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Chief Executive Officer - Early Childhood Investment Corporation

Company: HR Collaborative
Location: Lansing
Posted on: February 7, 2024

Job Description:

Established in 2005, Early Childhood Investment Corporation (ECIC) is a statewide leader in early childhood development. Our mission is to collaboratively increase public and private investment in the earliest years, address issues impacting young children and their families, and enhance Michigans comprehensive early childhood system. We are committed to ensuring that every child has the opportunity to succeed in both school and life.
At ECIC, we envision a future where all young children and their families thrive. To realize this vision, we are dedicated to:
--- Celebrating race, culture, and community as valuable assets in a young childs life
--- Informing our work through research and amplifying the voices of diverse populations to achieve equitable outcomes for all children
--- Placing collaboration at the center of our efforts, striving to co-create knowledge and innovation for the field
We are seeking a Chief Executive Officer who will play a pivotal role in advancing the organizations mission to enhance early childhood development through innovative programs and strategic partnerships. The CEO will be a visionary leader who can drive the organizations growth, build external relations, advocate for policy changes, and ensure financial growth. As the head of our organization, you will lead a dedicated team of individuals and collaborate with diverse stakeholders, including government entities, foundations, and community partners.
As the CEO, you will:
--- Set strategy; cast a vision; lead, develop, and motivate staff, partner organizations, and Executive Committee, while fostering strong working relationships
--- Provide oversight across programmatic, administrative, marketing, and public relations divisions
--- Establish and execute strategic vision and goals in collaboration with the Executive Committee
--- Cultivate relationships with diverse communities, governing bodies, and funders, both private and public to further the mission of ECIC
--- Provide financial oversight in managing the annual budgeting process, evaluating financial statements, financial forecasting for various projects, and ensuring compliance with procedures.
--- Work in partnership with State departments, State Intermediate School Districts, local agencies, parent coalitions, and community leaders to strengthen early childhood efforts
--- Develop sustainable revenue streams via fundraising and grant programs; and by preparing funding proposals, grant budgets, and business plans
--- Build community coalitions and strategic partnerships and collaborate with external partners to seek new opportunities for ECIC
--- Conduct presentations and public speaking engagements to communicate organizational goals
--- Meet with lawmakers and give testimony on to advance ECICs policy agenda
Our ideal candidate will have:
--- Bachelors Degree in Public Policy, Management, Business or related field is preferred but not required; Masters Degree preferred
--- Seven (7) years of leadership and management experience, preferably in non-profit or government
--- Ability to collaborate, lead a team, build coalitions and be a transformative leader for the organization
--- Enthusiasm for the mission of the organization and ability represent the organization to external stakeholders
--- Proven history of achieving tangible outcomes in a competitive environment
--- Strong strategic planning and fundraising skills
--- Excellent facilitation, mediation, and strong diplomacy skills and political savviness
We offer a salary range of $135k-$155k and a comprehensive benefits package including PTO, holidays, health, dental and vision insurance, and a retirement plan. If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity, please submit your resume and a cover letter with the link below.
Join ECIC in making a lasting impact on early childhood development. Your leadership will shape the future for Michigans children.
ECIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment.

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