Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 04-Oct-2021 to 03-Nov-2021
  • - Early Learning Indiana
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Full Time
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, STD/LTD, Life Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Day Early Learning Tuition Discount


The Senior Program Manager (internally known as Senior Manager, Network Initiatives) manages the work of the Child Care Resource and Referral Central Office (CCRRCO) – working in close partnership with the state of Indiana's Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning (OECOSL) – to provide direction, support, and resources to the Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) Network. The Senior Manager will execute initiatives, including direct responsibility for the creation of resources and content designed to strengthen the CCR&R Network's work of connecting families to quality care, supporting providers, building capacity and engaging community leaders as advocates for high-quality, affordable early care and education.


  • Manages the execution of the annual CCRRCO work plan – including partnering on activities associated with the ELI Solution Center – and is responsible for drafting resources as well as prioritizing project and asset requests against agreed upon annual work plan and audience need.
  • Facilitates internal cross-functional workstreams, defining and tracking metrics and KPIs that measure the successful execution of projects and initiatives.
  • Serves as the key CCRRCO liaison to OECOSL, CCR&R, and other system-wide partners, identifying barriers, adapting strategies, and fostering opportunities for collaboration among early care and education partners. 
  • Maintains knowledge of child care resource and referral and early education trends, and identifies and recommends new initiatives designed to drive innovation throughout the system. 
  • Other duties as assigned to advance the mission of Early Learning Indiana and the Child Care Resource and Referral Network.
  • Identifies dependencies, maintaining project schedules, delegating tasks, and driving internal and external awareness, and continuously striving to improve implementation across a network of local agencies. 
  • Leads a team of direct reports, supporting prioritization of work, goal-setting, developing work plans, and monitoring the implementation of work plans 


An individual must have the following education and/or experience:

  • A bachelor's degree in a related field. Direct experience with or serving within a Child Care Resource and Referral agency highly desired. Family and/or provider engagement experience a plus. 


The successful team member will demonstrate individual competency in the following areas:

  • Knowledge of federal and state regulations related to early childhood care and education (e.g., CCDF)
  • Ability to develop and steward peer-to-peer, multi-organizational relationships
  • Ability to present complex information in a clear, concise manner
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Excellent research and analytical skills
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and be detail-oriented 
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment 
  • Ability to take initiative and work proactively 
  • Customer service orientation 
  • Creative and critical thinking skills 
  • Flexibility and adaptability 


The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a team member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The team member frequently is required to: 
    • Stand, walk, sit
    • Use hands and fingers to handle books, paper, technology
    • Use computer and other electronic equipment and technology
    • Speak and listen to others
    • See and read
    • Reach with hands and arms
    • Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • Legally eligible to work in the United States.

The statements contained herein describe the scope of the responsibility and essential functions of this position, but should not be considered to be an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. 

About Early Learning Indiana

Early Learning Indiana is a nonprofit organization on a mission to ensure children throughout Indiana are empowered with essential skills to be successful in kindergarten and beyond. We practice what we teach by operating a network of premier, community-based lab schools – called Day Early Learning centers – where we advance the science of early education, invest in a new generation of teaching and instill essential skills in over 800 children each day. Building on more than a century of experience, Early Learning Indiana also serves as a leading voice and advocate for the transformation of Indiana's early learning landscape by addressing systemic barriers to access, affordability and quality. Learn more about us at

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