Senior Director of Programs and Services

Summary of Position: The Senior Director of Program and Services primary responsibility is to oversee three key Director level positions. In addition, this position will work directly with New York State’s 35 Child Care Resource and Referral agencies (CCR&Rs) to build community relationships and implement creative solutions to address early childhood education opportunities.  As a key member of ECLC’s Leadership Team, the Senior Director will work closely with both ECLC’s Strategy and Vision and Programs and Services departments. This will include direct oversight of the Director of Child Care Supply, the Director of Professional Development and the Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB).

This is a new position; the Senior Director will be instrumental in helping to shape the role.

Early Care and Learning Council (ECLC) is a statewide, not-for-profit membership organization that represents the 35 Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) programs across New York State.  The CCR&Rs are on the front lines, providing direct assistance and support to parents, child care providers, and employers in their communities.

Salary: $110,000


  • Supervise the Director of Child Care Supply, Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging and the Director of Professional Development.
  • Expand the work of the Business Navigator (being developed by the Strategy and Vision Department) by researching and continually gathering current information on businesses and child care economic development opportunities in all regions of the state.
  • Develop content for toolkits to help a variety of audiences (CCR&Rs, businesses, community groups, local governments) to increase child care supply and strengthen child care business practices, through a DEIB lens, in communities across the state
  • Ensure that DEIB practices and supports are a high priority with all child care business
  • Design and implement systems to support and maintain Community Coalitions addressing the importance of early childhood education.
  • Oversee all program contract deliverables and associated budgets
  • Represent ECLC in various settings, including meetings with Economic Development Councils, State Agencies, CCR&Rs, advocates, media and conferences.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements and qualifications:

  • Master's degree required, non-profit management, business, education administration, public policy, or related field.
  • At least ten years of experience with non-profit leadership or human services executive leadership and in a supervisory capacity.
  • Proven experience working with NY State government agencies
  • Solid understanding of state and local government plans, programs and policies
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to speak to a wide variety of audiences
  • Superior project management, organizational, teamwork and interpersonal skills including ability to successfully manage multiple projects
  • Sensitivity to issues relating to DEIB and ability to thrive in a multicultural environment.
  • Ability to travel extensively within New York State.
  • Demonstrated computer expertise with Microsoft Office tools, Google applications and email applications, and database systems.

ECLC works closely with the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) to support and strengthen the capacity of CCR&R agencies by providing them with comprehensive services and support.  Since 1975, ECLC has taken a leadership role in improving the quality of early care and education in New York State. Child Care Resource and Referral programs (CCR&Rs) are coordinating and planning agencies for local child care services. They provide support to child care providers, parents, businesses, and local governments.

ECLC is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.  ECLC does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, business need and background check.

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