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Early Childhood Program Officer

TBF - The Boston Foundation
Job Title: Early Childhood Program Officer
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Job Search Ends:
October 31st, 2018
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All applications should be submitted online.  

Go to https://www.tbf.org/who-we-are/careers and select Early Childhood Program Officer to complete our online application process.

Diversity candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Description


Title: Program Officer, Early Childhood

Department: Program

Reports To: Associate Vice President, Education to Career

FLSA Classification: Exempt   FTE: 1

Supervises: None



Position Summary:

Support the implementation of the Foundation’s early childhood strategies and participate as a significant contributor to emerging education strategies and activities in support of improving outcomes for Boston’s youngest children as they grow and enter school. 


Essential Functions:

  • Oversee the grants review process for early childhood related grant requests and full proposal reviews in partnership with and under the supervision of Associate Vice President
  • Organize and coordinate convenings and key networks of external partners, including grantees and non-grantee organizations 
  • Oversee early childhood related research projects, and conduct as-needed analysis of key Foundation initiatives, especially related to early education and health services for children and families. Conduct regular data gathering, research, and analysis for special projects
  • Manage initiative budgets and as-needed prepare budget and grant reports 
  • Develop written materials to support program work, as needed, including policy memos, grants due diligence, and reports, as well as budgets for special projects in the Program Department
  • Coordinate a team of internal and external stakeholders in early childhood, including donors and content experts in health, jobs, education, and others
  • Prepare other written material as needed including memos, research reports, background materials and correspondence, meeting summaries, etc.
  • Serve as key liaison to internal and external partners in planning and implementing events and initiatives
  • Produce regular written updates on the education strategies, key issues facing the community, and the work of the Foundation’s grantees for internal and external distribution
  • Coordinate preparation of departmental reports as needed, including reports to the Program Committee and Board
  • Participate in various other Program department activities as needed.


Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Individuals assigned to this position may perform other duties as assigned




Preparation, Knowledge, Previous Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s highly preferred
  • Understanding of the early childhood landscape in Boston, and Massachusetts, highly preferred
  • 7-10 years of relevant working experience required, teaching experience preferred


Skills, Abilities, Competencies:

  • General knowledge of education issues; specific knowledge of Boston’s education landscape a plus
  • Broad knowledge and experience in project management
  • Above average attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
  • Demonstrated ability to manage diverse stakeholders inclusively, and diplomatically
  • Ability to manage the demands of a fast paced and highly productive workplace

Working Conditions and Physical Demands:

  • Ability to sit for long periods of time
  • Ability to use a computer keyboard for long periods of time
  • Ability to carry up to 10 lbs.

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