Director of CA Child Care Providers United (CCPU) Training and Education Program
Job Posted: 18 November 2021
Company: SEIU Education and Support Fund
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Location: California



Salary range: $90,000-$100,000, FULL TIME position with a competitive benefits package

Application Instructions: Please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] MUST include “CA Training Fund Director” in the subject line.


Organization Overview

The SEIU Education & Support Fund is on a mission to empower workers, raise standards, and promote high quality jobs. We do this by designing and facilitating worker-centered, relationship-based, and accessible education and training programs. We partner closely with Service Employees International Union (SEIU) the labor union that represents over 80,000 early childhood educators across 8 states, and are currently offering programs including peer mentorship, advocacy, and apprenticeship. We aim to ensure that all early childhood education professionals feel engaged and empowered in their profession; are respected and well compensated; and have access to educator-centered professional development and training. In California, we partner with Child Care Providers United (CCPU), the union that represents licensed and license-exempt family child care providers across the state of CA.

Position Summary

We are seeking to fill a newly created position-Director of the CA Child Care Training Fund. This executive level position is an exciting opportunity to develop an innovative early childhood labor-management training partnership. This person would be responsible for leading all aspects of CA ESF’s early childhood education work including developing ECE programs across a variety of training settings and approaches including online, in-person, peer mentoring and train-the-trainer.

The ideal candidate for the position is an experienced organizational leader with program development, budgeting and management skills; has extensive experience in the ECE field; is a self-starter who is comfortable with ambiguity and is passionate about building educator centered, equity driven professional development, education and training programs for early childhood educators.

Responsibilities/Essential Functions

  • Cultivate and manage trusting, collaborative partnerships with a diverse set of partners, including CA child care unions, state agencies, higher education institutions, other ECE training organizations
  • Develop strategic goals and implement plans that meet training development and delivery outcomes
  • Administer needs assessments, design curriculum, deliver training, and coordinate and cultivate internal and external training resources
  • Develop and monitor a program budget that ensures the program meets predetermined performance expectations and revise as needed.
  • Create and execute program evaluation plans using qualitative and quantitative benchmarks
  • Create communication content for recruitment efforts and program awareness
  • Recruit and supervise staff and consultants including trainers and educators who provide training services

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Has experience working with diverse communities including low-income women of color and has a demonstrated track record of advancing equity and inclusion
  • Is committed to a worker-center, empowerment based approach to training
  • Is able to work some evenings, weekend and travel within the state
  • Is flexible, comfortable working independently and is a sophisticated collaborator

Experience/qualifications

  • Ten years of increasing responsibility in a non-profit senior leadership role
  • Ten years of increasing experience in developing, implementing and evaluating adult education and/or early childhood education and training programs.
  • Possess experience in serving populations who have traditionally been excluded from pathways to advancement
  • Building a team and managing staff and consultants toward program outcomes.

Preferred qualifications

  • Bilingual, bicultural
  • Experience with labor-management training funds

Pay and Benefits

We offer competitive wages and top-notch benefits, including 100 percent employer paid medical, dental, and vision as well as a defined benefit pension plan.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Our team members are expected to demonstrate respect for all co-workers and training participants. We also recognize the desirability of increasing employment opportunities for people of color, women, LGBTQ, people that are bilingual or multilingual, and people with disabilities.

Application requirements

A resume and cover letter are required for all applications. Your cover letter should explain your reason for wanting to apply for this position and provide an example of your demonstrated success in a similar position. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to [email protected] The position will be open until filled.