Agenda for Children

Join Us at Agenda for Children

Thanks for your interest in joining our team! Agenda for Children is made up of a group of dedicated professionals who are working together to improve the lives of children and families in Louisiana.

We currently have two positions open:

Executive Director, Early Childhood Professional Development Institute

As Louisiana’s first independent child advocacy organization, Agenda for Children has advocated for quality early care and education for families since it was founded in 1984. In addition to serving as the child care resource and referral agency for southeast Louisiana, the organization is working on a wide range of initiatives to improve access and program quality. Effective July 1, 2015, the organization’s early childhood programs will transition into a newly established early childhood professional development institute. The institute will provide a wide range of professional development opportunities for administrators and teachers in the early care and education sector, to include traditional group trainings, on-site coaching and technical assistance, facilitated communities of practice and Child Development Associate (CDA) courses.

Agenda for Children is seeking a dynamic and effective leader with proven success managing large complex systems and expertise in organizational development to lead the institute. With our recently completed business plan for the institute, the Executive Director will have a roadmap and a broad opportunity to create the first organization in Louisiana devoted exclusively to making scientific knowledge and theories of children’s development and learning available and accessible to early childhood practitioners and other professionals serving children and families.

Position Summary

The Executive Director will be responsible for providing leadership in the planning, design, implementation, management, oversight and evaluation of the institute’s comprehensive professional development and quality improvement efforts, including:

Preferred Qualifications

To apply: Send resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to director@agendaforchildren.org

Deadline: Please apply by Friday, June 5, 2015.

No phone calls please.

Agenda for Children is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status or disability.

Salary commensurate with knowledge and experience; excellent benefits. 

Director of Development    

The Director of Development will be responsible for developing and implementing a fundraising strategy for Agenda for Children; including planning, directing, and coordinating major fundraising activities and special projects. He/she will also be responsible for helping to develop and support key relationships with individuals, corporations, philanthropic organizations, and non-profit organizations in an effort to enhance Agenda’s support for children and families in Southeast Louisiana.

The Director of Development will report to the CEO and assume the following responsibilities:

Development Activities

Relationship Management

Marketing and Communications

Board of Directors

Qualifications

The successful candidate must meet the following qualifications:

To apply:  Submit resume and cover letter to development@agendaforchildren.org.

Agenda for Children is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status or disability. 

 

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