Executive Director

Job Description

Executive Director

 

Position Summary: The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of the Anson Partnership for Children and is responsible for the overall operation, management and administration of its finances, contracts, facilities, outreach, services, development and personnel. The Executive Director provides leadership in the development of the human and financial resources necessary to ensure that the Partnership achieves its mission of “helping make Anson County a better place to be a child and to raise a child.” The Executive Director reports directly to the Anson County Partnership for Children Board Chair and Board of Directors.

 

Expected Start Date: On or before July 2016

Fair Labor Standard Act:   Exempt

Requirements

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Education, Business Administration, Public Administration, Public Policy or related human services field
  • Minimum of three years of management experience, including two years of staff supervision and evaluation
  • Professional experience in financial management
  • Anson County residency
  • Some travel, evening and weekend work
  • Criminal background check and drug screen

 

Preferences

·         Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Education, Business Administration, Public Administration, Public Policy or related human services field

·         Fundraising/grant writing and non-profit board experience

·         Experience and familiarity with Anson County families, children’s services, agencies and community systems

 

Skill Requirements

  • Excellent leadership, management and communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Detail-orientation and self-direction
  • Independent performance of work with a high level of transparency, compliance and accountability

 

Program Management and Evaluation

  • Manage and supervise Anson NC Pre-Kindergarten Program
  • Develop, manage, monitor and supervise all ACPC services and initiatives
  • Oversee evaluation and progress of ACPC programs toward meeting goals and objectives
  • Supervise collection of local data and reporting of ACPC evaluation results

    

Organizational Development

  • Develop and maintain needs-based multi-year ACPC strategic plan
  • Oversee strong working relationships with partner organizations and agencies
  • Facilitate Board meetings including preparation of agendas and minutes
  • Advocate at local, state and national levels for initiatives to support and enhance children and families in Anson County

 

Community Outreach and Engagement

  • Oversee public education and awareness of ACPC goals, services and initiatives through social and print media
  • Articulate ACPC vision in the community as chief spokesperson of ACPC
  • Plan, initiate and supervise special ACPC events, presentations and community education
  • Represent ACPC as active community leader in residence including participation in community meetings, events and initiatives
  • Oversee computing and technology infrastructure to ensure reliable systems of communication

 

Fund Development

  • Develop, implement and manage fund development plan to sustain and support the work of ACPC
  • Oversee grant writing requests and proposals for submission to funding sources
  • Maintain positive relationships with current and potential funders, sponsors and donors
  • Oversee all communication with major funders, sponsors and donors
  • Oversee all fundraising efforts including annual Barn Blast event

Financial Administration

  • Develop, manage and monitor all ACPC funding allocations and budgets
  • Execute and manage all contracts for compliance and accountability
  • Supervise financial administration of all ACPC funds to ensure fiscal accountability
  • Develop financial policies and procedures and ensure compliance
  • Oversee audit and monitoring preparation

Human Resources

  • Recruit, hire, train and supervise all ACPC staff
  • Supervise utilization of community volunteers to enhance the efforts of ACPC

Other tasks as directed by the ACPC Board

 Compensation based on education and experience

Full Time with benefits: 37.5 hours per week

  Anson County Partnership for Children does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age or disability in employment or provision of service.

ACPC Job Application Forms

Early Childhood Resource Center Coordinator

Job Description

 Early Childhood Resource Center Coordinator

Position Summary: The Early Childhood Resource Center Coordinator will be responsible for managing the day to day operation of the Early Childhood Resource Center which provides a wide variety of materials and services for young children to child care providers, parents and the community. The position reports to the Child Care Service Coordinator and to the Executive Director.

Fair Labor Standard Act: Non-Exempt

Requirements

  • Minimum of AA Degree in Early Childhood Education, Education or related field
  • Knowledge of early childhood issues
  • Experience as early childhood educator preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Professional image (appearance, speech and behavior)
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt as needed
  • Excellent skills in wide range of technology including Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc.)
  • Daily use of a reliable car, valid driver’s license and willingness to travel as needed
  • Criminal background check and drug screen
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

 

Responsibilities

  • Manage day to day operation of the ECRC including documentation, membership recruitment, materials management, circulation, organization, ordering, maintenance of materials, receipt of funds
  • Greet visitors to ACPC
  • Provide support and excellent customer service for child care providers, parents and community members
  • Assist educators with selecting age appropriate items in ECRC for lesson plans
  • Model age appropriate themes in ECRC with available resources
  • Receive and receipt funds for memberships, trainings, late fees, ticket sales, etc.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with child care providers, parents, community programs and agencies
  • Plan, host and facilitate story time in ECRC using age appropriate materials and activities
  • Maintain an organized and customer-friendly ECRC environment including ECRC window displays
  • Oversee maintenance of Ellison die cutters and dies, laminating machine and other ECRC hardware
  • Administer and use Follett library management software to maintain ECRC inventory and patron information
  • Submit ECRC quarterly evaluation and other reports as requested
  • Attend meetings and training sessions as requested
  • Recruit, coordinate and supervise volunteers in ECRC
  • Maintain effective communication with ECRC patrons
  • Assist with ACPC literacy programs including Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
  • Acquire certification as national child passenger safety technician and maintain certified status
  • Assist with car seat inspections, check points and other Safe Kids events
  • Acquire, maintain and distribute items from Second Harvest Food Bank to community
  • Maintain registration for child care trainings by registering participants and receiving payments
  • Assist with annual ACPC fundraiser (Barn Blast) as directed
  • Other duties as assigned by Executive Director

 

Full Time with benefits: 37.5 hours per week

Salary based on education and experience

 

Anson County Partnership for Children does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age or disability in employment or provision of service.

ACPC Job Application Forms

 

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE:

Anson County Partnership for Children offices will be closed on the following dates:

Thanksgiving: November 26, 2015 – November 27, 2015

Christmas: December 21, 2015 – January 1, 2016

It’s Barn Blast Time Again!

Tickets for the 10th annual Barn Blast fundraiser are available now at the Anson County Partnership for Children! The 2016 Barn Blast will be held on Friday, January 29 from 5:00 to 11:30 pm in the Ingram Room at SPCC’s Lockhart-Taylor Center in Wadesboro. This fundraising event features dinner, dancing, drinks, silent auctions, live auction and lots of western themed fun.

Reserved tables for 8 are available for $400 ($50 per ticket). General admission tickets are $60.00 each. After January 1, prices for reserved tables increase to $480 ($60 per ticket) and general admission tickets will not be sold. Be sure to purchase your Barn Blast tickets early before they sell out!

All profits from the Barn Blast are used in Anson County for the Partnership’s many programs for young children. These programs include Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library which mails a book each month to over 1100 children in Anson County and the new ReadyRosie program that provides daily videos that model literacy and math activities.

For tickets or more information about the 2016 Barn Blast, please call or come by the Anson County Partnership for Children, 117 South Greene Street, Wadesboro, 704 694-4036, www.ansonchildren.org

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New Program-ReadyRosie

The Anson County Partnership for Children is pleased to present ReadyRosie to the Anson County community. ReadyRosie is a free online resource that models daily activities for adults to do with children birth to six years old. The activities are simple and take only a few minutes a day. Each activity is modeled on a two minute video featuring real parents with real children.

All parents, grandparents, teachers, child care providers, caregivers and community members with an email address and / or smart phone are invited to register. Upon registration, you will begin receiving daily ReadyRosie emails and/or SMS text messages with videos of activities to do with the children in your life.

You can register for ReadyRosie at http://readyrosie.com/signup/. Just enter your zip code and the other information as requested. The Anson County Partnership for Children has paid for registration of all zip codes in Anson County using revenues from the annual Partnership fundraiser, the Barn Blast. You can also register by calling us at 704-694-4036 or by coming to the Anson County Partnership for Children at 117 South Greene Street, Wadesboro.

ReadyRosie is an online parent / caregiver engagement program with activities targeted for literacy, math, speech, and language acquisition. The program is based on daily videos sent through email or text. The messages provide short videos and coaching to enable parents and caregivers to enhance basic learning opportunities throughout their daily routines. For example, videos provide short activities parents or caregivers can do with their children while driving in the car, in the grocery store, outside or in the home. In addition to the daily messages, registration includes free access to all 300 ReadyRosie videos that teach vocabulary, language and numeracy.
The Anson County Partnership for Children is a non-profit public/private organization formed in 1996 in response to the North Carolina Smart Start initiative. The Partnership’s mission is “helping to make Anson County a better place to be a child and to raise a child.” For more information about ReadyRosie in Anson County, please contact Megan Sellers at 704-694-4036 or megan.sellers@ansonchildren.org or visit us on Facebook or at www.ansonchildren.org.

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Bedtime Stories for Young Brains

New York Times article that discusses the importance of reading to children, and the American Academy of Pediatrics’ policy statement that “all pediatric primary care should include literacy promotion, starting at birth.
Bedtime Stories for Young Brains
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/…/bedtime-stories-for-young-…/

Photo and Video Contest

The Anson County Partnership for Children is sponsoring a Photo and Video Contest for Anson County children ages birth through 5 years old.

To enter, email a photo or short video of your child/children to photos@windstream.net. Please include your name, your relationship to the child, your email address, the child/children’s name, age and a brief description of the photo or video.

Photographs and videos will be judged in the following three categories:

  1. Reading Matters
  2. See Me Safe
  3. Be Happy, Be Healthy

Examples of ideas for pictures and videos are:

  • Child(ren) getting Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library books from mailbox
  • Child(ren) reading/looking at Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library books
  • Child(ren) receiving Reach Out and Read books from doctor in Anson County
  • Child(ren) reading/looking at Reach Out and Read books
  • Child(ren) receiving Raising a Reader books in a classroom
  • Child(ren) reading/looking at Raising a Reader books
  • Child(ren) playing outside
  • Child(ren) growing or eating fruits or vegetables
  • Child(ren) riding safely in properly installed car seats
  • Family members enjoying books together

 

Pictures or videos of children using digital devices (computers, cell phones, tablets, etc.) are not eligible.

 

Finalists in each of the three categories will be selected by a panel of community members. Winners in each category will be selected by popular vote on the Anson County Partnership for Children’s Facebook page. Photo and video submissions will be accepted through September 30, 2015. Finalists will be posted on the Partnership’s Facebook page by October 2, 2015 and winners will be announced by October 19, 2015.

Winners in each category will receive a prize including books and a framed picture of the submission.  Photos will also be submitted for publication in local newspapers, framed for display at the Partnership and featured in Partnership news releases, Facebook posts, website posts and other Partnership publications. Visit the Anson County Partnership for Children’s Facebook page to vote for your favorite photos and videos.

By entering a photo or video in the contest, the parent or guardian grants the Anson County Partnership for Children permission to use the likeness in a photograph or video in any and all of its publications, including website entries, without payment or any other consideration. The parent or guardian agrees that these materials will become the property of the Anson County Partnership for Children. The parent or guardian irrevocably authorizes the Anson County Partnership for Children to edit, alter, copy, exhibit, publish or distribute the photo or video for purposes of publicizing the Anson County Partnership for Children’s programs or for any other lawful purpose.

In addition, the parent or guardian waives the right to inspect or approve the finished product, including written or electronic copy, wherein the likeness appears. Additionally, any right to royalties or other compensation arising or related to the use of the photograph is waived. The parent or guardian agrees to hold harmless and release and forever discharge the Anson County Partnership for Children from all claims, demands, and causes of action which representatives, executors, administrators, or any other persons acting have or may have by reason of this authorization.

The Anson County Partnership for Children is a non-profit public/private organization formed in 1996 in response to the North Carolina Smart Start initiative. The Partnership’s mission is “helping to make Anson County a better place to be a child and to raise a child.” For more information about the Photo and Video Contest, contact Caroline Goins at 704-694-4036 or visit the Partnership’s website at www.ansonchildren.org.

Book List for Children

Here are several lists of some great books that you can read to children! Included from Read Across America are lists of hundreds of books, broken down into appropriate ages and stages of learning. These lists range from infancy all the way to adulthood! I am sure you will find a great book to read for any age group with these recommendations!

 

It’s so important for children to be exposed to books and other forms of literature beginning at a young age. Reading to children, beginning from early infancy, helps them to have a desire to be read to, sparks their imaginations and critical thinking skills, helps parents and caregivers bond with children and creates a lasting lifelong love for books.

 

 

Recommended books for reading to children: http://www.readaloudamerica.org/booklist.htm