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Are you committed to improving outcomes for kids birth through eight? 

Policy is crucial to scaling the solutions that improve outcomes for children — and that means kids in every state need relentless people who are passionate about making these policies reality. Here are some opportunities for people pursuing an early childhood policy career.

Open Positions at the Alliance:

There are currently no open positions at the Alliance.

Openings in Other Early Childhood Organizations:

Our allies in both state and national organizations often share their early childhood policy openings with us, and we routinely post them here and on LinkedIn. Take a look at the the latest ones here, and follow us on LinkedIn so you don’t miss the perfect fit. 

Program Manager, Southeast Michigan Early Childhood Funders Collaborative

(11/30/2022) The Council of Michigan Foundations is seeking a two-year, full-time grant-funded Program Manager for the Southeast Michigan Early Childhood Funders Collaborative. The Southeast Michigan Early Childhood Funders Collaborative is a network for grantmakers that come together to learn the latest research; strategically coordinate and align philanthropic, public and private funding and resources; an facilitate equity-focused approaches and timely responses to opportunities and needs that advance quality early childhood development and education in Southeast Michigan and support stronger outcomes for their children and families.

External Relations Associate

(11/28/2022) Texans Care for Children is hiring an External Relations Associate. Some of the key responsibilities include coordinating briefings and other events that are held in person or online; supporting the Hogg Mental Health Policy Academy by coordinating logistics related to monthly meetings, site visits and tours, trainings, and other special events; and coordinating the policy team's meeting with legislators and staff.

Program Associate, Gender and Reproductive Equity Grantmaking

(11/8/2022) Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies (Schusterman )is seeking a program associate (PA) to support the Gender and Reproductive Equity (GRE) team to develop, implement and assess grantmaking strategies that increase women’s and gender non-conforming people’s: 1) political power and leadership; 2) knowledge, freedom and power to determine their reproductive lives; 3) economic power; and 4) freedom from sexual harassment and violence.

Senior Editor / Media Specialist

(10/10/2022) The National Institute of Early Education Research (NIEER) is hiring a Senior Editor/Media Specialist to create momentum &awareness, participate in strategic planning, and develop an integrated communications plan to advance NIEER’s mission.

Executive Director

(10/04/2022) Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families seeks a new Executive Director, who will empower and guide the team, steward and build relationships with national funders and contribute to a working culture that is collaborative, cohesive, and effective - all through a racial equity lens. The ideal candidate will possess a nuanced understanding of the needs of Arkansas’ children and families and have at least 8 years of experience leading or managing teams in nonprofit organizations, including experience in fundraising with institutional funders and budget management.

Sr. Policy Analyst, Early Childhood

(8/31/2022) DC Action is seeking a full-time Sr. Policy Analyst who has subject-matter expertise in child care, early childhood workforce, and systems-building with a strong commitment to racial equity and improving outcomes for very young children. Building on the Under 3 DC coalition’s recent victory to provide pay equity and benefits for early childhood educators and expand early childhood mental health supports, the Sr. Policy Analyst will conduct policy analysis, research, track and analyze the budget, legislative, and regulatory developments at the local and federal level that affect the District’s early learning system, as well as the implementation and funding of the landmark Birth-to-Three law.

Policy Manager

(8/29/2022) Reporting to FFYF’s Managing Director, Policy & National Partnerships, the Policy Manager is broadly responsible for analyzing data, monitoring the federal early care and education (ECE) policy landscape, and recommending positions on ECE policy issues.

Home Visiting Technical Assistance Associate II

(8/22/2022) EDC, with support from the Maternal Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Technical Assistance Resource Center (TARC) and the newly funded MIECHV Innovation TA Center (ITAC), is hiring a full time Technical Assistance Associate II to work across the two MIECHV TA centers. The Technical Assistance Associate II is responsible for supporting a cadre of awardees as an implementation TA specialist for the Innovation TA center and as a Data and CQI TA specialist for the TARC.

Communications & Marketing Director

(8/16/2022) Reporting to FFYF’s Executive Director, the Communications & Marketing Director sets and guides the strategy for all communications, website, social media, and public relations messages and collateral to consistently articulate FFYF’s mission. The Communications & Marketing Director works to ensure that FFYF is viewed as the primary inside-the-Beltway source, disseminator, and conduit of information on early care and education issues. The Communications & Marketing Director directly supervises FFYF’s Press Secretary and Communications & Outreach Manager.

Director of Policy (Early Childhood)

(8/10/2022) The Education Trust ’s New York regional office seeks a Director of Policy to join and lead the Ed-Trust-NY regional early childhood education agenda. The Director of Policy leads the Early Childhood team and works with the Executive Director of Ed Trust NY to set the direction and goals for this work. This role serves as a content expert in the field of equitable early childhood policy and leads the Raising New York coalition.

Project Manager, Mixed Delivery

(8/8/2022) The Virginia Early Childhood Foundation is leading change in Virginia, designing and scaling a family-friendly mixed-delivery preschool program as part of a statewide Ready Regions strategy to increase equitable opportunities for all families with young children to thrive. As key lead for VECF’s Mixed Delivery program, the Project Manager will help the VECF team envision, plan, and implement strategies to coordinate with and support regional grantees to establish a scalable model program that successfully supports school-ready children, work-ready families, and strong communities.

Executive Director

(8/1/2022) Voices for Georgia’s Children, an independent, non-partisan catalyst for systemic change, is leading a movement of public and private stakeholders to improve the lives of Georgia’s children. The organization seeks a new Executive Director who has the ability to listen, manage, motivate, and unite people around common goals and strategies, and to drive collaboration and results.

Vice President of Policy & Government Relations

(7/13/2022) Tennesseans for Quality Early Education is looking for a savvy, driven, collaborative team player to lead its policy development and government relations work. The Vice President of Policy and Government Relations leads the organization’s policy development and lobbying work and directs TQEE’s affiliated political action committee, Tennessee Advocates for Early Learning.

Director of Policy and Advocacy

(7/12/2022) Kids Win Missouri is looking for a dynamic and experienced leader in children’s policy who has a strong commitment to ensuring that Missouri’s public policies create opportunities for all Missouri children and enables them to achieve their full potential. The Director will serve as the organization’s primary representative with state and federal policymakers and before legislative and administrative proceedings and will cultivate policymaker champions and build support among policymakers for the organization’s policy priorities.

Director, Promise All Atlanta Children Thrive (PAACT)

(7/1/2022) GEEARS seeks a strategic and visionary systems leader to serve as the PAACT Director. The Director will be responsible for sustaining strong backbone functions including leading a PAACT advisory board, strengthening partnerships with implementation partners, engaging community stakeholders and public officials, raising private and public funds to support the initiative, and identifying best practices to inform implementation.

Co-Executive Director, Development & Outreach

(7/1/2022) Pathwaves Washington is an emerging statewide effort aimed at eliminating racial inequities for young children and families across Washington, initially through a 20-month fellowship for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) professionals. The Founding Board is thrilled to be seeking nominations and applications for an externally-focused Co-Executive Director, Development & Outreach to collaboratively build and shape a transformative and relationship-driven effort to shift power in early childhood systems in Washington state, positively impacting generations of children and their families.

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