Affiliate and Member Relations
Manager, Affiliate and Member Relations
NAEYC Academy for Early Childhood Education
Senior Director, NAEYC Academy
NAEYC seeks a strong, effective leader with proven success managing large complex systems and expertise in organizational development to lead the NAEYC Academy. The NAEYC Academy for Early Childhood Program Accreditation works to improve the quality of early childhood education programs by setting standards for programs serving children birth through kindergarten that are widely recognized as the gold standard for excellence in early childhood education and accrediting programs that meet these standards.
The Senior Director, working collaboratively within the NAEYC staff team, provides leadership to
- Maintain the NAEYC program standards as the gold standard of excellence in early childhood education, reflecting current evidence from research and practice
- Ensure that NAEYC Accreditation supports continuous quality improvement, is rigorous but not burdensome, and provides a valid and reliable assessment of program quality
- Reach out to states and other systems to leverage relationships that recognize NAEYC Accreditation as a cost-effective approach to improving early childhood systems
- Maximize the use of NAEYC Accreditation as one of the nation’s foremost channels for moving evidence-based research into everyday practice
- Support the work of the Council for NAEYC Accreditation which is delegated authority by the NAEYC Governing Board to ensure the equity, integrity, and accountability of NAEYC Accreditation of programs for young children
Requirements: Advanced degree in nonprofit management, business administration and/or early childhood education/child development. Knowledge of and experience in both management and early childhood education. Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills. Strong conceptual and analytic skills and talent for innovation. Demonstrated track record of leadership that motivates excellent performance and supports ongoing staff development. Some travel is required. Salary commensurate with knowledge and experience with excellent benefits. Position is based at the NAEYC headquarters located in Washington, DC.
To apply: Submit cover letter and resume to HR/AD, NAEYC, 1313 L Street, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005 or fax (202) 329-1846 or e-mail email@example.com.
System Integrity Specialist
NAEYC is seeking a System Integrity Specialist to support the work of our early childhood program Accreditation System. The specialist will be responsible for supporting the System Integrity component of the NAEYC Academy by monitoring standards for high quality early childhood programs.
Responsibilities include working with child care program staff, and NAEYC staff involved in the accreditation process. The System Integrity Specialist reviews, monitors and processes programs potential Required Criteria violations. The System Integrity Specialist also serves as the liaison to programs and the scope and severity committee members.
Candidates must have at minimum a B.A. degree preferably in Early Childhood Education/ Child Development, Human Development or related field. Experience with high quality programming and NAEYC accreditation is a plus. Excellent oral and written communication, analytical, customer service skills, MS Office and database skills are required. Must be able to meet deadlines, work in a team and in a fast- paced environment. Some travel may be required. Salary low to mid $40s with good benefits.
To Apply: Submit cover letter and resume to: HR/SIS, NAEYC, 1313 L Street, NW, #500, Washington, DC 20005 or fax (202) 328-1846 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
NAEYC is seeking two summer interns to support the books, periodical, and digital content departments.
NAEYC publishes two periodicals, Young Children and Teaching Young Children. Young Children, the professional, peer-reviewed journal, keeps NAEYC members and their colleagues informed about best practices for and latest research-based ideas in early education. Teaching Young Children offers practical, research-based information for preschool educators. Both periodicals are published five times a year and accompanied by a staff development guide.
NAEYC’s books and book-related resources draw from early childhood theory, research, and practice to offer essential principles, fresh perspectives, and strategies for fostering children’s development and learning.
The NAEYC website features a selection of articles from NAEYC’s award winning periodicals, an online Q&A series with book authors, content that highlights a range of NAEYC programs and initiatives, and some original content related to timely early childhood education topics. The For Families site offers families researched-based information they can trust about young children’s learning and development.
Applicants must be available to work full time for a 6–8 week period between June 17 and August 30; hours of work are 9am – 5pm.
Tasks may include but not be limited to:
- Update Teaching Young Children and Young Children web pages
- Write or work with authors to write/edit short articles
- Prepare content for an initial NAEYC app launch
- Update the Young Children online search tool
- Work with staff to research CEUs and reading NAEYC publications
- Assist with research and development of compilation
- Enter metadata for books into a database
- Verify, identify, and obtain permissions from authors
- Organize in-house materials
- Update digital photo library
- Other tasks that reflect the interests and skills of the hire
To apply: Please submit a letter of interest; detailing your skills and what you hope to gain from the internship and resume to HR/PI, NAEYC 1313 L Street NW, #500 Washington, DC 20005, email email@example.com , or fax (202) 328-1846.