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LOIS BRONZ CHILDREN'S CENTER SEARCHING FOR NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Release Date: November 26, 2013

J.Michael Rush, Ed D, Executive Director of the Lois Bronz Children's Center is resigning early next year. The Board of the Lois Bronz Children's Center is searching for a replacement.
Dr. Rush did a great job. When he started --over two years ago--the center was in danger of closing. He and the Board made smart decisions. They turned around the center-- the center was losing money and now the center has a surplus.
The following is a job post for the position of executive director. The Lois Bronz Children's Center offers children outstanding child care services. The center is located next to the Theodore Young Community Center on Manhattan Ave.
PAUL FEINER
 
Lois Bronz Children’s Center
 
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITION
 
 
MISSION STATEMENT:
The Lois Bronz Children's Center (LBCC) is committed to creating a safe and nurturing educational center in which families, teachers and staff are in partnership. We provide an environment that enables each child to grow physically, intellectually, emotionally, culturally and socially. We value each and every child and strive to ensure that they reach their maximum potential.
 
THE ROLE OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Executive Director will lead LBCC through the next phase of its transformation to a world-class early education center. Every year, the Executive Director of LBCC is responsible for ensuring over 200 children, age 6-weeks to 12-years, get the best possible start in life. The Executive Director must be a forward-thinking “visionary” leader, while also be able to pragmatically manage day-to-day operations with limited resources.
The Executive Director must be a passionate, goal-oriented relationship-builder who can build a unified team of staff and volunteers, inspire donors and champion the Center’s mission throughout the extended community and government agencies.
 
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The Executive Director is responsible for the overall strategic direction, management and supervision of the operations and staff, in conformance with contracts, regulations and Board policies.  The Executive Director advises and consults with the Board of Directors, seeks the necessary financial and staff resources and provides leadership in guiding Lois Bronz Children’s Center to meet its mission and goals.  The Director serves as the liaison with government agencies, community groups, public officials, the media and general public.  The Director reports to the Board of Directors and assume other duties as necessary.
 
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
Management
•             Coordinate and integrate the total programs offered in special education, early childhood education, health, social services and nutrition to meet the needs of the children served at the Center
•             Develop job specifications and standards of performance for each staff position so that staff are fully aware and accept their responsibilities in relation to the total functioning of the Center
•             Oversee staffing and manage performance in accordance with Personnel Practices and union contract
•             Provides strategic direction and leadership for the organization, including annual and long-term plans
•             Oversees programmatic and fiscal performance and ensures compliance with Board policies, contracts and regulations
•             Decides on programmatic, administrative, supervisory and financial matters for the overall operations and maintenance of the organization
•             Develop grant applications to enable the Center to create new programs
•             Leads fundraising programs for the organization, establishing and maintaining relationships with foundations, corporations, grants and individual donors
•             Develops, modifies and presents organization budget to the Board and ensures adherence to the approved budget
•             Recruits, hires, trains, develops, supervises, evaluates or terminates senior staff
•             Delegates appropriately day-to-day operations to the senior staff
•             Monitors organization evaluation programs and facilities and oversees activities and use of resources
•             Oversee expansion activities to ensure new initiatives are in conformance with organization mission, goals and resources
•             Review, negotiates, and executes contracts with funders and consultants as delegated by the Board
 
Community and Parent Relationships
•             Inform and educate parents on policy and programs offered at Center
•             Maintain and help staff to communicate with parents to ensure that excellent interpersonal relationships exist between staff and parents
•             Encourage parent participation in the Parents Organization, Head Start Committees and the Board of Directors.
•             Carries out ongoing public relations and communications with the community and key organizations to promote the Center and to understand the needs of the community.
•             Establishes strong relationships with local government, social service agencies and community groups
•             Develops and negotiates collaborations with other organizations.
•             Directs the Community Advisory Board to be an effective exchange of information and support for the Lois Bronz Center.
•             Interacts with the constituent groups at the Lois Bronz Center to provide support, understanding and motivation.  Provides an “open door” to communicate with constituents.
 
Board Relationship
•             Ensures ongoing discussions and meetings with Board, presenting reports, policy revision, draft budgets, plans and new initiatives for review and approval
•             Actively participates as a member of the Board
•             Recommends to Board changes in policies and procedures, as necessary, to meet the needs of the children and their families.
•             Provides regular reports to the Board on the operations and financial status of the organization and other related issues and developments
•             Exposes Board to sites, staff and issues, as appropriate
•             Implements policies and Board decisions
•             Recruits and screens potential Board members
•             Reports to Board and assumes additional duties as needed
•             Works with Board on leadership development
 
Government Relationship
•             Maintain positive relationships with federal, state and local government agencies
•             Advocates for development of quality programs and adequate funding for children
•             Interface with Town of Greenburgh to ensure the ongoing maintenance of the Center’s building and grounds.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
•             Master’s Degree in Education, Social Work or Business Administration preferred, not required
•             Clear understanding of Head Start guidelines, Special Needs Programs, and Early Childhood Education preferred
•             Ability to develop and execute a fundraising plan
•             Minimum of 5 years of progressively more responsible experience in human service administration, strongly preferred
•             Strong leadership and management skills, including negotiation skills
•             Financial, analytic, benchmarking and quantitative skills
•             Excellent presentation, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
•             Clear commitment to and compassion for community residents, organization’s values and to quality services and facilities
•             Ability to inspire donors and staff
•             Ability to lead a rewarding culture of achievement and accountability with limited financial rewards and resources
•             Ability to build collaborative relationships with relevant social service providers, community resources and government agencies
 
Salary commensurate with experience
 
RESPONSES
Please e-mail resume and/or curriculum vitae to Chris Gately
E-mail:                  crg@mgroupusa.com<mailto:crg@mgroupusa.com>
 
 
LBCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer
DON'T LOSE YOUR STAR PROPERTY TAX BREAKS. NYS REQUIRES EVERY HOMEOWNER WHO RECEIVES BASIC STAR TO REGISTER BY DECEMBER 31, 2013. IF YOU DO NOT REGISTER YOU WILL LOSE YOUR TAX BREAKS. IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED A LETTER FROM THE STATE CALL (518) 457- 2036 OR APPLY ON LINE http://www.tax.ny.gov DON'T LOSE YOUR STAR PROPERTY TAX BREAKS. NYS REQUIRES EVERY HOMEOWNER WHO RECEIVES BASIC STAR TO REGISTER BY DECEMBER 31, 2013. IF YOU DO NOT REGISTER YOU WILL LOSE YOUR TAX BREAKS. IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED A LETTER FROM THE STATE CALL (518) 457- 2036 OR APPLY ON LINE http://www.tax.ny.gov DON'T LOSE YOUR STAR PROPERTY TAX BREAKS. NYS REQUIRES EVERY HOMEOWNER WHO RECEIVES BASIC STAR TO REGISTER BY DECEMBER 31, 2013. IF YOU DO NOT REGISTER YOU WILL LOSE YOUR TAX BREAKS. IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED A LETTER FROM THE STATE CALL (518) 457- 2036 OR APPLY ON LINE http://www.tax.ny.gov
 
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