The Basics Inc. was created to change the ways that whole communities support early childhood parenting and care-giving. We mobilize existing social and organizational networks to embed the Basics – five simple, evidence-based parenting practices – routinely in their normal operations and interactions with parents and caregivers of infants and toddlers. This will help ensure that children build solid developmental foundations and are ready to learn when they enter kindergarten. The Basics is a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE MissionWorks.
The Basics Inc. is seeking a Director of Learning and Innovation (DLI) with experience in project management, evaluation, and the science of early childhood development. The Director will play a lead role in shaping the learning agenda and the development of new tools and resources for the Boston Basics Campaign and the multi-city Basics Learning Network.
The DLI will be a key part of the team charged with instituting widespread use of the Basics in all sectors in Boston, and supporting the work of Basics communities around the country. The DLI reports to the Executive Director.
Essential Job Functions
We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.
Work is performed in an office environment and in close proximity to other workers.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:
Additionally, this position requires the ability to periodically travel via airplane and otherwise, while living and working in remote locations as required by the needs of the work.
TSNE MissionWorks/The Basics, inc. envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE MissionWorks/The Basics, inc. actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.
As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks/The Basics, inc. will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.