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FIRST 5 Yuba County Commission Executive Director


Marysville, California, USA

Posted: August 01, 2018

Hiring Range: $6,273-$6,901 Monthly + Benefits.

Final Filing Date: August 15, 2018 at 5:00PM.

Location: 1114 Yuba Street , Suite 201 Marysville, 95901

The County of Yuba is currently recruiting for the position of First 5 Yuba Commission Executive Director. The Executive Director is responsible for planning, developing, organizing, coordinating and implementing efforts in Yuba County to provide all children prenatal to five years of age with a comprehensive, integrated system of early childhood development services in accordance with the provisions of the California and Families First Act of 1998.  The Executive Director is responsible for promoting the vision of the First 5 Yuba Commission by ensuring “all Yuba County children age prenatal through five years old will thrive in supportive, nurturing, and loving environments, enter school healthy, and will become productive, well-adjusted members of society.” The Executive Director has programmatic responsibility for the First 5 Yuba Commission and serves at the will of the Commission and the County.

About the Yuba County First 5 Commission:

A seven member volunteer commission oversees the work of First 5 in Yuba County, which supports the health, development and well-being of our youngest children through their first five years. First 5 Yuba’s strategic goals and results are organized around three broad areas: Health, Early Education and Family Support. First 5 Yuba’s overarching goal is for all children in Yuba County to enter kindergarten ready to learn, in that they are healthy, participate in quality early care and education, and their families have the resources to help them be fully prepared for school.


Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate is dedicated to the vision and mission of the First 5 Commission. They will be an experienced communicator, skilled in networking and developing positive relationships with other agencies and community members; as well as have the ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds. The incumbent will ideally have experience allocating funds, developing annual budgets and making funding decisions on programs and services. Must be organized in order to arrange and conduct public hearings and committee meetings effectively. A successful incumbent will have the ability to evaluate and measure the performance outcomes of the Commission’s initiatives and update the strategic plan as needed. The Executive Director will demonstrate a  professional demeanor and maintain a high standard of integrity at all times. 

Required Qualifications:

Minimum: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in education, early childhood development, psychology, sociology, social work, business administration, communications or a related field AND at least three (3) years demonstrated experience developing and managing an early childhood development, health or social services agency, division, or major program area, preferably involving the provision of services to children and families.

Preferred:  In addition to the minimum, a Master’s level degree in a related field as defined above, and additional relevant experience as defined above. 

Special Requirements:  Ability to work a flexible schedule depending on assignments and travel within and outside the county to attend meetings and conferences. Willingness and ability to work in various cultural, physical, behavioral and environmental settings.

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