Date of Posting: 12/13/2018
AFP Member?:
Organization: Rochester Childfirst Network
Position: Executive Director
Start Date: Jan 01, 2019
Salary Range (low): $85,000
Salary Range (high): $90,000

Description of Responsibilities: RCN, a not-for-profit organization located in Rochester, NY, is seeking an Executive Director. We have a 161 year history of serving children and supporting families in our community. We value knowledgeable, dedicated staff, who support our philosophy of a nurturing, playful and inclusive learning environment. Our agency includes the following programs: Childrens Program with child care, EPK, UPK; Special education program and services; a Family Child Care/CACFP program.

Organization's Financial Sources: 
     Foundation and Corporate Grants
     Special Events
     United Way
     Government Grants
AFP Membership Dues: Professional membership dues in AFP paid by organization
Vacation and Holiday Policy: Paid Time Off, PTO carry over allowance annually 10 Holidays, Birthday: A day off on your birthday or in the month of your birthday
Medical, Dental, Health Insurance: We offer Excellus Platinum (co-pay plan), Silver (middle of the road HDHP), Bronze HPHP; Employer contributes a percentage. HRA: $1000.00 provided toward the high deductible Silver and Bronze plans. Dental: Business Council Dental Plan Single plan is 100% employer paid, Family plan is subsidized.
Life Insurance: Employer paid, 2 times salary, maximum $100,000. Supplemental Life, Long Term Disability & AD&D is available.
Retirement Plan: 403b Plan through Principal is available, Zero employer contribution.

 Master's in Education (MSED) preferred with consideration for BS in related field, along with extensive relevant experience; 10+ years experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Proven leadership, coaching, relationship and management experience.
Experience/Personal Qualifications: Leadership and Management of the Agency:
  1. Articulates, promotes and ensures the day to day implementation of RCNs mission and vision
  2. Maintains fiscal management of the agency including developing, recommending, and monitoring the agencys budgets, in conjunction with the director of finance, treasurer, and assistant treasurer, and agency department heads.
  3. Formulates, develops and expands a comprehensive quality early childhood program in partnership with the leadership team, based upon a developmentally appropriate approach to learning. Supervises and evaluates the department heads/directors of all agency programs, including the childrens programs, family child care, special education, development, facilities, and finance, in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws and regulations.
  4. Using evidence-based tools and processes, evaluates all aspects of the agencys programs and services.
  5. Ensures that all aspects of the agencys operations meet all governmental legal requirements.
  6. Provides leadership in the development and implementation of strategic initiatives.
  7. Serves ex-officio as the agency CEO, representing the agency at all Board meetings including Board committees.
  8. Establishes and maintains open communications with staff, parents, children and family child care providers.
  9. Takes a leadership role in advocating for quality early education and care at the local, state, and national
  10. Develops ongoing relationships with community and state leadership, including the Mayors office, county and state representatives, and other relevant policy makers and stakeholders.
Specific Requirements of Position: 
     Annual Campaigns 
     Media Relations
     Grant Writing 
     Major Gift Solicitation 
     Annual Report/Brochure Production
     Capital Campaigns
     Special Events Planning
     Leadership and Management of the Agency
     Donor Research
Certification Preferred: N/A
Special Requirements of Position: 
Position Reports to: Board Of Directors
Send Correspondence to: Board Of Directors
Organization: Rochester Childfirst Network
Phone Number: 585-473-2858
Address: 941 South Avenue
City: Rochester
State: New York
Zip Code: 14620
Email: [email protected]
Include with Correspondence: 
     Cover Letter
File Attachment: RCN-Annual-Report-2018-Online.pdf