Executive Director/CEO

Job summary:
The Executive Director is responsible for leading The Learning Collaborative (TLC) in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission and vision as defined by the Board of Directors assuring that all program mandates and standards for excellence are achieved. The Executive Director bears the responsibility of assuring that the program is strategically positioned for the future. Including but not limited to developing the structure, systems, and procedures required for success, in addition to operating responsibility for fiscal, legal, and all programmatic aspects. At the discretion of the Executive Director, some responsibilities may be delegated to other staff, while maintaining ultimate accountability for performance and organizational sustainability.

Strategic leadership:
• Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that the organization can successfully fulfill its mission into the future
• Responsible for the enhancement of the organization by proactively being visible in the community and by working closely with professional, civic, and private organizations
• Works in a collaborative manner with staff and teachers to address the well-being of students and families in marginalized and limited-resource communities, especially communities of color

Relationship building and communication:
• Serves as TLC’s lead spokesperson and advocate utilizing multiple communication platforms
• Cultivates relationships with all community stakeholders
• Maintains effective, appropriate, and timely communication with all community stakeholders

Leadership and management:
• Knowledgeable regarding developments in the early childhood profession to ensure that TLC continues to operate as a leader in the industry
• Responsible for driving an organizational culture that fosters accountability, sound communication, targeted growth, and long-term retention
• Manages full life cycle recruiting and ensures sound human resource practices. Establish high-level goals and expectations by scheduling regular in-person communication and annual performance evaluations

Program development:
• Assures compliance with all funding source mandates, all applicable laws, and regulations, and assures that standards that exceed the minimum are being met
• Understands the needs of the children and families served by TLC and provides appropriate programming and support

Fiscal leadership:
• Ensures fiscal integrity of the organization
• Oversees and monitors service agreements for the acquisition of goods and services
• Supervises the Development Director to ensure that the organization is operating a diversified fundraising program
• Oversees development of fundraising policies and procedures

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required, advanced degree preferred
• At least 7 years of experience in management with at least 4 of these years supervising staff with complete responsibility for performance reviews required
• Transparent and high-integrity leadership that gains trust and respect in all relationships
• Preferred knowledge of NC Smart Start Initiative, NC Pre-Kindergarten Program, and NAEYC Accreditation

To apply:
Interested candidates should send resumes and cover letters to boardadmin@tlccharlotte.org. Please include your name and position applying for in the subject line.