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Executive Director


Educare California at Silicon Valley
1399 Santee Drive
San Jose, CA 95122

Start Date: July 1, 2019

Description, Responsibilities, & Duties

ECSV is seeking a committed Executive Director to lead the organization into a successful new chapter. The Executive Director will partner with the Board of Directors and operating partners to refine the strategic vision and lead the implementation of the strategic plan currently under development.

Reporting to the Chair of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will represent ECSV in the local and Educare communities as well as in the broader education and policy arenas. S/he will provide leadership for ECSV’s programs, finances, facilities, and staff. The Executive Director will ensure ECSV’s team is working effectively to support and advance the mission.

In this role, the Executive Director oversees all strategic, evaluation, fund development, budget development, local and national partnering, and public policy and advocacy efforts. Additionally, the Executive Director will collaborate with the operating partners to support the efficient and effective delivery of coordinated program services to the children and families of the school and local community.

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

• Continue the development and implementation of the strategic plan to carry forward ECSV’s work in partnership with the Board and operating partners;

• Develop and maintain key partnerships and strong relationships with ECSV stakeholders and operating partners;

• Identify new opportunities for innovation in early education and ensure ECSV’s participation in advocacy and policy efforts to strengthen early childhood education nationally;

• Represent ECSV in the larger Educare community and ensure leadership with peers across the network; and

• Successfully lead ECSV’s operations including facilities, partners, staff, fundraising, budget, and finances.

Salary & Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience and education

Application Procedures

To make recommendations, or to express your interest in this role, please email Koya directly at All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

Program Description

Educare California at Silicon Valley (ECSV), located in San Jose, serves as a model early learning school and is developing the region’s leading professional development and research institute. Opened in 2015, ECSV is a laboratory for teacher training and high-quality early learning. Teachers work with children to develop literacy and early math skills, as well as social-emotional skills: the ability to focus on a task, persistence, impulse control and cooperation with peers.

With the opportunity to influence over 3 million children in the region, ECSV serves as a platform for broader change: disseminating best practices across Santa Clara County and California, advocating for more effective public policy choices, and inspiring a comprehensive approach to the first five years of life and learning.

The 34,000-square-foot state-of-the-art ECSV facility is located on the campus of Santee Elementary School in the Franklin-McKinley School District. It houses multiple programs including the Educare School for children ages 0-5, a Family Resource Center, and a Professional Development Institute. Each program is operated by one or more partner agencies who are responsible for the management and supervision of their program/s. Over the last five years, the operating partners have been working together to bring the Educare model to California and all deeply believe in, and are committed to, early learning, collaborating effectively to make ECSV a model program.
ECSV is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of executive level representatives of its partner agencies (FIRST 5 Santa Clara County, the Santa Clara County Office of Education, Franklin-McKinley School District, East Side Union High School District, First 5 California, Kidango, and Catholic Charities) and philanthropies (the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Scott Foundation, and the Buffett Early Childhood Fund).

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