Website Hopkins Early Learning Center
Hopkins Early Learning Center (HELC)
Hopkins Early Learning Center (HELC) was founded in 1981 and is a curriculum-based early learning development non-profit center. HELC was one of the first centers in Minnesota to receive accreditation through NAEYC, in 1986, and have maintained it ever since. They are a 4-Star Parent Aware rated center (the highest rating) and has held this rating since 2006.
HELC is licensed to serve 117 children each day. They have one infant room, three toddler rooms, two preschool rooms and one pre-K room and provides flexible enrollment options. HELC maintains low ratios: infants 1:3, toddlers 1:5, preschool and pre-K 1:10. All rooms are self-contained, and team taught. HELC has a budget of $1.4M and a staff of 27: two-thirds of HELC staff have been employed at HELC for more than five years and half of those individuals have been there more than 10 years. Curriculum is developed by each teaching team based on their experience and background, as well as the needs of the children in their class. Please visit our website at http://hopkinselc.com for more information.
POSITION PURPOSE (and mission statement)
The Executive Director is an experienced and innovative leader who works closely with the HELC Board of Directors and staff, and in partnership with parents, to ensure an environment that provides security, love and stimulation to help every child make sense of the world in his or her own way.
Develop and communicate a vision and strategies to address the health and wellbeing of children enrolled in the HELC programs; inspire others to collaborate in securing and organizing the resources necessary to achieve that vision.
Develop and implement the organization’s financial strategies; including obtaining program fees to finance the organization activities, managing funds to cost effectively achieve organizational goals, maintaining financial viability, and seeking opportunities to increase the accomplishments of the organization.
Develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders; including board, staff, and parents in the community, seeking their feedback and working to ensure a healthy and safe learning environment for children who access HELC services.
Facilitate a personalized service delivery approach that meets the organization’s vision of positive outcomes for the children enrolled in HELC services.
Ensure implementation of data driven decision- making to evaluate delivery on mission; including the contribution to improving children’s lives, staff productivity, and implementation of the strategic plan.
Effectively secure and develop human resources to achieve the organization’s mission; including oversight of program and administrative staff and working closely with the Board of Directors and its committees. Promote a diverse environment in which people recognize and achieve their own potential and appreciate the perspectives and contributions of others.
Relationships and Leadership
Demonstrated human/social services programmatic and agency leadership; including supervisory experience, and experience working in collaboration with multiple parties and diverse interests.
Experience forming and maintaining strong working relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
Contributes to the organization’s team approach, effectively supporting contributions of others.
An awareness and compassion of the benefits of positive and impactful learning for all children.
Program and Policy
Experience with policy and/or advocacy coalitions focused on industry-wide initiatives and agendas.
Well-developed racial/cultural/urban/suburban competency/awareness.
Excellent oral and written communications skills.
Experience with public speaking, persuasion and advocacy.
Strong influencing skills both within and outside the organization with the ability to drive consensus.
Ability to identify trends early and collaboratively develops strategies to address needs.
Demonstrates results focus with the ability to motivate others and assume responsibility for outcomes.
Bold leadership to identify new target audiences and program areas that will ensure the agency thrives.
Experience in fiscal analysis and management, including financial statements and budgets.
Analyzes and manages risks and envisions resilient revenue and payment models.
Demonstrated fundraising ability in the public and private sectors.
Empathizes and communicates effectively with people within and in partnership with those in the early learning children field.
Demonstrates grace under pressure.
Has a sense of humor and knows when to use it.
Maintains confidentiality of sensitive materials and information.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERTISE may be a combination of education and work experience.
Preferably, a degree in Early Child Hood Education, Education, Non-profit Management or related field; 3-5 years of nonprofit organization senior management experience in education or social services; experience in fundraising, public relations, and constituent management.
HELC is committed to affirmative action and to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its relations with staff members and prospective employees.
Salary range for this position is $75,000 – $82,000, with a generous benefit package.
To Apply: Send resume, cover letter and 3 references in a single Word or PDF document to firstname.lastname@example.org . No mailed or faxed materials.
Questions: Contact Curt Peterson, Executive Search Consultant at email@example.com.
Friday, March 1, 2018, 5:00 pm
To apply for this job email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org