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Executive Director (Precious Lamb Preschool)

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Executive Director (full-time, exempt)
Reports to: Board of Directors

Agency Summary

Precious Lamb Preschool (PL) is a 501(C)3 non-profit founded in 1999. For almost twenty years the agency has provided high-quality, faith-based early education to children experiencing homelessness in the greater Long Beach area. The children served range in age from 18 months to 5 years old. All are living in local shelters or transitional housing. At no cost to the parent, the children receive full-day education and care while parents are pursuing their education, employment, or housing. In some cases, parents are receiving mental health support. Precious Lamb has a unique 1:4 teacher to child ratio and has its own in-house food program. Support to the children and their parents is provided by skilled, credentialed early education teachers, and resource teachers. Additionally, social workers provide holistic care. Precious Lamb has grown tremendously over the years and continues to expand services in order to better meet the needs of its families and community. To learn more, visit www.preciouslamb.org.

Position Summary

Precious Lamb Preschool is seeking a dynamic and passionate Executive Director to lead the organization. This individual will be the “glue” that holds all teams, programs and the board of directors together. The skilled professional will provide oversight for all personnel, programs, fundraising and partnerships. This unique individual sought after will serve as a bridge between the agency’s strategic vision for the future and the architect who keeps the organization functioning at a steady pace, while helping to achieve the accomplishment of tactical goals.

The individual assuming the role of Precious Lamb Preschool Executive Director must adhere to the following overarching statement of faith: Without question or doubt, I believe in the existence of God, the Lord Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Scriptures, Humanity, Salvation, and living a Christian life.

Precious Lamb is looking for someone to lead with high emotional intelligence, through servant leadership, with exceptional cultural competency, and to embrace our core values of Integrity, Dignity and Compassion.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversight of PL’s operating procedures to be in compliance with Title 22 and State Licensing for childcare centers
  • Oversight of all PL programs- social work, classroom, mentoring, scholarship, volunteer, and annual family events
  • Oversight of PL’s annual budget and all fundraising strategies, goals and events and play a key role in all fundraising efforts
  • Oversight and support of Executive Leadership Team
  • Work closely with the Board Chair and the Board of Directors, and provide monthly reports and communicate as needed
  • Collaborate and cultivate relationships with community partners, organizations, businesses, and donors
  • Oversight of all HR personnel matters and, as needed, provide timely and appropriate staff support
  • Assess and provide strategic staff development/training
  • Oversee, plan and implement all marketing strategies and continual communication with donors and partners
  • Provide and help manage a healthy, respectful and caring culture for all staff and families that is committed to the well-being of all children, staff, volunteers, partners and donors

The ideal candidate should possess:

  • Excellent written, interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Strong computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite
  • Ability to multi-task and quickly create solutions, as well as support teachers and staff when needed
  • Passion, or a willingness to learn, about the demographics we serve: at-risk, homeless youth and their families
  • Ability to work well and manage various teams
  • A high degree of cultural sensitivity and the ability to work well with a diverse community

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years non-profit and/or executive level/supervisory/ leadership experience
  • Knowledge of early education and development, crisis intervention, case management preferred
  • Grant writing, event planning and fundraising experience a plus
  • A basic understanding of Donor Perfect or other CRM’s

Salary Range is $90,000 – $100,000 and is commensurate with education and experience

Benefits include: health coverage, flexible schedule, 4 weeks paid while PL is closed for breaks as well as up to 2 weeks of accrued vacation annually

Send cover letters and resumes to: rwgordon@lbchamber.com

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