Chief Equity and Strategy Officer

Job Locations US-Remote
Posted Date 2 months ago(4/1/2022 11:33 AM)
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Children and Youth
Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
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Early Childhood Funders Collaborative


The Early Childhood Funders Collaborative (ECFC) ( is an association of local, state, and national funders.  We are dedicated to aligning and leveraging philanthropic, public, and private resources to promote equitable research, policies, and practices for children and families. The network supports the healthy development and learning of children prenatal to age 8 and their families, particularly low-income and at-risk children, in the context of their communities. ECFC administers the Raising Child Care Fund, a fund that combines resources to regrant to state-based grassroots organizing to advance more public investment and equity in child care. ECFC is a fiscally-sponsored program of TSNE (


ECFC has experienced a period of rapid growth in the past 5 years presenting great potential for members of our network to work together more deeply and demonstrate greater leadership within philanthropy and within early childhood. For over two years we have had an active program of learning on racial equity. We aim to move toward application of this learning within member foundations and collectively. In addition, we are hosting an increasing number of peer workgroups on significant early childhood topics (e.g., early childhood finance, early relational health) and have opportunities to grow our leadership in service of better, more equitable early childhood practice.  


The Chief of Equity and Strategy will implement philanthropic coordination and leadership initiatives on critical early childhood topics, such as building a more diverse pipeline of leaders in early childhood. The position will guide ECFC topical workgroups in relevant topics and accelerate the impact of the work together. A significant role for the Chief is to lead efforts that infuse equity, including but not limited to racial equity, across ECFC’s operations. The Chief can build from the strong and committed base that has already been developed by ECFC’s Steering Committee, Racial Equity Workgroup, Executive Director, and staff. The position reports to the Executive Director and may assume supervisory duty over staff and consultants and budgeting and financial oversight, as needed. 


Essential Functions

  • Tap relationships both inside and outside our network to develop tailored education, peer learning opportunities that meet members where they are in their commitment toward equity, while also supporting those already engaged actively; 
  • Move our equity efforts to the next level by working with members to move their equity work within their institutions and as a collective, bringing more philanthropic resources to BIPOC led organizations; 
  • Drive efforts to incorporate equity into all our operations, governance and program activities; 
  • Helm strategic initiatives on a variety of early childhood and related issues by assembling interested funders, outside experts (including people with lived experience), and facilitating a process that increases knowledge and promotes collective action;
  • Represent ECFC to a wider variety of internal and external stakeholders;
  • Work in partnership with ECFC’s members, philanthropic partners, and other social change organizations to pursue joint mission activities;
  • Work with team to build our advocacy and communications capacity in support of equity, as well as working with the Executive Director and Steering Committee on strategy, resource development, budgeting and other initiatives and projects;
  • Lead teams and direct the work of both staff and volunteers;
  • May be required to take on other team or office wide duties as needed.


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

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to present ideas, influence, motivate and move people to action; 
  • Advanced knowledge in racial equity and diversity, equity, and inclusion principles and how to apply them; 
  • Experience and expertise in philanthropy and in early childhood or related human services and education subjects strongly preferred; 
  • Success leading transformative projects from vision through implementation;
  • Experience leading programs and teams, cultivating new and existing relationships, while building strong and strategic partnerships;
  • Ability to work independently, remotely and as part as of a team and across sectors; to prioritize, focus on what’s important, tackling challenges along the way;
  • Be able to effectively plan, facilitate and be present at virtual and in-person meetings, work with speakers and identify subject-matter experts on relevant topics, trends and issues;
  • High level of flexibility, organization, enthusiasm, ethics, diplomacy, and humor;
  • Fluency with office software and a willingness to learn new systems;
  • Ability to travel as needed (approximately 4-6 times annually).

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:

  • Handle, or feel objects, tools or controls;
  • Reach; traverse; sit (usually for longer periods of time); occasionally ascend/descend; and position self (to) move;
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds;
  • Job is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazards;
  • Likelihood of personal injury would be relatively slight.

Regarding COVID-19: TSNE considers the health and safety of our employees of the utmost importance, and due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and subject to your state and local laws, our policy requires that all employees performing in-person work at a TSNE designated office are fully vaccinated. For the purpose of this policy, fully vaccinated indicates that you have received a single dose of the Janssen vaccine, or both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. Certain exemptions may be requested and will be considered by Human Resources.


Compensation and Benefits


Location: Work will be primarily performed remotely.

Compensation: The salary range for this position is $135,000 - $155,000 and is commensurate with experience.

Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package including:

  • Generous Paid-Time-Off (PTO): 12 paid holidays, 3 weeks vacation, 1 week personal holiday, and sick time for full-time staff;
  • 80% Employer-paid, $0 deductible Health Insurance through Harvard Pilgrim;
  • Low-cost MetLife Dental and Vision;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Health and Dependent Care;
  • Employer-paid Life, Long- and Short-Term Disability Insurance;
  • Employer-paid Pension through TIAA;
  • ...and more!

TSNE/Early Childhood Funders Collaborative 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 actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.

As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE/Early Childhood Funders Collaborative 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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