Board President

Mount Alvernia Day Care and Learning Center

Mount Alvernia Day Care and Learning Center

Mount Alvernia Day Care and Learning Center in Millvale offers quality programs for children from six weeks to 12 years old. Our support for children goes well beyond a day of play, snacks and naps. From the “intentional teaching” opportunities in the daily routine of our infants to the before and after school programs for older children, we focus on helping children develop the skills needed for a successful life. Mount Alvernia has been providing affordable, quality child care to the residents of the Greater Pittsburgh Area since its inception in 1987.

Mount Alvernia is seeking a Board President to lead this non-profit’s modernization while continuing its long history of successful early childhood education. Driven by the mission, all staff and board members are devoted to providing a safe and nurturing environment that promotes the spiritual, physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of young children by providing developmentally appropriate programs. Mount Alvernia works directly with the Partners in Franciscan Ministries and upholds the Franciscan values of service, humility, peacemaking, contemplation, and collegiality.

A successful Board President will be an excellent communicator and problem solver. Collaborative leadership is essential, as well as familiarity with non-profit board governance. There is an immediate need for a candidate with a background in facilities management, real estate, and/or experience in operations.

Duties include:

  • Being the primary liaison between the Board of Directors and the Executive Directors of Mount Alvernia and the Partners in Franciscan Ministries;
  • Presiding at Board meetings;
  • Developing Board agendas with the Mount Alvernia Executive Director;
  • Appointing and assisting Board committees;
  • Participating in the relocation of the organization;
  • Directing Board development, succession planning, and organization strategy.

Board members attend quarterly Board meetings and monthly Committee meetings. This is a volunteer position. Board members are appointed for 3 year terms. We welcome Board members who possess a variety of professional and personal backgrounds and who reflect the gender, racial/ethnic, economic, social, age and religious diversity of the Greater Pittsburgh Area.

Clearances are required of all Board members, including NSOR (National Sex Offender Registry), PA Child Abuse Clearance, PA State Police background checks, and FBI Fingerprinting for members who have not lived in Pennsylvania for the last 10 years.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and a short letter expressing their interest to the Board’s Vice President, Amber Kozler, at

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