Preschool Services Manager

Opportunity Council   Bellingham, WA   Full-time     Education
Posted on December 29, 2021
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Do you want to be a part of something bigger and make an impact in your community all while earning a competitive wage and an option for 100% employer paid health insurance? How does the possibility of 3 weeks paid vacation and a retirement plan with 5% employer contribution sound? Come join our team as the new Preschool Services Manager! 

The Preschool Services Manager (“PS Manager”) oversees the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of classroom-based services and home-visiting for children three to five years of age, with comprehensive wrap-around services for all enrolled children for medical, dental, behavioral and specialize education services. The PS Manager works with service area coordinators to ensure services are carried out in accordance with Head Start/ECEAP Performance Standards, as well as local, state and federal regulations, service area work plans, and program policies and procedures. In collaboration with other Early Learning & Family Services personnel, the PS Manager tracks program and performance outcomes for governance bodies and funders, and is the ELAFS liaison to various community stakeholder groups. This position supervises the Preschool Services Assistant Manager and select Preschool Services staff.


Education/Experience/Training Requirements:

  1. Bachelors or advanced degree in Early Childhood Education/Child Development/Human Services or related field (advanced degree preferred) or relevant education/experience.
  2. Minimum five years relevant experience working with similarly aged children and their families in an educational or social service setting.
  3. Minimum three years supervisory and management experience, with specific training in supervisory skills, communications, group process, observation techniques, basic financial management and grant management.
  4. Appropriate training or experience in social services, particularly work with low-income households.
  5. Basic knowledge of operations of early childhood development programs (Head Start or ECEAP).
  6. -This list is not all inclusive, please see full job description for complete list of requirements.


Benefits Package:

  • 3 weeks paid vacation
  • Paid health leave- available following first pay period
  • Paid Holidays
  • 403(b) Retirement plan with 5% employer contribution
  • Traditional and HSA health care options 
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life insurance, long-term disability, and long-term care 
  • Critical illness insurance
  • Personal Legal Services

These details are for informational purposes, may be subject to change, based on employee eligibility and include voluntary options. 


The Opportunity Council is a private, non-profit Community Action Agency serving homeless and low-income families and individuals. Our mission is to help people improve their lives through education, support, and direct assistance while advocating for just and equitable communities.
For over 50 years we have offered a broad scope of services that range from addressing immediate and crisis-oriented needs (food, emergency shelter, eviction-prevention) to longer-term programs that promote self-sufficiency in our community (early childhood education, home weatherization).

At the Opportunity Council, we are committed to a core set of values that include collaboration, respect, integrity, passion and learning. We believe we are a stronger and successful organization because of this commitment. We believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation and identity, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different.

COVID-19 vaccination is required prior to start of employment.

Opportunity Council

1111 Cornwall Ave.
Bellingham , WA