Director of Finance
Children’s Harbor is a non-profit 501(c)(3), Early Childhood Education center, seeking a full-time Director of Finance to join it’s team.
- Serves as a member of the Agency’s leadership team.
- Works collaboratively with other members of the management team to develop short-term and long-term strategies and to execute an integrated, multifunctional plan of work.
- Provides direction, leadership and management to the agency’s operational staff to ensure effective development, communication and integration of the tools, resources and systems required to deliver Early Care and Education.
- Keeps abreast of trends and issues in the community affecting early childhood education; keeps current on agency’s policies, priorities, changes, and requirements.
- Directs the development and delivery of support and management services to the agency.
- Directs the development and implementation of data gathering systems and ongoing analysis of demographic trends to ensure that accurate and up-to-date information are used to plan and evaluate the agency operations.
- Maintains risk management and business continuity plans for agency operations.
- Promotes agency visibility and strengthens the agency image in the community.
- Advises the CEO and Board of Directors on all matters pertaining to finance policy to help ensure that financial strategies, decisions and functions effectively facilitate achievement of agency goals.
- Contributes to the overall long-term and short-term planning and policy development of the agency.
- Maintains budgetary control of the finances of the agency and see that no obligations are incurred in the name of the agency except for the purpose of the agency and pursuant to proper authorization.
- Oversees all financial reporting activities, providing the CEO and Board of Directors with accurate, up-to-date information on the financial activities of the agency.
- Ensures that all agency financial operations are carried out in compliance with local, state, federal, and not-for-profit regulations, guidelines and laws.
- Help Prepare the general operating budget for presentation to the Finance Committee and Board of Directors and monitors performance of the approved budget.
- Ensures the day-to-day administration and control of the accounting, property, information technology and retail operation functions to safeguard the agency’s assets and to ensure financial transactions are processed accurately, timely and are recorded in keeping with accepted accounting standards and principles.
- Oversees financial and operation audits, identifying opportunities for improved efficiencies and supervises the implementation of improvements to internal control and/or operating procedures.
- Maximizes the efficient use of information and technology.
- Provides timely and accurate analysis of budgets, contracts, financial reports and financial trends to assist the CEO and executive team in decision-making and goal execution.
- Maintains relationships with banking and investment contacts.
- Assists in the smooth functioning of the council by performing other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree with five years of successful experience in broad financial management; or equivalent combinations of education and experience.
- Supervisory experience including strong leadership skills, conflict resolution skills and ability to motivate and retain a high performing staff.
- Demonstrated knowledge of accounting principles.
- Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.
- Demonstrated experience in the development and administration of budgets.
- Ability to give and receive information by telephone and in person.
- Ability to work independently and prioritize work while managing multiple deadlines.
- Excellent organizational skills.
Training Program Assistant
Open Until 2/1/2021
Who you are:
Children’s Harbor is seeking a dynamic, dedicated, self-starting Training Program Assistant to join the Community Training Department in our Norfolk, VA Corporate Headquarters. The Training Program Assistant has the ability to work independently and will coordinate all administrative and operational tasks, as well as general office procedures for the Community Training and Professional Development office. The Training Program Coordinator (TPA) is responsible for the administration, coordination, and implementation efforts of community training activities and partnerships, as well as the Community Membership and the United Way Emergency Voucher programs. The TPA reports to the Community Training & Professional Development Director (CTD).
What Your Day Will Look Like:
- Provide assistance to the Community Training team, including the Infant-Toddler Specialists
- Manage administrative and implementation tasks for all affiliated community training events
- Assist with creating marketing materials (i.e. flyers, e-blasts) and promote all professional development opportunities broadly across the agency and community
- Handle all pre-registration/registration tasks and troubleshoot issues as they arise
- Disseminate evaluations and certifications to participants
- Collect and record data to informs funders; solicit new and sustained partners
- Market, develop and maintain organizational membership database
- Maintain budget information and department billing
- Build and maintain community partnerships and relationships with child care programs/providers
- Participate on the Virginia Quality Grant team and other training and youth-related committees
- Assist with the implementation of the Adult Literacy Program
- Administer and maintain database for Emergency Voucher Assistance program
- Assist with all correspondence, reports and written materials for CTD
- Prepare department newsletter, E-bulletins and other training and marketing materials
- Supervise/screen incoming telephone calls for training office; backup for front office
- Maintain CTD reports, files and equipment
- Maintain department calendar and office deadlines
- Provide center support and assist with agency in-service events
- Participate in and assist with special community events and other agency events
- Other related duties as assigned
Who You Are:
- Possess an effective, working knowledge of coordinating programs and activities.
- Strong computer skills to include expertise with Microsoft Office Applications and various publishing/design software.
- Capable of thinking and acting independently with minimal supervision
- Ability to prioritize multiple projects and adapt to changing scenarios and circumstances within a complex, fast-paced office environment
- Comfortable building and maintaining professional relationships and upholding absolute confidentiality in all business and community related matters
- Be flexible with working some evenings or weekends as needed
What You Need:
- 1-3 years of serving in an administrative, operations or coordinator role required.
- Ability to prioritize multiple tasks with extreme attention to detail
- Strong interpersonal, written and listening skills
- Background working within a non-profit/ education environment is highly preferred
What We Will Give You:
- Hourly rate up to $13.50 + awesome company culture!
- Medical, Dental, and Prescription Drug Insurance
- Paid Holidays
- Generous PTO
- 403B Retirement Plan
- Employee tuition discounts
- Flexible schedules with an understanding of a work-life balance
- Growth opportunities
How To Apply:
Visit our website https://childrensharbor.cc/application-for-employment/
For additional questions, contact HR Manager, Nichole Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org
Who We Are:
Headquartered in Norfolk, VA, Children’s Harbor is a non-profit, early childhood education center with 4 locations throughout Hampton Roads. Children’s Harbor began shaping young minds in 1911. We have helped thousands of young people gain confidence and leadership qualities by providing an elevated preschool education and instilling strong creative and cognitive skills. We consider ourselves to be a leader in the early-care and education industry, particularly here in Hampton Roads. Our Community Training and Professional Development Program is comprised of early care consultants and training specialists that travel all over Hampton Roads to provide early childhood education resources to the communities in our area for center-based and family-home teachers and directors/owners, early care educators and advocates, and parents.
The Lead Teacher works to meet the emotional, social, physical, and cognitive needs of each child in the group; establishes and maintains a safe and child-oriented classroom environment; trains and supervises assigned assistant teachers.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following general areas:
- Implementation of those aspects of the State Minimum Standards for Licensed Child Care Centers, National Accreditation standards, and local, state, federal health and safety standards, which apply to position or classroom.
- Implementation of center and agency policies, procedures, goals, and philosophy.
- Maintenance of accurate and timely reports, paperwork, and records on all children, including their attendance, behavior, accidents, assessments and evaluations, health, and all aspects of their development.
- Assumption of responsibility with minimal supervision; reliability; flexibility; has a positive, supportive attitude toward both children and adults.
- Dependable in attendance and maintains confidentiality.
- Has professional appearance that allows for participation with children and adheres to health and safety standards.
- Works cooperatively with staff and management.
- Supports cultural differences.
- Builds trust and rapport with children.
- Fosters their development of a positive self-concept.
- Encourages independence and development of self-control.
- Respectful of the child.
- Considers the needs of the individual child.
- Models appropriate behaviors and attitudes.
Hourly $10-$13.50 to start depending upon experience/ education, or combination of both
- Medical and Dental Coverage
- Employee paid life insurance
- 403(b) Pension plan
- Tuition Discount
- Generous PTO Package
- Fun- team oriented work environment!
- Professional Development Assistance
- Schedule: Monday to Friday
- 1 or more years’ experience working with children, and at least 4 credits in Early Childhood Education, and/ or a CDA
- Must obtain a negative TB skin test or chest x-ray; obtain a doctor’s statement indicating no evidence of contagious diseases; the ability to lift 40 pounds without restrictions; pass a State and Federal Criminal Check and Child Abuse Registry Check; visually and auditorily supervise children. This position must possess dependable transportation. A valid driver’s license is preferred and may be required.
About Children’s Harbor
Children’s Harbor began shaping young minds in 1911. We have helped thousands of young people gain confidence and leadership qualities by providing an elevated preschool education and instilling strong creative and cognitive skills. We consider ourselves to be a leader in the early-care and education industry, particularly here in Hampton Roads.
Who You Are
You are someone who is passionate about working with students of diverse backgrounds and is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Understands the importance of education in building a more equitable world; and enjoys working with children!
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
- Assist the lead teacher with activities, learning modules and ensures safety of children
- Also provide individual assistance to children in small groups to ensure an understanding of concepts
Support the mission, vision, and core values of Children’s Harbor
- Minimum 6 months experience working with students as a teacher assistant/ teacher, student teacher, or an associates degree in ECE.
- Understanding of child development and various learning styles
- Willingness to work collaboratively as part of a team
Hourly starting range $9.25-$11.50 depending upon experience/ education, or a combination of both
- Competitive compensation
- Medical and dental
- Retirement 403(b) plan
- School tuition benefit
- Generous PTO
Children’s Harbor is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Children’s Harbor is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please call 757-397-2981 or email our hiring manager, Nichole Williams: email@example.com