
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships within the community; represent and promote HS/EHS at community events and committees, as assigned. *
  • Model professional decorum and mutual respect in all personal interactions. *
  • Comply with district policies, procedures and directives, state and federal regulations, orders and statutes and collective bargaining agreements. *
  • Support and advance the CCS strategic plan, and perform other duties as assigned. *

*Indicates this is an essential duty.



  • Bachelor’s degree in public administration or management, Human Services, Early Childhood Education or related area from an accredited institution.
  • Two (2) years’ experience in program management or supervision, including employee training.
  • Knowledge of early childhood education and family support services.
  • An understanding of Washington State childcare licensing regulations.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability.
  • An understanding of HS/EHS performance standards, policies and procedures.
  • Experience working in a group setting with children of all ages enrolled in the program or equivalent education/experience.
  • Ability to implement assigned programs.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral English.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and conflict resolution skills.
  • Must be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to use computer software related to an office environment.
  • Acceptance of the responsibility to promote the welfare and best interests of students at all times.
  • A demonstrable understanding and acceptance of the mission, values, goals, objectives and strategic plan of CCS.
  • The ability to perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations and goals of the institution, and community and technical college system.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting a teaching, learning and working environment that honors diversity, equity and inclusion.


  • Three (3) years’ experience in program supervision.
  • Two (2) years’ experience working with children from birth to five years of age.
  • Previous experience with low-income families.
  • 18 college quarter credits (or 12 semester credits) completed in Early Childhood Education; and 20 hours of Washington State STARS/Merit training.
  • MERIT training.



 Total compensation is an estimate based upon adding the following amounts together:

  • Base compensation of $57,080 – $64,525, plus
  • Current employer-paid health and related benefit contribution rates, plus
  • Median retirement fund contributions. 

The actual total will vary depending upon each employee’s enrollment choices.

Person hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of U.S. Citizenship or lawful authorization to work in the United States. This is an absolute condition of employment. An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of the district to sponsor an H1-B visa. In addition, the Community Colleges of Spokane maintains a drug-free work environment and prohibits all smoking in the college buildings and state-owned vehicles. Must be able to successfully work in and promote a multicultural work and education environment.

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position. Once an applicant is chosen for an interview, they are required to complete and submit a declaration regarding sexual misconduct and investigation per state law.


  • Work is equally performed in an indoor temperature-controlled office environment, and outdoor uncontrolled elements.
  • Work is active in nature.
  • Frequent use of computer and exposure to terminal screens.
  • Visual focus and strain.
  • Occasional kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing.
  • Frequent repetitive hand/wrist motions and finger manipulation.
  • Requires communication ability necessary to understand instructions and recognize hazardous, unsafe or poisonous materials and/or products.
  • Occasional exposure to fumes, dust, odors and/or biohazards.
  • Move up to 25 lbs. frequently and up to 50 lbs. occasionally.


  • Full-time schedule (12-months, 40-hours a week).
  • Contract 12-month position.
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Post-Offer medical exam which includes tuberculin screening and submission of documentation indicating Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR) vaccination or immunity.
  • Pre-Employment Post Offer, criminal history/child abuse information check including Department of Children, Youth and Families Portable Background Check prior to employment.
  • Possession of Washington State Department of Health: Food Workers Card.
  • Requires local or regional travel. If using personal vehicle proof of driver’s license and car insurance required.
  • Criminal background check required.


To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required competencies and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:

  • CCS online application.
  • Cover letter addressing your qualifications as applied to the responsibilities of this position. *
  • Comprehensive resume. *
  • Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references. *
  • College transcript(s) if applicable – unofficial/copies of transcripts are acceptable for initial application, official copies must be submitted upon acceptance of job offer.

NOTE: All of the above are required to ensure your consideration for this position. The item(s) marked with an asterisk are required attachments to your application prior to submission. If you require an accommodation during the application or interview process, please contact HR at [email protected]

Community Colleges of Spokane does not discriminate in its programs, activities and employment on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, marital status, pregnancy, parental status or families with children, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, honorably discharged veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, use of trained guide dog or service animal by a person with disability, genetic information or any other legally protected category. Please direct all inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity and/or grievances to the Chief Administration Officer, Community Colleges of Spokane, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., PO Box 6000, MS 1004, Spokane WA 99217-6000 or call 509-434-5037; WA Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) 1-800-833-6384 or 7-1-1.

Native Land Acknowledgement

We are honored to acknowledge that the Community Colleges of Spokane, and our main campuses for Spokane Falls and Spokane Community College, are located on the traditional and sacred homelands of the Spokane Tribe. We also provide services in a region that includes the traditional and sacred homelands of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and the Kalispel Tribe. The CCS Pullman Center operates on the WSU campus and is located on the ancestral homelands of the Palus people and on the ceded lands of the Nimíipuu (Nez Perce) Tribe.

We pay our respect to tribal elders both past and present as well as to all indigenous people today. This land holds their cultural DNA and we are honored and grateful to be here on their traditional lands. We give thanks to the legacy of the original people and their descendants and pledge to honor their stewardship and values.

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