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Interested in Joining the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation’s Board of Directors?

We are looking for volunteers who are interested in joining the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation’s (NCECF) Board of Directors. NCECF seeks people who are committed to ensuring our mission to marshal North Carolina’s great people, ideas, and achievements to ensure equitable access to opportunity and success for every child by the end of third grade. Find out more about NCECF and our initiatives here.

What does it mean to be on the Board of Directors at NCECF?

As a Board member, you will be responsible for supporting the Executive Director in an advisory/governance capacity; knowing the mission, purposes, goals, programs, policies, strengths, and needs of the organization; supporting the board’s fundraising initiatives; providing legal and financial oversight of the organization; engaging with state and local representatives in partnership with the staff; supporting and agreeing to all efforts related to racial equity, and promoting birth-to-age-eight and enhancing its public standing.

You will also be responsible for attending regularly scheduled board meetings (about four per year, which may be held in person either in the Triangle, the Triad, or via Zoom), serve on at least one committee (about four meetings per year via Zoom) according to your interest and skill set, and review the agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings.

Am I a good fit for the role?

Great board members are passionate about the health and development of all babies and young children. They are deeply committed to identifying and removing systemic barriers that result in inequities in children’s outcomes. We welcome applications from individuals who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color, gender and age diversity, people that have not previously served on a board, and persons with disabilities.

At this time, we are seeking applications from people in North Carolina who may have experience or expertise in one or more of the following areas, and would consider such experience an asset:

  • Nonprofit, Grant, and Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Corporate background
  • Fundraising background
  • Parent/guardian of a young child
  • Pediatrics/medical
  • Experience working with rural populations
  • Residing in the western and eastern parts of North Carolina

We would consider any of the above an asset; however, we are always looking for committed and active champions of early childhood and encourage those with experience in other areas to apply as well.

I’m ready. Where do I apply?

Interested in joining our Board of Directors or learning more? Fill out the form here. A preview of the interest form can be accessed here. If you have any questions, please reach out to Nation Hahn at