Associate Director, Early Childhood Initiative

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $85,000
Maximum: $110,000




1225 I Street NW Suite 1000
United States


The Associate Director for Early Childhood Initiative is responsible for assisting the Director in several areas including setting strategy for the Project’s work, conducting detailed research and analysis, managing relationships with stakeholders and experts, overseeing projects and managing staff. Reporting to Director, the Associate Director will work closely with senior advisors, consultants, and Project Leaders.



·        Develop consensus-driven early childhood policy recommendations through research, and stakeholder engagement, and policy analysis

·        In partnership with the BPC Action, our 501(c)4 lobbying organization, conduct outreach to gather information and build support for the Project policy recommendations by meeting with state and federal officials, health policy experts, Members of Congress and staff, media, etc.

·        Supervise development and execution of public events, issue-specific private roundtable discussions and regularly scheduled Project meetings

·        Work with BPC administrative, development, communications, and policy staff to develop content that demonstrates the Project’s activities, goals, and successes

·        Support development efforts and assist in regular communications with funders

·        Assist in development and management of Project staff and inters, the Project work plan and budget




·        An advanced degree in early childhood education or related field and 5-10 years of experience in the field

·        An in-depth understanding of federal and state early childhood policies and funding

·        Experience working with advocacy groups and national non-governmental organizations with diverse views

·        Excellent research, writing and policy development skills

·        Demonstrated success organizing and managing projects, meeting deadlines, and supervising staff

·        Experience moving ideas from conceptual stages to completion

·        Ability to work independently and within a team, think creatively, express ideas in a non-partisan fashion, and work well in a bipartisan organization

·        Ability to manage multiple tasks, plan, organize, and communicate effectively

·        Experience working with executive and/or legislative branches or a demonstrated understanding of congressional or agency operations





·       Medical coverage through CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield (health, vision, Rx & dental) with choice of open access HMO or PPO plan. HMO offered at no cost to employee and family and PPO offered with 20% premium cost-share 

·       Long term and short term disability insurance plan

·       Group life insurance coverage up to $100,000 paid by employer

·       After one year of employment, an employer match on employee contributions to 403(b) retirement plan up to a maximum 5% of salary matched on biweekly basis. 

·       Flexible Spending Plan for eligible health care and dependent care expenses

·       Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield administered by Magellan Health Services

·        3 weeks vacation, 2 personal days, 8 sick days, and 11 holidays*

·       Metro benefits or on-site parking subsidy up to $130 per month

·       Education benefits up to $2,500 towards credits in a matriculated program after one year of employment

·       Up to $2,000 in professional development funds annually after six months of employment

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

BPC offers a highly competitive salary and provides generous benefits. Individuals interested in this position should send resume, cover letter, writing sample and references to Please be sure to include the title of this job, Associate Director, Early Childhood Initiative, in the subject line of your email.