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Chief Operating Officer
Parent-Child Home Program
Business Operations
New York

Organizational Overview
Since its founding fifty years ago, the Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP) has provided more than 70,000 low-income families with the necessary skills and tools to ensure their children achieve their greatest potential in school and in life. The PCHP National Center supports a nationwide network of more than 100 program sites across 14 states, serving 7,000 under-resourced toddlers and their families annually in urban, suburban, and rural communities challenged by poverty and language barriers. Research and evaluation continue to demonstrate that PCHP’s proven model that builds early parent-child verbal interaction and learning at home increases school readiness, decreases the need for special education, and significantly improves high school graduation rates.
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Position Summary
Reporting to the CEO, the Chief Operating Officer will have both internal and external facing responsibilities, including the leadership and management of PCHP’s team of State Directors and target state networks, who provide site support and focus on sustaining and expanding the program in target states; budget and finance; and organization-building across several functional areas, including information technology, facilities, and HR.  A new position for the organization, the COO role provides a unique opportunity to further develop and enhance PCHP’s internal operations to support sustainability and growth and to build the Program’s national footprint through a network of staff on the ground in target states.  A member of the senior leadership team, the COO will work closely with the CEO and Chief Strategic Partnerships and Development Officer to chart PCHP’s future growth. 
Key Responsibilities: The Chief Operating Officer will oversee:
State Program Directors (40%)
  • Oversee team of state directors, ensuring that they are connected to and working effectively with the national center staff on development, expansion, program support, and quality assurance
  • Support and enhance communication across state directors – leading regular conference calls to share best practices, tools, and information, and convening them in person in conjunction with the national conference
  • Support and monitor government advocacy work – consulting with and providing oversight to state directors and any outside advocacy consultants to ensure the effective use of resources, the availability of all needed materials, communication across states, and compliance with state and federal lobbying law
 Organization Building (30%)
  • Oversee human resources and support supervisors in their staff management roles (recruiting, staff deployment/workload balancing, performance management, and professional development and career progression)
  • Identify best practices and improve internal systems for administration and operations, including grants and project budgeting and planning; purchasing; information technology; facilities; and compliance with all federal, state and local regulatory and licensing agencies
  • Maintain continuous lines of communication, working closely with and keeping the CEO informed of all critical issues
 Budget and Finance (30%)
  • Oversee, direct, and organize the work of the finance and operations teams, including planning, coordinating, and executing the annual budget process; monitor and upgrade financial policies and procedures as needed
  • Serve as the management liaison to the board finance and audit committees; effectively communicate and present financial matters at board and committee meetings
  • Represent the organization externally on financial and administrative matters, including investment monitoring, banking, and lease negotiations
  • At least five years of staff management responsibilities in a nonprofit or for-profit organization
  • General management experience including nonprofit finance and accounting, information technology systems, HR, including benefits, compliance, and performance management, strategic planning, and marketing
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with the PCHP team, senior management, and board of directors, both local and remote
  • Ability to take initiative, using a results-oriented and problem-solving approach to take charge of a situation and lead through influence, taking unpopular stands when necessary with tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively, anticipating future consequences and trends and incorporating these new data into a plan that maximizes efficiency and effectiveness
  • Passion for PCHP’s mission, values, and impact and fit with PCHP’s entrepreneurial, mission-driven, and collegial culture
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience required; MPA or similar advanced degree strongly preferred
To Apply 
Please upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity, both in Word format, addressed to Sarah Walzer by clicking the link below.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Parent-Child Home Program offers a competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience and skills. Parent-Child Home Program is an equal opportunity employer.
About Commongood Careers
Parent-Child Home Program has partnered with Commongood Careers to conduct the search for a Chief Operating Officer. Commongood Careers is a mission-driven search firm that supports the hiring needs of high-impact nonprofits. With an approach that leverages robust talent networks, recruitment and search management expertise, and a deep understanding of our clients’ missions and cultures, we help organizations secure the talent they need to create greater social impact. Since our founding in 2005, Commongood Careers has led more than 800 searches at 300 organizations in 33 states, making us one of the most experienced and dedicated nonprofit search firms in the country. Learn more about nonprofit job opportunities at Commongood Careers.

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