After founding A Step Ahead 17 years ago, our Executive Director is retiring. We are seeking a compassionate and visionary leader to continue bringing high quality early intervention services to infants and toddlers with developmental delays in South Pierce County. A Step Ahead provides therapeutic and educational services via a home visiting program. Our dedicated and fun-loving staff of 40 offers comprehensive services to children with a wide variety of conditions such as Autism, Down Syndrome, Prematurity, and many others.
We are searching for a candidate who will continue to ensure our high-quality services and engage with our local partners to build an inclusive community. This person must have a passion for helping young children with disabilities and those in foster care.
The Ideal Candidate
- Have a thorough knowledge of Part C of IDEA
- Employ an inclusive and transparent management style
- Be committed to promoting a cohesive, friendly, supportive staff culture
- Be passionate about our mission and vision and committed to making ASAPC a gold standard in the provision of early intervention services
- Be future-minded and technologically progressive
- Be a strategic, but flexible thinker
- Lead with integrity and recognize employees’ needs for a balanced work/home life
- BA or higher in non-profit or business management, human services, health care or related field.
- Experience in Early Intervention for infants and toddlers highly preferred
- 5 years’ experience working in a management level position in Early Learning or in a Non-Profit Organization
- Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills
- History of innovative problem-solving and community collaborations
- Experience developing and managing a budget of $1 Million+
- Must pass WA state criminal background check
- Commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity
- Familiarity with running a capital campaign is beneficial
Persons interested in this position must submit the following information via email to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- A cover letter which includes responses to the following questions: Why are you interested in this position? Describe how you view your management style. Give an example from your work history where this style was displayed.
- A current resume, chronological preferred, that reflects position, responsibilities, the size of staff managed (if any), and the size budget managed (if any) for recent positions highlighting community-based, charitable non-profit experience and health care/human services experience;
- List of three professional references including name, title and current contact information (additional references will be accepted)
In order to be considered for the first round of interviews please submit your application materials through the email address mentioned above. Screening will begin 3/11/19 and continue until the position is filled. The hiring decision may be made at any time. This position will remain open until filled.
Oversees and complies with rules and regulations of Part C of IDEA
- Demonstrates a solid understanding of Early Intervention requirements in the State of Washington
- Keeps current on trends and best practices and assures that contractual requirements are met
- Develops and implements appropriate evaluation tools to measure program quality
Oversees all staffing and personnel in order to ensures high quality and effective programming
- Supports the recruitment, orientation and retention of qualified employees and interns
- Effectively manages and implements the organization’s personnel policies and procedures and assures that they conform to current laws and regulations.
- Provides salary management and payroll administration oversight
- Creates a work environment which is inclusive, transparent, and positive
Manages finances and reduces risk through sound fiscal and administrative practices
- Works with the Board Treasurer and staff accountant to develop the annual budget
- Oversees and assists in development and implementation of the fund development plan with Fund Developer/Communications Manager
- Develops and assures adequate funding of other programs and projects
- Researches and writes grants to support agency program and activities
Works with the Board of Directors to ensure legal and ethical Non-Profit Governance
- Supports operations and administration of the Board by advising and informing Board members of organizational activities and needs
- In collaboration with Board officers, helps to prepare the agenda and necessary documents for each board meeting
- Assists in the recruitment of potential Board members
- Regularly reviews agency policies and procedures and presents any updates to the Board for approval
- Develops Strategic Plan in conjunction with the Board and staff members
Represents organization in a positive and inspiring way to the community and stakeholders
- Assures the organization and its mission, programs, and services are consistently presented in a positive image during both public awareness and community engagement activities
- Builds relationships and collaborations with other early learning and early intervention programs
- Communicates confidently in a positive respectful and courteous manner to potential donors, community service organizations, and public appearances
Compensation: This is a full-time, exempt position. The salary range is between $80,000-$90,000 depending on experience and skills. Benefits include medical, dental, and life insurance; Simple IRA match of up to 3% after one year; 4 weeks paid vacation annually after a 6-month probationary period.