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The Controller is a full-time, salaried position reporting to the Senior Director of People & Organizational Development. The Controller is responsible for all aspects of accounting, from drafting the organization’s annual budget to preparing monthly financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), to preparing yearly compliance filings. The Controller is responsible for maintaining with accuracy and efficiency accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and overall budget management for the organization.
The ideal candidate is a hands-on accountant who is excited to share their knowledge and build new processes and procedures. They possess excellent time management skills, organizational abilities, data analysis, and financial forecasting experience, and attention to detail. Those with secondary language fluency in Spanish or Somali are encouraged to apply.
Reporting to the Senior Director of People and Organizational Development, the Human Resource Generalist is a full-time, salaried position. This role is both inward and outward facing, providing human resources support for both Imagine employees and Imagine program participants. Those with secondary language fluency, especially Spanish, Somali, or Arabic, are particularly encouraged to apply.
The Human Resources Generalist will support the Senior Director of People and Organizational Development on a variety of HR responsibilities including policy implementation, employee relations, recruitment and on-boarding, benefits enrollment, new benefit research, and other tasks or projects that promote a thriving workforce culture and honor shared equity goals.
Imagine Program Participants
The Human Resource Generalist also supports Imagine Institute Shared Service Hub Members by providing general HR support to licensed family home childcare providers and independent child care center directors throughout Washington state. This may include facilitating small group trainings on legal requirements and best practices, scheduling one-on-one consultations to answer questions from individual Hub Members, and being available for Q&A sessions regarding a variety of HR topics.
Success in this role requires superior internal and external customer service, a deep knowledge of general HR practices, strong attention to detail, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced and constantly changing environment.
Imagine Institute has been growing steadily and is now seeking to dramatically accelerate growth. The executive director (ED) is looking for a mission-focused, strategic, and process-minded leader with experience scaling an organization, leading a team of directors, and developing a performance culture among a group of diverse, talented individuals. The Senior Director of Operations must be a leader who is able to help others at Imagine Institute deliver measurable, cost-effective results that make the vision a reality. Importantly, the successful candidate will have the skills, sensitivity, and personal confidence to tap into the power that each member of the team brings to this mission. While it is essential that the Senior Director of Operations brings efficient and effective systems to increase the productivity of the organization, is it also critical that the team retain the creative spark that drives the Imagine Institute concept.
The Imagine Institute has been growing steadily and is now seeking to dramatically accelerate growth. The Executive Director is looking for a mission-focused and process-minded Executive Assistant with strong attention to detail and excellent time management skills. The Executive Assistant will provide high-level administrative support to the Executive Director and other senior staff. This role will manage mostly business-related tasks for the team such as creating reports and ensuring the office is running smoothly. To do this role properly you should have a detailed understanding of the full Microsoft Office suite, be fast at solving problems and genuinely enjoy seeking out ways to make the day to day easier. Having experience as an executive or administration assistant in the past is a plus.
The Program Assistant is a full time, hourly, position. This role’s main function is to support the Washington State Early Learning Substitute Pool Program, which is a state-wide substitute pool of early care and education professionals. This program is dedicated to creating much needed release time for child care professionals and providing the opportunity for workforce development opportunities to new and existing early childhood educators. This position provides support to the team and clients by ensuring the substitute pool is run efficiently and effectively.
The ideal candidate is someone who finds reward in helping others to complete a wide range of projects and is comfortable pivoting and prioritizing multiple and changing priorities. Those who are bilingual in Spanish and/or Somali are highly encouraged to apply as are those who are comfortable adapting to new technologies.
If you have an interest in improving outcomes for children through direct contact with early childhood educators, we want to hear from you.
The Training Program Assistant’s main function is to support the efforts of the Imagine Institute’s training program and Director of Training. This is done through a wide range of administrative activities from booking hotels to managing large data sets in Excel. The ideal candidate is someone who finds reward in helping others to complete a wide range of projects and is comfortable with quick pivoting and changing priorities.
The Imagine Institute has been growing steadily and is now seeking to shore up financial systems and protocol it accommodate its dramatically accelerated growth. We are looking for a mission-focused, strategic, and process-minded Bookkeeper with experience developing and implementing financial processes and maintaining accounting records. The Bookkeeper must be able to capture financial figures with complete accuracy. Thus, attention to detail is of the highest importance. The successful candidate will not only be able to improve and launch processes, but also be able to explain financial matters to all levels of staff with ease.
Reporting to the Director of Training, the Curriculum Specialist is a full-time, exempt position. The Curriculum Specialist supports The Imagine Institute by developing and implementing new educational content to support adult learners. In addition, this role supports the Trainer Pathways program by evaluating educational content to ensure it is meaningful, accessible, and relevant to our clients. The ideal candidate has a commitment to the diversity and dynamism of the early child care learning field and a passion for creating curriculum.
Reporting to the Senior Director of Operations, the Substitute Pool Director is responsible for leading and managing a comprehensive substitute pool program. These duties include program planning, organizing, operating, staffing, continuous quality assurance, and improvement as well as developing, implementing, and managing the annual budget. The Substitute Pool Director reviews all services on an ongoing basis to ensure compliance with federal, state, funding, city regulations, certifications, and licensing requirements. The Substitute Pool Director is a strategic thinker who drives the growth of the program and seeks additional partnerships with other organizations.
3-5 years experience supervising staff, motivating team members by setting clear expectations and enforcing accountability
Proven ability to project manage, innovate new methods/practices, and brainstorm solutions to improve outcomes
Experience navigating contracts with multiple funding sources preferred
Thorough understanding of business and finance practices and policies
Strong attention to detail
Ability to work independently and simultaneously on multiple tasks with close, overlapping, and/or conflicting deadlines
Ability to receive feedback in a professional manner
Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
Bilingual speakers of Spanish/Somali preferred
Experience working with governmental agencies a plus
Bachelor’s degree preferred
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Experience in early childhood education preferred
Excellent customer service skills
Ability to patiently explain technology and policies to stakeholders
High-level comfort with online technology to include databases and CFM’s
Must be able to occasionally work long and irregular hours, including weekends
Must be able to sit for long periods of time using general office equipment and computer
Commitment to driving forward efforts towards Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Must be able to travel to different partner locations as required via various modes of transportation throughout Washington State and may be required to travel out of state on the occasion
The Imagine Institute is an equal opportunity employer.
We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.