Center Director
Requisition Number:2022-HS/C-038
Department:Head Start and Children's Services
Employee Type:Regular
Hours Per Week:35

Action for Boston Community Development is a nonprofit human services organization that each year provides more than 100,000 low income residents in the Greater Boston region with the tools and resources needed to transition from poverty to stability and from stability to success.

ABCD Head Start & Children's Services is a family development program serving children from birth to age five, as well as pregnant women. Part of a highly successful national program, we provide comprehensive services to the whole family and foster a safe, creative learning environment to support children in school readiness and their social-emotional development. We are looking for dedicated individuals who want to make a meaningful impact on the communities we serve!

Duties Include:
  • Responsible for the overall planning, convening, and documentation of all staff and parent engagement meetings and activities such as: orientation, Parent Committee meetings, selection of parent representative to the Policy Council, training activities, parenting curriculum, center leadership meetings, selection and placement of children, Community Partners meetings, and others that may apply.
  • Ensure implementation of a developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive curriculum as prescribed and chosen by the Head Start Central Office.
  • Develop, implement and monitor center recruitment plans to maintain full enrollment and a waitlist.
  • Continuously inspect building and grounds for cleanliness. 
  • Submit requests for needed repairs and general upkeep, and monitor all facility work and/or recommendations.
  • Complete applications and reporting with multiple outside agencies for center related operations such as licensing, accreditation, QRIS, etc.
  • Work collaborative with the Deputy Director of Program Operations in the annual local budget preparation process. Manage and monitor the center’s finances using the established budget and ensure the timely completion of the center’s financial paperwork.
  • Screen, interview and make recommendations to Central staff for employment of suitable candidates or termination of center staff with appropriate documentation and in accordance with agency policies and procedures.
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate ongoing professional development activities for center.
  • Perform any other related duties as assigned from time to time.

Job Qualifications:
  • A minimum of three years professional leadership/management and supervisory experience, preferably in Head Start setting and a Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or human services management or a related field.
  • Must have significant experience in administration, including knowledge of State licensing requirements and Head Start Performance Standards.
  • Strong knowledge of best practices and systems in the field of early childhood.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication as well as interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to direct and assess the performance of center staff, volunteers and vendors.
  • Ability to exercise tact and discretion in all employee interactions.
  • Strong organization and time management skills and the ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Must have a willingness to engage in ongoing staff development to expand professional skills.
  • Ability to travel frequently for events, trainings and meetings.


  • Make an impact on the community
  • Free professional development opportunities and trainings
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Long-term and Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 403B Retirement Plan with employer match and vesting
  • Paid Time Off
  • 13 Observed Holidays