National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, D.C. (www.naeyc.org). Search under way for Executive Director of this 501(c)(3) professional association of 80,000 members including early childhood teachers, administrators, families, educators and policymakers. NAEYC is dedicated to serving and acting on behalf of the needs, rights and well-being of all young children (birth to 8), with primary focus on the provision of educational and developmental services and resources. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., NAEYC has an annual operating budget of $20 million and a staff of 100.
The Executive Director of NAEYC, who reports to a 17-member Governing Board, provides strategic vision and leadership to the organization; Board and staff support and development; management and oversight of all NAEYC operations; implementation of Board policy; and responsible stewardship and development of the organization’s financial resources. The Executive Director represents and promotes NAEYC, serving as the voice for young children, their families and educators and providing services to a diverse community of stakeholders. NAEYC believes high-performing organizations are inclusive and continually seeks to be enriched and strengthened by the wisdom of diversity. NAEYC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Candidates should have a minimum of six years of relevant executive- or senior-level experience in an organization or association, education-related entity or foundation and have interest or experience in and/or understanding of early childhood education. A Bachelor’s degree in education, business or a related field is recommended; an advanced degree is desirable, and designation as a Certified Association Executive is an asset. Candidates must have strong communication, analytical, financial, fundraising, consensus-building and entrepreneurial skills, and the ability to foster creative, inclusive, transparent and engaged relationships with members and staff.
Search by Association Strategies, Inc., 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA. Interested candidates may apply online at www.assnstrategies.com/current_searches.php. Deadline for applications is March 15, 2013; applicants are urged to submit materials as early possible.
NAEYC Academy for Early Childhood Education
NAEYC is seeking an Accreditation Coordinator to support the work of our Accreditation System by assisting program staff, NAEYC assessors and other stakeholders in understanding and interpreting the standards, the criteria and the system as a whole. The Coordinator provides information and technical assistance on the accreditation process, policies procedures via phone and e-mail to our customers.
Responsibilities include working with program administrators, assessors and decision makers throughout all aspects of the accreditation process. Coordinators review materials submitted to identify any procedural errors and measure program compliance with our standards and monitor the performance of assessors to ensure reliability is maintained in all assessment procedures and protocols, while providing support to assessors in their role.
BA in Early Childhood Education/Child Development, 3-5 years experience in the field of early childhood education and a sound understanding of its practices is required. Experience with high quality programming and NAEYC accreditation is a plus. Excellent oral and written communication, analytical, MS Office and database skills are required. Must be able to meet deadlines, work in a team and in a fast-paced environment. Some travel may be required. Salary $38-41K with excellent benefits. All position are housed in NAEYC headquarters located in Washington, DC.
To apply: Submit cover letter and resume to HR/AC, NAEYC, 1313 L Street, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005 or fax (202) 329-1846 or e-mail email@example.com.
NAEYC is seeking an Administrative Coordinator to support the work of NAEYC Accreditation of Programs for Young Children. The Administrative Coordinator is responsible for maintaining the flow of visit materials from NAEYC assessors through to the point of decision.
Responsibilities include working with NAEYC assessors to resolve visit materials receipt, completing data and decision entry of received visit materials, and organizing scored visit materials. The Administrative Coordinator also provides support for teammates, including mail distribution, data entry of other documents, and records management.
1-2 years clerical/administrative experience, preferably in a non-profit setting, is required. Candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills; critical thinking and problem-solving abilities; proficiency with Microsoft Office and database management systems; and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Associate’s Degree or higher is preferred. Salary $35-37K with excellent benefits.
To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to: HR/ADCO, NAEYC, 1313 L Street, NW, #500, Washington, DC 20005 or fax (202) 328-1836 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
NAEYC is seeking a Program Coordinator to support the work of our early childhood program Accreditation System. The Program Coordinator is a customer service professional in the NAEYC Academy who supports the work of the accreditation system. Duties include providing technical assistance on the accreditation process, policies and procedures to accreditation consumers, including program staff and the public. The Coordinator is also responsible for working with NAEYC consumers throughout all aspects of the accreditation process and providing administrative assistance to the Accreditation team.
Knowledge of NAEYC’s early childhood program accreditation system, 1-2 years clerical/administrative experience, and experience handling a high volume calls are required. Call center experience and an Associates degree preferred. Experience in the field of early childhood education and a sound understanding of its practices is plus. Excellent oral and written communication, MS Office and database skills are also required. Must be able to meet deadlines, work independently and work as part of a team in a fast-paced environment. Salary $34 - $36K with good benefits. To apply: Send cover letter and resume to HR-PC, NAEYC, 1313 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 or fax (202) 328-1836 or e-mail email@example.com.
Program Support Manager
NAEYC is seeking a Program Support Manager for the NAEYC Academy for Early Childhood Program Accreditation Division’s Program Support Department.
Responsibilities include supervision and oversight of processes that programs use in achieving and maintaining Accreditation. Working with programs, will manage providing technical support and guidance throughout the Accreditation process. Also responsible for overseeing the work of key Accreditation staff.
Candidates must have a B.A degree preferably in Early Childhood Education/Child Development, Human Development or a related field. A minimum of 5 years experience in the field of early childhood education or a related field; experience in managing processes and workflow acceptable; 2 years management experience preferred and experience with accreditation systems a plus. Salary $48-50K with excellent benefits.
To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to APSM/HR, NAEYC, 1313 L Street, NW, #500, Washington, DC 20005 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or fax (202) 328-1846 by March 15th.
NAEYC is seeking a Reliability Specialist to support the work of our Accreditation System which administers a national, voluntary, professionally sponsored system to help improve the quality of care and education provided for young children in group programs throughout the US. The Reliability Specialist works as a member of the national team overseeing the process of accreditation for early childhood programs.
Responsibilities include working with child care program staff, NAEYC’s nationwide network of accreditation field assessors, and other NAEYC staff involved in the accreditation process. The Reliability Specialists help develop, revise and maintain instruments, forms and protocols used in accreditation visit assessments; support, train and monitor the performance of field assessors; support field assessors in their roles; travel to conduct field assessments or present training workshops; help develop training workshops and materials; and perform analysis of the data collected and instruments used during assessment visits and other data projects.
Minimum BA in Early Childhood Education/Child Development, experience in the field working with young children in an early childhood program and a sound understanding of its ECE practices is required. Experience with high quality programming and NAEYC accreditation and evaluation systems, or other program quality assessment systems used in educational or early care settings is required. Excellent oral and written communication, analytical, MS Office and database skills are also required. Must be able to meet deadlines, work in a team and in a fast-paced environment. Travel is required. Salary low to mid $40’s with good benefits.
To apply: Submit cover letter and resume to HR/RS, NAEYC, 1313 L Street, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005 or fax (202) 329-1846 or e-mail email@example.com.
Senior Director, NAEYC Academy
NAEYC seeks a strong, effective leader with proven success managing large complex systems and expertise in organizational development to lead the NAEYC Academy. The NAEYC Academy for Early Childhood Program Accreditation works to improve the quality of early childhood education programs by setting standards for programs serving children birth through kindergarten that are widely recognized as the gold standard for excellence in early childhood education and accrediting programs that meet these standards.
The Senior Director, working collaboratively within the NAEYC staff team, provides leadership to
- Maintain the NAEYC program standards as the gold standard of excellence in early childhood education, reflecting current evidence from research and practice
- Ensure that NAEYC Accreditation supports continuous quality improvement, is rigorous but not burdensome, and provides a valid and reliable assessment of program quality
- Reach out to states and other systems to leverage relationships that recognize NAEYC Accreditation as a cost-effective approach to improving early childhood systems
- Maximize the use of NAEYC Accreditation as one of the nation’s foremost channels for moving evidence-based research into everyday practice
- Support the work of the Council for NAEYC Accreditation which is delegated authority by the NAEYC Governing Board to ensure the equity, integrity, and accountability of NAEYC Accreditation of programs for young children
Requirements: Advanced degree in nonprofit management, business administration and/or early childhood education/child development. Knowledge of and experience in both management and early childhood education. Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills. Strong conceptual and analytic skills and talent for innovation. Demonstrated track record of leadership that motivates excellent performance and supports ongoing staff development. Some travel is required. Salary commensurate with knowledge and experience with excellent benefits. Position is based at the NAEYC headquarters located in Washington, DC.
To apply: Submit cover letter and resume to HR/AD, NAEYC, 1313 L Street, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005 or fax (202) 329-1846 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Center on Child Care Professional Development Systems and Workforce Initiatives
NAEYC is seeking an Editor for a full-time Federally funded position. The Editor is a member of an analysis and resource development team which produces high-quality effective and technical assistance materials to help Child Care and Development Fund Administrators and their partners make practical decisions regarding implementation of integrated professional development systems and effective workforce initiatives.
The primary objective in this position is to coordinate with content experts to design and develop resources and provide timely, high-quality editorial services in the production of materials for the Federal government. The materials are developed in a variety of formats including issue briefs, training curricula, webinars, toolkits, and related presentation materials.
The work spans child care, Early Head Start, Head Start, public-school-based, and school-age programs. This position is responsible for ensuring consistent implementation of the Project’s resource development, editorial, and publication guidelines by editing all materials to ensure accuracy, consistency, and compliance with federal plain language directives and providing guidance to project staff regarding their implementation of the writing, editorial, and publication guidelines.
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in English, Writing or Journalism preferred
- A minimum of 5 years experience working as an editor and finalizing production of print documents, PowerPoint presentations and web-based materials
- Excellent writing and editing skills with an eye for detail and the ability to turn around assignments
- High demonstrated proficiency is MS Word, PowerPoint, Adobe; including formatting and creating documents, tables, charts, graphics, layout and design
- Content knowledge of and experience in the early childhood field, with a preference for policy experience, a plus or the ability to quickly grasp early childhood issues and to understand and work with Federal programs
- Must be highly motivated and creative with strong organizational skills and the ability to work on multiple tasks
- Proven track record in delivering high quality products on time
- The ability to conceptualize and effectively communicate creative graphic ideas and efficiently execute them
- Ability to work within a team environment
Salary $50-55K with good benefits and a flexible work environment.
To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, 3 professional references, and 5 professional work samples to: PDWI-Editor, HR, NAEYC, 1313 L Street, NW, #500, Washington, DC 20005 or e-mail email@example.com\or fax (202) 328-1846.
Digital Content Copy and Production Editor
NAEYC is seeking a Digital Content Copy and Production Editor for NAEYC’s Publishing department. The person in this role will be responsible for timely and accurate editing, copyediting and proofreading of online content. This role also involves preparing content to be publish ready in a content management tool, providing administrative support to the Executive Editor, Digital Content, and maintaining and sharing the digital content style guides and guidelines with other staff.
- Copyedit articles, blurbs, and promotions for multiple audiences (early childhood educators and families) and multiple formats (web, mobile app, e-books) using the Chicago Manual of Style, good judgment, and project specific editorial preferences. Make suggestions to improve content that is unclear, redundant, and or inappropriate for the target audience.
- Apply web content standards and best practices to make content more appropriate for web publishing. Support and collaborate with staff in different NAEYC departments to help them make their digital content user friendly.
- Use content management tools and other digital tools. Format and proof articles in content management tools to make them publish ready.
- Maintain digital content style guides and share these guidelines with Publishing Department staff and staff in other NAEYC Departments.
- Keep specific areas of the website up to date.
Bachelors’ degree in English or humanities plus 3 years experience copyediting or writing website copy required. Superb writing, grammatical, and proofreading skills, knowledge of early childhood education, educator, and family audiences. Highly skilled in the use of MS Word, Excel, Google Drive, and MS PowerPoint; able to use or learn publishing software including Drupal content management tool, InDesign, Photoshop, and other software used to create and distribute digital content files. Salary 38K - 42K with good benefits. Able to work communicatively and harmoniously on a daily basis with supervisor, editors and colleagues.
To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to APSM/HR, NAEYC, 1313 L Street, NW, #500, Washington, DC 20005 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or fax (202) 328-1846