First 5 Contra Costa has an exciting opportunity for a creative, energetic, and talented Deputy Director. The Deputy Director has strategic and day-to-day responsibility for all of First 5 Contra Costa’s programs, and serves as a key advisor to the Executive Director. A passion for helping young children grow up healthy, ready to learn and supported in safe, nurturing families and communities will be a defining characteristic of the candidate selected for this important role. The Deputy Director is an organization-wide leader, and is principally responsible for First 5 Contra Costa’s efforts to promote a continuum of services and supports to strengthen families and improve child outcomes. S/he leads the design and execution of First 5’s early childhood systems to align with our Strategic Plan, and contributes deep knowledge of program operations to the management of the organization. S/he ensures that the organization coordinates with partner organizations to advance system development efforts for young children and their families.
A unique mix of skills and experience is essential to ensure that programs and grant outcomes are used to inform future strategy development and support integration across four initiatives. S/he works closely with the Director of Finance and Operations, the Strategic Information and Planning Manager and the Public Affairs Manager. This position reports to the Executive Director and oversees a staff of six.
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First 5 Contra Costa Children & Families Commission was established in 1999 to support local programs and services designed to help children 0-5 reach their greatest potential in school and life through the development of a seamless, comprehensive system of information and services. Our mission is to help children grow up healthy, ready to learn, and supported in safe, nurturing families and communities.
At First 5 we have fun helping kids! We are a family-friendly organization that employs smart, dedicated people. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including health, retirement, and generous leave opportunities.
Visit our website at www.first5coc.org for the full job description and apply now! Please include with your resume a brief letter of introduction that summarizes why you are ideally suited to this position and why you think First 5 would be a great opportunity for you.