Chief Clinical Officer (CCO) / Early Childhood Development

  • Full-time

Company Description

Criterion Child Enrichment is seeking an experienced Chief Clinical Officer (CCO).  Founded in 1985 as a not-for-profit organization, Criterion has served families for over 35 years and is a leading provider of early childhood education and early intervention services in Massachusetts.  Each year the agency serves over 7000 families with a staff of over 300 through a program network that extends throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  

Job Description

Criterion’s corporate office is located within a 40-minute drive of downtown Boston.  This recruitment is specifically focused on identifying an individual with the capacity to enhance and expand the agency’s participation in professional education and design of evidence-based treatment models in the fields of early childhood education, early intervention, and family-centered service delivery.  Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their resume and cover letter.


  • Work in partnership with the agency’s Board of Directors and Chief Administrative Officer to oversee operation of programs fulfilling Criterion’s Mission and Strategic Plans
  • Identify and assess the training needs of the organization and to develop an agency wide training plan
  • Design and implement live and multimedia training programs for staff with associated training materials for employees throughout commonwealth
  • Monitor and evaluate training effectiveness assuring learning objectives are achieved  
  • Utilize and apply evidence-based training practices
  • Establish and maintain ongoing involvement in state and national organizations to sustain Criterion’s reputation as a local leader in the field and ensure the application of current best practices
  • Develop and implement standardized clinical practices and protocols to ensure the highest quality of care
  • Acquire knowledge of program operations and administration to ensure improvement process and project management


The successful candidate will have a strong clinical and management background and the following experiences and characteristics:

  • Commitment to the Mission of Criterion Child Enrichment
  • Master’s Degree in related field required; Doctoral Degree preferred
  • A minimum of ten years of relevant clinical, administrative and management experience
  • Early childhood special education required
  • Experience in development and implementation of clinical training
  • Knowledge of current research and evidenced based practices in the field

Additional Information

Applicants will receive a detailed prospectus describing agency programs and operations upon submission of a letter of interest and vitae. Confidential applications may be submitted to: 

Heather Kenney
Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Talent Acquisition
[email protected]

Criterion Child Enrichment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants and employees are considered for positions regardless of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, handicap, genetic information, someone who is a member of, applies to perform, or has an obligation to perform, service in a uniformed military service of the United States, including the National Guard, on the basis of that membership, application or obligation; veteran status, or any other bases protected by law. Criterion Child Enrichment participates in E-Verify.