• Learning Community Manager, NCIT Capacity Building Hub

    Job Locations US-Remote
    Posted Date 2 months ago(4/3/2019 11:40 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Children and Youth
    Fiscal Sponsorship Projects
    Location : Name
    BUILD Initiative
  • Overview

    The BUILD Initiative (www.buildinitiative.org) envisions a time when all children reach their full potential; race, place, and income are no longer predictors of outcomes. The BUILD Initiative partners with state leaders to promote equitable child- and family-serving systems that result in young children thriving and learning.

    BUILD is a national effort that advances state work on behalf of young children (prenatal-five), their families, and communities. BUILD staff partners with early childhood state leaders focused on early learning, health, mental health, and nutrition, child welfare, and family support and engagement to create the policies, infrastructure and cross-sector connections necessary for quality and equity. BUILD provides consultation, planning, and tailored implementation assistance, learning opportunities, resources, and cross-state peer exchanges. These efforts help state leaders improve and expand access to opportunities and promote equitable outcomes for our youngest children.


    The BUILD Initiative is a virtual organization. Staff members work from home offices. BUILD is a fiscally-sponsored project of TSNE MissionWorks (www.tsne.org) in Boston, MA.


    Funded through the Pritzker Children’s Initiative, NCIT brings together national partners, early childhood leaders, philanthropy, policymakers and practitioners inside and outside state and local government to create and strengthen promising policies and programs, and share what works, so that more states and communities can support the healthy development of our youngest children.

    When we support them in their earliest years, infants grow into healthy kids who are confident, empathetic, and ready for school and life—and our communities, workforce, and economy become stronger and more productive. That's why NCIT is committed to advancing the most promising prenatal-to-three policies and programs to create and expand systems of support for families—reaching every mother and child at or before birth—and increasing access to affordable, high-quality infant and toddler child care and learning environments in settings that meet the varied needs of families.


    The BUILD Initiative has received funding from the Pritzker Children’s Initiative (PCI) to develop a Capacity-Building Hub to support states to increase their programs and services to infants, toddlers, and their families who are furthest from opportunity. The Hub will offer consultation and support to assist PCI grantees and coalitions 1) build (or further develop) their public and private sector state and local teams; 2) clarify their shared visions; 3) identify gaps and opportunities in their states’ efforts to support children prenatal to age three including racial and economic disparities and strategies to advance equity; 4) better understand their current financing and funding needs; 5) create and then execute action plans that seek to create a 25-percentage point reduction by 2023 in the gap between children and families served by high-quality programs and those in need and, by 2025, create a 50-percentage point decrease in the gap.


    The Capacity-Building Hub Learning Community Manager will be a member of the BUILD staff team.



    The Learning Community Manager of the Capacity-Building Hub is responsible for supporting the development and implementation of the Capacity-Building Hub. S/he will manage an active learning community among the PCI grantee states and communities and may provide some direct consultation to states.

    • Create and support an active learning community among the PCI grantee states and communities;
    • Assist in the creation of protocols and documents to introduce and track the work of the consultants with the state teams;
    • Schedule, assist with program planning, and manage six topical webinars, three communities of practice, three national webinars, and one face-to-face meeting in 2019 with a similar level of activity anticipated in the following years;
    • Manage resource sharing and knowledge dissemination. Ensure materials and online resources are accessible through an information sharing space;
    • Support the development and implementation of a plan for how the Hub will expand its support to provide “light touch” support via webinars and products to all 50 states;
    • Travel is required—approximately six trips per year.

    BUILD Team Participation

    • Actively participate in meetings, retreats, and regularly scheduled conference calls, especially with the BUILD Learning Community team;
    • Represent the BUILD Initiative at meetings or events as needed;
    • Regularly communicate significant learnings and challenges to BUILD staff;
    • Prepare reports as required.


    • Complete all required paperwork, including time and expense reports, in a timely manner;
    • Participate in a performance evaluation on an annual basis, including a self-evaluation of work performed as detailed in the job description;
    • Perform other assignments as directed by the Hub and/or Executive Director that contribute to the mission of the NCIT Capacity-Building Hub.


    We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.


    • Commitment to racial and income equity a must;
    • BA degree in field related to early childhood or public policy preferred;
    • Experience with MS Office, SharePoint, online collaboration and project management software preferred;
    • Knowledge of early childhood development and education with emphasis on infants and toddlers, federal and state government programs and systems, related policy issues, and dsystems building and racial equity strategies preferred;
    • Ability to work with and manage a diverse group of staff and consultants;
    • Strong oral and written communication skills;
    • Strong problem-solving, time management, project management, and interpersonal skills with exceptional attention to detail.


    TSNE MissionWorks/The BUILD Initiative 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 actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.


    As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks/The BUILD Initiative 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.  


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