Executive Director

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $65,000
Maximum: $70,000



Start Date


Application Deadline



1501 Pike Place
United States


Executive Director – Pike Market Child Care and Preschool

Job Description/Ad


Our Mission

Pike Market Child Care and Preschool fosters a passion for learning by ensuring that diverse families have access to high-quality early childhood care & education regardless of income.                                                                                                                                    


The vision of PMCCP (Pike Market Child Care and Preschool) is to provide an environment where students, families and educators/staff feel validated, valued and visible in our learning community.


Our Values

Love – Community – Equity – Learning Through Play – Joy


Children are regarded as capable, competent learners-at every age and stage of development.   PMCCP offers a culturally relevant, child-centered curriculum that is inclusive of children’s diverse and unique learning styles. In tandem, children are nurtured and cared for, contributing to the development of the whole child.  

Educators and staff are regarded as facilitators of children's learning. They are masters of play; harnessing opportunities that promote love, learning and social justice. Educators and Staff receive continuous staff development promoting effective teaching strategies using an emergent, child-centered curriculum that promotes the individual potential of each student. 

Families are seen as the child’s first teacher and active partners in their child’s early education. Families in our program have the opportunity to work, job search or go to school confident with the knowledge that their children are safe, healthy and happy.  Families in our program also have access to resources that provide support and stability. 


Who We Are

Pike Market Child Care and Preschool (PMCCP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, a nationally accredited program, that provides high quality child care and preschool education to children age 3 months to 5 years. Founded in 1982, PMCCP is dedicated to ensuring that all families have access to a high quality care. To do so, we provide tuition assistance to 65% of enrolled families and welcome children of families participating in child care subsidy programs. PMCCP operates with a staff of 21 and an annual budget of $1.3 million. Children in our program enjoy healthy meals, receive excellent care, and build the social and learning skills necessary to thrive in kindergarten and beyond.


About the Position

The Executive Director is a full-time position that reports to the Board of Directors and requires a willingness to work some evenings and weekends. This role provides strategic leadership and direction to ensure that PMCCP achieves its mission and provides high-quality early education. In collaboration with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for ensuring the financial health and well-being of the organization and the successful implementation of a child centered and family centered reflective practice. The Executive Director directly supervises the organization’s administrative staff, including the Program, Family Engagement, Office and Nutrition Coordinators and provides oversight and support to the program.



Key Responsibilities

Financial Management and Oversight

·        Develop annual budget with Board Finance Committee and Bookkeeper and oversee and report on its implementation to the Board monthly

·        Manage day-to-day accounting functions, including accounts payable and receivable and payroll processing

·        Oversee reconciliation of bank accounts


Fundraising and Community Relations

·        Develop yearly Fund Development Plan with Board of Directors

·        Plan and execute fundraising events, donor newsletters, Annual Report and direct mail campaigns

·        Identify and apply for applicable grant opportunities and ensure compliance with all contracts and grant provisions

·        Facilitate and build upon current annual giving program


Board Development and Management

·        Act as ex-officio board member

·        Plan agenda and participate in board and committee meetings – may require evening or weekend attendance

·        Participate in recruiting new and developing current board members

·        Partner with the board to develop and implement PMCCP yearly benchmarks including finance, fund development and organizational development

·        manage facility upkeep and improvements


Staff Management

·        Acts as a model for all staff in day-to-day operations

·        Coordinate and act as a resource for all staff benefits including

o  Medical, dental and vision insurance, IRA and Orcas Passports

o  Accrual of sick and vacation time

o  Salary enhancement

o  Trainings

·        Support and provide leadership with the Early Learning, Family Support, Admin and Nutrition program elements

·        Update and maintain the Employee Handbook


Program Leadership

·        Support children and adults in actualizing their full potential in the context of relationships that are based on trust, respect, equity and positive regard

·        Work with families eligible for or receiving child care subsidies to ensure continuing enrollment

·        Guide curriculum development and implementation and ensure that it takes into account the goals and values of the organization

·        Work within the framework of client confidentiality and the National Association for the Education of Young Children Code of Ethical Conduct



Required Qualifications

·        Significant past leadership experience overseeing an organization, program, or team

·        Experience developing and managing a budget and using QuickBooks

·        Proven track record of success with fundraising and/or grant writing

·        Experience recruiting, developing, and/or working with a board of directors

·        Prior experience working with young children and families of diverse backgrounds

·        Education levels necessary to satisfy licensing requirements


Desired Qualities

·        Shows genuine enjoyment working with children and families

·        Recognizes that children are best understood in the context of family, culture, and society

·        Understands issues of social justice and equality

·        Committed to fair wages and good quality of life for staff

·        Values and is committed to the personal and professional growth of all staff

·        Dedicated to healthy nutrition

·        Uses and equity lens and a non-judgmental approach in understanding differing life circumstances and challenges and the impact of inequity on individuals and families

·        Appreciates childhood as a unique and valuable stage of the human life cycle and values the quality of children’s lives in the present, not just as preparation for the future

·        Is a lifelong learner


Medical, Dental and Vision

Health Reimbursement Account

ORCA Passport

3% IRA match after 1 year

Level of Language Proficiency

English, a second language a plus but not required

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


Please provide a cover letter and resume.