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Senior Director of Child Care Programs

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ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW 

An increasing number of Americans – most of whom are women and people of color – are employed in service sector jobs that are marked by low wages, no health care, job insecurity, and lack of training and career advancement opportunities. The SEIU Education & Support Fund (ESF) tackles these issues by designing and facilitating worker-centered, relationship-based, and accessible education, training and workforce development programs.  We serve as a strategic partner to the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), and collaborate with other unions, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and employers to help workers access good jobs and spark positive social change. Throughout our work, we promote a culture of empowerment that honors experience, culture, diversity, and inclusion. 

POSITION SUMMARY 

ESF is excited to have a  Senior Director of Child Care Programs join our rapidly growing national child care team.  The Senior Director of Child Care Programs will serve as an essential leader on ESF’s senior management team, serve as the organization’s key child care industry expert, and support child care program development, learning, implementation, evaluation, and alignment across our child care programs.  This position will report to the Chief Program Officer and will supervise 4 direct reports. The ideal candidate for the position is a visionary leader, self-starter, a systems thinker, and is passionate about building educator-centered professional development, education and training programs for home-based early childhood educators. 

KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Program Development Leadership

  • Ensure ESF child care programming is consistent with ESF equity-based, worker-centered values, and approach.
  • Cultivate and develop a robust system to develop, update and share materials to support ESF’s child care programs.
  • Convene and facilitate child care division meetings that focus on learning, evaluation, team development, and process improvement. 
  • Identify areas for alignment and learning across the child care programs.
  • Provide fiscal oversight and support Directors in developing and managing program budgets.
  • Coordinate the evaluation work of the child care programs and connect to organizational evaluation efforts.
  • Manage direct reports by offering guidance, support, clearing roadblocks, and help prioritize initiatives.

Strategy Development and National Implementation

  • Oversee all aspects of the Educator- Led Communities of Care Project.
  • Provide thought leadership and guide strategy development for new and existing child care programming across ESF.
  • Establish and maintain a national learning community by convening virtual and in-person gatherings of key stakeholders to share best practices and strengthen policy and advocacy work at the state and national levels.
  • Understand and be familiar with current child care and workforce development policy trends. 
  • Lead the pilots and replication of responsive, innovative child care programming across the country.
  • Cultivate partnerships with SEIU policy staff and other stakeholders to identify synergies and ways to leverage our collective work.
  • Identify and capture revenue sources from government and private funding sources to support and strengthen the impact of ESF’s child care programs. 
  • Cultivate and manage trusting, collaborative relationships with a diverse set of partners,  including state-based union affiliates/Locals, state agencies, higher education institutions,  other Early Child Care Educator (“ECCE” ) training organizations.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES 

  • Experience working with diverse communities including low-income women of color.
  • Experience in serving ESL populations, workers in isolated professions, and those who have traditionally been excluded from pathways to advancement.
  • Is committed to embodying ESF’s values and contributing to our worker-centered culture.
  • Has exceptional judgment, interpersonal skills, and a desire to develop and grow a talented team.
  • Understand and be familiar with current child care and workforce development policy trends
  • Is flexible, comfortable working independently and is a sophisticated collaborator 
  • Ability to effectively communicate through various means and build relationships with a wide variety of constituents
  • Proven ability to strategically solve complex or unique problems through an equity and inclusionary lens.  
  • Ability to discover and implement growth opportunities for teams, organizations, and the communities we serve.

EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS

  • 8+ years of experience in program development, curriculum development and program documentation. 
  • 3 - 5 years of experience in a non-profit senior management position.
  • 5 years of increasing experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating early  childhood, adult education, or workforce development programs.
  • Understanding of the most pressing challenges and opportunities facing early childhood educators.
  • Demonstrated skill in project management with excellent analytical, organizational and management skills.
  • Willing to travel locally and nationally when safe to do so (periodic travel related to ESF locations).
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends.

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW 

An increasing number of Americans – most of whom are women and people of color – are employed in service sector jobs that are marked by low wages, no health care, job insecurity, and lack of training and career advancement…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
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    Full Time Schedule
Salary
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USD $85,000 - USD $93,000
/ year

Benefits

We offer competitive wages and top-notch benefits, including 100 percent employer-paid medical for the incumbent and qualifying dependents, dental, and vision plans; a defined benefit pension plan for retirement; paid holidays, sick leave, and personal days; and four weeks of vacation. We are a hybrid organization with co-located and remote staff and provide a home office stipend for employees who telework and a cell phone stipend for all employees.

We offer competitive wages and top-notch benefits, including 100 percent employer-paid medical for the incumbent and qualifying dependents, dental, and vision plans; a defined…

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Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
200 Russell Street, Amherst, MA 01002, United States
Suite 200B

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