Chief Executive Officer

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Position Profile

Child Care Aware of Washington (CCA of WA) is seeking a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to partner with the Board of Trustees and Member Council in guiding the organization through continued growth and increased impact throughout the state of Washington.

CCA of WA is a state level organization that works in collaboration with six independently managed regional entities dedicated to ensuring that every child in Washington has access to high-quality early learning programs. With 22 total staff positions (Tacoma office), an operating budget of ~$1.5M, and a total budget of ~$25M for the current fiscal year, CCA of WA works in collaboration with these regional child care resource and referral programs across Washington that provide local services to child care providers. These services include technical assistance, training and coaching. CCA of WA also implements Early Achievers, Washington’s quality rating and improvement system. In addition, CCA of WA connects thousands of families every year with licensed child care providers in their area. You can learn more about CCA of WA by clicking here.

Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the CEO is responsible for the overall operations of the organization, and the consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. The CEO advances the vision of the organization, mobilizes the Board of Trustees, provides policy direction, inspires and leads a talented leadership and staff team, monitors and strengthens the organization’s financial health, engages in extensive community outreach and advocacy, and significantly advances resource development.

Are you motivated to take on new challenges? Are you a continuous learner with an interest in serving diverse communities? Are you passionate about enhancing the lives of children and families? This may be the opportunity you are seeking to apply your skills and life experiences in a leadership position with an outstanding organization.

Child Care Aware of Washington and the Valtas Group are progressive employers. Both entities embrace diversity of thought and personal experience, and encourage members of underrepresented groups to apply. To be considered, please fill out the brief application and upload your resume and a cover letter of two pages (or less) as a single PDF or Word document here. You are welcome to direct questions to Mr. Ed Rogan at 206.697.8428 or