Early Years System Manager (District of Sault Ste. Marie)

Job Title: Early Years System Manager
Division: Early Years
Job Posting: #37-22


The District of Sault Ste. Marie Social Services Administration Board is searching for an Early Years System Manager to join our team based in Sault Ste. Marie.

Accountable for the management of a system of Early Years and licensed Child Care services, the Early Years System Manager will recommend the allocation of funding to qualifying agencies in a transparent and equitable manner that ensures stability and quality of services, and monitor direct delivery operations and performance.
Key duties and responsibilities include:
  • Manage, oversee and reconcile Early Years and Child Care service contracts in accordance with Ministry of Education guidelines and regulatory framework, funding allocations and DSSMSSAB policy.
  • Provide advice and direction to Service Providers to ensure compliance with relevant legislation and DSSMSSAB policy.
  • Provide leadership and support to direct delivery of Child Care services.
  • Analyze to determine impacts and make recommendations to the Senior Management Team specific to the Early Years System, considering provincial policy and local needs.
  • Facilitate and support the development of the DSSMSSAB local Early Years and Child Care and EarlyON Service Plans, in consultation with community stakeholders. Make recommendations regarding local priorities and outcomes.
  • Provide leadership and support for Early Years’ Services and Initiatives. Partner with Service Providers, community stakeholders and provincial representatives to identify and discuss program and community needs, recognizing gaps and duplications in service and assist in resolution of identified issues and implementation of related projects.
  • Manage within the Division’s administrative and program budgets, ensuring services are sustainably delivered within the budget.
  • Support the DSSMSSAB with Ministry of Education reporting requirements; such as program targets, system usage, budgetary performance, etc.
  • Maintain a thorough working knowledge of the DSSMSSAB’s Health and Safety policies and procedures.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
The successful candidate will have excellent organizational, written, oral communication skills, as well as excellent facilitation and presentation skills. The successful candidate will have the ability to work with minimum direct supervision, and possess a sound knowledge of the Microsoft Office environment. Additional qualifications for this position include:
  • University degree in relevant field preferred.
  • Registered member of the College of Early Childhood Educators, an asset
  • Minimum of 5 years supervisory experience in the field of Early Childhood Education.
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s license and suitable vehicle for business related use.
  • Sound knowledge of child development, relevant legislation and Ministry directed curriculum documents as well as program and funding policies and mechanisms.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with other community organizations.
Should you be interested in applying for this exciting career opportunity, please forward your cover letter and resume as one PDF document to recruitment@socialservices-ssmd.ca with the subject line referencing Job Posting #37-22 Early Years System Manager, Early Years. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Salary Range: $89,297 – $106,321
Job Class: Non-Union JC 6
Job Type: Full-Time; 35 hour work-week
Closing Date: July 8, 2022 at 0900

District of Sault Ste. Marie Social Services Administration Board offers a competitive compensation package, extensive benefit and pension programs, and a 35-hour work week.

The District of Sault Ste. Marie Social Services Administration Board is an inclusive employer. Accommodation is available in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. Individuals requiring accommodation during the application and/or the interview process should contact Human Resources as soon as possible to make appropriate arrangement.