Position Profile

Randolph County Partnership for Children

Executive Director



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Randolph County Partnership for Children seeks an experienced and passionate Executive Director (ED) with a demonstrated commitment to organizational excellence to lead the organization and to add to its unique history. Randolph County Partnership for Children is part of North Carolina’s award-winning early childhood initiative designed to ensure that young children enter school healthy and ready to succeed.

Founded in 1999 as an innovative initiative to prepare children for school success, the Partnership coordinates, plans and funds programs for children aged birth through five and their families, and contracts with local organizations to implement many of these programs. Together with community volunteers, child care providers, schools, partner organizations, communities, civic organizations and local businesses, Randolph County Partnership for Children strives to realize its mission: to strengthen the capacity of educators, families, and the community to build a strong foundation for children’s learning and development beginning at birth.

Randolph County Partnership for Children is one of 77 partnerships affiliated with the North Carolina Partnership for Children. It is a United Way agency, and has strong relationships with local partners, schools, childcare providers, civic organizations, businesses, and chambers. It has a diverse and committed 15-member board and a talented, experienced 12 member staff. Its current budget is approximately $4.0 million which is comprised of 16 funding streams. The Partnership’s endowment, the Children’s Future Fund, is managed by the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro.

Organizational Culture

The partnership’s organizational culture can be described as mission-driven, results oriented, strategic, data-driven, innovative, accountable, financially secure, and engaged with the community. The Partnership is seen by the community as a leader in collective planning, innovative programming, and community engagement.

The Region

The Piedmont Triad is a culturally rich region that is economically, politically, and geographically diverse. The position is based in Asheboro, located in the center of North Carolina. Asheboro is conveniently situated within 30 minutes of Greensboro, 1.5 hours from Raleigh and less than three hours from the mountains or coasts of North Carolina. Randolph County is well known for its pottery, and home of the NC Zoo.

The Position

Randolph County Partnership for Children seeks an individual who is well prepared to provide the inspired external and internal leadership required of this role. The new ED must have proven, significant, and successful organizational leadership experience and the ability to oversee fundraising, programmatic, and overall operations while working in partnership with the board to guide the organization. The ED must also possess the talent to communicate effectively and to build relationships with multiple diverse constituencies, including the board, staff, donors, media, government officials, agency partners, and other community leaders. The new ED must also show a demonstrated history and passion for families and early childhood education.

Ongoing Responsibilities

  • Vision, Mission, and Strategies - Working with the Board and staff, the ED will oversee the implementation of annual and strategic planning to guide the organization towards achievement of its vision and mission.
  • Fiscal Management - It is the role of the ED to see that solid planning and budgeting systems are in place to ensure that income is managed wisely to serve the organization’s goals. The ED ensures that systems and staff are in place to accurately monitor, assess, and manage the financial health of the organization. The ED works closely with the Board, Finance Committee, and Director of Finance.
  • Board Relations – The ED works with the Board of Directors to develop a proactive vision for the future achievement of the organization’s mission. The ED serves as an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Board, Executive Committee, Sustainability, Finance Committee, and other ad hoc committees.
  • Program Development - The ED provides leadership to the development of evidence-based programs which address established goals and objectives as well as implementation of an evaluation plan to measure effectiveness of program investments in meeting outcomes and effecting desired change.
  • External Liaison and Public Image - As primary champion and spokesperson for the organization, the ED will inspire external partners to collaborate on strategies to fulfill its mission. The ED must position the organization to be highly visible and work to develop dynamic working relationships with diverse constituencies including government, education, nonprofit, business, religious, civic organizations, volunteers, and donor groups.
  • Sustainability and Resource Development - The ED, in partnership with the Board and Sustainability team, will drive fund development initiatives for developing and implementing appropriate and diversified fundraising strategies.
  • Accomplishment of Management Objectives – The ED will encourage teamwork in the development and implementation of work plans aimed at achieving strategic plan priorities. The ED will foster an environment in which staff can most effectively contribute to the organization’s mission. This will include developing a strong staff built on teamwork and collaborative decision-making. Through organizational development and oversight of its leadership team, the ED will ensure that the Partnership maximizes and supports its human resources.
  • Human Resources Management - The ED is responsible for recruiting and retaining a strong staff built on teamwork and collaborative decision-making. The ED provides for staff leadership development activities that upgrade employee skills, motivate performance, promote staff retention, and ensure adherence to the personnel policies in all hiring and employment practices.
  • Facilities – The ED ensures the efficient operational management and maintenance of the organization’s facilities and equipment, including long term plans to address future capital improvement or expansion needs, standards of safety, and a safe environment for employees and others.

Required Qualifications

  • A demonstrated passion for the well being and education of young children and their families
  • A personal zeal for visionary leadership based on strong and proactive strategic thinking
  • A proven track record of leadership and management with at least five years of senior management experience including supervising staff with total responsibility for performance reviews
  • Demonstrated fundraising and relationship building experience
  • A high degree of financial literacy and financial management experience
  • Experience in advocacy and public policy
  • Collaborative leadership experience with an exceptional ability to build and maintain relationships and foster a spirit of cooperation with external partners and among board members and staff
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills - strong interpersonal and public speaking skills and experience with diverse populations and multiple constituencies
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and develop strong board leadership
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Social Work, Public Administration or related field.

The ideal candidate will also have:

  • Nonprofit leadership experience
  • Previous experience working with a Partnership
  • Awareness of local and state issues and leaders
  • Strong background and understanding of the systems serving children and families
  • Marketing and public relations experience
  • A strength-based approach to staff, communities and families
  • Political awareness/astuteness
  • A creative, entrepreneurial spirit
  • A masters degree in one of the areas above


Randolph County Partnership for Children offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package.

Application Process

  • We are no longer accepting applications. Thank you for your interest.

For more information about Randolph County Partnership for Children, please visit the website at: www.randolphkids.org

Randolph County Partnership for Children is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to recruiting a broadly diverse pool of qualified candidates for the position.

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