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$79,000 - $91,000

Long Beach, CA
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Association & Branch Information
The YMCA of Greater Long Beach is a $15M organization with 550 employees. The Early Childhood Education (ECE) Branch serves 475 children daily in five preschools throughout the Greater Long Beach service area. ECE provides both full and half day childcare services for low income and working families with children between 19 months and 5 years of age. The annual operating budget for the program is $3.7M. Each preschool site is led by an experienced full time, exempt, site director, and the program employs 80 full time, hourly staff. In addition to running top quality state-funded preschools, the operating unit is well integrated into the larger association and is a leader in forming community partnerships, empowering newcomers and immigrant populations through citizenship workshops, and reaching out to the community with innovative financial development programs to support toy give aways, food pantries, family camps, swimming lessons and family activities. The goal of the program is to provide every child with access to programs that prepare them to enter our educational system while supporting their families to be active, integrated members of our society regardless of their immigrant status, socio-economic, ethnic and cultural background.
General Overview
Responsible for the total operation of the Early Childhood Education branch, including board development, maximizing the earnings from the State ECE grant (maximum reimbursable amount), marketing, programs, facilities, staff development, financial development, community relations, and collaborations. Must be able to engage, inspire, and build commitment to the Y cause with volunteers, members, and staff. Demonstrated track record in financial management that sustains the Y's nonprofit business model and ability to manage the budgeting process so that resources are devoted to the top priorities and strategic objectives. Provide dynamic leadership that drives a strong commitment to achieving goals in a manner that delivers a consistent quality experience for children and families. Must be able to recognize and act on the need to continually develop others' capabilities to attain the highest level of performance possible. Innately value all people for their unique talents and take an active role in promoting practices that support diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence. Strong and effective interpersonal skills. Demonstrate in word and action the Y's core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility and a commitment to the Y's mission, in all matters at all times. Ability to provide leadership to association wide quality initiatives and collaborations.
Preferred Criteria for Candidates
Education & Certifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education or relevant field. Masters degree in Early Childhood Education preferred. YMCA Branch Leader certificate required within three years from date of hire.
Experience & Background:
Nine or more years of progressive management experience, preferably in a YMCA or other nonprofit agency. 3 years of early childhood development experience; California Child Development Program Director's permit preferred. Ability to establish and maintain collaborations with community organizations. Knowledge of and previous experience working with diverse populations. Bilingual Spanish/English preferred. Ability to direct total operations with minimal supervision with strong skill set board development and fundraising.
Key Focus Areas
Partners with the Board to develop ongoing vision and strategic planning; establishes overall goals and objectives for the preschools.
Coordinates the development of the Branch Board and committees. Directs the volunteer activities (policy and program) of the branch.
Directs the financial development activities of the branch.
Provides leadership in the development, expansion, and maintenance of high quality programs and services for children and their families. Keeps apprised of new child development research, changes to kindergarten curriculum, emerging needs of parents and children, and new education resources and appropriately incorporates or adjusts curriculum as needed.
Ensures that ECE is appropriately structured and staffed. Hires, supervises, motivates, and evaluates staff to guide their professional development in alignment with program goals.
Ensures that all California Dept. of Education, Title 5 and Title 22 requirements are met. Manages internal and external audits for program quality and standards.
Practices sound principles of fiscal management and develops the annual operating budget.
Ensures compliance with all funding sources, including federal, state, and county contracts.
Directs the financial development activities of the branch.
Represents and promotes the YMCA in the local community and develops positive working relationships with other organizations, businesses, and governmental entities. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community agencies in service delivery area.
Develops and implements emergency, health, and safety procedures as required.
Directs branch marketing and communication efforts.
Directs programs and initiatives Association wide as needed.
Serves as a member of the association's executive council and supports the overall objectives of the YMCA.
Living Area
Long Beach is situated in Los Angeles County in Southern California, on the Pacific coast of the U.S. The city is the 36th-largest city in the nation and the fifth-largest in California. As of 2010, the population was 462,257. The ECE office is located 5 miles north of Downtown Long Beach and nearby recreational ocean beaches and marinas. Long Beach is located about 20 miles south of downtown Los Angeles and 105 miles north of San Diego. Long Beach borders Orange County on its southeast edge. There is an abundance of entertainment, recreation, sports events, cultural activities and educational opportunities nearby. The blend of big city convenience with the friendly, relaxed atmosphere of an ocean side community is unmatched. Area housing costs are high for the Los Angeles/Long Beach area.
$79,000 - $91,000
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YMCA of the USA
Kristine M Miller
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