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15 Feb 2022

Operations / Administration President and CEO

Early Connections Learning Centers

Job Description

Position Available: President and CEO
Early Connections Learning Centers (Early Connections) is a value-driven organization, committed to teamwork, collaboration, accountability, excellence, integrity and respect. Early Connections believes in outstanding customer service and continued process improvement. Early Connections is seeking a dedicated individual who displays our shared passion for children and families and our values and work ethic.


The President/CEO provides dynamic leadership to the organization under the oversight of the Board of Directors. This includes directly supervising senior management staff in the planning, implementing and administering of Early Connections programs, and financial management of the organization. Responsibilities include managing blended funding, overseeing budget, public and private grant applications and resource development. This position represents the agency in the community through numerous collaborative efforts, and represents Early Connections at both the State and Local Government levels.

A Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Social Services, or a related field with a minimum of 5 years of experience is required. A Master’s Degree in Management, Public Administration, Social Services or a closely related field is preferred, but not required.


Board of Directors:
The President/CEO is directly responsible to the Board of Directors: attends Board and committee meetings, prepares the agenda for all Board meetings in conjunction with the Board Chair. The President/CEO takes part in Board and committee meeting discussions and provides the Board with adequate information to assist them in reaching sound decisions, establishing policies, and monitoring of agency operations. The President/ CEO directs the development of program financial plans and budgets, including operating costs, capital and extraordinary expenditures.

The President/CEO recommends policies, priorities, projects, programs and budgets that will provide maximum effective approaches for high quality comprehensive child development programs to the Board of Directors. The President/CEO develops short-range (one-year) goals for the organization and works with the Board to prepare a long-range plan for the organization. The President/CEO implements the Strategic Plan and addresses the identified critical issues.

Management of Organization:
The President/CEO makes policies, which are not in conflict with the law or Board policy and decides all matters of administrative and supervisory detail in connection with the operation and day-to-day management of the organization. The President/CEO maintains an effective administration for the achievement of Early Connections mission and philosophy. The President/CEO develops, implements, and maintains a state of the art program with appropriate resources for Early Connections professionals, consistent with the philosophy, principles, methods and techniques endorsed by Early Connections, Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Early Childhood and National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation standards.

The President/CEO is responsible for a structure and staffing plan that clearly defines departmental functions and positions. The President/CEO directly or by delegation, employs, directs and discharges staff, provides for supervision, staff training and development, and gives professional leadership in the field of agency service. The President/CEO directs senior leadership staff in their assignments and duties and through senior staff, directs all other staff in the performance of their duties. The President/CEO provides oversight and leadership to administration and programs to ensure management functions are properly carried out.

Fiscal Management:
The President/CEO directs the preparation of the annual budget and submits it for Board approval. The President/CEO directs purchases and expenditures within the limits of the Board-approved budget. The President/CEO submits consolidated annual budgets and revisions, monthly financial statements and funding sources for approval to the Board of Directors. The President/CEO is responsible, in coordination with the VP of Finance, for the develop¬ment and implemen¬tation of a fiscal accounting management system that will include monitoring budget expendi-tures and budget revisions, property procure¬ment and inventory control. The President/CEO participates in the audit entrance and exit interviews; works to resolve audit exceptions and implements management recommendations.

Community, Public Relations and Resource Development:
The President/CEO represents the organization as its Chief Executive Officer in all dealings with other organizations, individuals and the public and shall promote good public relations in the community. The President/CEO, in partnership with the Vice President of Community Engagement, develops grants and community fund-raising to support programs. The President/CEO performs other duties as requested by the Board of Directors.

Employee Benefits:
• Employee Medical Insurance covered 75% by employer
• Employer paid Life Insurance
• Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) with $300 yearly allowance (must be enrolled in medical plan)
• Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability and 403(b) available
• Continuing education support
• Child Care Discount for children ages 3 and up. Save up to $14,040 a year!
• Paid professional development
• Paid time off
• 11 paid holidays
• Free parking

Must be able to pass a drug test.

All Early Connections employees hired on or after October 11, 2021 will be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and submit proof of the first dose (of a two-dose vaccine) prior to their first day of work. Job candidates that have been extended an offer of employment, but have not yet started, and need accommodations for medical or religious reasons must contact the Vice President of HR before their first day of work for additional information on the accommodation process.

Job Type: Exempt Full-time

Pay Range: $130,000 to $146,000

How to Apply

Please email your cover letter and current resume to

Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Operations / Administration. Salaries: 100,000 and above.