Posted on November 5, 2012
Child Care Coordinating Council
Child Care Coordinating Council - Executive Director
The Board of Directors of the Child Care Coordinating Council of San Mateo County (4Cs) is seeking a resourceful “hands-on” leader to serve as its executive director. In partnership with the Board of Directors, the executive director will continue to build on 4Cs’ strong community reputation and record of commitment to serving the children and families of San Mateo County.
The executive director is expected to have the capacity to assess and develop new opportunities, implement change, and carefully manage resources for long-term organizational sustainability and growth.
4Cs is governed by a 9-member board of directors, has an annual operating and program budget of $7MM for FY 2013, with a staff of 20 including the executive director position. Non-exempt staff is represented by CA Professional Employees Local Union 2345.
The Executive Director (ED) oversees 4Cs’ full range of client services and the financial and administrative systems that support them. The ED is the lead spokesperson and fundraiser for the agency with government funders, donors, and the community at large. The ED also advocates in public realms for policies and funding that address the needs of 4Cs’ clients.
The ideal candidate will be a team leader and team player who has proven experience in successfully leading a nonprofit agency. The ED will bring a demonstrated ability to manage multiple child care related programs serving a diverse population. The ED will lead the organization’s fundraising efforts and should exhibit a working knowledge of complex funding streams. S/he should be successful in building and maintaining strong community partnerships while engaging both internal and external stakeholders. The ED will bring both vision and an entrepreneurial spirit to help maximize the potential of earned revenue programs.
CORE STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS
The Board of Directors recently assessed both strengths and opportunities facing the agency in the coming 2-3 years, and identified the following objectives:
Position 4Cs as the “go to” agency in San Mateo County for quality, safe, and reliable child care services and an advocate for its children and families
Continue to build on 4Cs’ excellent core programs and develop, manage, and adapt services to meet the evolving community needs in early childhood education and child care
Develop and implement a revenue model that creates a diversified and sustainable funding stream for operations and program growth and delivery
Charged with leading an inclusive process for implementing the steps needed to achieve these objectives
Commitment to 4Cs’ mission
A minimum of five years nonprofit leadership experience, including experience with board of director oversight
Demonstrated success in developing a diverse and sustainable revenue stream
Strong business and financial acumen with the skills needed to manage the financial health of a nonprofit organization with multiple funding streams including federal and state and county contracts and grants
Strong organizational management and supervisory skills, including the ability to hire, motivate, develop and retain employees; ability to develop and foster a culture of shared leadership and accountability
Ability to build and maintain strong collaborative relationships and work with people across multiple disciplines including experience and skill in working with government agencies
Ability to facilitate on-going and inclusive strategic planning and organizational development
Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills
- Experience working in education, child care, and/or social services organizations
- Experience as an executive director of a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization
- Experience in individual, corporate, and foundation giving programs
- Experience in managing within a union environment
Experience in CA State budgeting process
Experience in grant writing
Bilingual – Spanish and English
The ED reports directly to the Board of Directors. S/he will directly supervise the Financial & Administrative Services Director and Community Programs Director.
ABOUT 4Cs SAN MATEO
Incorporated in 1972, 4Cs is the only Child Care Resource and Referral Agency (R&R) in San Mateo County and is the primary agency in the county impacting all parts of the child care delivery system, including families of all income levels, child care providers working in both center and home settings, businesses, and policy makers. 4Cs acts as a leader in initiatives related to children, families, and child care and early education and is an active partner in major county collaboratives affecting the education and care of young children. The agency is also a centralized resource for the county's 1,000 licensed child care providers and preschool programs. 4Cs raises the quality of these programs by facilitating professional development, offering career and business planning advice, and recommending guidance on facility selection and design.
4Cs has three primary focus areas:
Family support: by providing counseling for parents about child care and preschool options, free referrals to licensed child care, enhanced child care referrals for families of children with special needs, strengthening families considered at-risk, assisting working families in paying for child care, and providing free and low-cost parenting education opportunities;
Quality child care and preschool: by striving to enhance the quality and to expand the supply of child care and preschool programs, by promoting the professional development of the child care workforce, by fostering child care inclusion for children with special needs, and by providing ongoing support and assistance to child care providers; and
Health and child development: by providing training in child development, nutrition and health for both child care providers and parents.
For additional information about 4Cs please visit: www.sanmateo4cs.org
SALARY & BENEFITS
4Cs is offering a competitive salary range of $100–$115K based on the selected candidate’s experience and qualifications plus medical, dental, life, and vision coverage.
Applicants should send their resumes and cover letters describing their qualifications and interest in the position to 4CS.email@example.com. Applications without cover letters will not be considered. Deadline for submission is November 28th, 2012. NO CALLS PLEASE!