Vice President of Early Care & Learning
- Position Type
- Full Time
It is the policy of Quality Care for Children that all applicants shall receive an equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, veteran status, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, sexual preference, or disability.
Position Announcement: Vice President of Early Care & Learning, Quality Care for Children
Quality Care for Children (QCC), located in Atlanta, GA, is seeking a Vice President of Early Care and Learning. Although QCC staff are currently working remotely in response to the pandemic, the person filling this position must be located in, or be willing to relocate to, the Atlanta, GA area.
The Vice President of Early Care and Learning is responsible for the vision, strategic planning and effective operations of QCC’s three child care resource and referral (CCR&Rs) regions and Early Head Start program. The three CCR&Rs are responsible for training and onsite technical assistance to help center-based and family child care programs in 48 Georgia counties achieve and maintain Quality Rated. QCC’s Early Head Start (EHS) program provides EHS services to approximately 184 children through a network of child care centers and family child care homes. This position serves on Quality Care for Children’s (QCC’s) senior leadership team.
Job Title: Vice President of Early Care and Learning
Supervisor: Chief Executive Officer
Salary Range: $95,000 - $110,000 based on experience and education
Budgeting and Contracting
- Negotiate, sign, and monitor contracts and grants with the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning and other funders.
- Work with Directors to create and manage program budgets totaling approximately $10m annually; Monitor and review monthly financial reports with Directors.
- Work with QCC’s Finance Department to prepare and submit financial reports to funders.
- Prepare annual department budget and budget projections as requested.
- Participate in monthly budget/contract meetings with funders as needed.
Staff and Program Management
- Lead planning efforts to set the vision and strategic priorities of the CCR&R and EHS programs.
- Respond to economic challenges and shifts in government priorities with creative solutions.
- Identify opportunities for new and enhanced partnerships with funders.
- Oversee the hiring, supervision, and professional development of approximately 80 staff in three offices, including 5 direct reports.
- Ensure program quality and efficient and effective service delivery.
- Oversee the planning and execution of contract deliverables and reporting.
- Oversee data tracking and evaluation using data to support programs and guide decision-making.
- Work with QCC’s Development and Marketing department to market programs and services and communicate QCC’s impact to the community.
- Ensure a positive, productive work environment; foster a culture of team spirit, organizational belonging, and shared leadership.
- Understand and advocate for the needs of families and child care providers.
- Represent and advocate for CCR&R and EHS staff to ensure they have the resources to perform at the highest level.
- Work with partners, and stakeholders at the local, state, and national levels to develop new program models and work collaboratively to support children, families and child care providers.
- Lead change to adapt existing programs and services as the needs of communities, families, and child care providers change.
- Maintain positive relationships with funders and support QCC’s fundraising efforts.
- Represent QCC as a leader at the local, state, and national level in conference presentations, media events, and professional meetings.
- Serve as an integral member of the QCC senior management team (SMT) and facilitate effective communication between the SMT and department staff.
- Represent program area at meetings of the QCC Board of Trustees.
- Degree in Early Childhood Education, Social Work, or related field with nonprofit experience
- Minimum of five years supervisory/management experience, including budget management
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Knowledge of national, state, and local child care issues, including QRIS systems, shared services, and other innovative support/business models
- Experience managing federal programs, e.g., Head Start, Early Head Start, CCDF
- Familiarity with various types of child care, e.g, family child care and center-based child care; for-profit and nonprofit providers; franchise and sole proprietorship
- Excellent computer skills, e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
- Strategic thinker with exceptional problem solving skills
- Commitment to diversity and inclusion
- Experience in the provision or supervision of child care training and technical assistance, including familiarity with remote TA platforms
- Experience in contract negotiation and funder relations
TO APPLY: Please e-mail your resume and a 1-page cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org (list VP of Early Care and Learning) in the e-mail’s subject line). Please include your name when titling e-mail attachments. Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. Selected applicants will be contacted for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected may not be notified.