Early Childhood Related NC Career Opportunities (Q2 2023)

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In line with our mission to be collaborative partners that advance policies and build understanding around the intersectional issues impacting early childhood in North Carolina, we’re doing Q2 2023 seasonal roundup of early childhood related career opportunities. This blog will be updated as we’re aware of NC opportunities posted and available from April to June 2023.

This collection of opportunities was last updated on Thursday, May 25. 

Please contact our Marketing Communications Leader, Lindsay Saunders, to request a job be added to the post. Note: in an effort to support more transparency and gender and racial equity, we only include opportunities that include a salary recruitment range. 

Opportunity with our Team at NC Early Childhood Foundation:

NC Early Childhood Foundation does not have any current openings on the team. NCECF is a ten-year-old organization dedicated to building a foundation of equitable opportunity and success for every child by the end of third grade. 

NCECF embraces equity and inclusion in all of our work and on our team. All individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Career Openings with our Friends in Early Childhood 

  • NC Child advances strategies and policies to ensure all NC children grow up in a state that truly invests in their potential. NC Child is seeking a graduate student for this paid Research Assistant position to work with the Parent Engagement Manager. The Research Assistant will analyze qualitative data collected by and with families who rely on Medicaid for their health care. The deadline to apply is June 15 at 5:00 PMMore information from NC Child’s Careers page


  • Prevent Child Abuse NC (PCANC) ensures that prevention is a priority in North Carolina and that all communities have the knowledge, skills, and resources to prevent child abuse and neglect at the local level. Advocating for prevention. Building community capacity. Raising awareness. Prevent Child Abuse NC is hiring for a Capacity Building Associate (Spanish Fluency). The Capacity Building Associate will contribute to the Capacity Building Team deliverables by working with key stakeholders to plan for and implement evidence-based and evidence-informed family service models, coordinate community-level planning processes, and provide training and consultation for network member agencies and prevention professionals throughout North Carolina. Fluency in Spanish is required. Learn more about this opportunity on PCANC’s website.


  • The Down East Partnership for Children (DEPC) of Nash and Edgecombe Counties is a non-profit organization located in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. DEPC is “Committed to Launching Every Child as a Healthy, Lifelong Learner by the End of the Third Grade” and seeks a Budget and Contracts Manager to perform the accounting and reporting function for the Partnership, including performing technical accounting tasks, performing general ledger analysis and reconciliation, and preparing financial reports. The Budget and Contracts Manager plays a key role in the organization which requires the individual to have excellent process management, computer and organizational skills. More information is posted about this opportunity with DEPC online here.


  • Book Harvest is a nonprofit organization that provides books to children and engages families and communities in promoting children’s literacy and a lifelong love of reading. Book Harvest is seeking an Associate Director of Development and an Early Literacy Implementation Specialist. The Associate Director of Development will be responsible for managing fundraising strategy and realizing long-term fundraising goals for Book Harvest, a rapidly growing organization with a spirit of innovation and an annual budget in 2023 of $4.7 million. This is a new position for the organization, based in the External Relations Department. Application Deadline: April 30, 2023. The Early Literacy Implementation Specialist will manage Book Harvest’s Early Literacy program implementation and expansion in counties beyond our flagship location of Durham. Application Deadline: May 7, 2023. Learn more about these opportunities and other ways to get involved with Book Harvest on their careers page.


  • Child Care Services Association (CCSA) improves the quality of child care in North Carolina for all children by helping families find child care, offering informational events for families, professional development opportunities and programs for providers and comprehensive child care research for policymakers. They have many job listings posted, including Counselor Associate and Administrative Assistants to their programs, and more. 


  • The Hunt Institute brings together people and resources to inspire and inform elected officials and policymakers about key issues in education, resulting in visionary leaders who are prepared to take strategic action for greater educational outcomes and student success. At an exciting inflection point in the organization’s history, The Hunt Institute’s team is rapidly expanding and frequently looking for passionate individuals to join our team. All positions will be based in The Institute’s Cary, North Carolina office. Open positions include a Communications and Social Media Coordinator, Director of Finance, Financial Analyst, Graphic Designer, Staff Accountant, and more. Learn more about the Hunt Institute and current job opportunities online


  • The Center for Child & Family Health uniquely integrates community-based practice and academic excellence, and our professionals utilize multidisciplinary measurable approaches for professional training and research related to child traumatic stress. CCFH is also committed to being an inclusive, equitable, and transformative place for employees and the communities they serve. The Center is hiring for multiple positions, including NC CTP Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Outpatient Mental Health Clinician, Human Resources Manager, and more.


  • The NC Integrated Care for Kids (NC InCK) model is partnering with communities to support and bridge services where children, youth, and families live, learn, and play. NC InCK is hiring an Early Childhood Integration Consultant! Based at Families and Communities Rising, the EC Integration Consultant will support a panel of children and families and work closely with care managers to meet the early childhood and whole child needs of children. In addition, the EC Integration Consultant will support the ongoing implementation of InCK’s strategy to strengthen early childhood services and capacity and facilitate the work of this committee. Note: Search “Integration Consultant” to find the job opportunity on the link provided.


  • Ready for School, Ready for Life (Ready Ready) is a collaborative effort to build a connected, innovative system of care for Guilford County’s youngest children and their families. Ready Ready is seeking a Director of Equity and Engagement to lead the organization’s work focused on equity and community engagement in Guilford County. The Director of Equity and Engagement will work closely with Ready Ready staff, community stakeholders, family leaders and organizational partners to implement the Equity Action Plan, Family Engagement Plan and launch a targeted neighborhood strategy to improve child and family outcomes in Guilford County’s highest need areas.The full job description and information on how to apply can be found here. Hiring range for the position is $64,000-$90,000.


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The NC Early Childhood Foundation is driven by a bold – and achievable – vision: Each North Carolina child has a strong foundation for life-long health, education, and well-being supported by a comprehensive, equitable birth-to-eight ecosystem. We build understanding, lead collaboration, and advance policies to ensure each North Carolina child is on track for lifelong success by the end of third grade.