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Child Care Resource Network- Executive Director Position

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Executive Director Position Description- Child Care Resource Network (CCRN)

 POSITION TITLE: Executive Director

REPORTS TO: CCRN Board of Directors



The Executive Director serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Child Care Resource Network (CCRN), Buffalo, New York. CCRN is a not-for-profit Child Care Resource and Referral Agency committed to the development of affordable quality early care and education for children in Erie County. The Executive Director is responsible for the organization’s achievement of its mission and vision, and adherence to its values and By-laws.


Support families, child care providers and the community by developing and advocating for high quality, accessible and affordable child care for all children.


The standard of excellence for child care support and resources for families, providers and the community.


Integrity, Trust, Competence, Respect, Continuous Quality The Executive Director manages a leadership team of six and oversees 45 Critical to the Executive Director’s success will be familiarity with new business development, utilization of strategic reasoning, superior interpersonal skills, knowledge of fund development, tenacity, sound judgment and decision-making abilities, a positive and collaborative approach to performance management, and a desire for operational excellence. He or she will model and influence a culture of trust and respect, reflecting our values in all decisions and behaviors.



  • Establish high performance standards for self and others
  • Assume ownership and accountability for achieving measurable outcomes identified in the strategic plan
  • Anticipate long-term goals to achieve CCRN’s vision and mission
  • Build a spirit of community, respect, trust and harmony
  • Facilitate, convene and lead gatherings of community stakeholders to further the achievement of our vision and mission


  • See complex functions from the perspective of the whole
  • Align organizational resources and activities with strategic plan
  • Weigh external and internal factors that affect the organization’s productivity and results
  • Comprehend business issues and organizational development


  • Develop and maintain sound financial practices
  • Apply financial planning and stewardship to all aspects of the organization
  • Ensure that CCRN operates within budget guidelines and monitors and controls expenditures within authorized limit
  • Work with staff, finance committee and the board in preparing a budget
  • Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its mission
  • Jointly, with the president and secretary of the board of directors, conduct official correspondence of the organization, and jointly with designated officers, execute legal documents


  •  Apply board approved employee policies and benefits in accordance with state and federal requirements
  • Ensure that all aspects of human resource management are implemented fairly and consistently, including but not limited to, hiring, termination, performance management, training and development, and compensation decisions
  • Understand CCRN’s diverse customers and strive to improve outcomes in measurable terms
  • Improve processes and systems for continuous improvement and for delivering high quality outcomes for all of its stakeholders
  • Manage and execute grants and contracts
  • Supervise effective management team
  • Maintain a climate which attracts, motivates and retains a diverse staff of top quality talent and maintain a safe work environment for staff and
  • Research local, state and federal legislation, trends in public and corporate workplace policy, state and national child care resource and referral policies and practices
  • Convene and participate in local, state and national child care public policy activities to develop and communicate a unified agenda and message
  • Assure capacity for analysis and accountability at the level of risk management
  • Oversee a system for contract preparation, execution and management including the preparation and submission of funding requests, reimbursement paperwork and invoices for services rendered to public, private, and government funding sources within the timeframes prescribed by the funding source
  • Establish and maintain positive, professional and favorable relations with funding sources, community organizations, government, business, early child care and education professionals and the general public


  •  Assure that CCRN has a long-range strategy to achieve its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress
  • Provide leadership in developing program, organizational and financial plans with the board of directors and staff, and carries out plans and policies authorized by the board
  • Promote active and broad participation by volunteers in all areas of the organization’s work
  • Maintain official records and documents, and ensures compliance with local, state and federal regulations
  • Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in
  • Provide data driven information to the board regarding the organization’s fiscal, administrative, legal, public policy and programs, as well as regular updates on strategic planning initiatives and outcomes


Master’s Degree in Business, Early Childhood Education, or other discipline. A strong background in early childhood education or related field is desirable.  3-5 years progressive and successful leadership/executive experience in a mission-driven organization, working with non-profit boards and demonstrated ability to drive strategic initiatives for high impact outcomes.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Valid NYS Driver’s License and vehicle with current registration and insurance.


Please submit all resumes with cover letter and salary history

Electronic Submissions:

by February 21, 2014 to:

Brian Kantz, President

Child Care Resource Network

Buffalo, New York 14216

CCRN is an equal opportunity employer

1000 Hertel Avenue

Mental Health Association is Hiring

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Child and Family Support Program/Mental Health Association of Erie County, Inc.

JOB POSTING : Part-time Family Support Partner 15 hours per week

Family Support Partner:

  • Responsible for providing emotional support and advocacy to families of children with emotional and/or behavioral disabilities.


  • Parent of a child with an emotional or behavioral disability.
  • Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.


  • Ability to work closely and cooperatively with parents or caregivers of children with a mental health diagnosis, mental health providers and community stakeholders.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills/ability to mentor others.
  • Knowledge of and experience with the mental health service system in Erie County.
  • Ability to perform public presentations.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office Applications.
  • Flexibility with schedule to include evening hours.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation.
  • Fingerprinting clearance and clearance from the Central Registry required.


  • Support parents by disseminating information and referrals or by providing linkage to appropriate agencies or providers as needed.
  • Meet with families in the office, in community setting or at their homes if necessary.
  • Attend Committee on Special Education (CSE) meetings, psychiatric appointments or agency meetings to support families by facilitating positive communication and strength-based focus.
  • Facilitate support group meetings, providing a non-judgmental, culturally sensitive environment.
  • Promote family involvement at all levels of the system of care serving children and their families.
  • Assist with family events such as the annual picnic and holiday event.
  • Assist in program planning and promotion.
  • Maintain family rights to confidentiality.
  • Data Entry and reporting required regarding family contacts.
  • Attend committee meetings/conferences on behalf of the program
  • Other administrative duties as assigned by Program Director.


Please send resume in the attention of Jenny Laney to 999 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14209 or

by e-mail to


Youth Peer Support Position with Mental Health Association/Erie County

Mental Health Association (MHA) of Erie County, Inc. is seeking a peer youth advocate for a part-time position working at BryLin Hospital on the child and adolescent unit 2-4 hours per week.  This is a back-up position to the youth peer advocate presently working at BryLin Hospital. MHA has a Memo of Understanding with BryLin to provide family and youth peer support. The peer youth position has potential for growth in hours as other opportunities unfold within the community.

Job description:

  • provide peer support on the child and adolescent unit to youth, providing a message of hope, strength and recovery through shared insight and experience
  • facilitate group discussion on the unit as well as activities to engage youth
  • share knowledge of community supports for youth ( family advocate will work with incoming youth regarding knowledge of support in all counties, but specifically the Western Region of New York State)
  • attend monthly meetings with BryLin staff to provide the youth voice

Qualifications for this position:

  • High- school diploma/GED
  • Experience in the children’s system of care
  • Looking for a peer youth that has been hospitalized (hospitalization does not have to be at BryLin)
  • Candidate has good communication skills
  • Responsible for transportation to and from BryLin


Interested candidates should contact Jenny Laney, Director/Child and Family Support Program at 886-1242 ext. 313 or by e-mail at

CCNY is Hiring a Part-Time Evaluation Assistant

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Community Connections of NY is hiring for a part time Evaluation Assistant (15hrs/wk). The responsibilities of this position are detailed below.

The ideal candidate should posses the following skills/qualifications:

• Minimum of Associates Degree (Bachelor degree preferred)
• 2 years of paid work experience with data entry, data management and reporting using Microsoft Access and Microsoft Excel. Experience with Tableau and PASW is a plus.
• Candidate must be proficient in Word, PowerPoint, Adobe.
• Strong organization and time management skills
• Ability to work both independently and as a member of team

Candidates will be asked to provide proof of competency in Access and Excel during the interview via a live exercise.

Please submit your resume to:

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NACS is Hiring

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Native American Community Services is hiring.

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Posting Date :   November 19,2013

Position: Performance Management Director

Type: Salaried/Exempt

Salary: Up to $35,000

Office: Erie & Niagara Counties

Summary:   Oversee the Agency’s performance management system including quality assurance and quality improvement systems.  This Director will perform all duties of the ETO (Efforts to Outcomes) Site Administrator and coordinate information and planning systems for fundraising events and activities.


  • Design, implement, and administer all elements of performance management information systems
  • Facilitate QI plans
  • Perform as the ETO site administrator
  • Create and implement a computer training plan for (EBM) Evidence Based Model) presentations
  • Manage the NEXT STEP (Benevon) software
  • Support all components relative to performance management
  • Adhere to all legal, ethical, and professional practice standards
  • Complete any paperwork and reports on time
  • Duties and tasks listed may not be all inclusive


  • Bachelors Degree in an analytical field
  • Exceptional computer skills and logic
  • Experience with and understanding of not-for-profit organizations
  • Ability to develop recruitment tools and methods
  • Effective problem solving, organizational, time-management, and communication skills
  • Familiarity with the local Native American Community
  • Capable of lifting at least 25lbs.
  • Clean valid NYS driver’s license with own transportation and auto liability insurance coverage of 100k/300k
  • Knowledge of local service providers
  • Acceptable outcome of background investigations
  • Able to successfully perform in a tobacco-free environment
  • All hires at the discretion of the Executive Director

For Consideration:

Send Cover Letter and Resume to:

Subject: PMD2013


Gateway-Longview is Hiring an Art Therapist

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Gateway-Longview is hiring an Art Therapist to provide complementary therapy to clients for the purpose of assisting in assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning.  The Art Therapist maintains linkage with Residential Social Worker and the Treatment Team.

Qualifications:  Master’s Degree in Art Therapy from an American Art Therapy Association Certified Graduate Program. Registration as an Art Therapist with the American Art Therapy Association.  Ability to work effectively with clients, families, staff and community contacts from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

Please send resumes to,  or apply online at, or mail to:

Gateway-Longview ATTN: HR
10 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14210