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Executive Director



About Coastside Children’s Programs

 Coastside Children’s Programs (CCP), a nonprofit agency, was founded in 1975 to ensure that families from diverse multicultural and socio-economic backgrounds have access to quality preschool, after-school, and summer programs on the San Mateo County coastside. CCP has grown to include two year-round preschools, three afterschool programs, and two summer camp programs. CCP cultivates a nurturing, safe environment for children with diverse learning needs, and language barriers, to feel welcomed to learn and have fun.

The Executive Director (ED) serves as chief executive officer overseeing all operations of Coastside Children’s Programs (CCP). The ED provides leadership within the agency, and throughout community and county around issues impacting children and families. He/she oversees the development, expansion and maintenance of high-quality programs for children and families, fundraising, marketing and public relations, and fiscal and facilities management, and is directly accountable to the Board of Directors in all aspects of the agency’s operation.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Salary is $115,000
  • Benefits include medical, vision, chiropractic, and dental insurance, holiday pay, vacation and sick time off, and a 401B plan

Ideal experience/characteristics:

  • Required: California Department of Education Child Development Program Director Permit; or equivalent and able to apply for the permit; See requirements here or Administrative/Teaching credential with 12 ECE units + 3 units of supervised field experience in an early learning setting; or MA in Child Development/Early Childhood Education
  • Program Director experience with California State Preschool (CSPP) and or General Child Care and Development Program (CCTR)
  • Uses and promotes a strength based leadership and management style
  • Bilingual in Spanish – oral and written
  • Passionate and highly knowledgeable about early childhood education and children’s enrichment programs, curriculum and family education, the children, families, and the Coastside community; proven experience working with families with young children
  • Successful leadership and management at a senior level; experience in leading in a culture of growth for all employees
  • Track record of managing an organization of over $2MM in budget
  • Proven success in fundraising, including strategy and execution

Essential Functions:


  • Supervises administrative staff and center site supervisors, and oversees the supervision of approximately 26 staff
  • Develops agency-wide professional development calendar as well as individualized professional development plans for senior staff
  • Provides leadership and supports staff in providing classroom experiences consistent with the agency’s philosophy and mission
  • Leads strategic recruitment and retention of agency staff
  • Oversees the management of human resources according to current laws and regulations
  • Oversees review of Agency Operations & Safety Manual, Employee Handbook, and other plans as required by law
  • Responsible for compliance with State of California’s child care licensing and Department of Education requirements

Program Development

  • Provides fiscal and programmatic stewardship of grants and contracts, including accurate timely reporting, certification of families, maintaining processes and policies according to grant guidelines.
  • Oversee required programmatic assessments and ensures results are used to set goals for improvement.
  • Establishes goals and objectives for the agency through annual Program Self Evaluation with involvement of staff and Board of Directors
  • Provides leadership for the development, expansion and maintenance of high-quality programs and services for children and families

Financial Management, Revenue Enhancement & Fundraising

  • Oversees the development of the annual operating budget and monitors monthly financial reports
  • Oversees the management of all funding sources, including Federal, State and County contracts
  • Leads fund development for the organization, including researching funding sources, writing proposals, and organizing annual fundraising events and annual donor campaigns.

Community and Public Relations

  • Establishes and maintains relationships with the school district, media, funders, business community and relevant stakeholders throughout the community and county
  • Seeks community collaborations/partnerships to enhance services for children and families
  • Represents the agency at public events, meetings and professional functions throughout the county

Strategy, Vision & Board Administration

  • Partners with the Board of Directors to carry out the agency’s mission and ensure its continued sustainability
  • Provides strategic leadership in planning, fundraising, and building of a new site
  • Assists with board recruitment and development

Facilities Management

  • Oversees the management of buildings owned and/or leased by the agency
  • Negotiates property leases, building improvements and expansions with assistance of the Board of Directors.
  • Obtains and negotiates contracts for a wide variety of property construction, improvements and/or maintenance

The Coastside Children’s Program is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Equal opportunity is given to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, marital status or status as a covered veteran, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply. We seek to create a diverse work culture that represents the diversity of the community that we serve.

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