Executive Director

Tandem Partners in Early Learning - San Francisco, CA

 You are a strategic and inspirational leader with a demonstrated commitment to equity who will continue to inspire, advocate, and innovate to close the opportunity gap for young children entering kindergarten. You should be a confident fundraiser, effective communicator, fiscally and politically savvy. You feel comfortable leading an organization that values integrity, collaboration, and embracing the diversity of the communities we serve. This might include your personal experience within a low-income or immigrant community or experience working for organizations that have an equity focus.  This is a full-time, exempt position based in Hunters Point-Bayview area of San Francisco with offices in Contra Costa and Alameda counties. 

For the incoming Executive Director, the next several years at Tandem will present a rewarding leadership opportunity in an organization that has built upon its resilience, innovation, collaboration, integrity, staff cohesion, as well as a commitment to diversity and equity. The Board and the Leadership Team have identified the following strategic priorities to optimize what we do best, while enhancing the resources, infrastructure, and services needed to support the early learning community. The specifics of a longer-term vision and strategic plan that build upon these priorities will be developed with the next Executive Director at the helm.

  • Continue to develop, empower and retain our dedicated staff and Board as well as systems and impact data to support our work.
  • Expand our work with in early learning services to the highest need families along with realistic, sustainable growth plans.
  • Build and sustain public and private revenue streams through a diversified resources development strategy with a focus on expanding earned income opportunities.
  • Evaluate program and facility strategies to enhance our mission while being responsive to ever-changing community needs.

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Job Details

Category: Management

Type: FT

Location: San Francisco, CA

Salary: Competitive Salary

Posted On: January 2nd, 2019

Agency Details

Website: https://www.tandembayarea.org

Tandem engages partners throughout the community to ensure all families have the resources, skills, and confidence they need to support their children’s kindergarten readiness. Our unique programming is three-fold: to provide high-quality, age-appropriate, multilingual, diverse children’s books through a school to home book sharing program called StoryCycles; to deliver training for educators, families, and community members in low-income communities, and to build a strong community-wide commitment to support children’s early learning. Tandem’s programming is engaging and effective because it is based on the latest research in early childhood and adult learning, is informed by direct service with families, educators and children in low-income communities, and is consistently refined based on participant input and feedback.

 Over the years, we’ve come to believe a few core truths: if we are ever to close the opportunity gap, we must do it by sparking joy and everyone must be involved. They say it takes a village to raise a child, and we know that when entire communities band together to support a child’s future success, beautiful things happen. Families realize their full potential to unlock their child’s enthusiasm for learning, educators utilize tools and resources to support a healthy home-school connection, and community organizations respond to the needs of families, supporting a child’s early brain development in a number of community venues.

 The impact of our work is supported by a diverse funding base.  Approximately 40% of our $1.6 M budget comes from government sources, 48% from foundations and corporations, 8% from individual donors, and 10% from events and program revenue.