First 5 Mendocino

Executive Director

Ukiah, CA
$103,242.00 - $125,491.00 Annually
Filing Deadline:
Sun. 06/19/22 11:59 PM Pacific Time

First 5 Mendocino is seeking a proven professional as their next Executive Director. Reporting to the Commission, the Executive Director (ED) will serve as a resource, administrator, coordinator, and advisor to the Commission, with the goal of continuing to create integrated, resilient systems that support successful outcomes for children and families. The ED is a visible leader and champion of Early Childhood Development, representing First 5 across a diversity of policy and systems change efforts. The ED is the lead relationship and coalition-builder who creates and grows the organizational infrastructure necessary to execute on the direction and priorities approved by the Commission as outlined in the Strategic plan. This includes creating work plans, preparing, and monitoring the budget, and being able to prioritize the most important issues and execute initiatives. Additionally, the Executive Director will provide information and recommendations to the Commission, will provide support, guidance, and professional development to the staff, and provide the fiscal management to ensure compliance with Proposition 10 mandates. The Executive Director will plan, organize, and coordinate activities as requested by the Commission.

The ideal Executive Director should be an outstanding spokesperson, personable, fair, and committed to leading by example with integrity. The new ED will maintain a high level of public visibility for the work of the Commission, provide credible countywide leadership, and garner widespread support for programs and policies for young children and their families in the areas of health, education, childcare, child development, social services, and community awareness, while having outstanding and trustworthy communications with the staff, Commission and its advisory committees.

The ED will be the champion of, and personally invested in, improving the outcomes for children and families, particularly those furthest from opportunity. They will exhibit a wide-ranging curiosity and interest in the needs of those underrepresented in the community. The ED will understand the importance of First 5 Mendocino’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, Belonging and Anti-Racism, both personally and at the organizational level, and incorporate it in all facets of their work. As part of this, they will understand the importance of personally internalizing traumainformed care. They will be experienced at leading and influencing members and partners and will be a force countywide for our early childhood community. They will thrive in a rapidly changing landscape and will be able to partner effectively with other leaders to achieve goals.

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