Are you passionate about early childhood, like to work as a team and can take on challenges to produce powerful results? Consider joining our team at CDI.

CDI is seeking highly qualified, experienced individuals with a thorough knowledge of Head Start and/or Early Head Start in the areas of Early Childhood Education, Parent, Family and Community Engagement, Health, CACFP & Nutrition, Facilities and Transportation to provide periodic consulting services to Head Start/Early Head Start programs that are under interim management.

These consultant assignments are generally 1-3 weeks in length; and, require on-site, time intensive services to meet Head Start Programs immediate needs and produce results. The work is not a one-shot workshop or training session. Multiple assignments occur throughout the year.

Extensive travel is required. Payment is on a reimbursement basis, with the exception of airfare.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume and cover letter to consulting@cditeam.org



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  • Internal/External Posting/Recruitment: Site Manager


  • Position: 
    Site Manager

    Post Date: September 14, 2018

    Closing Date: Open until filled, with preference given to applications received by COB September 27, 2018.

    The Site Manager is assigned NIM (National Interim Management) Contract Head Start and/or Early Head Start program(s) to ensure smooth transition from the previous grantee; oversee operation of the program in all areas to provide safe, quality services to children and families; supporting the goals of the program during the time period the federal Office of Head Start is conducting the replacement grantee process; transition to the replacement grantee; and, conducting close-out activities.   This position requires extensive Head Start management experience. Extensive travel is required. This is an employment position with excellent benefits. 

    Education and Experience Requirements:

    • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s preferred) in a related field such as Education (Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Elementary Education), Human Services, Psychology, Public Health, Social Work, Family Services or Business Administration.
    • A minimum of eight years of management experience required (ten years preferred), including experience in project management, staff supervision, fiscal/budget oversight, and implementation of comprehensive management systems in early childhood programs.
    • A minimum of three years of experience required (five years preferred) as a Head Start/Early Head Start program director/associate/assistant director.

    Send cover letter and resume to lgravelin@cditeam.org     

    Community Development Institute is an Equal Opportunity AA, M/F, Vet/Disability Employer


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  • Program Support Lead – Education

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    Post Date:  September 26, 2018

    Closing Date: Open until filled, with preference given to applications received by COB October 3, 2018 

    CDI is a private, non-profit corporation with headquarters in Denver, Colorado, engaged in organizational development, leadership development, and training/technical assistance. CDI is the Head Start National Interim Management Contractor for the Office of Head Start in Washington, DC.  As the Interim Contractor, the project operates up to 40 Head Start and Early Head Start Programs across the country.  We are a nationally recognized and progressive, high performance organization dedicated to the development and growth of our clients and staff.  CDI web sites - www.cditeam.org; www.cdiheadstart.org.

    We are currently accepting applications for a Program Support Lead – Education, to provide oversight of Early Childhood Education training and support, and to lead a team of staff and consultants who work directly with local Head Start/Early Head Start programs under interim management.  This position will also serve as Start-up Lead. The position works from a home office with approximately 50% and more travel to assigned programs.

    General Summary of the Position
    Responsible for developing written policies, procedures, software tracking systems and trainings to support program compliance with the Head Start Program Performance Standards in both English and Spanish. The purpose of this position is to offer more in-depth support on particular topic areas to site managers, local program Education Managers, consultants and Education and Child Safety Specialists.

    Lead Head Start interim management start-up teams and processes to ensure the least disruption in services to children, families, and staff possible. Lead and manage teams conducting comprehensive self-assessment reviews to identify key program strengths and critical priorities.

    Position Qualifications and Skills

    ·       Must have either extensive Head Start Director and/or Head Start Education Coordinator experience, along with extensive consulting experience of training and technical assistance to a variety of Head Start programs, cultures, program design models and able to deliver in English, with Spanish a plus. 

    ·       Applicant must be proficient with technology.

    ·       A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in early childhood, or another associated field is required.

     

    Send cover letter and resume to lgravelin@cditeam.org     

    Community Development Institute is an Equal Opportunity AA, M/F, Vet/Disability Employer


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  • Transportation Specialist


  • Post date:
    September 27, 2018

    Closing date: Open until filled with preference given to applications received by COB October 4, 2018

    General Summary of the Position:
    Responsible for observing and advising Head Start Staff on implementation of CDI Head Start transportation systems, including Migrant and Seasonal Head Start programs. Includes helping local program staff ensure safe and efficient transportation of children between program and home as well as on field trips. 

    Applicants should be able to review minor maintenance ensuring the vehicles are clean and in safe repair and be knowledgeable about when vehicles need to be assessed further by a mechanic.  Review and inspect licensing, titles, insurance, inspections and any other required permits to comply with regulations.

    Essential Job Responsibilities:

    • Work with Site Managers to develop transportation systems at Start-up;
    • Observe transportation services and assist local staff in adopting and practicing CDI Head Start’s Transportation Policies and Procedures;
    • Assist with establishment of transportation policies and procedures and record maintenance;
    • Assist programs in establishing effective and efficient bus routes, using different types of routing systems;
    • Train staff in best practices in picking up and delivering children safely;
    • Observe and advise bus drivers and monitors in safe chain of custody practices;
    • Provide technical assistance with minor maintenance issues and establishing effective preventive maintenance systems;
    • Document observations using an electronic system;
    • Help to assess, order and install Child Safety Restraints in collaboration with staff;
    • In some cases, help staff determine disposition of buses is necessary;
    • During start up activities, inventory buses, ensure titles are transferred, and work with staff to determine disposition of old buses that are past their useful life;
    • Collaborate with Transportation Consultants, Site Managers, and the Senior Quality Assurance Manager to schedule and conduct monitoring events in every program.

    Position Qualifications:
    A minimum of a high school equivalent and a good working knowledge of the Head Start Program Performance Standards in the transportation area is required.

    Send cover letter and resume to lgravelin@cditeam.org prior to the closing date.

    Community Development Institute is an Equal Opportunity AA, M/F, Vet/Disability Employer


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  • Federal Interest and Facilities Lead – Fiscal


  • Position          : 
    Federal Interest and Facilities Lead – Fiscal
    Post Date       :  October 18, 2018
    Closing Date  :  November 16, 2018

    General Summary of the Position:
    The National Interim Management (NIM) contract provides essential facilities and federal interest management resources to the Office of Head Start and Regional Offices. This position has primary responsibility for complying with 45 CFR Part 1303 Construction, Major Renovation, and Real Property and in providing effective fiscal oversight of the construction, major renovation, and purchase of real properties on behalf of programs assigned to the NIM contract.  In addition, this position provides technical support and resources to a cadre of Regional Facilities Experts housed in federal Regional Offices and a Regional Facilities Lead housed in the Office of Head Start who are providing support for the broader Head Start community. The Federal Interest and Facilities Lead -- Fiscal will enhance the NIM infrastructure, by providing accounting management and fiscal guidance and oversight to the project.

    This position is remote work from a home office.

    Education and Experience Requirements:
    This position is a senior management-level position, requiring extensive and varied management and leadership experience in federal grants management and fiscal operations. 

     The minimum requirements are:

    • Four years Accounting experience.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, or related field or equivalent work experiences in these areas. 
    • CPA license within the United States.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of federal grants management principles, methods and process.

     The following are preferred:

    • Experience in federal government real property procurement, construction, renovation and grants management policies and skills to develop new, revised and precedent setting real property and grants policy practices for administration of a wide range of inter-related human services programs.
    • Experience in fiscal management including project monitoring, and experience with data systems.
    • Familiarity with collaboration software, such as SharePoint.
    • Strong ability to independently interpret and analyze the business terms included in legal documents and financial projections.

     Send cover letter and resume to lgravelin@cditeam.org prior to the closing date.

    Community Development Institute is an Equal Opportunity AA, M/F, Vet/Disability Employer.


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  • Federal Interest Specialist


  • Position         : 
    Federal Interest Specialist
    Post Date       :  October 22, 2018
    Closing Date  :  November 16, 2018

    General Summary of the Position:
    The National Interim Management contract provides essential facilities and federal interest management resources to the Office of Head Start and Regional Offices. This position has primary responsibility for providing technical support and resources to the Office of Head Start and Regional Offices in their management of federal interest share in real properties impacted by the Designation Renewal System.  More specifically, this position provides coordination, guidance, monitoring and support for staff and consultants in researching Head Start facilities, ownership history, real estate records, federal government and other funding history to identify federal share in real property. This position works in collaboration with legal, fiscal, and transition management staff to develop action plans to guide the Office of Head Start and Regional Offices in taking next steps to resolve and transition federal interest properties from incumbents to new grantees.

    This position is remote work from a home office.

    Education and Experience Requirements:

    • Graduated from an accredited college or university with a BA/BS in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Organizational Management, or related field.
    • Training in federal government: acquisition/property procurement, business analysis, financial management, program and management analysis is preferred.
    • Experience in federal government property management/procurement, management of federal interest properties is preferred.

    Send cover letter and resume to lgravelin@cditeam.org prior to the closing date.

    Community Development Institute is an Equal Opportunity AA, M/F, Vet/Disability Employer