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Early Head Start Program Compliance Specialist

Department: EHS Home-Based
Location: Middleton, WI


  • Health, dental, vision
  • vacation and sick time
  • 4% 403(b) match after 2 years
  • company paid life insurance and long term disability


Hours: 30 hour/week
Status: Full Year
Location: EHS West, University Ave.

Pay: $16.53 an hour


The Early Head Start Program Compliance Specialist is responsible for ensuring that the agency complies with regulations per applicable performance standards. This position will assist with the tracking of program compliance information, running scheduled reports and regular communication with the Early Head Start team.  This position will also work in collaboration with the Early Head Start Enrollment Specialist to ensure compliance across all aspects of the Early Head Start program.  Additionally, the Early Head Start Program Compliance Specialist is responsible for supporting the Madison and Stoughton Early Head Start Home Based programs. This position supports the planning and execution of socializations and events which includes preparation of materials, transportation, and nutrition. This position also includes organizing and submitting items for purchase orders. This role includes delivering and picking up items from the various sites. The position also includes helping maintain curricular resources for home visits; general office support at EHS locations; completing periodic special projects; developing newsletters and other written materials and assisting the families (during socialization primarily), Family Advocates and of EHS Home Based Managers. 


  • High School diploma or GED required; job related Associate’s degree is preferred 
  • Coursework and / or experience in 0-3 education, human development and / or health services preferred 

  • Bilingual (Spanish) skills, particularly spoken, desired, not required 

  • Experience developing and maintaining records and a record system required 

  • Knowledge and experience with the Head Start program and performance standards preferred 

  • Ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision 

  • Ability to understand office systems and procedures and utilize them in support of overall program compliance, with strong emphasis on record keeping and required tracking  

  • Strong computer literacy and 2 to 3 years of work experience in Microsoft Office programs, Outlook, Google – Gmail, Sheets, Drive, Docs, Windows Media, Paint, and the internet 

  • Accurate editing and key boarding skills (50 wpm) 

  • Experience with and knowledge of database systems 

  • Experience with low-income, multicultural families, and knowledge of needs of low-income families is desirable 

  • Must be detail-oriented and maintain a high level of accuracy 

  • Must have the ability to determine workload priority and work independently 

  • Ability to prioritize, organize, problem solve and effectively handle multiple tasks 

  • Effective communication skills, written, verbal, and listening; ability to communicate professionally and effectively with parents, staff and management on a daily basis 

  • Must be available for occasional evening work to support program needs 

  • Valid Driver’s license and adequate liability insurance

  • Other duties as assigned 

  • Successfully pass Background Check prior to employment.



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