Website Riverhouse Children's Center

Organization: Riverhouse Children’s Center is a large non-profit childcare center that has been operating in Durango for 20 years. Riverhouse is licensed to provide childcare to 72 children, ages six weeks to 5 years old across six different classrooms.
Position Overview: The Executive Director reports to Riverhouse’s Board of Directors
and is responsible for the overall management, administration, and strategic direction of the non-profit daycare center. The Executive Director will ensure adherence to
organizational policies, mission, and vision while overseeing staff, financial
management, and public relations.
Key Responsibilities
The job duties and responsibilities for the Executive Director include but are not
limited to the following and any other duties delegated by the Board of Directors.
General Administrative:
● Adhere to the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws and ensure compliance with
all legal and regulatory requirements;
● Develop and implement administrative policies, procedures, and protocols to
professionalize organizational management;
● Maintain administrative records, including audits, financial records, and legal
● Ensure facility is maintained and manage contracts for insurance coverage and
building maintenance;
● Identify and evaluate the risks to the organization’s clients, staff, management,
volunteers, property, finances, goodwill and image and implement measures to
control risks;
● Responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization in consultation with
the Board;
● Develop and implement annual organizational goals and objectives.
Staff Management:
● Recruit, hire, and assist in supervision of teaching staff;
● Oversee the Program Directors and ensure the implementation of program goals;
● Manage teaching staff performance reviews and setting annual goals for staff in
collaboration with Program Directors;

● Encourages team-building by facilitating open communication and positive
working relationships with employees;
● Communicate new policies and procedures to employees, provide training where
Strategic Plan Management:
● Maintain, implement, and adjust the organization’s strategic plan as necessary;
● Report progress and recommend changes to the Board as needed.
Financial Management:
● Collaborate with Program Directors and Board members to create and manage
the annual budget;
● Make necessary financial adjustments to meet program and financial goals;
● Assist Program Director in the monitoring of financial records, payroll, and
monthly financial reporting;
● Coordinate the annual audit with an independent Certified Public Accountant.
Public Relations:
● Serve as the primary liaison with government bodies, media, and community
● Lead public relations efforts and develop marketing strategies;
● Represent Riverhouse Children’s Center to the community and foster
collaborations and partnerships;
● Assist Program Directors in coordinating special events;
● Creates an inclusive environment that welcomes families, provides opportunities
for parents to participate, and provides support and resources to families and
Board Relations & Development:
● Assist in recruiting, training, and coordinating new Board Members;
● Support Board President in forming and supporting Board Committees;
● Attends and presents in Board Meetings, providing a monthly report on the
operations of the organization for Board meetings;
● Identify, assess and inform the Board of Directors of any internal or external
issues that affect the organization.

● Assist the Board of Directors to develop a vision and strategic plan to guide the
● Bachelor’s degree in Education, Business Administration, Non-profit
Management, or related field (Master’s preferred);
● Minimum of 5 years of experience in education, preferably in early childhood
education, and a minimum of 2 years of experience in non-profit management,
management/supervision of teachers, non-profit staff, or volunteers;
● Strong understanding of financial management, budgeting, and use of
● Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills;
● Ability to work collaboratively with staff, Board Members, families, donors, and
community partners;
● Knowledge of childcare regulations and licensing requirements;
● Commitment to the mission and values of Riverhouse Children’s Center.
● Experience with technology, including Google Docs, Quickbooks, Microsoft Office,
and website management.
Salary: $57,000 to $60,000 with benefits that include a Durango Primary Care health
membership, dental insurance, retirement fund with 3% match, and vacation and sick
Application Process: Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to
[email protected]. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the
position is filled.
Riverhouse Children’s Center is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity
and inclusion in the workplace. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status.

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