Full-Time
Concord
Posted 11 months ago

Concord Children’s Center seeks a new Executive Director to build on the organization exemplary tradition
of providing high quality early education and support to families and lead it through into the next phase of
organizational development.

Founded in 1975, Concord Children’s Center (CCC) is an accredited, nonprofit school committed to the
development and early education of young children from the age of 10 weeks through preschool. Working
together with families, CCC helps nurture engaged, lifelong learners by creating an environment that
celebrates a child’s inquisitive nature, encourages exploration and play, fosters confidence in each child’s
individual gifts, and guides children in building strong, respectful relationships.

CCC annually serves more than 160 children and has a staff of more than 50. CCC recently successfully
concluded a long-range goal first set by the CCC board in 2018 to restructure CCC to more effectively and
efficiently meet its mission and serve families, staff, and the broader community. This campaign restructured
CCC from a three-site to two-site model. Formerly operating out of three different locations, CCC now
independently owns and operates two stand-alone center locations, located in two different neighborhoods
of Concord.

The next CCC Executive Director will be responsible for ensuring high quality early education and care
program delivery with the greatest impact on children, families and staff. They will ensure organizational and
financial operations align with program delivery goals and the mission, values, and vision of the organization.
They will be responsible for setting and sustaining CCC’s organizational culture and represent CCC to the
school and broader community.

CCC’s next Executive Director will:
● Lead the organization to fulfill its mission of providing high quality early education and care and
achieve short and long-term strategic plan goals
● Report to and support the organization’s Board of Directors to ensure appropriate organizational
oversight and leverage resources to achieve goals
● Manage and leverage the expertise of the CCC Leadership Team including Program Directors,
Director of Operations, Business Manager, and Enrollment and Development Coordinators; ensure
cohesion across all CCC administrative functions and foster ongoing collaborative problem-solving
● In partnership with the Board, Leadership Team, and other key stakeholders draft the organization’s
next strategic plan and achieve its goals
● Provide strong pedagogical leadership by establishing organizational norms of continuous quality
improvement, ensuring fidelity to the organization’s curricular philosophy, and meeting standards
established to optimize learning environments

● Provide responsible financial planning and oversight
● Participate in fundraising planning and direct donor cultivation and solicitation
● Oversee the recruitment and retention of a highly qualified and diverse staff; maintain an ongoing
focus on and identify resources to ensure continuous professional development of staff
● Foster a strong sense of community and inclusive culture with staff and families
● Oversee marketing programs and materials development to keep pace with market trends,
competition, and attract a diverse population of families; oversight of CCC Tuition Assistance
Program to maintain ongoing accessibility to interested families
● Engage with the greater Concord community and the broader early education sector to ensure that
CCC remains abreast of best practices, trends, and remains a leader in the field
● Actively participate in day-to-day center operations as needed
Qualified candidates for the position will possess:
● A deep understanding, knowledge, and commitment to developmentally appropriate high quality
early education and care
● Experience leading and managing organizational teams to achieve success
● A highly facilitative and collaborative leadership style
● Experience with financial and operational oversight
● Experience with fundraising, ideally from both foundations and individual major donors
● Experience fostering a strong and constructive organizational culture that fosters trust, collaborative
relationships, and a value of process
● Excellent verbal and written communication skills
● Experience working with young children and/or in the field of Early Education
● Knowledge of current best practices in the field of Early Education and Care by continuous
professional development and engagement with ECE professional associations
Interested applicants should submit a resume and a cover letter to hiring@concordchildrenscenter.org
Candidates should include a resume and a cover letter that describes how their qualifications and experience
match the needs and mission of Concord Children’s Center along with salary expectations and how they
learned of the position. The position will remain open and applications accepted until the right candidate is
identified.
The Executive Director role is full time and located in Concord MA. An on-site/in person presence is required.
Salary is commensurate with relevant experience and competitive in the field, within the framework of the
organization’s annual operating budget.

Concord Children’s Centers offers a generous health and wellness package including, child care tuition
benefit, health/dental insurance , life insurance, short term disability and PFML, retirement plan, and paid
sick and vacation time.
Concord Children’s Center includes all members of the community and does not discriminate in hiring
policies or admissions on the basis of race, sex, religion, cultural heritage, national origin, political beliefs,
marital status, sexual orientation, or mental and physical disability.

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Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to hiring@concordchildrenscenter.org. Candidates should include a resume and a cover letter that describes how their qualifications and experience match the needs and mission of Concord Children’s Center along with salary expectations and how they learned of the position. The position will remain open, and applications accepted until the right candidate is identified.