UAMS Head Start/Early Head Start currently serves 928 children at 16 sites throughout Pulaski County. The program’s overall goal is to increase the social competence of children in low income families and children with disabilities, while improving the chances of success in school. Head Start/Early Head Start addresses the needs of the whole child including the educational, vocational and material needs of the entire family. The program strives to enhance children’s physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development while enabling parents to be better caregivers and teachers to their children. Head Start/Early Head Start helps parents meet their own goals while giving children a head start in life.
The Administrative Coordinator is responsible for performing all purchasing duties for the UAMS Head Start/Early Head Start Program to ensure adequate materials and supplies for all aspects of the program. This will include but not be limited to processing all expenditures and purchases made on behalf of the program. The processing of all requests and expenditures will be completed in accordance with the Arkansas Purchasing Laws, Arkansas State Accounting and Budgetary Policies, and State Building Services Regulations and the Head Start Performance Standards.
The Administrative Coordinator works under administrative direction of the Program Director. S/He is responsible for the accurate entry and monitoring of the In-Kind data to ensure compliance with the Head Start Performance Standards. Other duties will include but not be limited to processing mileage reimbursement forms for the program as well as completing travel arrangements as needed for conference travel, timekeeping for all Head Start staff, etc.
UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:
Salary offered commensurate to experience.
May perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, General Business, Accounting or a related field PLUS three (3) year of experience in purchasing, planning or related field OR High School Diploma/GED plus five (5) years of experience in purchasing, planning or related field.