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Head Start/Early Head Start Compliance Specialist (13663)

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
East Saint Louis Campus

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Working Position Title:Civil Service Classification: Business/Administrative Associate Position Title:Head Start/Early Head Start Compliance Specialist (13663) Occupational Area:01 Department:643496 - Head Start Job Posting Description:

Illinois Residency Requirement: This position requires Illinois residency within 180 calendar days of the start date.

The Head Start/Early Head Start Compliance Specialist ensures compliance with all regulatory and licensure requirements for SIUE's Head Start/Early Head Start program options as dictated by the granting and licensing agencies including the Department of Health and Human Services and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. These requirements relate to eligibility, recruitment, selection, enrollment, attendance (ERSEA) and various activities associated with health and wellness. The Compliance Specialist roles and responsibilities:
1. Ensure accurate record keeping and reporting for ERSEA.
2. Monitor program activities that ensure all enrolled children receive health, dental, and nutritional services.
3. Ensure program’s compliance mandates align with those defined in the Head Start Performance Standards and state regulations.
4. Assist with training and technical assistance to link staff and families with appropriate childcare resources.
5. Monitor specified program areas for both managed and collaborative partnerships.
6. Aid with development and implementation of improvement plans based on review and analysis of complex data provided by the staff and additional sources, including qualitative surveys, quantitative audits, industry standards, evidence-based best practices, and literature reviews.

Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned based on the program’s needs and goals. The SIUE Head Start/Early Head Start program serves more than 860 families and children birth through age five, including children with special needs, throughout St. Clair County and consists of a team of individuals dedicated to making real change that leads to the success of children, families and communities. The program is housed in 12 early childhood centers, eight managed directly by SIUE staff and five collaborations. SIUE’s Head Start program includes a rigorous school readiness program and provides comprehensive services, such as health/dental screenings and family engagement and support activities.

The hours for this position are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. [37.5 hours weekly]. The University is closed for major holidays including Martin Luther King Day, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving (Thursday and Friday) and the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. Additional holidays may be assigned based on the state of Illinois calendar. Full-time SIUE employees receive an excellent array of benefits that include:
*Medical, dental and vision insurance;
*Life insurance;
*SURS retirement plan;
*Supplemental retirement savings plans;
*Paid vacation and sick leave accrual;
*Generous holiday schedule/paid holidays;
*WorkLife programs;
*Employee Assistance Program (mental health and wellness);
*Employee discounts (local and national retailers);
*University tuition waivers (full-time receive 100% waiver of tuition*)
*Limits on credits hour per semester, student fees still apply.

For more about our benefits and employee services, visit:

To Apply for this Vacancy:
This position is a Civil Service vacancy. It closes to applicants at 11:59 p.m. CST on the posting end date. When applying through the HireTouch system, please be sure to complete updated 2022 forms that are attached to the job located under your Applicant Profile box (refresh browser if needed).

Applicants must submit an updated and complete Civil Service Application, which must include complete employment history, through HireTouch. The application is the last form in the document package. If you do not possess any employment history, you must indicate this within the employment history section of the application. Your application should reflect a thorough list of relevant skills and experience related to the minimum qualifications listed for this position. While a resume may be submitted with the application, data for each employer must be listed on this application form. (The words "See Resume" may only be used as a substitute in the section entitled "Specific Duties Performed" not for a list of employment history.) If the Civil Service application is incomplete you will not be considered for the position as our office will be unable to evaluate your submission to determine if you possess the required minimum qualifications.

If qualifying by education or to qualify for a required educational prerequisite, you must submit your transcripts, including those for SIUE, at the time of application. Applicants qualifying for veteran’s preference must submit a copy of form DD214 at the time of application. For additional information, please visit: Eligibility Criteria and Point Allocation and Proof of Eligibility. Please submit any other licenses or certifications related to the position at the time of application.

The unit strongly recommends candidates submit a cover letter, resume, and references as part of their application submission.

Applicants will be subject to a background check and/or drug screening prior to an offer of employment. Some positions are represented by a union and may incur union dues. For more information, please visit the Office of Human Resources website at or call Civil Service Testing at 618-650-2190.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville nurtures an open, respectful, and welcoming climate that facilitates learning and work. SIUE is committed to education that explores the historic significance of diversity in order to understand the present and to better enable our community to engage the future. Integral to this commitment, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville strives for a student body and a workforce that is both diverse and inclusive. We strongly encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups, including women, members of racially minoritized groups, and individuals with disabilities, to apply. For more on our Statement of Diversity, visit SIUE Mission, Goals and Plans

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:

1. Bachelor's degree in business administration, management, human services, education, or a field related to the position.
2. Two (2) years of professional business and/or managerial work experience.

(NOTE: A Master’s degree in an area consistent with the duties of the position may be substituted for one (1) year (12 months) of work experience.)

Preferred Qualifications:

-Minimum of one to two years of experience working in a public service agency in social services or education management.
-Previous work experience in a Head Start Program is highly desired.
-Excellent written and oral communication skills.
-Knowledge of computer skills including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
-Knowledge of process improvement methodology and tools, data collection methodology, basic statistical process control components, benchmarking tools and best practices.
-Problem-solving and team facilitation skills, strong analytical skills and ability to train, present to small and large groups.
-Detailed oriented.

FLSA Exemption Status:Non-Exempt Posting Salary:$3,305.83 Monthly, excellent benefits package. Location:East Saint Louis Campus Work Week:Monday - Friday Shift Hours:8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Posting Start Date:06/08/2022 Posting End Date:07/06/2022 Required Documents Message:Transcripts


Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is a nationally recognized university that provides students with a high-quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose. Built on the foundation of a broad-based liberal education, and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, the academic preparation SIUE students receive equips them to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live.

Situated on 2,660 acres of beautiful woodland atop the bluffs overlooking the natural beauty of the Mississippi River’s rich bottom land and only 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, the SIUE campus is home to a diverse student body of more than 13,000 individuals and 2,300 faculty and staff. The city of Edwardsville is consistently cited as one of the top cities in Illinois for families, based on several factors, including affordability, green spaces, excellent schools, low crime rate, financial stability and philanthropic spirit.

SIUE is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, as well as more than 30 additional accrediting agencies. In January 2019, SIUE was reclassified by The Carnegie Commission on Higher Education to the newly created doctoral/professional universities category. Fully certified at the Division I level by the NCAA, SIUE is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference and the Mid-American Conference (MAC) (men’s soccer & wrestling).

Join the adventurous minds here at SIUE that are changing the world; explore our employment opportunities today.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville nurtures an open, respectful, and welcoming climate that facilitates learning and work. As an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce, we will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status.  For more on our State of Diversity, visit SIUE Mission, Goals and Plans 

The SIUE Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at The report contains campus safety and security information, crime statistics, fire safety policies, and fire statistics for the previous three calendar years. This report is published in compliance with Federal law, titled the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act” and the Higher Education Opportunity Act also known as the “Campus Fire Safety Right to Know.” For those without computer access, a paper copy of the report may be obtained, with a 24-hour notice, from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration, 1-618-650-2536.

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