Direct Reports: Assistant Directors in Children’s and Youth Programs, Administrative Assistant
Reports to: Chief Operations Officer
- Develop and implement strategies that will maximize the team’s effectiveness and consistent quality, innovation, and growth across program areas.
- Represent the center and the programs engaging community leaders, building relationships, and investments with key stakeholders (children/youth, community, funders, schools, parents and donors.)
- Serve on the Directing team implementing strategic direction, policies and center operations as guided by the Board of Director’s.
- Conduct semester principal and MMSD stakeholder meetings to develop consistency and a common agenda.
Team Management and Development:
- Meet regularly with the department teams and maintain clear and consistent communication
- Work with the HR Director to recruit, hire, and oversee training and orientation of all staff members.
- Work with Assistant Director to develop SMART goals which align with the organizations mission and strategic plan, logic model/department objectives and employee professional development.
- Work with the COO and HR Director for implementation of the professional development program to address employee skill gaps and leadership development.
- Work with staff to develop objective program performance measurements around education/instruction, community engagement, life skill development and health and wellness education. (Cuna Grant, in partnership with the Director of Grants)
- Partner with the Program and Mission Impact Team and Director of Grants to create and maintain updated logic models and evaluation plans and measurements for each program.
- Maintain close relationships with key stakeholders (schools, MMSD administration, funders, Institutions for higher education) to develop partnerships around common goals.
Program Operational Management:
- Develop a system for establishing and monitoring consistent, objective program performance standards of accountability and compliance.
- Work with the Director of Grants to research funding opportunities that align with the Center’s mission and program goals.
- Supervise the Assistant Director in Children’s Programs to ensure that all aspects of licensing and accreditation and other contractual obligations are met.
- Create and maintain a cutting edge, innovative and growth mindset culture, in licensed childcare.
- Work with the Finance Director to prioritize program budget needs and to monitor budgets and compliance management. Oversee program budget and ensure appropriate and allowable expenditures.
- Identify and help implement change to remove barriers in program practices and policies that may create inequity or exclusion.
- Manage Assistant Directors development of calendars of key events, program schedules, and tasks.
- Work with Assistant Directors to develop a center-wide coordinated approach to providing integrated family programming.
- Work with the Managers to develop and integrate Goodman values across programs.
- Works with the Program and Mission Impact Team to assess community needs and coordinate resources to enhance and increase new and existing programs.
- Accountable for team preparation of all service reports and records for outcome driven grants and government contracts in collaboration with the Grants and Program Evaluation Department.
- Meet all payroll deadlines with timely approvals of time off requests and timecards. Approve department timecards in absence of Managers and Assistant Director.
- Staff liaison for the BOD Program Committee, works with the Program committee chair to set agendas and communicate the outcome of committee meetings at the BOD meeting.
- Attends board meetings and provide reports to keep board informed of progress around strategic program development.
- BA in related field.
- At least 5-10 years of experience in a team management role.
- Minimum of 3 years grant writing experience.
- Ability to interpret complex federal, state and private funding regulations and guidelines.
- Knowledge of conscious discipline, Positive Youth Development, youth engagement, and alternative educational approaches.
- Demonstrated success developing and evaluating program models, and selecting and successfully operationalizing innovative programs.
- Proficient in using technology as a management reporting tool.
- Strong project management skills managing complex, multi-faceted projects resulting in measurable successes and program growth.
- Strength in managing, developing, coaching, and retaining individuals and teams, empowering them to engage in self-assessment and continual quality improvement.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to details.
Special Position Requirements
- Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for the Goodman Community Center’s mission.
- Maintain a flexible work schedule to meet the demands of management.
- Ability to translate strategic goals into achievable steps.
- Knowledge of State Childcare Licensing and City of Madison Accreditation guidelines, Young Star.