Director of Early Child & Family Development


Exemption Status:  Exempt

Salary:         $70,000 + DOE (Depending on Experience)


This position reports to the Chief Program Officer and participates as a member of the Executive Team.  Director oversights best practice program design, implementation and works collaboratively with community partners to ensure the highest quality of services with fidelity resulting in a unified approach to family strengthening and early learning. The director oversees the daily operations, development and sustainability, implementation of systems and processes, evaluation, strategic planning and administration of assigned department programs and services.  Responsibilities include overall supervision of all program staff and locations, administrative activities, budget oversight, resource allocation, contract compliance and the performance of specified services and programs.


  1. Demonstrate progressive leadership skills. In coordination with collaborating teams and community partners, develop best practice programs and services. Create and actively promote a comfortable and nurturing environment for children and parents.
  2. Identify, organize, and engage key stakeholders in the development and implementation of a comprehensive strategy for high quality services for infants, toddlers, and their families. Work with organizational partners and community stakeholders to improve existing services for young children and their families.
  3. Ensures high-quality early learning and development, and family support program for children from birth to age 5.
  4. Convene partnerships across stakeholder groups, including parents, providers, elected officials, business and faith leaders and others who collectively can identify and address needs.
  5. Successfully manage the programs and services of the department. Model progressive and innovative management skills to ensure staff retention and continuum of services for families.
  6. Recruit, hire, retain, monitor, develop, evaluate and manage the program staff, volunteers and contractors. Provide leadership for employee relations through effective communication, coaching, training, development and disciplinary measures when necessary;
  7. Responsible for budget oversight of the department. Monitor service delivery, contract compliance, program objectives and efficiency of operations;
  8. Participate in strategic planning process and development of agency and program policies, objectives and budgets.
  9. Support department development and sustainability through grant writing and fundraising efforts. Research and develop funding sources for PACT, Family Support, Parent Education, Case Management services and FRC development to ensure sustainability;
  10. Develop and maintain collaborative partnerships with public and private community agencies. Represent the department and the agency at senior level meetings, taskforces, policy forums, workgroups or committees as assigned by the chief program officer;
  11. Analyze and compile monthly reports and statistics. Ensure development of program policy and procedure manuals, data collection, analysis, and their execution;
  12. Oversee the management of service sites, facility/equipment needs, supplies/materials and department safety program. Ensures monitoring of site quality and site safety at all times.
  13. Collaborate and coordinate integration of services with executive team, leadership team and staff.
  14. Miscellaneous duties as assigned.


Bachelor degree or higher in early childhood, education, human development, behavioral sciences, counseling or related field; Masters preferred. Minimum of 5 years management, supervisory, leadership experience in community-based organizations. Demonstrate knowledge and experience in early childhood programs, infant mental health, early literacy, parent child interaction, developmental screening and assessment, triage and family support, resource and linkage with an emphasis on infant/toddler development.  Demonstrate experience leading offsite teams to deliver standardized curriculum through activities that value equity, diversity and cultural competence of each unique community. Knowledge of budgeting analysis, grant writing, team building, statistics, problem solving, systems development, evaluation and data analysis and information systems.  Proficiency of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and Power Point.  Excellent written or verbal communication skills. Bilingual Spanish-English preferred.  Successful background and criminal clearance required, including but not limited to, California Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Proof of a valid California driver’s license and reliable transportation, automobile insurance and maintain an acceptable driving record as required by our insurer.

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