Vice President of Operations
Association for Supportive Child Care
Tempe, AZ
Posted ago
Association for Supportive Child Care

The Vice President (VP), Operations will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for accounting, technology, and human resources. The position will be a part of the executive management team that drives the overall strategy for the organization and represents the Association for Supportive Child Care (ASCC) on a local, regional, and national basis.

The VP provides the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure that the company has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and systems in place to effectively grow the organization and to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency.

In addition, the VP will be responsible for developing, monitoring and evaluating overall corporate strategy with the CEO and the executive team with emphasis on bottom line performance, working capital and useful financial insights to help make better decisions.

The VP is responsible for establishing internal and external processes and key performance indicators for the department and for their measurement and effectiveness as well as provide timely, accurate and complete reports on the operating condition of the company.

The VP is also responsible for collaborating with the executive team to develop and implement plans for the operational infrastructure of systems, processes, and personnel designed to meet the aggressive goals of the organization both in the present and the future.

Responsibilities

Mentorship:

  • Attract, develop, coach, and retain high-performance team members, empowering them to elevate their level of responsibility, span of control, and performance
  • Provide leadership in development of inter-team communication and cohesiveness, sustaining culture and supporting staff during organizational growth
  • Provide framework, support, and stewardship to all organizational staff with regard to budgeting, financial management, and financial modeling.
  • Provide guidance, motivation, inspiration, emotional support, and role modeling to all direct and indirect staff in order to expand knowledge base and elevate their performance

Monitoring:

  • Ensure ongoing operational excellence
  • Demonstrate consistent quality In finance, accounting, human resources, technological systems and supports; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the departmental goals
  • Develop and evolve the necessary systems, processes, and tools to monitor and report key performance indicators within the operations department as well as across the organization
  • Work collaboratively with the executive team to identify, implement, and evolve systems that will support growth and maintain fidelity to rules, regulations, and prudent financial management principles
  • Conduct meaningful, proactive analysis to improve key business decisions focusing on management of working capital, use of financial vehicles, and others
  • Ensures efficient capital expenditures and provides useful financial insights to help make better decisions about formulating and executing business strategy
  • Establish internal control processes required to manage and grow the business
  • Anticipate and correct potential problems in advance
  • Drive the annual budget process and the monthly reporting
  • Effectively manage banks, suppliers, vendors, and other financial relationships
  • Structure, negotiate, and finalize purchase agreements
  • Oversee the management and coordination of all fiscal reporting activities for the organization including: organizational revenue/expense and balance sheet reports, reports to funding agencies, development and monitoring of organizational and contract/grant budgets.
  • Oversee all purchasing and payroll activity for staff and participants.

Strategic Planning and Execution:

  • Enhance, flesh out, and implement organizational vision as established in ASCC’s Strategic Plan in collaboration with executive team
  • Define the corporate financial strategy, manage financial capital and communicate capital requirements/ implications of business decisions to CEO and BOD
  • Develop and implement a financial risk management policy
Qualifications

The VP, Operations will be thoroughly committed to ASCC’s strategy and mission. All candidates should have demonstrated accounting, human resource, technology, leadership, systems, and relationship management experience and strong demonstrated success leading accounting and/or operations teams. Other qualifications include:

  • Advanced degree in accounting, economics, or related field with at least 10 years of leadership experience in an operational role
  • CPA preferred
  • Demonstrated experience and success in organizational development, human resources, and technology.
  • Design, implementation, and evolution of ERP and/or Business Intelligence systems
  • Strong not-for-profit accounting experience in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, OMB Circulars A-133, A-110 and A-122, TANF program regulations and compliance requirements, and appropriate Code of Federal Regulations sections.
  • Unwavering commitment to excellence in organizational and project management with the ability to achieve strategic objectives, and develop and oversee budgets and financial analysis/models
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
  • Integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed with demonstrated passion ASCC’s mission and commitment to working collaboratively with executive and management team
  • Ability to take a hands-on approach in leading a variety of initiatives. The ideal candidate will have a track record of effectively leading a performance-based team. S/he will have developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth.
  • Team Building and Development: The successful candidate will have recruited, led, and developed a strong team of staff. This individual will serve as a “player/coach” to motivate and mentor his/her team
  • Exceptional Communication and Influencing Skills: As an ambassador of ASCC, the VP, Operations will have strong written and verbal communication skills. S/he will be a persuasive, credible, and polished communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
  • Recognize and be responsive to the needs of all clients of the organization, including funding organizations, the Board of Directors, local community advocates, participants, and employers.
  • Communicate effectively in both written and verbal form.
  • Strong work ethic
Compensation
$60,000 - $90,000 DOE
About Association for Supportive Child Care

The Association for Supportive Child Care (ASCC) was founded in 1976 as a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to shaping the future of Arizona. Every program at ASCC meets a unique set of needs within the child care and early education field. The need for child care continues to be critical. Today, ASCC staff continue to improve the quality of care for Arizona children and families.  

Mission:

We shape the communities, who shape the children, who shape our future. 

At ASCC We: 

• Provide training and education to individuals in the child care field 

• Support quality child care through accreditation programs 

• Offer support and training to those who care for the children of family and friends 

• Encourage child care professionals to continue their education

• Assist family child care providers with state certification

• Assist refugee families settling in Arizona with starting a child care business in their home  

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