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Assistant E.D., Early Childhood Services

Hamilton-Madison House

The Assistant Executive Director of Early Childhood Services is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of one of the House's largest divisions. As part of this role, the Assistant Executive Director will supervise program managers, ensure the delivery of high-quality services, oversee the division's government contracts, and collaborate with the House's finance and operations staff to ensure the effective use of the division's human and financial resources. The Assistant Executive Director will think strategically about the division's direction, creating new way ways to enhance programs and generate revenue. This person will report directly to the Executive Director and function as a key member of the House's management team.


• Provide engaged oversight of early childhood programs at multiple locations, ensuring high-quality programming for young children.
• Develop goals for the division that support the House’s overall strategic goals and direction; lead the staff in the achievement of these goals.
• Establish and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, including community groups, families, and private and government funders.
• Collaborate with the House’s finance and development staff to create proposals for public and private funding opportunities.
• Provide excellent supervision of program management staff; serve as mentor and coach to team members.
• Ensure that program sites conform to regulations from a variety of City and State agencies.
• Oversee the recruitment and development of a high-performing team. Collaborate with the House’s HR department to ensure that HR-related practices (including recruitment and performance management) are carried out in accordance with internal systems and policies as wells as City, State and Federal laws.
• Prepare and submits regular reports to funding sources, the House’s Board of Directors, and the Delegate Agency Policy Committee (DAPC), an advisory body comprised of parents and community members.
• Keep abreast of research and new developments in early childhood education and related fields; integrate this learning into program delivery.
• Oversee financial planning and management for the division; collaborate with the Executive Director on the House’s annual operating budget.
• Collaborate with the House’s finance team on a variety of financial management items, including contract reimbursements and budget modifications.
• Lead ongoing evaluation of the early childhood education program.


• Bachelor’s degree and New York State teacher certification both required.
• Master’s degree in early childhood education (birth to grade 2) desired.
• Minimum of five years’ experience in educational administration.
• Experience as a classroom teacher, preferably in a culturally diverse, urban setting.
• Experience with and understanding of the EarlyLearn NYC philosophy and performance standards.
• Experience managing unionized childcare workers a plus.
• Demonstrates the highest ethical standards at all times.
• Ability and willingness to develop and maintain productive relationships with community members and other key stakeholders.
• Demonstrated ability to recruit, develop, and retain a high-performing team.
• Team player with the ability to collaborate with staff across the organization.
• Demonstrated ability to understand and monitor regulations of a variety of government agencies.

Please send your resume and cover letter by e-mail to Please include “Assistant Executive Director” in the e-mail’s subject line. The application deadline is June 27, 2014. No phone calls please.

About Organization:
Hamilton-Madison House is a nonprofit settlement house dedicated to improving the quality of life of its community, primarily the Two Bridges/Chinatown area of Manhattan's Lower East Side. The House provides a wide range of programs and services designed to enhance the quality of life for all residents of the Two Bridges/Chinatown area and throughout New York City’s five boroughs, including childcare, youth development, senior services, behavioral health, and immigrant and community services. More information on Hamilton-Madison House can be found at



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