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All Our Kin Seeks a Quality Program Director

All Our Kin seeks a Full-Time Quality Program Director to begin immediately after hire.  The Quality Program Director will design and coordinate All Our Kin’s Quality Showcase Program, which aims to support quality enhancements in family child care programs.  The Quality Showcase Program will significantly enhance the quality of family child care in New Haven by providing training, technical support, quality enhancement funds, and tangible incentives for improvement.  The Quality Showcase Program will also provide parents with easily understandable and accessible information about the quality and availability of family child care as well as give family child care providers opportunities to highlight their programs for parents and the New Haven community.

We are searching for an enthusiastic team player who is looking to make an impact and are excited about being a part of an effective, growing and dynamic non-profit organization.  We offer competitive salary and benefits and a flexible schedule.  The Quality Program Director will primarily work from our New Haven location.

About All Our Kin: All Our Kin first opened its doors in a New Haven housing project in 1999 with two staff members, six mothers, six children, and one core belief: all children deserve access to high-quality early learning opportunities. As Connecticut explores ways to sustain high-quality child care in a time of great economic hardship, communities and agencies throughout the state seek to learn from and build on All Our Kin’s best practices. In response to this demand, All Our Kin expanded beyond New Haven, and is currently serving Bridgeport, Norwalk and Stamford as well. Today, we serve over 300 family child care providers; these parents and educators in turn serve over 1,500 children in our community. To learn more about our work, please visit www.allourkin.org.

Responsibilities of the Quality Program Director include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating the pilot of Quality Showcase Program in New Haven including
  • Maintaining relationships with key external partners, including the National Association of Family Child Care and CT Office of Early Childhood.
  • Building partnerships with local agencies, employers, businesses and non-profits. 
  • Working with All Our Kin senior leaders to refine & strengthen the Quality Showcase Program
  • Collaborating with All Our Kin’s staff, including the Network Directors.
  • Recruiting family child care providers to participate in the program
  • Developing workshops & coordinating study groups for providers in the Quality Showcase Program
  • Working closely with family child care providers to ensure they progress through the different stages of the Quality Showcase Program
  • Conducting observations of family child care programs to assess quality
  • Ensuring incentives are available to providers in the program, including child care grants and bi-annual celebration dinners.
  • Developing online and paper system for sharing information on family child care providers in the program with families & the New Haven community.
  • Linking providers to community resources and supports.

 

The ideal candidate:

  • Believes in the All Our Kin mission and has a deep commitment to the goal of making high-quality early care and education available to all children.
  • Is extremely organized, has a keen eye for details and is able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Is willing to learn and creatively problem-solve.
  • Is proactive & takes initiative to achieve goals.
  • Enjoys collaborating and working as part of a team.
  • Possesses excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Values diversity and demonstrates cultural and linguistic competency.
  • Has experience working in education and/or human capital development
  • Spanish speakers encouraged to apply.
  • Bachelor's Degree required; advanced degree preferred. 

 

Benefits of Working at All Our Kin

All Our Kin’s small size, focus on innovation, and collaborative model of program development make it possible for staff members to get a close look at the workings of a small, high-impact nonprofit organization at the cusp of two critical issues: job creation and child care. The organization’s commitment to mentorship and professional development guarantee that the Quality Program Director will receive individual time and attention, and will serve as an integral member of our highly skilled and mission-driven team.

All Our Kin is an equal opportunity employer and recognizes that diversity and opportunity are fundamental to children’s lives and to our work. 

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter by mail: All Our Kin, P.O. Box 8477, New Haven, CT 06530-0477, by fax: 203-772-2386, or by e-mail: christina@allourkin.org

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