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.
BUILD is a virtual organization. Staff members work from home offices. BUILD is a fiscally-sponsored project of TSNE MissionWorks (www.tsne.org).
BUILD’s State Services program area is focused on BUILD’s partner states. Currently, these are: DC, IL, MI, MN, OH, OR, SC, TX, and WA. BUILD works with state leaders in building comprehensive equitable state early childhood systems. With our partner states, our liaisons provide intensive and responsive technical assistance and work with leaders across systems in order to advance outcomes for young children, their families and communities. We do this through establishing relationships with multiple leaders in each state, embedding equity in all that we do, providing timely consultation and technical assistance, and offering peer learning and support.
Successful candidate will have a current understanding of early childhood and have a history of work in or with states regarding policy, services, or practice. They will be to multi-task and switch between responsibility; have a high tolerance for ambiguity, the ability to adapt quickly to change, and work with and receive direction from the two Directors of State Services; have the ability to implement and monitor short- and long-term plans; and, seek the opportunity and have the ability to seek and include people from diverse cultural, social, ethnic backgrounds.
BUILD Team Participation
We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.
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.