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Director, Kids on Campus

Association of Community College Trustees
Washington D.C.
$105,000 - $120,000

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The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) is seeking a Director to lead the Kids on Campus project which focuses on increasing the number of Head Start centers on Community College campuses.  This five-year initiative is a partnership between the National Head Start Association (NHSA) and ACCT to provide solutions to the chronic shortage of affordable on-campus childcare for student parents. 

We are looking for a strong leader that will be responsible for a range of activities ensuring ACCT and its partners meet timelines for deliverables for the assigned projects, ensure quality control of deliverables, and resolve barriers and issues in project implementation.  The Director should be someone who has a desire to create solutions to issues facing community colleges and higher education.  This position is housed in the Center for Policy and Practice at ACCT.

The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) is a non-profit membership educational organization comprised of over 500 governing boards and over 6000 trustees who govern public community, technical and junior colleges across the U.S. and abroad. ACCT’s Center for Policy and Practice serves the community college sector through practical solutions, informed policy development, and policy implementation.  As part of the Public Policy Division, the Center sits between the membership and policy makers, and achieves its goals through a combination of case studies, research briefs, convenings, and supporting best-practice development through pilot efforts at ACCT member institutions.



1. Project Leadership

  • Develop and lead the matchmaking and partnership negotiation/development effort between community colleges and Head Start programs, including:
    • Reviewing screener results, rank-prioritizing for recommended level of support, and working with organizations to develop Partnership Readiness Reports; Identifying potential matches and making initial introductions; and Providing guidance and technical assistance for on-going development of partnership and negotiations, including planning support for meetings, resource provision, monthly progress check-ins, and on-call technical assistance as needed.
    Lead the design and development of resources to support the project, including:
    • Updating and enhancing the Kids on Campus User Guide, Creating and updating planning support materials (eg. sample meeting agendas and schedules), and Developing webinars, podcasts, online training modules, and other resources as necessary.
    Lead project management, including:
    • Developing and managing detailed project schedules and work plans, Convening and facilitating meetings with grant/project partners, Project budget management and tracking, Monitoring progress toward achieving project goals and objectives and relevant grant budget categories, Assigning and supervising work activities of grant partners to ensure quality and timeliness of work products, and Supporting management of grant/project activities.
    Oversee additional duties for the project, as needed, including:
    • Working with evaluator to facilitate data collection, Coordinating stipend payments for partnerships, and Promoting the project regularly in national media.
    Travel for various purposes

2. Support ACCT’s Center for Policy and Practice Participate in the research and development of new projects, project planning, and administration.

  • Support Center for Policy and Practice infrastructure such as website, email communication blasts, newsletters, data activities

3. Support ACCT’s broader public policy research and advocacy activities

  • Authoring/co-authoring original reports, briefs, and other content on issues of national importance for community colleges Build and grow mutually beneficial partnerships across higher education landscape, businesses, industries, and funding organizations. Participate in planning and training activities for the ACCT’s National Legislative Summit and Annual Leadership Congress.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum of BA/BS degree and at least 3-5 years of work experience at a higher education institution; Master’s degree preferred; Campus Director, Academic or Administration Leadership experience highly preferred. Strong project management, research, and writing skills; Minimum of 2 years supervisory experience; Grant management experience including report writing, data management, and project evaluations; Budget management experience; Practical knowledge of or experience in workforce development, community colleges, or related systems;
  • Strong interpersonal and networking skills; Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to present in front of both small and large audiences is required; Must have the ability to work as a team member and able to deal effectively and courteously with supervisor, peers, and governmental agencies and their representatives; Ability to travel up to 25% as public health considerations permit.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Ability to work independently and with team members with little supervision from senior management; Experience engaging with senior level officials such as college presidents, county and local officials, state level administrators, and other organizational leadership; Demonstrated ability to work effectively with different stakeholders to achieve shared goals; Attention to detail to keep projects on track and on time; Sensitivity to diverse cultures, races, and low-income family situations; Ability to exercise sound judgment, initiative and maintain strict confidentiality; Budget development experience; Technology skills related to website upkeep, client resource management, communication platforms, and data collection and analysis;

The position is classified as Exempt under the FLSA and is located in ACCT’s Washington, DC office. This is a grant-funded position with an end date of December 31, 2029 with the possibility to extend.


Salary Range: $105,000 - $120,000


Application Process:

Please submit your cover letter and résumé in one PDF document to with Kids on Campus Director in the subject line.


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