Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.

Deming, New Mexico, United States

Center Manager (Level 1)

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Job Description

Deming NM

Center Manager (Level 1)

HELP New Mexico has been empowering positive action through our services since 1965. We maintain a diversified approach to address community needs at 25 offices across the state. Come HELP New Mexico's change lives and improve the community where you live, play, and work.


This position is responsible for meeting and maintaining all federal, state, and agency program standards and the overall management of the center assigned to. Responsible for the overall health, safety, quality of care & education for children, record-keeping and reporting. Will supervise, mentor, assist, and train center staff accordingly.


Supervises all center staff.


This position is exempt under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and is subject to the Agency's policies and procedures pertaining to overtime hours and premium pay.

  • Maintain all program standards and regulations at the center level
  • Conducts observations of teaching staff and mentors accordingly
  • Reviews classroom lesson plans weekly to ensure individualization is taking place, are current and posted in the classroom
  • Ensures of quality Early Childhood Education practices are implemented in the classroom
  • Ensures that files are safeguarded, locked and kept confidential
  • Ensures that center meets NM Licensing regulations and other state regulations
  • Conducts documented health and safety checklist on a daily basis
  • Ensures that an adequate staff/child ratio is implemented at all times, steps into classroom as needed
  • Maintains timely and accurate records of all services provided by the program
  • Conduct employee evaluations for personnel under his/her supervision
  • Communicates with the parents and provides opportunity for them to observe and become involved in center operation
  • Provides time for parent conferences
  • Implements all pertinent center/agency policies
  • In coordination with Mental Health consultant, ensures that the mental health program is effectively being implemented
  • In partnership with content area coordinators, ensure best practice is being implemented by all center staff
  • Responsible for planning and coordinating parent meetings
  • Work with the program staff to meet the individual needs of each family
  • Recruitment of children to be enrolled in the program, possible non-traditional hours
  • Determine income eligibility of families in the program
  • Initiates Family Partnership Assessments
  • Network with other community agencies and serve as an advocate for families
  • Participates in monthly center staff meetings and shares pertinent information
  • Review and follow up on health histories of children for completion and identification of possible health concerns
  • Ensure immunizations are up to date and make referral when necessary
  • Schedule children for required examinations and follow up when needed
  • Conduct specified health screenings
  • Notify parents of screenings, exams and results
  • Refer for additional medical services if needed
  • Assist in providing service to children with disabilities and their families
  • Ensure all required health information is obtained at or by the time of enrollment
  • Conduct self in professional manner upholding the values and philosophies of the agency and division
  • Participate as a team member in the obtainment of program and division objectives
  • Must provide accurate and timely documentation
  • Travel required
  • Performs other duties as assigned and which are deemed necessary or desirable by the program.

  • Education/Background :
    • High School or GED
    • Associates or Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field or Minimum of Child Development Associate (CDA) or New Mexico Child Development Certificate or National Administrator's Credential (NAC) or willing to work towards requirements within a specific timeframe identified by the program.
    • Minimum of 1-2-years' experience working with young children in an early childhood setting or a public school setting at a grade level no higher than elementary school with some knowledge and experience in management of space and supervision.
    • First Aid/CPR Certified or willing to obtain within the first 6-months of employment is required.
    • Health Determination/TB Skin Test and Fingerprint Background Check prior to employment
    • Bilingual ability (Spanish/English) is preferred

    Driver's License/Proof of Insurance : This position requires to maintain a current New Mexico driver's license, an insurable driving record, and provide proof of current liability insurance meeting or exceeding State-required minimum coverages.

    Effective January 3, 2022, all CPLC Employees and all Service Providers, are required to be Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19. Newly hired employees, who are not Fully vaccinated at the time of hire, are expect to begin a vaccination series immediately upon hire. CPLC recognizes medical and religious exemptions to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement, in accordance with applicable law and upon approval by CPLC.