Position Summary:

The CPO contributes to the agency’s child development philosophy and goals by leading a comprehensive child development program for the agency, involving all sites under Mary Crane.

Organizational Leadership

  • Support the CEO and COO in the leadership and operations (E.g., talent development, budget planning and management, etc.) of the agency.
  • Supervise education, site staff, and quality assurance staff.
  • Co-design and co-lead the strategic planning process with all stakeholders.
  • Provide agency-wide leadership and early childhood program support aligned with federal, state, and locally mandated requirements and guidelines.
  • Oversee the dissemination of information, policies, regulations, procedures, and reports.
  • Partner with the COO and HR team to identify, and recruit highly skilled staff that are committed to a standard of excellence and desired results for early childhood education.
  • Oversee cross-team collaborative opportunities to ensure program alignment and stakeholder engagement.
  • Serve as liaison to community partners.
  • In partnership with CEO, serve as a liaison to philanthropic and research partners to support collaborative projects and initiatives.

    Educational and Program Oversight

    • Lead, professionally develop, and evaluate direct reporting staff, including site directors and instructional staff: Regularly provide feedback regarding individual, team, and departmental progress.
    • Model a growth mindset, effective collaboration, data utilization and problem-solving.
    • Ensure expectations are clearly communicated to department leaders; maintain high levels of accountability related to progress toward achieving set goals and established expectations.
    • Support check-ins between leadership and directors.
    • Oversee QA team, monitor site operational performance and compliance, resolve open issues pertaining to early childhood education.
    • Work collaboratively with fellow colleagues to support a seamless learning community, inclusive of Diverse Learners and English Learners implementing a strategic plan to dramatically increase student success.
    • Build collaborative relationships with a wide variety of constituent groups, including external partnerships, to ensure the most effective manner possible to support site and director needs.
    • Support a learning-oriented organizational culture that emphasizes quality experiences for children, collaborative relationships, continuous improvement, and high performance by developing curriculum.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications and Education Requirement

    • Master's degree in early childhood development or education
    • 10+ years in Education
    • Ability to read and speak English proficiently.
    • Bilingual-Spanish preferred

    Covid-19 Note: In the spirit of caring for one another and our community, please note that upon accepting an offer of employment from Mary Crane, you will be required to share proof of a COVID-19 vaccination upon eligibility.  You may apply for a Medical or Religious Exemption in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.  Mary Crane does daily temperature checks as well.

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities