Executive Director

Day Care Council of New York

Posted: 1/5/2021

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: CEO/ED/President

Primary domain: Education

City: New York

Postal code: 10018

State: New York

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$3M - $10M



Mission statement:

The Day Care Council of New York (DCCNY) is a membership organization consisting of 93 non-profit sponsoring boards that operate more than 200 publicly-funded early childhood education centers and family child care programs in New York City. The organization is made up of a diverse membership of childcare and family service providers, consumers, and advocates. The Day Care Council is committed to programs and services designed to promote the growth and development of children and their families necessary for a healthy society

Position Details:

Job Description:

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is the senior executive at Day Care Council of New York (DCCNY) and the primary spokesperson and advocate for its mission. DCCNY is seeking an Executive Director who is a seasoned and successful champion of Early Childhood Education to be responsible for planning, implementing, and supervising all programs and activities of the Council. 

The Executive Director is also responsible for identifying areas of unmet program needs for new proposal development and represents the Council publicly in a variety of forums for the expression of positions endorsed by the board as policy. 

The Executive Director of the DCCNY maintains a leadership role and leadership responsibilities representing the needs and the safety of NYC children and the teachers and organizations that provide those needs; including but not limited to their health, safety, and education in NYC, and by extension NYS. 

The ED will develop/maintain relationships with elected officials and community leaders, generate new sources of revenue in support of DCCNY’s goals and commitments, and expand the reach of new and existing programming. 

The ideal candidate should be an inspiring & results-driven leader with expertise in Early Childhood Education and a passion for DCCNY’s mission. The ED will work closely with diverse stakeholders to develop and maintain collaborations for programming, funding, and advocacy.  

Key Responsibilities: ​Develop and deliver programs, member engagement, staff development, advocacy, communications, program and partnership development, financial resource development, financial management, work with the Board.  


Critical Qualifications

  • Industry experience:​ 10 years working for nonprofits, at least 5 years in a supervisory capacity and senior leadership role, working with diverse populations, preferably in the Early Childhood Education field.
  • Non-profit management​: Proven management & leadership skills with the ability to build strong teams.
  • Community Engagement​: ​Understanding of advocacy, and public policy work on the local, state, and national level; Experience developing a strong community presence with an ability to speak to a variety of diverse constituents and stakeholders in the public and private sectors.
  • Resource Development & Fiscal Oversight: Experience with non-profit financial management and performance metrics.
  • Program Development​: Experience implementing organizational strategy.


The successful candidate will be offered a competitive compensation package. 


Commensurate with Experience

Posting Expiration Date:


How to Apply:

For a full description including key responsibilities & the ideal candidate’s qualifications, see ​ http://bit.ly/3ax7PJj​. To apply, ​ email​ a resume & cover letter addressing the position’s responsibilities, qualifications & salary requirements to [email protected]​. Rolling review; early applications encouraged. 

Posted By: Support Center for Nonprofit Management


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