Head Start Monitoring Support Lead (Casual)

Location US
Job ID
Experienced Professional
part time

About Us

DLH delivers improved health and national security readiness solutions for federal programs through science research and development, systems engineering and integration, and digital transformation. Our experts in public health, performance evaluation, and health operations solve the complex problems faced by civilian and military customers alike by leveraging advanced tools – including digital transformation, artificial intelligence, data analytics, cloud enablement, modeling, and simulation, and more. With over 3,200 employees dedicated to the idea that “Your Mission is Our Passion,” DLH brings a unique combination of government sector experience, proven methodology, and unwavering commitment to innovation to improve the lives of millions.



Are you passionate about the well-being of children and ensuring the quality of services meets Head Start standards? Are you also looking for a part-time position, on call, as needed position where hours are not guaranteed?


If so, DLH wants you to join our great Head Start team!


Under the supervision of the Manager, Field Operations, this position is responsible for collecting data, analyzing data and using the information to produce a monitoring report that is clear, concise and supports performance summaries and/or findings. The position is responsible for  facilitating  discussions with Head Start grantees, leading review teams and producing high quality reports in accordance with the Monitoring Review guidelines. The Monitoring Support Lead serves as a generalist with knowledge across Early Head Start/Head Start content areas.The Monitoring Support Lead ensures timely and accurate reports are submitted for delivery to the Office of Head Start (OHS).


Casual (REMOTE) Role: There are no guaranteed hours however the successful candidate would have to commit to up to 9 full time consecutive days at any duration. The Head Start Monitoring Support Lead (Casual) hire is unable to select and choose their availability. 


Essential Duties

  • Provides knowledge and experience as it pertains to the current monitoring process and alignment with the Head Start Program Performance Standards(HSPPS) to ensure that accurate field data are collected in supporting monitoring review activities.
  • Creates an individual professional development plan that aligns with the current skills required for the current monitoring process and monitoring review activities.
  • Participates in competency-based professional development to enhance knowledge and skills related to job functions and responsibilities.
  • Participates in internal and external training of the Head Start Program Performance Standards(HSPPS) and other regulations to support knowledge required for the current monitoring process and monitoring activities.
  • Maintains knowledge and familiarity with state early care and education (ECE) policy, such as, state licensing, quality rating systems, early learning standards, and workforce development (i.e., state professional development registries).
  • Remains abreast of state and national initiatives regarding federally funded ECE programs, i.e. Head Start, Early Head Start and childcare partners.
  • Researches other data sources used by federal programs to inform future goals and direction for the OHS monitoring system and tools.
  • Participates in work group and related projects that support the future goals and direction for the OHS monitoring system and tools.

Grantee Monitoring & Support

  • Conducts assigned on-site and off-site monitoring reviews as required to support AMS 2.0 reviews in accordance within OHS timeframes.
  • Provides analysis of grantee program operations to ensure a balance of performance, progress and compliance.
  • Assists with the development of methods, procedures and reports to measure quality and compliance from monitoring review activities.
  • Develops clearly written and in depth narratives describing the concerns and issues as prescribed by the current monitoring process and review activities.
  • Utilizes the tools and processes required, as well as analysis, to report on the evidence and data collected from the current monitoring process.
  • Assists in responding to grantee inquiries requested by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and OHS regarding the review of compliance data and retrieval of information related to monitoring review activities.
  • Provides consistency in level of analysis regarding compliance issues as a result of on-site reviews, evidence and data collection, and reporting.
  • Keeps current of any changes affecting federal rules, regulations and guidelines regarding the Head Start/Early Head Start program.
  • Researches and analyzes State and federal regulations that are aligned with the HSPPS and AMS 2.0 monitoring priorities.


Casual (REMOTE) Role: this is a flexible position that requires the successful candidate to support monitoring reviews based on the business needs of the Head Start contract which includes  filling in (substitute) for a full-time Monitoring Support Lead during unexpected circumstances, and/or leading or supporting reviews that have been added to the monitoring schedule. There are no guaranteed hours however the successful candidate would have to commit to up to 9 full time consecutive days at any duration.


For example: up to 8 or 9 days would appear like the following scenario:

  • Sunday (travel day)
  • Monday – Friday (Head Start review, observations take place)

The following week Monday – Wednesday (complete the monitoring report and report findings/recommendations to the team)


The Head Start Monitoring Support Lead (Casual) hire is unable to select and choose their availability. 


  • Bachelors’ degree and minimum of 6 years’ experience or equivalent of education and experience in human services, early childhood, business management or related field. Minimum of 3 years’ management related experience in Head Start/Early Head Start programs at local and/or state level.
  • Physical Requirements

    Must be able to sit and stand for long periods of time.


    • Experience working with children and families from low-income, underserved communities/Early Head Start/Head Start programs.
    • Available and accessible to multiple reviewer consultant across U.S. time zones.
    • Ability to travel 60% of the time.
    • Ability to work effectively in a virtual environment.

Unique Job Requirements and Characteristics

  • Vaccine Protocol: The health and well-being of our Head Start employees and their families, the Head Start grantees and the children they serve, and the community at large is our top priority. As part of that commitment, all employees serving as a Monitoring Support Lead are required to be vaccinated against COVID 19. As a prospective and/or a new employee in this position, you will be required to comply with this vaccination protocol.  Proof of full vaccination or an approved accommodation will be required before the start of employment as part of DLH’s pre-employment requirements. 

*Must be able to successfully pass a pre-requirement drug screening*


Basic Compensation: $40.00 - $43.00/hr

The salary offered within this range will be based on the selected candidates skills, experience, education, market data, and internal parity. DLH may offer other rewards that may include performance incentives and program-specific awards.  An applicant’s salary history will not be used to determine compensation.




DLH Corp offers our employees an excellent benefits package including - Personal Time Off (PTO), medical, dental, vision, supplemental life with AD&D, short and long-term disability, flexible spending accounts, parental leave, legal services and more. We want our employees to save for their future, therefore we offer a 401(k) Retirement Plan, which includes a matching component. DLH is dedicated to your career development, providing training to help drive success, with access to our best-in-class e-Learning suite for formal and informal learning, professional and technical certification preparation, and education assistance at accredited institutions.


DLH Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.


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