Director of Early Childhood Education Workforce Development


About the organization

Jumpstart envisions the day when every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. A national early education organization with operations in 15 states plus Washington DC, Jumpstart drives outcomes for young children in three critical ways. Jumpstart provides language, literacy, and social-emotional direct service programming utilizing an evidence-backed curriculum for preschool children from underserved communities, workforce programming to expand the pipeline of qualified, diverse talent pursuing careers in early education, and policy advocacy to support the early childhood field and promote high-quality early learning for all. By leveraging our 25 years of experience serving over 150,000 children with the support of more than 50,000 college students and community volunteers, Jumpstart executes these three objectives to improve the quality of the early education workforce and increase opportunity for young children to succeed across America. Learn more at


The Director of Early Childhood Education Workforce Development is a critical member of the Strategic Partnerships and Programming (SPP) team. The Director partners with multiple Jumpstart departments, such as Program Operations & Strategy (POS), Education (EDU), and Research & Evaluation (Eval) to design and implement organization-wide staff training focused on Early Childhood Education (ECE) workforce topics and techniques. (Staff include those employed with Jumpstart’s national teams, as well as corporate and affiliate programs). In addition to staff training, the Director also provides support, coaching, and technical assistance to staff to implement high-quality and continuous improvement of ECE workforce development programming. This also includes the training, coaching, and resource creation necessary to support the achievement of Jumpstart’s strategic initiative to increase the number of high-quality early educators ready to enter the workforce.

The ideal applicant is an individual who has experience in supporting the development of early educators, competence in training development and implementation, is able to work with multiple stakeholders to accomplish a shared goal, understands how to engage external-facing stakeholders, has excellent communication skills, and is excited about creating a high-quality pipeline of early educators who will contribute to the accomplishment of Jumpstart’s mission. This position reports to the Director of SPP.


• Master’s degree or equivalent relevant professional experience
• A minimum of 4 years of professional experience in ECE workforce development
• Education or experience in teacher development, preferably with a college age/first time teacher population
• Experience in developing a training curriculum and implementing trainings, preferably to groups with diverse backgrounds and levels of knowledge
• Experience in program assessment and continuous improvement
• Ability to work with multiple stakeholders to accomplish a single goal while working collaboratively
• Ability to develop online trainings and work within a flipped classroom model, that includes distance learning
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Problem-solving and critical thinking skills
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Commitment to Jumpstart’s mission and values of learning, community, social justice, joy, and inclusive leadership
• Experience and comfort working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and communities
• Ability to prioritize and work at a high capacity in order to meet deadlines, while being flexible enough to accommodate changing priorities
• Ability to proficiently use MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook) and Office 365 software
• Ability and willingness to travel to various locations as necessary for completion of job duties


67,000 - 72,000

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