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Executive Director

Rise...for baby and family

Rise for baby and family is a small non-profit agency that provides early intervention and child care services for infants and toddlers and their families. Rise serves 34 towns in the Monadnock Region with headquarters in Keene, NH.

The Executive Director will be responsible for managing agency operations for Rise for baby and family.  This role is accountable for the implementation of the organization’s Statement of Purpose:
 Assist in identifying infants and toddlers with a variety of special needs and provide quality services to encourage optimal early development
 Recognize the uniqueness of families and provide them with the support needed in their child’s early years.
 Provide community leadership assuring comprehensive services for young children and their families.
Within this organization, the Executive Director will ensure through regular contacts with families we serve, the staff, funding sources, and the community, maintain a perspective which values the needs of the children, families and the community as the guiding criteria in the agency’s operation.  Every effort will be made to maintain Rise for baby and family integrity as a dynamic, responsive agency and an integrated part of the community.  


• Minimum of 5 years’ of experience with young children, including children with special needs and their families
• Minimum of 3 years administrative experience (inclusive of financial management, fund raising, grant writing, and program development) in progressively responsible positions within an organization with a demonstrated track record of accountability and achievement
• Master’s Degree from an accredited university in a related field.


• Oversee all agency programs including early supports and services, child care, and play group.
• Work with key management staff to develop and maintain current and appropriate policies and procedures for the agency’s function and oversee implementation in accordance with N.H. state standards.
• Develop and implement administrative and clinical policies to insure operation of the agency’s programs within provisions of all applicable state and federal regulations and laws
• Pursue all appropriate avenues of funding in an effort to develop and maintain adequate revenues for the agency to respond to the service needs of the community and for continuation of existing programs
• Manage the budget as indicated by the provisions of the funding sources under the direction of the Rise Board of Directors in accordance with all applicable state and federal regulations
• Promote the agency programs and early intervention within the community and the state.  Advocate for the needs of children and families
• Identify cost containment and process improvement opportunities throughout the agency
• Assist in setting Information Technology and social media strategies for the agency

Required Skills:
• A strong knowledge of early childhood development and experience with early support services (early intervention) required.
• Demonstrated track record of budget development and financial control within an agency environment.
• Working knowledge of Information Technology and Social Media; ability to recommend changes and upgrades to meet the needs of the agency.
• Strong managerial presence that reflects a “hands-on”, participative, pro-active operating style
• A self-starting confident leader with the required savvy and personal style who can lead, influence and create relationships amongst their peer group and within the community. 
• Excellent communication; strong planning and organization skills.
• Ability to handle multiple priorities and work with minimal supervision

How to Apply:

Please submit a current resume and cover letter by email- or by mail to- Human Resources, Rise for baby and family, 147 Washington Street, Keene, NH 13431

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Date Added: October 24, 2017

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