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Senior Policy Analyst

Early Edge California
This position can be based in Los Angeles, the Bay Area, or Sacramento.
Currently 100% remote with the possibility of a hybrid remote/office schedule in 2021.


Senior Policy Analyst
Annual salary: Depends on qualifications
Early Edge California provides a generous benefit package.
Application deadline: Thursday, October 22, 2020

Early Edge California (EECA) is seeking a dynamic, passionate individual to join our policy team to assist with shaping and executing EECA’s policy and advocacy agenda. This is a great opportunity for someone with a deep commitment to early care and education issues who is a research-driven collaborator interested in advocating for the improvement of the Early Learning system in California.

Job Responsibilities include:

  • Advise on and create strategies to impact early education policy and advocate for high-quality programs across California’s mixed-delivery Early Learning system
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director and policy team to develop and implement Early Edge’s local and state advocacy agenda and campaigns
  • Manage organization-wide projects including conducting research, developing materials, and planning and managing convenings
  • Research and stay up to date on early childhood policies and legislation
  • Generate and provide feedback on written policy recommendations, memos, partner communications, and other policy-related materials
  • Represent Early Edge to the early education community, including stakeholders, policymakers, representatives from community-based organizations, and institutions
  • Advise on, create, and implement network-building strategies
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with state and local policymakers
  • Collaborate with the Early Edge staff to build and activate new networks and convene stakeholders to develop and drive Early Edge’s advocacy campaigns
  • Partner closely with the Communications Director and partner organizations to build messaging campaigns on critical issue areas
  • Engage with and lead local and statewide network members to develop and implement shared campaigns and messaging


Required Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability

  • Expertise in early childhood policy in California
  • Strong background (5+ years) in the legislative process, state budgets, policy analysis and development
  • Must be comfortable and proficient in speaking/presenting to large audiences
  • Strong persuasive and technical writing skills with the ability to concisely distill and present complex information
  • Must be comfortable networking and building relationships with policymakers, funders, and other Early Learning stakeholders
  • Program development and evaluation experience
  • Project management skills including proven ability to work on multiple projects, manage deadlines, and prioritize based on organizational strategies
  • Bachelor’s Degree


Nice-to-haves

  • Familiarity with Birth to 3 Early Learning workforce and Dual Language Learner issues
  • Understanding of state, federal, and local policymaking and the role of advocacy in advancing a policy agenda
  • Experience working with high-level state policymakers in a variety of settings and responding effectively to their information and technical needs
  • Master’s Degree


About Early Edge California
Early Edge California is a statewide policy and advocacy organization that works collaboratively to promote policy reforms and investments in California’s Early Learning system that will expand access and support for high-quality teaching and caregiving for all children from birth to age 8. Our goal is to advance quality early education so children can be happy, healthy, engaged learners by their first day of school and every day after. We collaborate with thought leaders to advocate for high-quality teaching for our youngest children, especially those most in need.

Since 2003, we’ve successfully advocated for groundbreaking early childhood policies, from creating transitional kindergarten to securing the funding necessary to improve Early Learning programs throughout the state. Early Edge’s priority is to ensure that the early childhood workforce has the knowledge and skills necessary to provide high-quality, developmentally appropriate care and instruction to our state’s youngest residents. Our focus is on improving the preparation, support, and compensation for the workforce and building its capacity to support children’s dual-language development.

Hiring Statement
Early Edge California is a project of the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. The New Venture Fund is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. The New Venture Fund's work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.

Early Edge offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits (full health, vision, dental, life insurance, matching 401K), and generous time off policies.

This position can be based in Los Angeles, the Bay Area, or Sacramento. Currently 100% remote with the possibility of a hybrid remote/office schedule in 2021. Local, state-wide, and occasionally nation-wide travel will be required when public health permits.

To be considered for this position, please submit an application online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/CPSHRRS/jobs/2870556/senior-policy-analyst-early-education-workforce

For more information contact:

Debbie Gutman
CPS HR Consulting
dgutman@cpshr.us
916-471-3364

Early Edge California website: www.earlyedgecalifornia.org
New Venture Fund website: www.newventurefund.org




Early Edge California is an equal opportunity employer.

Los Angeles, CA 90067 2020-09-30 View
Communications Associate

Early Edge California
This position is based in the Los Angeles area.
Currently 100% remote with the possibility of a hybrid remote/office schedule in 2021.


Communications Associate
Annual salary: Depends on qualifications
Early Edge California provides a generous benefit package.
Application deadline: Thursday, October 15, 2020

Early Edge California (EECA) is seeking a talented individual to join our communications team to assist with shaping and executing EECA’s communications activities in support of our policy and advocacy agenda. This is a great opportunity for a communications professional with an expertise in digital communications and a deep commitment to early care and education issues who is interested in taking on the challenge of improving the Early Learning system in California. The Communications Associate will support with executing communications plans, content creation and messaging, shaping and managing the organization’s social media presence, maintaining and expanding content for the organization’s website, supporting event execution, and completing administrative tasks as assigned.

Under the supervision of the Communications Director, the Communications Associate will:

  • Support the creation of organizational materials such as: press releases, statements, advisories, op-ed pieces, blog posts, memos, briefings, fact sheets, infographics, and other materials that support communications efforts
  • Coordinate the publication of organization’s newsletter
  • Oversee the organization’s social media presence:
    • In collaboration with the Communications Director, create and implement a broad social media engagement strategy in support of EECA’s mission
    • Manage day-to-day distribution of timely information through social media outlets
  • Work with staff to maintain the communications calendar of priority events, upcoming programs, and milestones
  • Manage organization’s website to ensure high-quality content and optimal navigation:
    • Coordinate the creation and publication of all web content to ensure accuracy
    • Implement new solutions for enhanced user experience
    • Identify, evaluate, and solve website problems
    • Test web pages for functionality and update links as needed
  • Convert policy materials into user-friendly content for distribution across all communications channels, including web, newsletter, social media, etc., including the design of printed materials such as brochures and flyers as well as graphics and other items as needed
  • Participate in the development of video stories that support EECA’s priority areas
  • Work on other projects or assignments as needed


Required Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability

  • 3-5 years’ experience working in a communications or media related field
  • Excellent communication and writing skills as well as an ability to write and edit proficiently and quickly
  • Professional experience overseeing social media accounts
  • Ability to use technical communications tools, such as content management systems, Mailchimp, analytics tools, Photoshop or Canva, and HTML
  • Ability to meet deadlines and effectively handle a variety of time-sensitive tasks and competing priorities with minimal supervision
  • High level of strategic thinking, personal initiative, and innovation
  • Ability to evaluate and solve communications needs quickly
  • Shows initiative and is highly organized and efficient, with outstanding attention to detail
  • Ability to anticipate project needs as situations and projects develop
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent related experience
  • Bilingual - English/Spanish


Nice-to-haves

  • Passion for and commitment to the mission of Early Edge California which focuses on high-quality Early Learning programs, Early Learning workforce development, and Dual Language Learners
  • Previous experience working with an advocacy/policy-focused nonprofit organization


About Early Edge California
Early Edge California is a statewide policy and advocacy organization that works collaboratively to promote policy reforms and investments in California’s Early Learning system that will expand access and support for high-quality teaching and caregiving for all children from birth to age 8. Our goal is to advance quality early education so children can be happy, healthy, engaged learners by their first day of school and every day after. We collaborate with thought leaders to advocate for high-quality teaching for our youngest children, especially those most in need.

Since 2003, we’ve successfully advocated for groundbreaking early childhood policies, from creating transitional kindergarten to securing the funding necessary to improve Early Learning programs throughout the state. Early Edge’s priority is to ensure that the early childhood workforce has the knowledge and skills necessary to provide high-quality, developmentally appropriate care and instruction to our state’s youngest residents. Our focus is on improving the preparation, support, and compensation for the workforce and building its capacity to support children’s dual-language development.

Hiring Statement
Early Edge California is a project of the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. The New Venture Fund is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. The New Venture Fund's work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.

Early Edge offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits (full health, vision, dental, life insurance, matching 401K), and generous time off policies.

This position is based in the Los Angeles area. Currently 100% remote with the possibility of a hybrid remote/office schedule in 2021.

To be considered for this position, please submit an application online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/CPSHRRS/jobs/2870584/communications-associate

For more information contact:

Debbie Gutman
CPS HR Consulting
dgutman@cpshr.us
916-471-3364

Early Edge California website: www.earlyedgecalifornia.org
New Venture Fund website: www.newventurefund.org




Early Edge California is an equal opportunity employer.

Los Angeles, CA 90067 2020-09-30 View
Administrative and Project Coordinator

Early Edge California
This position is based in the Los Angeles area.
Currently 100% remote with the possibility of a hybrid remote/office schedule in 2021.


Administrative and Project Coordinator
Annual salary: Depends on qualifications
Early Edge California provides a generous benefit package.
Application deadline: Thursday, October 15, 2020

Early Edge California is seeking a talented individual to work closely with the Early Edge team to coordinate and support the organization’s project and advocacy work. This individual will carry out administrative, project management, and logistics activities as described below.

Under the supervision of the Director of Operations, the Administrative and Project Coordinator will:

  • Coordinate and manage the Executive Director’s schedule, travel, and business-related expenses
  • Provide support to the Director of Operations, including:
    • Creating and monitoring project timelines and following up with team members and vendors to ensure projects stay on track
    • Coordinating, organizing, and overseeing logistics for Early Edge’s meetings, convenings, and legislative events
    • Processing vendor agreements and contracts
    • Data entry
    • Identifying areas for improvement and opportunity; coordinating process improvements
  • Provide additional administrative support to the Communications and Policy teams as needed
  • Manage and compose internal and external correspondence with consultants, vendors, partners, and others
  • Attend internal and external meetings and take notes
  • Organize and maintain Early Edge’s online filing system in Dropbox and Google Drive and ensure that documents are properly categorized for easy retrieval
  • Assist with other projects and tasks as needed


Required Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability

  • 3-5 years of experience in a project coordinator or administrative role
  • Ability to meet deadlines and effectively handle a variety of time-sensitive tasks and competing priorities with minimal supervision
  • Above average communication skills: reading, writing, listening, and presenting information
  • Close attention to detail and ability to handle sensitive and confidential information
  • Shows initiative and is highly organized and efficient
  • Ability to anticipate project needs as situations and projects develop
  • Works well and displays flexibly as a team member
  • Expertise in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google calendar, Google docs, Canva or Photoshop, etc.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent related experience


Nice-to-haves

  • Passion for and commitment to the mission of Early Edge California
  • Bilingual - English and Spanish
  • Familiarity with Early Childhood Education issues and/or the California legislative cycle


About Early Edge California
Early Edge California is a statewide policy and advocacy organization that works collaboratively to promote policy reforms and investments in California’s Early Learning system that will expand access and support for high-quality teaching and caregiving for all children from birth to age 8. Our goal is to advance quality early education so children can be happy, healthy, engaged learners by their first day of school and every day after. We collaborate with thought leaders to advocate for high-quality teaching for our youngest children, especially those most in need.

Since 2003, we’ve successfully advocated for groundbreaking early childhood policies, from creating transitional kindergarten to securing the funding necessary to improve Early Learning programs throughout the state. Early Edge’s priority is to ensure that the early childhood workforce has the knowledge and skills necessary to provide high-quality, developmentally appropriate care and instruction to our state’s youngest residents. Our focus is on improving the preparation, support, and compensation for the workforce and building its capacity to support children’s dual-language development.

Hiring Statement
Early Edge California is a project of the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. The New Venture Fund is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. The New Venture Fund's work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.

Early Edge offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits (full health, vision, dental, life insurance, matching 401K), and generous time off policies.

This position is based in the Los Angeles area. Currently 100% remote with the possibility of a hybrid remote/office schedule in 2021.

To be considered for this position, please submit an application online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/CPSHRRS/jobs/2865946/administrative-and-project-coordinator

For more information contact:

Debbie Gutman
CPS HR Consulting
dgutman@cpshr.us
916-471-3364

Early Edge California website: www.earlyedgecalifornia.org
New Venture Fund website: www.newventurefund.org




Early Edge California is an equal opportunity employer.

Los Angeles, CA 90067 2020-09-30 View
Preschool Teacher Assistant

Westside Neighborhood School has an opening for a Preschool Teacher Assistant to assist with our on campus program in the for the 2020-21 school year. Work hours will range between 8am-5:30pm.

Candidates for the ECC must have a minimum of 12 ECE credits and should have experience working with preschool-aged children in a school and/or camp setting.

All candidates should also have excellent people skills, strong rapport with children, have a willingness to be a collaborative member of the WNS faculty, and are highly reliable and punctual.

Please email resume and cover letter to: Brad Zacuto (bzacuto@wns-la.org), and put your name and name of the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Los Angeles, CA 90066 2020-09-23 View
Grant Writer

 

PEACH (Partnerships for Education, Articulation, and Coordination through Higher Education) is a cross-sector, cross-segmental higher education systems’ initiative. The PEACH collaborative includes cross-sector 2-year, 4-year and graduate level EC/CD program faculty partners as well as representatives from allied professional development programs, professional organizations, and advocacy organizations interested in collaborating to accomplish PEACH goals.  The mission of PEACH is to strengthen and support academic professional development pathways and related educational programs for the early childhood (EC) workforce throughout California in order to support children’s learning, growth, and family engagement.

PEACH began in 2011 as one of First 5 LA’s funded components of the Los Angeles Early Care and Education Workforce Consortium. The PEACH LA collaborative includes early childhood/child development (EC/CD) faculty representatives from 25 Los Angeles County institutions of higher education (IHEs) including 15 community colleges, 6 California State Universities, 3 private universities, and UCLA Extension Early Childhood Education Program. Statewide PEACH includes early childhood/child development (EC/CD) faculty representatives from institutions of higher education (IHEs) including California Community Colleges, California State Universities, University of California campuses, and private IHEs.  Through PEACH’s collaborative, inclusive approach over the last nine years, PEACH has worked closely with over 80 early childhood related organizations.

The PEACH Sustainability Group consists of a small group of PEACH Partners (ECE/CD Higher Education Faculty) who seeks funding to sustain the activities related to the mission and vision.

PEACH is seeking a Grant Writer to collaborate with the PEACH Sustainability Group in the development and submission for 2-5 grant proposals depending on amount of funding by June 30, 2021. For first consideration, please submit a letter of inquiry, a resume or vita, and an unofficial transcript of your highest academic degree to Barbra@PEACH4ECE.org by September 30, 2020.

Grant Writer Job Responsibilities:  In collaboration with the PEACH Sustainability Group, the Grant Writer:

  • Utilizes first, second, and third person sources to generate a working understanding of the mission, vision, goals, outcomes, and programs of PEACH
  • Communicates and builds relationships with potential funders
  • Establishes a grant development timeline in accordance with the guidelines set by the funder
  • Gathers proposal information by identifying sources of information, identifying and communicating issues associated with proposals, and coordinating submissions.
  • Clarifies opportunities, studies requests for proposal (RFPs), and attends PEACH Sustainability meetings.
  • Collaborates with PEACH Sustainability Group (which meets virtually every two weeks)
  • Works with project director to develop proposal components including project need, objectives/outcomes/deliverables, methods, timeline, budget, and evaluation plan.
  • Writes, revises, edits grant proposal, including project narrative and all required attachments, including executive summaries, conclusions, and organization credentials.
  • Coordinates submission of grant
  • Serves as the primary point of contact with the funding source, coordinates follow-up communications with the Principle Investigator

Grant Writer Qualifications / Skills:

  • Access to grant funding data bases to identify potential sources of funding in support of the mission and programs of PEACH, communicating the pros and cons of each source to members of the Sustainability Group and prioritizing in order of relevance and fit
  • Available to meet regularly by zoom and/or in person maintaining safe social distancing
  • Professional communication skills to build relationships with funders and PEACH
  • Written communication skills
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize information
  • Technical skills (Familiarity with navigating grant data base and evaluation plan development)
  • Process documentation (execute process, steps needed for task)
  • Time management skills
  • Coordination and collaboration skills
  • Strategic planning
  • Ability to learn about and act upon the needs of both PEACH and the funder

Preferred Education, Experiences:

  • Bachelor’s degree minimum
  • Minimum of 1-year experience in grant writing, prospect research, general fundraising or a minimum of 2 years comparable and transferable skills acquired in a professional setting
  • Familiarity with higher education and the field of early childhood

 Independent Contractor Fee

  • The grant writer would be an independent consultant. The contractor fee is $20,000 for the above scope of work.

For first consideration, please submit a letter of inquiry, a resume or vita, and an unofficial transcript of your highest academic degree to Barbra@PEACH4ECE.org by September 30, 2020.

Los Angeles, CA 90012 2020-09-11 View
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