Executive Director, Fairfax Futures (Management Analyst III)
- Develops and leads efforts to increase public awareness about the importance of strengthening access to, and quality of, early childhood education programs as the foundation for school and later workforce success.
- Engages Fairfax Futures' Board of Directors in the development of key goals and strategies to ensure the organization's continued track record of success, including planning, development and implementation of annual event to engage area companies in support of quality early childhood education and school readiness.
- Creates and implements development plan to include outreach and support from corporate and private foundations, and other donors.
- Provides vision and leadership to extend the organization's reach and impact across the region.
- Develops and provides effective oversight of organization's annual budget, contracts and project activities.
- Builds and sustains relationships with the business community and other organizations in Northern Virginia and across the region in support of young children's school readiness and success.
- Oversees creation of impactful advocacy materials in support of quality early childhood education and school readiness as an investment in the future workforce.
- Collaborates with Fairfax County's Office for Children, Fairfax County Public Schools and other local agencies on partnerships in support of young children's early development and care.
- Plans, coordinates and collaborates with partners on major annual school readiness symposium for 300 early childhood educators, in partnership with Fairfax County Office for Children.
Independently designs, develops, and coordinates ongoing department programs and special projects;
Performs a wide range of professional-level management work for more than one broad administrative function including complex analysis and diverse project management in a lead capacity;
Coordinates and manages the work of administrative, para-professional, and/or professional-level staff in the day-to-day activities of selected projects. Plans, organizes, and coordinates changes to the policies, procedures, or processes related to multiple administrative functions (financial, procurement, budget, human resources, contract or grants administration, information technology systems, etc.);
Plans and conducts or oversees studies or research activities to ensure program quality, determine unmet needs or ensure efficacy of existing programs;
Provides guidance, recommendations, and advice to departmental managers;
Serves on committees, task forces, and management teams to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of existing management/administrative systems;
Writes, edits, and finalizes reports and presentations and presents findings and recommendations to department senior managers.
Considerable knowledge of mission, goals, and objectives of the organizational unit, program, or activities to which incumbent is assigned;
Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques relating to the functional area of business operation (e.g. personnel, budgeting and financial management, contract administration and management);
Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques governing management, organization, operations and programmatic services;
Ability to identify possible solutions for solving business problems;
Ability to evaluate proposals and solutions in terms of benefits, costs, and overall impact on the project, program, or organization;
Ability to make oral presentations to department management, other departments, or the public;
Ability to write detailed, accurate reports, grants, or solicitations for pertinent areas of administration;
Ability to use word processing and presentation software to prepare documents, and to use spreadsheet and statistical analysis software packages to store, manipulate, analyze and present data;
Ability to supervise and train staff;
Ability to lead assigned employees, including delegating and reviewing work assignments, providing coaching and guidance, monitoring and evaluating performance, and supporting training and development planning.
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in field related to the assigned functional area; Plus four years of professional work experience with in the functional area such as human resources, budgeting and financial management, contract administration and business management, business administration, public administration, mathematics, statistics or related field.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Ten to twelve years of progressively responsible experience in areas of workforce development, public-private partnerships, business engagement, chamber of commerce advocacy, fundraising, board development, education, marketing and community organizing. A minimum of five years direct fundraising experience resulting in quantifiable success with foundation and corporate support or comparable experience. Excellent writing and oral communications skills, including ability to provide persuasive presentations in small and large group settings. Ability to balance multiple priorities and manage time effectively. Highly self-motivated, with demonstrated capacity to work equally successfully as part of a larger team. Familiarity with Northern Virginia business/education communities a plus.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to the position will be required to satisfactorily complete a criminal background check, credit check, Child Protective Services Registry check, and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Sufficiently mobile to conduct site reviews and attend meetings off-site. Ability to use automated technology. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
Panel interview; may include a written exercise.
It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.