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CHANGES TO COME IN THE NEW YEAR

Every new year brings change. We, at Nan Tolbert Nurturing Center, have ours.  After nine years, our current Executive Director Carol Castanon wants to step into a role more fully dedicated to service to families, with less emphasis on administration and operations. It is with great gratitude for her work and love of families that the center supports her to do this. Since NTNC works so smoothly under Carol’s leadership, this transition to a new Executive Director will be a smooth one. It is important to note that Carol will continue working with NTNC in direct service to families, and as a training leader, facilitator and board member, so the philosophy and core services and programming offered by the center will continue to benefit from her strong leadership.

This is who we are looking for: The Executive Director is the operations leader for the Ojai Valley Birth Resource & Family Support / Nan Tolbert Nurturing Center (NTNC).  This position is responsible to maintain and promote the spirit of the organization as well as for the organization’s operational excellence and financial stability.  The successful candidate will be a strong program manager and team leader, have excellent communication and collaboration skills, be comfortable with donor cultivation, and be passionate about the role of the family and parent/child attachment as critical to strong communities.
  
Please keep this change in mind when you think of the center. All of you have been so important to the center over the last 9 years. With your support the staff and programs are stable and the classes are full.  There is a deep commitment to maternal mental health and first relationships. The center is in great shape. With your continued support, NTNC looks to the future and has plans for growth in both services and geography.

We want to take this opportunity to thank you for your devotion toward the center for families of young children  If you have ideas regarding potential candidates for the position of Executive Director, please do not hesitate to contact Carol Castanon, Nate Wallace, or any other member of the Board of Directors.  Please also refer others to our website to learn more and to stay posted as we begin our search.

Executive Director

Ojai Valley Birth Resource & Family Support / Nan Tolbert Nurturing Center

 

The Executive Director is the operations leader for the Ojai Valley Birth Resource & Family Support / Nan Tolbert Nurturing Center (NTNC).  This position is responsible to maintain and promote the spirit of the organization as well as  for the organization’s operational excellence and financial stability.  The successful candidate will be a strong program manager and team leader, have excellent communication and collaboration skills, be comfortable with donor cultivation, and be passionate about the role of the family and parent/child attachment as critical to strong communities.

 

About The Nan Tolbert Nurturing Center:

The Nan Tolbert Nurturing Center is dedicated to supporting secure beginnings in all families with children 0-5 regardless of ability to pay, by nurturing the earliest relationships, where our deepest patterns are set.

We are dedicated to the nurture of children pre-birth to five, through inspiring partnerships and community resources that address pre and post-natal well-being, infant/ toddler development, and parent education and support. In partnership with parents, health professionals, educators and the community, we create opportunities to connect, to explore, and to engage directly in the development of healthy approaches to early childhood education.

The Nan Tolbert Nurturing Center is designed as a responsive environment where parents can be present with their babies or toddlers who initiate and extend their own self-mastered exploration and discovery through play.  Please see our website for more details on our mission, vision and the services we provide.

 

Key Responsibilities of the Executive Director      .

  • Form Partnerships and Coalition development with other local organizations to help further the mission of NTNC.
  • Help hire, coach, and develop staff for various positions within the organization.  Comfort with contracts and payments of the staff.
  • Have a deep understanding of the needs of the programs and families which NTNC serves
  • Develop program, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff, and carry out plans and policies authorized by the Board
  • Provide operational leadership in the areas of finance, program management, fundraising execution, budget authorization, facilities, hiring and management of staff and contractors
  • Cultivate donor relationships and participate fully in fundraising efforts
  • Oversee office record keeping and documentation requirements, including grants administration files, program utilization files, client records and financial documents
  • Provide leadership in data management and governance practices to ensure cohesive, organized data that enables the organization to apply for and validate grants, fundraising and improved clinical and program outcomes
  • Ensure that the  Board are kept appropriately informed as to the financial and operational health of the organization and any key operational decision-making facing the Board
  • Supervise the administrative positions of the organization, including the office manager, fundraising contractors and finance contractor
  • Maintain a climate that attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people.
  • Support the Clinical Director in establishing efficient tools and processes for clinical intake and client data to reduce administrative burden while appropriately protecting the outcomes and confidentiality for clients
  • Other responsibilities as assigned/agreed

Qualifications

BA or professional experience in nonprofit management, organizational leadership, fundraising, finance, business or otherwise related field, or commensurate experience

Experience in non-profit management and finance, preferably with an education or health services organization or a child development organization

Demonstrated operational and project management skills

Outstanding oral and written communication skills; Bilingual highly preferred

Computer literate, with knowledge of standard applications including comfort with the use of email, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other applications as appropriate

Experience in grant writing or grant administration preferred

 

Compensation

Commensurate with experience

The Nan Tolbert Nurturing Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer

To apply for this position please send resume and cover letter detailing your experience to applications@nantolbert.org