Columbus County Partnership for Children

Executive Director

POSITION SUMMARY: Represents Columbus County Partnership for Children (the Partnership) to national, state, and local groups and fosters policies and relationships which reflect collaborative principles. Actively serve as an advocate for high quality early childhood development and promote the growth and training of persons involved in early childhood development. Ensure that the Partnership sustains itself financially and work to further the mission of developing long-range collaborative commitments among all community organizations, agencies, and providers contributing to age 0-12 early childhood services.

QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of a four-year undergraduate degree (masters preferred) in Business Administration or related field, Public Administration, Public Policy, Education or human services-related field. At least 3 years of experience in management with at least two of these years supervising staff with total responsibility for performance reviews required. Experience required in financial management. Reliable automobile at his/her disposal and a valid North Carolina driver's license. Must have ability to travel all over the state and to attend evening meetings on a periodic basis.

Preferred: Knowledge and experience in early childhood education, developmentally appropriate practices, nutrition, health, and family support needs and services for young children and their families. Knowledge of early childhood issues on the national, state, and local levels. Knowledge of the legislative process in North Carolina. Experience in developing and implementing collaborative projects. Ability to perform multi-faceted responsibilities in a responsible, confidential, and autonomous manner. Creative problem-solving skills to handle various situations tactfully and with good judgment. Experience in fundraising/grant writing, as well as the vision to formulate and implement proposals. Excellent oral and written communications skills. Administrative computer skills that include working knowledge of the Internet and Microsoft Office Suite.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to: 

 • Organize processes required to plan, organize, implement, and evaluate the Partnership's initiatives

• Develop and cultivate broad-based cooperative relationships among governments and their staff, human service agencies, churches, individuals, other non-governmental organizations and the private sector in coordinating, funding, and implementing childhood services in pursuit of the Partnership's vision

• Establish and maintain relationships with local and State elected officials to ensure their knowledge of and support for the Partnership's activities and achievements

• Serve as advocate for early childhood initiatives and the training of the professionals who work with them

• Participate in regional and statewide collaboration efforts with other Smart Start agencies

• Provide administrative support to the Partnership Board, (i.e., meeting agendas, minutes, announcements, and correspondences)

• Perform other duties of the Partnership as directed by the Board.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, résumé, college transcripts and list of three references no later than December 14, 2018, 5 p.m. to Ms. Jaimee Blackman, Columbus County Board of Education, PO Box 729, Whiteville, NC 28472.

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