First 5 Ventura County is currently accepting resumes for Program Managers.

The Program Manager, under the direction of the Executive Director, is part of a collaborative team responsible for planning and implementing the Commission’s strategic priorities and contributes his/her expertise in early childhood to carry out the goals of the organization. S/he coordinates with countywide partners to advance First 5 Ventura County’s goals and vision of success for improving outcomes and builds the overall system of care for young children and their families in Ventura County. Please click here for the full job description.


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in early childhood, social science, education, health, public policy, public administration or related discipline with 5 or more years experience:

  • Managing and/or evaluating multi-year, multi-component projects
  • Successfully convening collaborative groups and facilitating meetings

Master’s degree and bilingual English/Spanish is desirable.  Knowledge of local early childhood arena and children’s issues a plus.

One of the positions will focus on advancing regional QRIS (Quality Rating Improvement System) efforts, and will require regular travel within the tri-counties region (Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo). This candidate would need to possess appropriate subject matter expertise in the CA-QRIS framework.

Full-time and part-time positions are available with excellent compensation and benefit package.

Salary range: $60,000 – $90,000 (annualized), based on experience.

Please submit cover letter and resume in PDF or Word format via email to assistant@first5ventura.org or fax to 805-653-2358.

Applications will be accepted until the position(s) are filled. Interviews will begin on Friday, February 24, 2017.


You can find requests for qualifications, quotes and proposals on our Funding Opportunities page.