Website: Children’s Alliance

Seattle or Olympia

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Children’s Alliance seeks a senior-level Early Learning Action Alliance (ELAA) Director, tasked with facilitating and staffing the powerful and dynamic advocacy work of the statewide Early Learning Action Alliance in Washington. As the Early Learning Action Alliance transitions to becoming a Special Initiative of the Children’s Alliance, this newly designed position elevates and clarifies the distinct work of convening ELAA members across the state to lead powerful, equity-focused policies for young children.

Reporting to the Executive Director of the Children’s Alliance and accountable to the ELAA Steering Committee, this new ELAA Director will have an opportunity to help strengthen and re-define the practices of this well-established coalition, working to prioritize anti-racist principles, clarify shared power structures, and drive bold, visionary policy agendas that will build a brighter and equitable future for Washington’s children.

Successful candidates bring a demonstrated commitment to dismantling racist and anti-Black policies and practices, as well as expertise in policy advocacy, coalition building, and facilitation. This person will effectively lead the coalition through a period of significant change by prioritizing relationship building, working to reinforce a culture of shared accountability and building and maintaining trust within the coalition. Leading with confidence, fearlessness, and a well-developed sense of strategic analysis, the ELAA director works to harness the power of an ever-growing group of advocates in demanding that Washington state invest in our future, by investing in our children.

TO APPLY

This search is being conducted with assistance from Carolyn Ho and Catherine Seneviratne, of the search firm NPAG.  Nominations and applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, and your resume (in Word format) should be submitted to: ELAA-Director@nonprofitprofessionals.com. In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.

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