Posted on January 9, 2013
Children's Pre-School Center
Children's Pre-School Center - Executive Director
The Children’s Pre-School Center (CPSC), located in Palo Alto, is one of the premier child development programs in the mid-Peninsula region of the Bay Area providing excellent early education and development for 140 children from 2 months through 5 years with a staff of 5 administrators and 42 early childhood educators. NAEYC Accredited continuously since 1991, CPSC situates individually attuned, supportive, respectful, responsive relationships between teachers and children and parents at the center of its learning program. Educators work collaboratively with parents to create a community where children are well supported in their development for optimum social, cognitive, and emotional outcomes. Our program includes individualized and group support for parents as they encounter the joys and challenges of parenting as they work to meet career and family demands.
Diversity is also a cornerstone of the CPSC program. The staff as well as the community of families at CPSC is made up of people from all over the world and all parts of the US society. Members of this community bring to CPSC many languages, sing and dance to many different kinds of music, celebrate a large variety of holidays and traditions, and thus enjoy a very rich cultural and educational environment.
We are looking for a leader who is passionate about early childhood development and education as well as working with staff and parents in a very diverse environment, with the skills and experience necessary to keep our agency running smoothly and productively. Successful candidate should be available to start on or about June 1, 2013. No relocation benefits available.
Education and Experience
Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education plus 5 years’ experience in the field OR Bachelor’s Degree plus 10 years’ experience in the field or equivalent.
- Business administration, not-for-profit experience a plus.
- Well-rounded education in Early Childhood including 3 semester units in infant/toddler development.
The Executive Director must be a leader who demonstrates a passion and commitment to the values of CPSC and must have experience in:
- Working with a board of directors
- Community relations
- Organizational management and overseeing a strategic plan
- Fiscal management & fund development
- Program development and management (maintaining NAEYC accreditation)
- Staff management
- Public speaking, conflict resolution and written and oral communication
Visit our web site at www.cpsccares.org for more information about CPSC, its culture, educational values, and commitment to community. For further information on this position go to www.cpsccares.org/node/27/.
Submit your letter of intent and resume via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline is February 15, 2013.
CPSC is an equal opportunity employer.