Chief Strategy Officer

All Our Kin

Sector:

Education

Function:

General Management / Strategic Planning

Location:

CT - New Haven metropolitan area
NY - New York metropolitan area
Flexible

About the Organization

All Our Kin is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization that trains, supports, and sustains family child care providers to ensure that children and families have the foundations they need to succeed in school and in life. At All Our Kin, we support family child care providers at every stage of their development – from parents and caregivers to professional educators and business owners – using a strength-based, high-touch approach. Through our programs, family child care providers succeed as early childhood educators and small business owners; parents have access to high-quality, affordable child care, making it possible for them to enter into and remain within the workforce; and infants and toddlers gain the enriching experiences that prepare them to succeed in school and in life.

All Our Kin is recognized as a national model and has been proven through quasi-experimental studies to raise the quality, availability, and sustainability of family child care. All Our Kin first opened its doors in a housing development in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1999. Today, we are serving over 1,300 family child care educators in five Connecticut cities and New York City; we are training agencies in our model across 22 states, reaching 40,000 children a year; and through our policy initiatives, we are shaping a new vision for the future of family child care in the United States.

In this historic moment for child care, stakeholders including family child care educators, nonprofit agencies, funders, and policymakers are reaching out to All Our Kin to help inform and support local, state, and national advocacy efforts and policy strategies. All Our Kin's deep and authentic relationships with family child care educators, as well as technical assistance partners, and our twenty years of experience providing direct service and developing policies to support family child care make us uniquely well-positioned to take on this critically important role. Through our field-building initiative, we will change the narrative about family child care and offer tangible pathways for policymakers and advocates to create the conditions in which family child care can thrive.

All Our Kin recognizes that diversity and opportunity are fundamental to children's lives and to our work, and we seek to build a team that reflects the diversity we celebrate in our nation and communities. We welcome and encourage all qualified applicants who share our vision, as we want to engage all those who can contribute to our work and this mission. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply for this position, and we do not discriminate on any basis prohibited by applicable law.

About the Position

Reporting to the Co-Founder and CEO and serving as a key member of All Our Kin's leadership team, the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) will play a critical role in ensuring the organization's mission and strategic plan are implemented with equity, justice, and fidelity. All Our Kin's strategic plan seeks to significantly increase its impact by reaching 23,000 educators and 183,000 children while transforming the national child care landscape by 2026. The CSO will drive All Our Kin's growth through strategic business development and partnership-building focused on scaling the organization's sought-after Technical Assistance offering, in which All Our Kin equips partner organizations with the tools and expertise necessary to support family child care providers across the United States. The CSO will also support AOK's relatively new field-building work, which seeks to influence the family child care landscape through policy and advocacy initiatives. The CSO will manage a team of five to six direct reports who themselves directly manage All Our Kin's direct service programs in CT and NY, and national Technical Assistance and Field-Level Change work.

This is an ideal opportunity for an entrepreneurial leader, with a deep commitment to equity and proven experience scaling programs who is passionate about supporting transformational change in the lives of children and all their caregivers.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Equity-centered Leadership and Team Management

  • Lead with All Our Kin's mission and values at the center, ensuring organizational strategy is implemented with equity, inclusivity and justice
  • Serve as a key member of All Our Kin's leadership team, contributing to the development and refinement of organizational strategy and goals
  • Drive All Our Kin's three pillars of work (direct service programs in CT and NYC, Technical Assistance, and Field-Level Change), with a deep focus on proactive, strategic growth of the Technical Assistance program
  • Partner with the Vice President of NY Programs, Vice President of CT Programs, Vice President of Policy, Director of Movement-Building, and Vice President of Training and Technical Assistance to ensure high-quality execution of All Our Kin's programs, promoting continuous improvement and collaboration across the team
  • Lead, coach, and support five to six direct reports and an overall team of ~40 in meeting rigorous impact and growth goals while centering equity
  • Model and promote All Our Kin's core values in leadership and management of team members

Organizational Growth and Business Development

  • Create and execute a business-development strategy for growing All Our Kin's technical assistance partnerships nationally with a focus on increasing impact, furthering mission, and generating $5M+ in revenue over the next two years
  • Identify opportunities for cross collaboration with current and prospective partners, and develop a strong framework to measure ROI of potential partnerships
  • Work closely with the All Our Kin leadership team to mobilize existing relationships within the organization to expand the organization's reach
  • Collaborate with the Vice Presidents to ensure high-efficacy of best-in-class program model that creates transformative impact and aligns with business development opportunities
  • Support VP of Policy and Director of Movement-Building in executing strategic advocacy efforts that affect policy change and the local, state, and national levels and reframe the prevailing narrative

Candidate Requirements:

  • Passion for All Our Kin's mission and demonstrated commitment to All Our Kin's values of: Maintain High Standards, Focus on Strengths, Place Relationships First, Commit to Transformative Outcomes, Engage in Continuous Learning, and Center Equity, Inclusion, and Justice
  • Deep commitment and experience centering an equity, inclusion and justice framework into all aspects of program management and team leadership
  • 13+ years of overall professional experience, with 5+ of those years in senior leadership roles in relevant organizations
  • A track record of developing strong, measurable and successful strategic partnerships that yield financial, impact and programmatic results for an organization
  • Demonstrated experience leading organizational growth through successfully scaling programs nationally
  • Excellence in people management with the demonstrated ability to coach, manage, develop and retain high-performing teams
  • Strong strategic thinking and analytical skills, with a commitment to using data and evaluation to drive outcomes
  • Exceptional relationship management skills, with a track record of working collaboratively with a diverse set of colleagues and stakeholders to meet shared goals
  • Brings a strengths-based approach to both internal and external work
  • Thrives in a highly collaborative, collegial, and entrepreneurial environment

Compensation and benefits:

All Our Kin is an equal-opportunity employer and recognizes that diversity and opportunity are fundamental to children's lives and our work. We offer competitive salaries and benefits, a flexible schedule, and the opportunity to work with a team of skilled, motivated, and committed professionals.

The salary range for this position is $160,000 to $195,000 with a typical starting salary range of $160,000-$180,000, commensurate with experience, to ensure there is room for growth over time. Exceptions can be made for significantly more-experienced hires.

Some of the benefits we offer to our staff members include, but are not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) - Three weeks of annual paid time off as well as federal holidays and a December holiday (typically December 24 – January 1)
  • Retirement Plan - All Our Kin offers a 403(b) plan

Location and Travel

Remote from the Northeast region, with an expectation of monthly travel to All Our Kin's Connecticut headquarters and/or field sites nationwide.

Like All Our Kin, On-Ramps is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe social change happens when people with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and identities come together with a common purpose.

On-Ramps is committed to the inclusion of all qualified individuals in the hiring process, including but not limited to those with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation(s) to participate in the application or interview process, please contact info@on-ramps.com.

Vaccination Disclaimer (CT/Remote)

AOK complies with all CDC, OEC, and ADA COVID guidelines and recommendations for educators, children, families, and employees. Masks are required at All Our Kin's worksites. COVID-19 vaccination or approved exemption and exemption protocol is required for all new hires before starting. Please feel free to contact the People Development and Equity Department at hr@allourkin.org if you have any questions.