First Start Partnerships for Children and Families (FSP) seeks a dynamic President & CEO of our growing early childhood education organization. We serve 712 children and their families by partnering with families, schools and communities to ensure that each child arrives ready for kindergarten.
General Position Description The President & CEO is responsible for the overall management of the organization, including program development, resource allocation, and business operations. The President & CEO establishes clear goals and direction for the organization, inspires and leads a diverse team of professionals, advises and informs the board of directors, and champions the organization’s vision, goals, and values. The President and CEO oversees a staff of 120 dedicated early childhood professionals.
Lead the strategic operation and administration of the organization. Oversee development, implementation, quality, measurement, and promotion of programs, campaigns and services.
Serve as spokesperson for the organization and promote its mission, programs, and values. Establish and build strong cooperative relationships with members, community groups, donors, volunteers, funders, government officials, and the press.
Lead and inspire staff to accomplish the goals of the organization and understand and fully embrace the mission and values. Ensure an engaging climate which attracts, motivates, and supports a talented, diverse staff to effectively execute programs.
Ensure adequate funds from diverse, ongoing revenue streams to sustain and further the organization’s mission and programs. Spearhead fundraising efforts, including motivating staff, board, and volunteers to embrace and support fundraising goals and efforts.
Build strong relationships with the Board of Directors and advise the board in governance best practices, responsibilities, board composition, risk management, finance, legal, and fundraising. Update the board on programs and funding and communicate any issues with potential to effect the organization and its mission.
Lead the development, implementation, and periodic assessment of a strategic plan including goals, objectives, and timelines.
Direct staff, finance committee, and board in budget preparation, effectively manage resources within budget guidelines.
Ensure the organization is compliant with relevant nonprofit regulations and is transparent and accurate in all its records and documents.
Implement and maintain best practices for planning, programs, fundraising, finance, risk management, and HR.
Stay current in developments and trends in the nonprofit sector and issues relevant to the mission and make recommendations as appropriate.
Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Experience Required
Dedication and commitment to the organization’s mission and values.
Five to ten years progressive experience in nonprofit management at a leadership level.
Working knowledge of the early childhood education field.
Broad experience in planning, budgeting, managing, and working with a board of directors.
Extensive experience in fundraising including planning, prospect development, donor stewardship, and grants.
Demonstrated ability to build donor and community relationships.
Leadership experience in strategic planning.
Solid knowledge of nonprofit accounting principles and financial procedures.
Exceptional interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking.
Outstanding leadership, networking, and motivational skills.
Must be an innovative, strategic thinker with initiative and passion.
Master’s Degree Required (Doctorate preferred)
Full time, competitive salary; benefits include health insurance, contribution to a 401K savings plan, paid time off.
Application Deadline: February 29, 2020
About First Start Partnerships for Children and Families
We are committed to serving our children and families with the highest quality care and education to develop each person to their fullest potential. Our program is rated at the highest quality level possible in Pennsylvania – Keystone STARS FOUR, and we continuously strive to improve what we do. By 2023, our goal is to be nationally accredited, as well as state recognized, by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.