Assistant Director of Early Childhood & Family Services

Website Impact NW

JOB SUMMARY: The Assistant Director of Early Childhood and Family Services is an administrative position responsible for overall Leadership, Program and Staff Growth and Development, Financial Management, and Contract Compliance in Early Childhood Programming. As the Assistant Director of Early Childhood and Family Services, you will work closely with the Director of Youth and Family Services to provide strategic direction for Early Childhood programming, align with regional initiatives to promote community collaboration, and develop and support EC staff to deepen current work and practices while positioning the department to respond to increased needs in our community, provide high quality services to more clients, and have a larger regional impact.

The ideal candidate for this position brings experience working with folks from diverse personal and professional backgrounds and has a history of promoting and implementing strong equity and inclusion practices.

Tasks and activities that result in successfully fulfilling the responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following:



  • Oversee all EC programming and provide direct reflective and administrative supervision to EC Program Managers and Program Coordinator;
  • Provide leadership and facilitation in a variety of meeting settings that models and supports INW’s values around anti-racism, trauma-informed care, and growth mindset;
  • Select, train, supervise and evaluate program staff in compliance with Impact NW personnel policies and procedures;
  • Conduct staff meetings, facilitate staff trainings, and develop and adhere to staff work plans;
  • Develop and maintain deep partnerships across the Early Childhood community in an effort to grow and deepen INW’s EC reach and scope;
  • Actively seek out funding opportunities, work with Impact NW Development
  • Department to respond to Request for Proposals and other funding requests which align with EC objectives;
  • Attend internal Impact NW meetings and liaise with department staff to work to improve agency policies, procedures, and processes in an effort to improve client services and workplace culture;
  • Effectively communicate agency policy, mission, values and decisions to program staff, collaborating organizations, and the general community;
  • Work with EC Managers and Supervisors to support the Parent Advisory Board


  • Support development and oversight of a budget of approximately $2 million;
  • Review monthly financial statements, meet with Impact NW fiscal team and Director of
  • YFS, and communicate relevant financial info to funders;
  • Support skill development of management and direct service staff to understand and adhere to INW and funder spending requirements and processing;


  • Manage contract compliance including: close review of contracts with Director and
  • Program; Monitor program outputs and outcomes; Support program collection and reporting of accurate quantitative and qualitative data; participate in writing of reports.
  • Train and support EC leadership and staff on data management, contract compliance, and timely completion of agency and funder reports;
  • Use output and outcome data along with client and staff feedback to inform program decision making. Collaborate with staff, funders, and community partners to ensure outcomes are culturally responsive, trauma-informed, and consistent with client needs;
  • Meet program service standards set forth by the Department Director and funders regarding quantity, type and quality of services to be delivered to clients and volunteers;
  • Adhere to all performance and grant compliance measures. Recommend policies, procedures, and alternatives that will result in meeting or exceeding program performance measures and ensure culturally responsive, trauma-informed services;
  • Communicate with funders and contract staff to resolve issues as they arise;
  • Responsible for program risk management and safety by ensuring program safety processes are adequate through regular reviews;


  • Repetitive motion, prolonged sitting, and extensive visual involvement.
  • Ability to efficiently travel within the agency’s service areas.


Any combination of experience and training that would likely meet the following requirements:

  • Masters Degree in Education or Social Work preferred, equivalent in related fields such as community organizing or program management; OR Bachelor’s Degree with additional experience and training in related fields;
  • Minimum of five years experience in program development, human service planning, community development and budget management;
  • Minimum of two years experience in program administration, program management, and supervision including, hiring, training and skill development, and firing;
  • Knowledge and skills in parent and child development, attachment, the parallel process, and larger systems impacting families with young children;
  • Strong leadership skills that promote respect, accountability, and creativity with a focus on anti-racist and trauma-informed practices and behaviors;
  • Ability and willingness to work with culturally and economically diverse populations and evaluate all decisions through a culturally responsive, trauma-informed lens.
  • Ability to collaboratively identify program and client service needs and implement effective systems solutions;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills as represented in report writing, interpretation of agency directives and effective team building;
  • Ability and willingness to work as a team member and support the mission and goals of
  • INW and the community.
  • Ability to develop, understand and manage multi-million dollar budgets.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and complete multiple and varied tasks with the ability to move efficiently between strategic and tactical activities; willingness to both be a team player and efficiently delegate tasks.
  • Ability to effectively work within a strength-based, integrated family support service delivery model with a working knowledge of generally accepted community-based social work practice;
  • Ability and willingness to work as a team member and support Impact NW’s mission and goals;
  • Strong Computer skills and familiarity with contemporary software


  • Bilingual and cross cultural knowledge and skills;
  • Ability to supervise social work student interns;
  • Training in a parent-child home visiting model;
  • Completion of the Oregon 40-hour DV Training;

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