Sustainability Coordinator/Contractor

The Children’s Foundation is seeking a part-time contractor responsible for assessing, evaluating, and providing feedback for potential areas of opportunity for sustainability beyond the PDG-5 renewal grant. This position is contingent upon grant funding. If you would like to apply, please  email a cover letter, resume and 3 references to


  • Conduct a national environmental scan, with a particular focus on states’ strategies for their impact and sustainability practices in early  childhood systems that have had PDG funding
  • Conduct research and data analysis, in concert with the PDG data team, to determine realistic sustainability initiatives
  • Determine sustainability goals and adapt as needed in concert with the PDG’sstrategic plan
  • Collaborate with key  stakeholders to develop sustainability plan in Year 1
  • Work with PDG team to discern findings from the needs assessment that may inform the sustainability plan.
  • Monitor overall progress and report outcomes promptly
  •  Provide recommendations for improvements in blended funding as well as private-public partnerships at both the state and community level.
  • Monitor and report on progress toward sustainability goals
  • Stay up to date on best practices in sustainability and early care and education systems management
  • Lead or participate, as needed,  in sustainability-related training or outreach programs


  • Master’s degree in economics, early care, and education policy, public administration, or a closely related field
  • Demonstrated track record of sustainable funding efforts in public and/or private efforts specific to early care and education on a state-wide level
  • Demonstrated success in developing and implementing sustainability strategies
  • Strong knowledge of sustainability principles and practices and demonstrated ability regarding potential of blended funding opportunities among state agencies.
  • Excellent analytical, research, and problem-solving skills
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to present data and recommendations clearly and convincingly
  • Ability to work independently and  collaboratively
  • Minimum 10 years  skilled experience in public-private partnerships and in working with both public and private sectors to advance quality early care and education
  • Flexibility and adaptability to evolving priorities and changing needs of the state’s early care and education environment

Compensation:  This will be based on experience.  It is anticipated that this contractor position will be up to 15 hours/week.