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Executive Director of Scottdale Early Learning

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Atlanta, Georgia
Closing date
Oct 24, 2021

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Executive / Senior Management
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Job Title:  Executive Director 

Reports To: Board of Directors  


The Executive Director of Scottdale Early Learning will be a multi-faceted, collaborative leader with the cultural competence and expertise to advance the mission externally, and to develop and lead the staff and organization to its next level of impact.  

Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Oversees the operational, financial and programmatic efforts to further the mission of Scottdale Early Learning 
  • Ensures ongoing programmatic excellence through the development and execution of a robust fundraising plan in accordance with organization’s strategic plan 
  • Leads funding support from foundations, corporations, public sector funding sources, and individuals to support the annual budget 
  • Inspires donor prospects with enthusiasm, persuasiveness, and program knowledge to provide philanthropic support 
  • Builds and maintains strong relationships with both funding and educational partners 
  • Develops and manages organizational budget  
  • Works in partnership with Board of Directors to implement strategic plan 
  • Hires, leads, coaches and develops strong, diverse team members 
  • Manages staff through creation and implementation of learning plans and programs, with knowledge of state and federal regulations  
  • Professionally represents Scottdale Early Learning in the community with frequent public appearances, public speaking and print opportunities 

Qualifications & Skills: 

  • BS/BA in Social Work, Business Administration, Education or other similarly related field. An advanced degree is preferred.  
  • 10+ years of experience in progressive, nonprofit leadership roles 
  • Demonstrated success raising funds for a nonprofit organization and continued advancement of relationships with funding partners 
  • Strong financial, business acumen and decision-making skills, including experience managing government funding 
  • Extensive experience in education preferred, particularly in early childhood education 
  • Experience managing multi site/channel staff/programs a plus 
  • Ability to identify early education/community trends and translate them into a vision 
  • Experience advancing a mission through public speaking, writing and media 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Commitment to children and their families, particularly children of color and refugee/immigrant communities 
  • Experience in working with a dynamic Board of Directors to accomplish strategic goals and complete an ambitious strategic plan 
  • Ability to engage, manage, motivate and unite people around common goals and strategies, and to drive teamwork and results 
  • Ability to manage, grow and lead an organization to a greater level of impact 
  • Honesty, integrity and an approach to leadership that respects, lifts and values the voices of other 
  • Collaborative, inclusive, team-oriented leadership style 
  • An innovative spirit and one that fosters new ideas 

About Scottdale Early Learning

The mission of Scottdale Early Learning is to provide early education that fosters the intellectual, creative, social, emotional, and physical development of our students. We mitigate socioeconomic disadvantages through high-quality education, family involvement, and community engagement, ensuring that all students we serve are ready for kindergarten. To learn more, visit  

To Apply: 

To submit an application for this position, submit your resume and cover letter to No phone calls or visits, please. If you have application questions, please email them to  

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