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East Harlem Block Nursery, Inc.
EHBN is currently seeking a full time, experienced Executive Director (ED). Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ED will provide overall strategic leadership, executive oversight and direction in support of EHBN's mission, goals, objectives and responsibility to the community. This is a hands-on position. We are looking for someone who is a team player, who will work closely with staff and the community that EHBN represents.
• OPERATIONS & ADMINISTRATION - Provide executive leadership over all operations including programming, fundraising, financial management and board development - Ensure the realization of EHBN’s philosophy and mission - Serve as the chief spokesperson for the organization to ensure EHBN is properly presented and represented to external audiences and stakeholders - Design and implement long-range operating strategies - Supervise the development and implementation of new organization website - With Treasurer and head bookkeeper, manage organization’s financial activities including budget development and tracking; creation of income and expense reports; review and monitor monthly financial statements, banking statements; and monitoring of organizational fiscal health - Oversee the collection of reports and other documentation from program staff - Serve as point person for all communications generated by the organization - Serve as liaison between staff and board of directors
• FUNDRAISING - In collaboration with the board, develop and implement an overall fundraising strategy that will provide the necessary resources needed to maintain and grow EHBN’s capacity to achieve and enhance its organizational mission - Develop a strategy to build EHBN’s individual donor base; cultivate and solicit private donors; maintain active communication with current donors - Actively seek grants, sponsorships and other appropriate funding opportunities
• PROGRAMMING - Supervise and support programs through ongoing monitoring of program implementation, by ensuring that resources are allocated and utilized in accordance with programmatic needs and donor commitments, and through periodic evaluations. - Establish and maintain productive relationships with program site’s directors - Assess the needs of EHBN’s constituents to determine type of new programming needed.
• ADVOCACY & COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS - Represent the organization at the city-wide level and participate in discussions on policy and advocacy initiatives that support early childhood education. - Develop opportunities to engage parents in the organization (including on the Board of Directors) and to increase parent participation in early childhood education policy initiatives that EHBN supports. - Develop and maintain partnerships with other community institutions including hospitals, community based organizations, other day care programs and elected officials. - Attend or convene community meetings as needed that help to foster community partnerships.
- Commitment to the mission, purpose and values of EHBN with a desire to be a part of a leadership team that impacts the organization’s future. - Proven track record of progressively responsible management experience in the community-based or education-based non-profit sector. - Proven track record of fundraising from diverse revenue sources. - Ability to motivate staff and Board of Directors, and ensure accountability for quality service delivery. - Ability and eagerness to interact with a diverse group of stakeholders - Familiarity navigating complex local, state and federal funding agencies’ procedures and processes, specifically ACS and DOE. - Experience with government-level compliance and reporting is highly-preferred. - Strong command of technology, social media, computer and database programs a plus - Advanced degree, or undergraduate degree and 5-7 years of relevant experience in administration of education-based programs and services for low-income, underserved communities a must. - Exceptional verbal and written communications skills; public speaking and media relationship experience a plus
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Compensation: Commensurate with experience
East Harlem Block Nursery, Inc. (EHBN) is a grassroots education-based community service organization founded in 1965 by a group of concerned African-American and Latino parents who faced a lack of quality childcare alternatives – and worked collectively to open a nursery school. Our long-standing mission has been to generate leadership through educational and community development programs and services to empower residents to advocate for themselves and their families. Today, EHBN operates three daycare centers in East Harlem and Harlem. All three nurseries provide year-round, quality educational programs for children ranging from age 2.0 to 4 years old. The centers are contracted by NYC Administration for Children’s Services as well as the state and federally funded Universal Pre-Kindergarten program.