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Associate Executive Director (Long Beach Day Nursery)

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Long Beach Day Nursery is growing! We are seeking an experienced nonprofit leader to serve as Associate Executive Director. Join a dedicated team of solution-oriented professionals as we expand our scope, services, and impact to young children and families.

For over 106 years, LBDN has been a proven leader in the nonprofit and early childhood education (ECE) fields. Our mission, to “provide high quality early care and education to young children of working families”, is more critical now than ever, as the need for quality ECE services grow and research continues to prove the impact ECE has on the forward trajectory of young children and their families. The work we do is much more than child care; we provide a nationally accredited program, an intergenerational approach to eradicating poverty, and deliver a strong, equitable, and just foundation to our communities most vulnerable children.

Our current Strategic Initiatives include:

  • Expand and Enhance Services, including: infant and toddler Care, Nutrition Program, Home Visiting, Early Intervention, Early Head Start Partnership, and Family Supports
  • Workforce Development, Staff Wellness and Appreciation
  • Technology Improvements
  • Amplify LBDNs reach through Branding and Communications
  • Increase Investments in Early Childhood Education

Benefits: We invest in every employee because we know they are the success of our organization! LBDN offers: ongoing professional development opportunities, paid sick leave, generous paid vacation and paid holidays! Our health benefits for this position include 100% employer paid medical benefits and 100% employer paid life insurance. Dental and vision benefits are available for purchase by the employee. Long Beach Day Nursery also offers: a 403(b) retirement plan, employee assistance program, child care tuition discount, and years of service awards.

Role and Responsibilities:

We envision the work distribution to resemble the following:

20% Organization Leadership, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives

60% Development

10% Board, Committees, and Partnerships

10% Other

This position requires flexibility in schedule; may require some weekend and evening hours.

Organization Leadership:

  • Work closely with the Executive Director to provide organization leadership.
  • Develop Annual Operating Plan inclusive of a comprehensive Development Plan.
  • Draft corresponding reports in alignment with annual plans.
  • Collaboratively develop systems that maximize the effectiveness of our programs and facilitate our commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Support the happiness and growth of our staff, board, volunteers, and families we serve.
  • Facilitate healthy change management with staff and Board as we execute strategic initiatives.
  • In partnership with Executive Director, lead management, senior staff, and board meetings and retreats.
  • Collaborate with the Finance Director to develop and implement the organization’s financial strategy.
  • Assists and supports Executive Director as needed.

Board, Committees, and Partnerships

  • In partnership with the Board of Directors and senior staff further develop and implement strategic initiatives.
  • Work closely with Expansion Committee to increase services and scope.
  • Actively participates in Board Committees, including but not limited to: Executive, Finance, Expansion, Development, Facilities, and Personnel Committees.
  • Represent LBDN through participation in community collaborations, nonprofit and early childhood partnerships.


  • Oversee all fundraising initiatives to meet the needs of ongoing operations and strategic initiatives.
  • Maintain current fundraising portfolio and expand resources.
  • Grant writing, reporting, and overall management of all foundation and private grant related business.
  • Work closely with the Board of Directors and Executive Director to cultivate donor relationships.
  • Design and implement a more robust individual giving program.
  • Manage donor database and correspondence.
  • Plan donor appreciation actions and events.
  • Oversee creation of annual report and external communications including agency newsletter and e-blasts.


  • Maintain up to date knowledge on city, state, county, and national early childhood and nonprofit issues.
  • Build relationships with policy makers to support early childhood education.
  • Management of special projects as they arise.

This position reports directly to the Executive Director with bi-monthly reports to the Board of Directors.

The Ideal Candidate is:

  • Forward thinking and collaborative.
  • A strong communicator (both written and verbal).
  • Supportive, passionate, and a team player.
  • Skilled at project management from vision to implementation.
  • Organized, detail oriented, and has the ability to work autonomously and in groups.
  • Accomplished at building and motivating teams and has excellent interpersonal skills.
  • A self-starter with a proven ability to meet and complete projects balancing multiple deadlines.
  • Competent in leading committees and working with volunteers and boards.
  • Committed to improving the lives of young children and their families.

The ideal Candidate has:

  • A growth mindset with a passion for facilitating growth in others.
  • Exceptional relationship building skills and follow through.
  • A proven track record in managing development, including grant writing and cultivating individual donors.
  • Proven ability to craft compelling appeals and correspondence.
  • Experience managing staff, although you will have no direct reports for the first year.
  • Minimum 5-10 years of directly related experience, including program management, 3-5 years in development, and 1-3 years nonprofit management.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree preferred and/or equivalent experience.

AT LBDN, our work is rewarding, and our culture is supportive, inclusive, innovative, and fun! If this opportunity excites you, apply today! Submit a letter of interest and resume through Indeed or Zip Recruiter.

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept direct inquiries about this position (i.e. phone call, emails), please follow the link to apply. We thank you in advance for your interest!,CA?jid=DQ544f58b99f88be815b1a7b41a1753741

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