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Go to https://www.tbf.org/who-we-are/careers and select Early Childhood Program Officer to complete our online application process.
Diversity candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Equal Opportunity Employer.
Title: Program Officer, Early Childhood
Reports To: Associate Vice President, Education to Career
FLSA Classification: Exempt FTE: 1
Support the implementation of the Foundation’s early childhood strategies and participate as a significant contributor to emerging education strategies and activities in support of improving outcomes for Boston’s youngest children as they grow and enter school.
- Oversee the grants review process for early childhood related grant requests and full proposal reviews in partnership with and under the supervision of Associate Vice President
- Organize and coordinate convenings and key networks of external partners, including grantees and non-grantee organizations
- Oversee early childhood related research projects, and conduct as-needed analysis of key Foundation initiatives, especially related to early education and health services for children and families. Conduct regular data gathering, research, and analysis for special projects
- Manage initiative budgets and as-needed prepare budget and grant reports
- Develop written materials to support program work, as needed, including policy memos, grants due diligence, and reports, as well as budgets for special projects in the Program Department
- Coordinate a team of internal and external stakeholders in early childhood, including donors and content experts in health, jobs, education, and others
- Prepare other written material as needed including memos, research reports, background materials and correspondence, meeting summaries, etc.
- Serve as key liaison to internal and external partners in planning and implementing events and initiatives
- Produce regular written updates on the education strategies, key issues facing the community, and the work of the Foundation’s grantees for internal and external distribution
- Coordinate preparation of departmental reports as needed, including reports to the Program Committee and Board
- Participate in various other Program department activities as needed.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
- Individuals assigned to this position may perform other duties as assigned
Preparation, Knowledge, Previous Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s highly preferred
- Understanding of the early childhood landscape in Boston, and Massachusetts, highly preferred
- 7-10 years of relevant working experience required, teaching experience preferred
Skills, Abilities, Competencies:
- General knowledge of education issues; specific knowledge of Boston’s education landscape a plus
- Broad knowledge and experience in project management
- Above average attention to detail
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
- Demonstrated ability to manage diverse stakeholders inclusively, and diplomatically
- Ability to manage the demands of a fast paced and highly productive workplace
Working Conditions and Physical Demands:
- Ability to sit for long periods of time
- Ability to use a computer keyboard for long periods of time
- Ability to carry up to 10 lbs.