Senior Early Childhood Policy Advisor

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Senior Early Childhood Policy Advisor 
Under the supervision of the Director of Policy & Advocacy, the Senior Early Childhood Policy Advisor will develop relationships with community-based organizations, early childhood organizations, and early learning system leaders at the local and state level to support collaborative policy and budget development, and engagement in legislative advocacy. The priority is to work with partners in communities of color and in rural communities throughout Oregon. The Senior Early Childhood Policy Advisor will have a passion for eliminating systemic inequities in children’s earliest years and honoring the strengths of young children and families across Oregon.

This position requires an ability to listen deeply to community partners and build lasting relationships. This staff member will support the capacity of partners to understand the legislative policy making process and advocacy strategy in Oregon. Lived experience from one of the priority communities is a plus. The candidate must be a connector, able to work well with diverse partners, including legislators, partner organizations, early childhood providers, and parents. The position will require some overnight travel within Oregon.

The Senior Early Childhood Policy Advisor should have previous experience collaborating on advocacy and early childhood policy, facilitation, and mobilization of early childhood providers and parents.

Children’s Institute (CI) envisions a socially just and equitable Oregon where all children have the love, care, and education they need. To meet this goal, we advocate for strategic investments in high-quality early childhood education and healthy development, the most effective strategies to improve long-term outcomes for children, with a focus on children who experience barriers to opportunity due to race, poverty, disability, language, and geographic location.

Based in downtown Portland, CI prioritizes an integrated, team-based work approach and a flexible, collegial work environment grounded in our values of honor, equity, learning, connectedness, and innovation. This full-time position is open to applicants living anywhere in Oregon and has the option for hybrid work at Children’s Institute’s downtown Portland, if based in the metro region, or remotely if based in a rural area. This position will require approximately 25 percent overnight travel to communities and partner locations throughout Oregon.

CI envisions a socially just and equitable Oregon where all children have the love, care, and education they need. To meet this goal, we advocate for strategic investments in high-quality early childhood education and healthy development, the most effective strategies to improve long-term outcomes for children, with a focus on children who experience barriers to opportunity due to race, poverty, disability, language, and geographic location.

Applications must be received by 5 pm on January 26, 2023.

Please email resume and cover letter to [email protected] with “Senior Early Childhood Policy Advisor” in the subject line. Please contact Hanan Zawideh, Chief Equity and Human Resources Officer, at [email protected] with accommodations requests.

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