Position Announcements

  1. Executive Director

Candidate Profile

We are seeking an experienced nonprofit, early childhood education administrator who will work collaboratively with program staff as our next Executive Director.  The successful candidate will have in-depth knowledge of early childhood education, as well as knowledge of nonprofit management including board cultivation and support, financial acumen, development and personnel policies.


The Co-op Family Center is a non-profit, contracted organization with the University of Oregon. We are a unique program that gives parents the opportunity to reduce their child’s tuition costs by participating in the daily operations of the center. We offer high quality, affordable childcare to University of Oregon students, faculty, staff, and community families. In operation since 1979, the Co-op offers a community-based approach to education.  Inspired by the Reggio Emilia educational philosophy, we consider the involvement of family and community essential in the process of raising children. Parents, children and staff all share a sense of community and empowerment through participation.

Position Summary

This position is responsible for managing all business and administrative functions in support of the center operations, including fiscal management, office procedures management, and administrative functions that support the early childhood education program.  These responsibilities include philosophical development, budgetary authority, contract management, supervisory responsibilities, levels of decision-making, and reporting relationship.  The position reports to the Board of Directors.  Starting date for this position is Summer 2021

Position Responsibilities

Program Development

Financial Oversight and Development: Including Fundraising

Personnel Oversight

Policy Development

Community and Public Relations

 Requires Knowledge of:

  • Principles, practices, and procedures of strategic planning, nonprofit legal compliance, and development ethics.
  • Techniques and practices for effective, efficient, and cost-effective management of allocated resources.
  • Principles and practices of administrative management and an understanding of financial reports, budgeting, contract management, and grants writing and management, including policy drafting and development.
  • Early childhood pedagogy (preferably Reggio Emilia approach).
  • Federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations governing nonprofit administration.
  • State guidelines and requirements necessary to maintain certification as a child care center.
  • Computers, technical spreadsheets, database applications, trouble shooting and support.

 Required Skills

  • Assuming management level responsibilities and making appropriate decisions while assuring compliance with program goals and objectives.
  • Using initiative and independent judgment to effectively and efficiently implement an early childhood education program.
  • Analyzing organizational needs and prioritizing and promoting initiatives to meet resource development strategies and goals.
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with local businesses, government representatives, funders, and community-based organizations. Strengthening existing community relationships.
  • Analyzing issues, evaluating alternatives, and making logical recommendations based on findings.
  • Managing personnel and resolving conflict effectively.
  • Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects, and demands.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to meet critical time deadlines.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, online payroll and time keeping systems or similar application. Strong preference for experience in other database applications.

 Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Nonprofit or Business Management, or a related field.
  • Ability to qualify at a Step 10 in the Oregon Registry Online.
  • A minimum of one-year experience in a leadership position at a non-profit organization. Must include experience with direct supervision of multiple levels of staff.
  • Valid Oregon driver’s license for transporting children in company vehicles
  • Enrollment in the Child Care Division Criminal History Registry and willing to obtain the following within the first 90 days of employment:
    Pediatric First Aid and CPR certification
    Food Handlers Card
    Required certificates by Oregon Early Learning Division

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Additional education or advanced degree in Nonprofit Administration, Business Management, or related field.
  • Three or more years of experience in a leadership position at a non-profit organization, including fiscal management experience.
  • Fundraising experience, including capital campaign experience.

 Terms of Employment and Compensation

The annual salary range for this full-time exempt position is $50,000-$58000 commensurate with experience.  Benefits include fully paid health and dental insurance for the employee, a 403(B) plan, life insurance, generous vacation time, paid sick time and access to an educational fund.

The Co-op Family Center is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to gender, race, religion, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran’s status or any other protected status in accordance with local, state and federal law.

How to Apply

Please send resume, cover letter, supplemental questionnaire, transcripts and/or professional certifications to: admin@coopfamilycenter.org or Co-op Family Center, 2250 Patterson, Eugene, Or. 97405.  For full consideration please apply by June 15, 2021.  Position open until filled.

In your cover letter, please address:

  • Why are you interested in this position?
  • What your unique skills you will bring to this position?

2. Early Childhood Educator

The Co-op Family Center Early Childhood School at Eugene, OR, seeks a passionate, reflective, collaborative, and inquisitive individual dedicated to the field of Early Childhood Education. We are currently seeking part-time teachers for a variety of age groups.

The Co-op Family Center is a school of excellence where children feel secure and confident, and are nurtured to become deep and creative thinkers. We are inspired by the schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy, nature and project-based, and by a social constructivist perspective. We encourage the development of critical-thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills. We celebrate individuality and support children to express their ideas with confidence as they explore the world, and celebrate the beauty and strength of our diverse, and global community.

We serve the University of Oregon students families, faculty members, and the Eugene community, with almost a hundred children aged 8 weeks to five years across 5 classrooms, and one after school program for School Age children.  Our faculty is comprised of innovative educators who believe in striving for excellence in Early Childhood Education. Teachers are competent leaders in the school and are invited to participate in decision making, visioning, and the overall development of our school. Our teaching teams develop curriculum around the interests, inquiries, and identities of our children. Relationships are at the center of our community, and we seek individuals with the ability to partner with faculty, families, and the Leadership Team to support the work of our school community.

Please submit a job specific resume and a cover letter to rachel@coopfamilycenter.org. An additional sample of documentation that you have created on the work of young children is highly encouraged.