Early Childhood Partnership Spotlight: NC Job Leads (Q3 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 do a quarterly seasonal roundup of early childhood related career opportunities. This blog will be updated as we’re aware of NC opportunities posted and available from July to September 2023.


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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 to work with us, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Career Openings with our Partners in Early Childhood 

The Black Child Development Institute-Charlotte (BCDI-Charlotte) Affiliate was established to utilize volunteers at the grassroots level to implement programs, engage in advocacy and provide services that improve the quality of life for children and families within the Charlotte community. BCDI-Charlotte is seeking an Administrative Assistant. The Administrative Assistant provides administrative and clerical support for the Executive Director. This position will support various main office functions including preparing correspondence, answering phones, monitoring office inventory and ordering supplies, maintaining calendars, and various other assignments as needed. Learn more about opportunities with BCDI-Charlotte online


The Center for Child & Family Health (CCFH) 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 Development Associate, Data and Project Coordinator, Mental Health Clinicians, and more.


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. CCSA has a handful of job listings posted, including Instructional Support Quality Enhancement Manager, Scholarship and Family Specialist, Quality Enhancement Coach, and Administrative Assistant, and more. 


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. DEPC is also seeking a Subsidy Program Manager, a Birth to Three Specialist, and a Family Resource Center After Hours Specialist. Learn more about DEPC and these opportunities online here


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 their history, The Hunt Institute’s team is rapidly expanding and frequently looking for passionate individuals to join their team. All positions will be based in The Institute’s Cary, North Carolina office.  Open positions include Deputy Director of Higher Education, Director of Events & Engagement, Director of K-12, Director of Media Relations, Human Resources Assistant, Financial Analyst, and more. Learn more about the Hunt Institute and current job opportunities online


The Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) connects North Carolinians across sectors, regions, and perspectives for collaborative work on key emerging issues affecting our state’s future economic competitiveness. IEI is hiring two new positions to lead policy and community initiatives work: the Director of Community Initiatives position is a senior-level role and the Policy and Program Manager will lead our Emerging Issues Forum work. IEI offers great benefits and a hybrid work schedule. More information about these job opportunities here


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 Communications Director and Outreach Coordinator. The Communications Director is a key position at NC Child. They are looking for an applicant who is experienced, determined, and passionate about making North Carolina a better place to live for children and families. The Outreach Coordinator is a team member who is excited about engaging the community and advocating for kids. They will research elected officials, conduct power mapping, monitor North Carolina’s political environment, conduct outreach to community organizations and leaders, and to impacted families and children, to grow an advocacy network across the state. More information on NC Child’s Careers page


The Partnership for Children of Johnston County effectively utilizes a multitude of resources to ensure that Johnston’s youngest residents and their families receive educational, health, and emotional support services, preparing children for lifelong success. The Board of Directors is seeking a strategic, hands-on leader as the Partnership’s next Executive Director. The Executive Director will be responsible for providing effective leadership and administration for Partnership for Children of Johnston County’s programs, including the NC-PreK program and the Smart Start initiative and is responsible to the Board of Directors for management of the entire nonprofit organization including fund development, strategic planning, human resources, finance, and communications. In addition to the Executive Director, the Partnership is also seeking a NC Pre-K Program Assistant – Bilingual and Front Desk Representative – Bilingual. Learn more about the team’s positions online


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. PCANC is seeking an Executive Assistant. This position will contribute to the Finance and Administration Team. This role is responsible for administrative matters affecting PCANC’s operations. This is a full-time position responsible for providing confidential administrative support and will report to the Vice President of Finance and Administration. Learn more about this opportunity on PCANC’s website.


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 expanding their role in the community and hiring new positions, including a Chief Impact Officer, Chief of Staff, CQI Specialist, Director of Equity and Engagement, Project Manager: Ages 3 to 8 to better support their mission. To learn more about and apply for these positions, visit their careers page online


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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.