United Way of Metropolitan Dallas tackles complex social problems by surrounding North Texans with local programming in the areas of Education, Income, and Health – the essential component of a thriving community. We understand that these three areas are connected and correlated with community success. We also believe that our lives are interrelated, when one of us succeeds, we all succeed. When we’re healthy, we’re able to enjoy life, provide for our families, realize our dreams and contribute to our communities. At United Way we are solution seekers and agents of change. Our goal is to ensure that all North Texans have access to nutritious food, quality healthcare and the chance to lead healthy, productive lives.
The Senior Director of Strong Start is responsible for leading programming, volunteer management, reporting, and partnerships that ensure the safety, well-being, and academic growth of children ages 0-8. This role provides leadership and supervision for multiple programs, including: The Department of Family and Protective Service’s HOPES (Healthy Outcomes through Prevention and Early Support); the Health and Human Services Commission’s THVP (Texas Home Visiting Program); Once Upon a Month, Start Smart TX, and First Five. Work will include assessing, analyzing, and aligning existing resources; identifying gaps in services and establishing strategic alliances with service providers, and volunteers. The Senior Director Strong Start will also play a key role in our Community Impact Grants processes (application review, selection, working with service providers, etc.).
The following responsibilities are integral to successful performance:
Provide oversight to and ensure successful execution of Strong Start Programs
Leadership, development, and management of internal and external relationships:
EDUCATION: Master’s degree in early childhood education, social work, nonprofit management, or related field strongly preferred.
EXPERIENCE: At least 5 years of experience in non-profit / social services preferred.
Program Development and Content Knowledge: