Job Posting! Adirondack Birth to Three Director


Reports to: President/CEO of Adirondack Foundation,

and  Alliance Steering Committee

Supervises: Contractors

FLSA Classification: Full-Time Exempt

Job Location: Lake Placid, NY






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Job Summary (Essential Functions)

The BT3 Alliance is a coalition including representatives of over 30 organizations and agencies as well as funders and individuals. The Director’s role is to engage, lead, and provide support for those improving the lives of children 0 – 3. He or she will secure long-term funding for the Alliance and its priorities.  All of this effort must actually reach kids, with measures of who we get to, comparative program evaluations, success or failure analyses, scalability feasibility.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Care Administration, Public Administration or related field that includes early childhood coursework. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Five years of administrative experience, three of which with a non-profit, tax-exempt organization.
  • Meaningful work experience in organizational management, alliance building and collaboration as well as cross-systems navigation.
  • Experience with early childhood education, family support, mental and/or physical health a plus.
  • The ideal candidate will have demonstrated mastery of fundraising, community engagement, working with a Board, and excellent communication skills.
  • Outreach skills (particularly with foundations, government agencies & legislators) are important.

Job Knowledge, Core Competencies and Expectations

  • Passionate, motivated, and well informed about coalition management, early childhood development, and the importance of parent support.
  • Ability to build a collaborative environment across multiple stakeholder groups and a compelling sense of urgency that brings people along in the work.
  • Working knowledge of the agencies involved and the political structures underlying them.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, inspire loyalty and dedication internally and with outside partners

Job Responsibilities and Related Duties

Alliance Leadership

  • Working with the Steering Committee, the Director;
    • Determines the Coalition strategy.
    • Implements strategies that reach kids and communicates those actions to others.
    • Organizes and staffs steering committee meetings.
  • Continues to build support and relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Must be action-oriented and committed to social justice and community building.
  • Maintains connections with other coalitions and looks for opportunities to collaborate on projects.
  • Maintains a variety of communications methods including website, Facebook, etc.
  • Responsible for annual budget with Adirondack Foundation Finance staff.
  • Works with Adirondack Foundation Fundraising staff to determine annual fundraising plan and assists with execution.


  • Develop advocacy agenda with Steering Committee.
  • Works with local, regional, state and federal advocacy organizations to raise early childhood issues  to the forefront and increase investment in priority areas.
  • Meets with officials to advocate for BT3 priorities.

Funding and Alliance Partner Capacity Building

  • Maintains collaborative and supportive relationship with the BT3 Advocates, a volunteer group of funding leaders and ambassadors.
  • Supports development of grant-worthy projects with clear measures of success.
  • For sustainability and future growth, gain access to long term supporters, and public funding sources.
  • Work with grant writer to find funding opportunities and support partner proposals.

Program Support for Coalition Partners

  • Maintains and utilizes a working knowledge of significant developments, trends, and best practices in the field of early childhood development.
  • Uses that knowledge to expand current programming or bring new programs to the region.
  • Researches and evaluates community data and conducts needs assessments to demonstrate gaps and disparities and gage improvement.

Licenses and Special Requirements

  • Valid NYS driver’s license or ability to obtain one.
  • Willingness and ability to be flexible with hours to carry out the responsibilities of the position.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

Risks found in the typical office setting, which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc. Typically, a combination of sitting, walking, standing, bending, is required to perform the work daily. Carrying light items such as papers, books to lifting items up to 25 pounds is required. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.

Depending on work location, the incumbent will typically work indoors in a heated and air-conditioned office, with a mixture of natural, incandescent and fluorescent light with low to moderate noise levels or be subject to working conditions conducive to a home office. When travel is expected the incumbent will be exposed to outside environmental conditions during those times.

Disclaimer: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

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