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Executive Director, Nabor House Initiative
Stoller Foundation | Houston TX 77055 USA | Full Time | Posted: 01/23/2013
Executive Director, Nabor House Initiative
NABOR HOUSE is envisioned as becoming a model early child development program, providing Christian nurturing environments promoting excellent early education and development for children ages 1 month through 5 years. The Stoller Foundation will facilitate the creation of a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that will become NABOR HOUSE, which will seek to hire a visionary director who is passionate about sharing his or her Christian faith with the skills and experience in early child development, community-based programming and education to bring the NABOR HOUSE vision to fruition. This includes coming in at the ground zero level of starting, staffing and operating the newly-created nonprofit organization that will receive initial funding from the Stoller Foundation.
ABOUT THE NABOR HOUSE INITIATIVE
The First Five Years – Nurturing to improve the life prospects of children, especially the most disadvantaged.
The NABOR HOUSE initiative constitutes a major effort of the Stoller Foundation to help improve outcomes for children. The initiative built around this project represents an important investment in the future of children and of a healthy community. It is our intention to develop the NABOR HOUSE CHRISTIAN NURTURING AND CHILD CARE CENTER model as a blueprint for pre-school and early child development programming that provides learning activities based on Christian principles, for children ages 0-5. This is the age at which a child is at the prime of his or her ability to develop an awareness of God’s love for them, and it will be important for the founding Executive Director to apply a Christ-centered compass to everything related to the model. This is the age and the time in a young child’s life when critical learning takes place. Our theory is that by preparing children to read and write by the time they enter first grade, they will be successful in school and consequently in life. NABOR HOUSES also fulfill a critical need in the community of providing day care for working parents. Finally, the project creates opportunities for older adults to become involved in a young child’s life to share their wisdom, experience and love, but most importantly to share the gospel with children who are at the prime of receptivity.
The NABOR HOUSE initiative aims to support nurturing environments that prepare cadres of children with spiritual grounding and academic skills to enter primary school as a group. A NABOR HOUSE is seen as a center that serves a specified community operated under the tenet that neighbors will be taking care of each other. NABOR HOUSES fulfill two important purposes:
- Provide safe, loving environments for high quality Christian day care to prepare children spiritually, academically and socially to enter primary school while addressing the needs of their family;
- Provide opportunities for intergenerational interaction where seniors and retired people can volunteer as a nurturing presence to young children, especially in instilling in them a love of Christ.
NABOR HOUSES will be self-contained stand-alone centers providing high quality nurturing along the lines of early child development intervention programs. We intend to work with sponsoring organizations such as community-based organizations and churches having identified the need for, wanting to start and operate, and having a nexus of support for implementing a NABOR HOUSE. Additionally, we want to develop a training and professional development component of the project for childcare providers and teachers to increase professionalism in the early care and education field, and develop curricula that address the needs of the total child, ages 0-5. The Stoller Foundation will serve as a resource for convening interested parties wanting to bring the model to their community, awarding financial support for selected activities, including seed money to purchase material, equipment and supplies, support management needs, facilities improvement, etc., and sustain an ongoing learning
QUALITIES AND EXPERIENCE SOUGHT
The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following qualities and experience:
• Be a leader who is passionate about his or her Christian faith and values;
• Have a passion for early childhood development and building excellent nurturing and educational environments;
• Demonstrate success in working with staff, parents and volunteers with the skills and experience necessary to keep a nascent organization running smoothly and productively, including overseeing licensure, certification and staffing requirements;
• Possess sound community relations and strong communications skills.
We are looking for the successful candidate to be available to start as soon as possible and no later than mid-year, as it is the desire of the initial Board of Directors to begin operations in time for the Fall, 2013 school cycle in the neighborhood of the Spring Branch ISD in Houston.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
The Executive Director will be responsible for designing, planning, organizing, staffing, and operating a newly-created nonprofit organization and report to the initial Board of Directors. Ideal candidates should have an advanced degree in Early Childhood Education plus 5 years’ experience in the field – OR– a Bachelor’s Degree plus 10 years’ experience in the field or equivalent as demonstrated success in the area of early childhood development/nurturing. Additionally, he or she should have experience in managing the staff and operations of a community-based entity, including community relations and strong communications skills.
The Executive Director must be a leader who demonstrates a passion and commitment to the values of NABOR HOUSE and must have experience in:
• Working with a nonprofit Board of Directors;
• Community relations;
• Organizational management and overseeing a strategic plan;
• Fiscal management and fund development;
• Program development and management (including securing and maintaining accreditations and certifications where needed);
• Staff management and professional development;
• Public speaking, conflict resolution and written and oral communication.
ABOUT THE STOLLER FOUNDATION
Stoller Foundation identifies and supports initiatives that help individuals, children and families grow and thrive spiritually—and we empower men and women to be everyday philanthropists, leveraging their time, talent and treasure to fulfill Christ’s great, disciple-making Commission. We are a grantmaking organization, funding and supporting Christ-centered, family-oriented programming. But we’re more than that. At the Stoller Foundation, we empower philanthropy — the love of humankind — by engaging others in the worthy efforts we support, in the process, creating opportunities for everyday philanthropists to make a difference in people’s lives and consequently in their relationship with Christ. We fund new and existing programming and develop our own initiatives. We welcome big ideas – and the participation of everyday philanthropists. Finally, we seek to grow good programs that are already in place, making them more effective and self-sustaining.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND TO APPLY, PLEASE CONTACT:
Karen White, Stoller Foundation, 9600 Long Point Suite 201, Houston, TX 77055 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please submit your letter of intent and resume via email, with NABOR HOUSE in the subject line.
|Location||Houston, TX, 77055, United States|
|Categories||Foundation/Grant-making/Philanthropy/Volunteerism, Religion/Spiritual Development|
|Experience Years||5 yrs|
|Visa Sponsorship||Do not sponsor.|
|Pref Major||Early Childhood Education|
|Contact Name||Karen White|
|How to apply||Applications are no longer accepted for this job posting.|
|Job Code||Nabor House|