• State Services Manager, The BUILD Initiative

    Job Locations US-Remote
    Posted Date 3 months ago(5/21/2019 3:10 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Children and Youth
    Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
    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.

    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.



    • Assists Co-Directors of State Services by creating the process and operations to deliver effective services to BUILD’s Partner States, a network of eight to ten states;
    • Create a support system to states that offers consistent, high-quality interactions with states:
      • Manages and oversees two cross-state meetings and three cross-state calls per year to provide a learning community and peer support among the state;
        • Works with administrative staff on logistics.
      • Support liaisons with specific projects or meeting facilitation with states on an as needed basis;
      • Works with Communications to develop and distribute communications to members of state teams;
      • Tracks regular communication with all partner states;
      • Manages state team and essential contacts.
    • Fosters internal processes to promote learning across liaisons, feed a cycle of improvement and inform peer learning activities offered to states;
      • Manages two teams of liaisons led by the Co-Directors;
        • Work with evaluation and research on cross-state documentation and evaluation processes.
    • Create a system to manage and catalog requests from states and communities that require liaison attention, but are not necessarily already assigned.

    BUILD Team Participation

    • Actively participate in meetings, retreats, and regularly scheduled conference calls;
    • 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 Co-Directors of State Services or the Executive Director that contribute to the mission of the BUILD Initiative.


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

    • Commitment to work with colleagues and partner with individuals and groups of leaders to advance to equity
    • Strong oral and written communication skills.
    • Strong analytical, problem-solving, time management, project management, and interpersonal skills with exceptional attention to detail.
    • Ability to think strategically with an ability to see the big picture while managing details.
    • Travel expected – at least quarterly and could be once a month
    • 10-15 years in the field (early childhood, human services, health, etc.) and at least 5-8 years of managing multiple projects.
    • State service experience preferred not required

    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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