Interim Executive Director

Job Type: Administrative
Job Category: Early Childhood Education Senior Leadership
Job Location: Greater Oakland Area

This opening calls for specific administration qualifications set by the school.

CalWest’s client school in the Greater Oakland area of CA is seeking an Interim Executive Director, for 8 to 12 months, to begin in December of 2021.

Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and/or other educational requirements listed on the job description
  • Requisite skills commensurate with the position
  • A reasonable commuting distance to the CalWest client school, or a willingness to relocate
  • Relevant, recent experience
  • Authorization to live and work in the United States

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent), with a master’s degree in business, family therapy, or early childhood education (or equivalent) preferred.
  • Five years of nonprofit organization leadership, including staff training and supervision. Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of early care and education.
  • Understand the benefits of whole-child, developmentally-appropriate, play-based approach.
  • General understanding of the context of a private, nonprofit center operating in the San Francisco Bay Area.

More about this role…


  • Cultivate a community of mutual respect among staff, children and families.
  • The capacity to skillfully communicate program goals to diverse audiences: staff, parents, and funders.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work well in collaborative teams, and show discretion in situations of delicate client concerns.
  • Commitment to serving the broad diversity (including socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, family structures, and racial and ethnic) reflected in our community.