Employment Opportunities

Associate Director

Position Overview: Support the Executive Director, Board of Directors and staff to ensure that all aspects of the Center operate smoothly.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Organizational Leadership
-Support the Executive Director and Board of Directors to implement, monitor and evaluate institutional policies, strategic plans and systems
-In the Executive Director’s absence, perform all necessary ED functions in consultation with E
-Provide daily support to Executive Director
-Maintain a close working relationship with the Center’s Board of Directors, staff Board and committee meetings
Ensure all staff and volunteer files are accurate, complete and in compliance with licensing and labor regulations
-Collect time-sheets & check for accuracy, submit payroll & track staff leave
-Assist with basic accounting—deposits, accounts payable/receivable
-Purchase office supplies, organize and maintain multi-use spaces
-Screen general inquiries, deal with appropriately
-Maintain general IT, telephone and copy systems
Assist Executive Director to recruit, interview, hire and train staff
-Assist Executive Director to manage the Center’s programming staff including logistics, registration processes, planning, evaluation and reporting, grant compliance, licensing compliance, etc.
-Assist low-income families in obtaining financial assistance for programs
-Recruit, interview, orient and coordinate volunteers for all the Center’s programs and special events
-Substitute in programs as needed
Work collaboratively with the Executive Director, Board and staff to identify, define and acquire   funding resources available to the Center through grants, special events, prospect research, etc
-Oversee staff grant activities- assign and edit grant application
-Oversee the design and implementation of appropriate marketing strategies, including newsletters and annual reports, press releases and social media
-Oversee the Center’s donor database
-Research and examine ways of packaging and marketing programs to philanthropic supporters
-Represent and promote the Center at public relations events

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by persons assigned to this position.  They do not include all job duties performed by employees in this position.

Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience: Two years’ experience in a non-profit setting.  Experience that includes: staff supervision, agency administration, fundraising, direct mail, annual campaigns, capital campaign, foundation/corporate solicitation, planned giving, grant writing and creating and managing special events.  Experience in management, sales and marketing is helpful.
Skills & Requirements:
-Proficiency with computer applications, including Little Green Light, Microsoft Word, Publisher Excel, and Google Drive Applications
-Ability to work effectively with staff and volunteers as well as independently
-Excellent organizational and multitasking skills
-Highly effective written and verbal communication skills; ability to meet people with ease
-Ability to communicate with tact, diplomacy and authority; speak with confidence in front of an audience
-Flexibility and willingness to accept jobs as assigned
-Strength to lift up to 50 pounds; frequent lifting and transporting of boxes, bulk mail and other materials
-Access to reliable transportation; clean driving record

Preschool Director

Job Overview: Along with a team, provide and maintain a developmentally appropriate program for preschool children.  Work with other preschool staff to meet educational and social needs of young children in a morning preschool class. Classroom hours: 8:30 am- 12:30pm. Job starts August 1, 2018.

Classroom Administration:
-Teach approximately 15 preschool-age-children cooperatively with Head Start staff and Preschool Assistant
-Provide the Executive Director with input for evaluation of the Preschool Assistant
-Recruit, interview, orient, and supervise volunteers, work-study students, and interns; collaborate with preschool co-workers to assess staffing needs
Physical Space:
-Maintain the assigned site space in compliance with the State of Vermont Licensing Standards
-Be responsible daily for setting up and breaking down preschool space in ways that promote health, safety and cleanliness
-Accommodate other Center programs
-Ensure a clean and tidy facility when program ends
-Work within the framework of the budget specific to the Preschool program
-Record tuition payments
-Assist families in completing tuition subsidy applications
-Submit all paperwork and documentation required by the Executive Director on a monthly basis
-Submit all documentation required by ACT 166 partners specified by deadlines
-Provide programming support to support physical, emotional and social development and meet special needs of the group and individual children
-Record and document ongoing observations of children and use those observations to complete child assessments
-Refer children with suspected special needs to appropriate education service providers in a expeditious time frame
-Maintain contacts with special service providers for support and follow- up for children with special needs
-Arrange periodic parent conferences
-Stay apprised of local public school’s skill requirements and expectations for children entering kindergarten

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by persons assigned to this position.  They do not include all job duties performed by employees in this position.

-Education & Experience Required:
-Bachelors Degree in early childhood or early childhood special education
-VT teacher licensure with early ed. or early special ed. endorsement
-Two years of teaching experience
-Must meet the VT Childcare Licensing CBCCPP staff requirements section
Skills & Requirements
-Knowledge and experience planning and implementing a developmentally appropriate curriculum
-Demonstrates ability to work with children and their families including those with special needs
-Relates and works well with children
-Strong oral and written communication skills
-Experience working in cooperative relationships with other adults
-Able to organize effectively and work independently and work as a team member
-Demonstrates ability to establish effective partnerships with parents
-Commitment to ongoing professional development
-Physically able to daily lift preschool equipment-
-Access to reliable transportation;clean driving record
-Computer & Internet literate

Must provide resume, cover letter, 3 references, and copy of educators licensure and copy of college transcripts.
Please mail to:
Sara Holbrook Community Center
Attn: Kathleen FitzGerald, Development Assoc.
66 North Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401

Via EMAIL:  kfitzgerald@saraholbrookcc.org

Equal Opportunity Employer
Sara Holbrook Community Center is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by State and Federal laws.  Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.