Job Opportunity – ECA Co-Center Director

Co-Center Director (Full-Time)


The Co-Center Director assists in the planning, organizing, supervising, and professional growth of center staff and operations.  Provides supervision to center staff, maintains full enrollment of children in the child care facility, cultivates relationships with parents and staff, and maintains a child care environment that conforms with state licensing and accreditation guidelines. 
This position is located in Fort Wayne, IN.   

  • Extensive knowledge of policies, procedures, evaluation systems and professional standards utilized in a comprehensive early education learning center, as well as through working knowledge of applicable regulations impacting child care services.
  • Knowledge of management theory and practice to effectively lead center staff.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills in order to monitor center operating efficiency, compliance with agency policies and procedures, identify individual needs of children/parents and prepare /maintain related documentation/reports.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.


  • Minimum of an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education, or related field.


  • Minimum three years’ experience providing developmental child care services; and two years supervisory experience.

To apply: Send your resume and cover letter to Please reference the job title in the email subject line.

Applications can be found online at

Early Childhood Alliance
3320 Fairfield Ave
Fort Wayne, IN. 46807

Job Opportunity: YWCA Northeast Indiana – President/CEO



Provide leadership to YWCA staff, Board of Directors and committees/task forces in the establishment of effective programs, cost effective and supportive facilities and comprehensive funding sources in support of the organization’s mission.

Responsibilities of the President/CEO:

  • Ability to envision, develop and implement an organizational strategy that will showcase the successful programs and resources the YWCA provides in our community. Responsible for the development of short and long-term goals through strategic planning for the entire organization; for implementation and monitoring of action plans, evaluation of results, and succession planning.
  • Hire and develop a high-performance team. Provide leadership and work direction to all direct reports and their staff with the purpose of developing a management/leadership team to operate at their peak performance of excellence. Oversee the development, maintenance, and personnel administration encompassing all functional areas of human resource management.
  • Be the face of the YWCA. Actively engage the community and work with development team in explaining the mission of the organization to the public through all means of communication; for maintaining effective client relations with distribution agencies; and for maintaining appropriate relations with other social service and professional groups in the community.
  • Oversee the planning and implementation of a comprehensive fund raising program.  This includes “hands on” experience and ability in face-to-face solicitation.
  • Work closely with the Board of Directors and all board committees in an advisory and decision-making capacity.  Ensure that tasks assigned by these bodies are completed.  Act as ex-officio member of the board.
  • Ensure that the YWCA provides human service of significant value in the communities we serve.
  • Responsible for the preparation of the organizational budget for both operational and capital needs for issuance of all checks, vouchers and payments; for monitoring the financial operations of the organization.
  • Responsible for meeting all appropriate legal requirements relative to the operation of the organization, including all public accountability at both state and federal levels.
  • Responsible for the security and maintenance of facilities for the successful operation of the organization.

Requirements of the President/CEO:

  • Bachelor’s in Human Services, Social Service Administration or similar and Master’s required.
  • Experience in the field of health and human services, a residential services facility or with a company in the private sector, interacting with volunteers, non-profit partners and diverse board members.
  • Ability to engage and cultivate long-standing relationships with community partners.
  • In conjunction with the Director of Development, have the insight to create a dynamic annual fund raising component that is sustainable.
  • Experience in developing leaders and building teams.
  • Successful track record in management, including financial management, budgeting, human resources, contract administration, and strategic planning.
  • Must be committed to mission of YWCA.

Resumes can be submitted by Clicking Hereor by sending directly to

Program June 15th: Knowing Your Audience…

Road Warrior Tips for Successful Fundraising

It is widely known that 75% of income for nonprofits comes from individuals, but how many organizations have staff experienced in donor cultivation?

Louise Jackson1Colchin-Eve (002)Join Louise Jackson and Eve Colchin on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 9:15-11:15 a.m. in Meeting Room C at the Main Library,  as they share a combined 36 years of development experience in understanding the importance of getting to know your audience before you ever make your first donor contact.

Relationship building requires specific skills and this program, by two experienced professionals, will share what they have learned over the years.  You’ll hear examples of their experiences about how etiquette, attire, generational issues, listening to the donor, and working with CEOs affected their success.  At the end of the presentation they will answer audience questions.

Success in fundraising requires knowing who you are cultivating. It requires a strong belief in the cause you are hired to address. A clear strategic direction helps pave the way for success for the organization as well as the fundraiser. It is that same success which in return strengthens the confidence in the fundraiser and organization. Understanding who your donor is, what their interests are, and how they align with the organization, leads to a successful approach in fundraising.

The following six items will lead the first part of the workshop presentation:

A Focus on the Cause vs the Money – Building the relationship, focus on the cause and the donor’s interests:

  • Understanding your donor and building a strong relationship raises more dollars
  • LISTEN to Donor

You Have Something to Offer Donors – Clearly defined mission:

  • Focus on the mission and building a donor pool that strongly believes in what you are working to accomplish
  • You have to believe before you can make the ask

Are Your Goals Realistic? – Are they attainable?

  • Research your donors
    • History of giving
    • Projects funded

Changing Expectations – Difficult to build and retain donors if vision is blurry or constantly changes. Donors sense this uncertainty:

  • TRUST must be built in order for money to follow

MGOs Seek Competent Leadership -Team approach to meet goals. Every aspect of organization plays a role in fundraising.

  • Is the right person making the ask (know your donor)

MGOs Leave When the Job Doesn’t Fit

  • You have to experience success to build success
  • Knowing when to make a switch & when to stay and make a different