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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:

We currently have no open positions. 

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. 

Council for a Strong America Early Childhood

Research Associate Director

(06/09/2021) Council for a Strong America is hiring a Research Associate Director, who will be responsible for synthesizing research and writing reports that persuade policymakers to invest in early childhood policies that help children from disadvantaged families, and empower staff and members in their communications with policymakers and the media.

Policy Analyst, Early Childhood Education Transformation Team

(06/09/2021) Illinois’ new Early Childhood Education Transformation Team, embedded in the Governor’s Office, is seeking a Policy Analyst to serve as a core member of the team to help implement Illinois’ commitment to improve governance and financing for early childhood services and supports for families, children birth- to-five and for the early childhood workforce.

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Communications Lead for Child Development and Early Education

(06/04/2021) The Child Development and Early Education division of HHS in North Carolina is looking for a Communications Lead tocreate and manage the implementation of a comprehensive communications strategy.

Senior Research and Policy Associate

(06/02/2021) The Center for the Study of Child Care Employment (CSCCE) at the University of California Berkeley seeks at Senior Research and Policy Associate

Research Associate;
Media Relations Specialist

(06/02/2021) The Child and Family Research Partnership, a research center at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, is looking for two new team members to help in their commitment to bridging academic research and public policy.

Coordinator of Racial Equity Programs & Training;
Senior Policy Analyst for Youth

(05/28/2021) The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) — a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization advancing policy solutions for people with low incomes — is currently accepting applications for these and several additional positions.

South Carolina Early Childhood Policy

Evaluation Coordinator;
Communications Coordinator

(05/28/2021) South Carolina First Steps, the state’s only dedicated, comprehensive early childhood initiative focused on getting children ready for school and life success, has these openings and several others.

Executive Office on Early Learning Hawaii

Director of the Executive Office of Early Learning

(05/24/2021) Hawai'i has launched a search for a new Director of the Executive Office of Early Learning. The incoming Director will have the opportunity to work within an ecosystem of multiple supportive partners to further this work for the entire ECE sector, birth through age 8.

National Programs Manager

(05/18/2021) NBCDI is looking for a National Programs Manager, who will be responsible for designing, implementing, and evaluating evidence-based, strengths-based, and culturally responsive programs in the areas of early childhood education, health and wellness, literacy, and family engagement.

CEO, First Things First (Arizona Early Childhood Development and Health Board)

(05/11/2021) First Things First is seeking a dynamic, visionary leader capable of spearheading and managing a statewide early childhood organization with budgeted annual expenditures of about $150 million.

Program Officer, Early Childhood Education and Education Systems

(05/03/2021) The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is seeking nominations and applications for the position of Program Officer, Early Childhood Education and Education Systems, based in New Mexico.

Illinois Deputy Director

(04/23/2021) Council for a Strong America is hiring an Illinois Deputy Director in their Chicago office to help the Illinois State Director lead the team's work.

Director of Education Policy

(04/23/2021) Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families seeks a Director Of Education Policy, a full-time, paid position in the Little Rock office.

Outreach Engagement Coordinator

(04/15/2021) The Children’s Movement of Florida, a statewide non-partisan early childhood advocacy organization headquartered in Miami, is seeking a full-time Outreach and Engagement Coordinator for the Northern Region.

Assistant Commissioner of Early Learning

(04/06/2021) The Tennessee Department of Education is looking for a Assistant Commissioner of Early Learning to lead early learning priorities and initiatives and provide direct supervision of the Early Learning leadership team.

Educator Advancement Council Director;
Office of Child Care Director

(03/31/2021)The Oregon Department of Education, the primary agency charged with overseeing K-12 public education in the state of Oregon, has several rewarding career opportunities that positively affects the lives of children.

President and CEO

(03/10/2021) The board of the National Black Child Development Institute is interviewing candidates to be their new President and CEO.