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Alternatives for Children

Executive Director Asst – Ph.D/Ed.D– Special Ed Preschool

  • Location

    East Setauket, NY
  • Posted On

    May 16, 2022
  • Job Type

  • Category

    Special Education
  • Experience Level

    10+ Years
  • Education Level

  • Salary

    Not Specified

Job Description

Executive Director Asst – Ph.D/Ed.D– Special Ed School Long Island, NY

Full Time – East Setauket, Long Island

Since 1988, Alternatives for Children, a well-respected not-for-profit private organization has been providing quality programs and therapeutic services for very young children with special needs. AFC operates four sites across Long Island, NY with a $20+M operating budget and over 300 employees.

We currently seeking an Executive Director Assistant with direct career path to the Executive Director position. Ideally, we are looking for a dynamic leader with special education experience who can lead the organization forward while preserving its longstanding core values.

The role of an Executive Director Assistant includes oversight for all financial, administrative, operation day-to-day responsibilities of the organization together with the Executive Director. Some duties include strategic and financial planning, human resources oversight, facilities management; quality assurance and compliance with Federal, State and local laws/regulations.

Must have the ability to:

·       Understand the philosophy of AFC, continue to expand its vision while concurrently understand the details of running the day-to-day operations.

·       Work cooperatively with the Board of Trustees, senior management and staff.

·       Create engagement between stakeholders (State of local agencies, school districts, parents).

·       Develop/adhere to annual budget while ensuring fiscal integrity, and fiscal viability.

·       Possess experience in Human Resources management, which values its employees.

·       Assure compliance regulations/requirements and administer with quality of care.

·       Showcase programs using marketing to assure the organization remains the provider of choice.

·       Have previous experience in fundraising and development to raise dollars for the organization’s unfunded/underfunded programs and future goals.

We require:

·       Ph.D/Ed.D Educational Leadership preferred.

·       10-15 years of Leadership experience in a Special Education Setting.

·       Not-for-profit experience preferred.

·       High Standard of demonstrated excellence and professionalism.

·       Excellent verbal/written communication skills.

·       High-level of Integrity, strong work ethic, self-starter.

·       Strong financial acumen.

·       Proven record of Leadership skills and implementing thoughtful change.

·       Effective team building and supervisory skills.

·       Demonstrated knowledge of Federal, State and local education law.

·       Knowledge of and Compassion for Children with special needs and their families.

Excellent benefits including medical/dental and pension plan. This is a great opportunity to work in a positive, rewarding environment!

Executive Director Assistant, for immediate consideration, please email resume to


How to Apply

Executive Director Assistant, for immediate consideration, please email resume to

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