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Executive Director, Educare Springfield

Location : Springfield, MA
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 7-10+
Required Education : Bachelor's or Master's degree preferred
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

Educare Springfield, a state-of-the-art, full day/full year school serving at-risk children from birth to age five, seeks an innovative founding Executive Director of the first Educare program in MA.  Educare Springfield’s Executive Director will lead key initiatives aimed at eliminating the educational achievement gap in Springfield. Responsibilities include:


 



  • fiscal management

  • strategic leadership, vision and delivery of operational excellence

  • operational oversight

  • regional and national advocacy and policy work

  • resource development.


 


The successful candidate will work side-by-side with a site director, who will be responsible for the operation of the school (hiring and training teachers, recruiting students, etc.) and will be creative, entrepreneurial and committed to Educare’s ambitious mission, with outstanding oral and written communication skills and a proven track record of organizational and fiscal management, resource development, strategic planning and tactical implementation.  Preferred qualifications include 7-10 years+ of related experience and advanced degree in a related field, knowledge of education/early education and care (including Head Start), experience working with a Board of Directors, ability to work with diverse constituencies and Spanish/English bilingual skills. For immediate consideration, please email resume and cover letter to search firm United Personnel, at search5@unitedpersonnel.com. EOE


 


About Educare: Educare is one of the nation’s most successful early effective early childhood schools. We serve disadvantaged children, from birth-five, to prepare them success for kindergarten and beyond. The Educare approach extends beyond the classroom to help children, families and communities thrive.


Required Qualifications :
Preferred qualifications include:



* 7-10 years+ of related experience in financial and operational management, strategic leadership,

* resource development and advocacy

* advanced degree in a related field

knowledge of education/early education and care (including Head Start)

* experience working with a Board of Directors

* ability to work with diverse constituencies

* Spanish/English bilingual skills.
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