Vice President, Early Education

Camp Fire First Texas
May 5, 2022
2700 Meacham Blvd, Fort Worth, TX
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Our Commitment to Equity

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t meet every one of our qualifications listed. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application. Camp Fire strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.


Our Investment in You

Through a commitment to equity, continuous learning and by leading with our values, we believe in maintaining a supportive work culture while providing the highest quality programming. Camp Fire is putting the call out to the passionate individual who is ready to join our team.


Job Summary: Experienced executive who oversees 3 key programs: school readiness, early education apprenticeship programs, and community training solutions. Supervises a team of 13, manages a budget of $1.5M, and coordinates grants management. Serves as a member of the executive team, departmental liaison to the board of directors, and early education spokesperson to the community.



Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Master’s Degree in ECE/CD or related field
  • Experience in educational professional development to include workshops, conferences and staff program development and mentoring, both in-person and virtual
  • Experience in non profit administration, including budgeting, staff supervision, program development and grant writing/reporting
  • Experience in budget, project and personnel management
  • Ability to work with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point, etc.)
  • Strong leadership, presentation and communication skills
  • Knowledge of early care and education principles, practices and trends in the field
  • Project management and ability to align systems between programs
  • Experience with multi-site management


Preferred Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Teaching or administrative experience in child care settings
  • Experience managing apprenticeship or other mentoring-based programs


Essential Functions:

  • Ability to lift 40 pounds
  • Ability to communicate clearly
  • Must be able to drive and have transportation to get between program sites each day
  • Must be able to observe teaching through site and sound



  • Collaborate with other community agencies and participate in professional organizations/associations.
  • Develop relationships with local, regional, and state professionals and transfer knowledge into appropriate contact areas.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with child care professionals and stakeholders in the field including funders
  • CF Council Management Team, Early Ed Department Team, and Council staff



This position is responsible for the quality, participation, and year-end financial results of the programs as assigned.


Program Operations -

  • Establish and grow new programs responsive to community need.
  • Develop/direct program delivery structure.
  • Interpret, define, and communicate purpose, benefits, and goals of the Department and its programs to child care community.
  • Set Department priorities and planning based on community needs, industry trends and the CF promise
  • Hold regular group and individual staff meetings to advise and support program implementation
  • Implement annual and long-term planning process.
  • Integrate programs within the organization and strive toward interagency participation
  • Establish and maintain involvement in programs of experts and acknowledged leaders
  • Make program adjustments based on knowledge, needs experts, and internal evaluations
  • Evaluate program results
    • Meet on regular basis with program staff and volunteers to assess and revise program goals and strategies as needed
    • Develop and monitor evaluation plans and process for school readiness and Early Education Apprenticeship (EEAP) programs
    • Ensure that evaluative techniques are used to analyze school readiness and EEAP programs and services

Human Resources -

  • Develop and maintain Department Operations Manual
  • Hire and supervise staff and execution of program goals, objectives and action steps
  • Develop and manage staffing plan for Early Ed Department.
  • Coordinate contract/consultant selection, contract development and deliverables.
  • Supervise staff and implementation of professional development.

Financial Operations -

  • Budget management of Department as a whole and programs under supervision.
  • Manage EEWD contract budget(s).
  • Determine real cost of programs and feasibility of financial support
  • Oversee accounts receivable for the Department
  • Establish plan for accurate budget documentation of expenses within contract and/or program guidelines.
  • Develop and provide oversight of program budgets.
  • Assist in development of fundraising work plan for Department
  • Ensure completion of required reports for contracts/funders.
  • Execute any/all contracts following funder guidelines, and review and assess implementation of contract(s) as appropriate.

Marketing/Communications -

  • Actively recruit community agencies to collaborate in appropriate programs/services.
  • Participate in and serve on community boards and organizations.
  • Develop relationships with local, regional, and state professionals and transfer knowledge into appropriate contact areas.
  • Coordinate marketing efforts with marketing coordinator and Camp Fire marketing staff, including marketing strategies and development of professional materials about programs.
  • Participate in community collaborations and meetings to communicate purpose of EEWD programs and services

Facilities & Equipment -

  • Supervise maintenance, use and development of assigned facilities
  • Assess office space
  • Ensure orderly appearance of EEWD Hallway, offices, and spaces

General Responsibilities -

  • Participate in the Council Strategic Planning process through development of personal and departmental Annual Performance Appraisals/Work Plans.
  • Maintain knowledge of all Council programs and operations.
  • Provide assistance as needed concerning key areas of responsibility.
  • Identify opportunities for donations and/or gifts in kind.
  • Contribute to the development and support of volunteers of the Council
  • Assist in other areas as needed
  • Represent the Council as requested

About Camp Fire:

Camp Fire First Texas is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that invests in North Texas communities by providing out-of-school time and outdoor learning programs for children and youth while also offering workforce development programs for early childhood educators. We envision a community in which every child has equitable access to the learning opportunities they need to succeed and thrive in a rapidly changing world.




Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Our Commitment

Camp Fire welcomes and embraces all youth of diverse cultures, beliefs, experiences, and identities. We are committed to creating a culturally-responsive, inclusive, and safe environment for all children, families and staff. Camp Fire First Texas is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, age, religion, color, gender, gender expression and identification, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status, or any other classification protected by law.


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