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Associate Director, Early Childhood Initiative

The Bipartisan Policy Center is a non-profit organization that combines the best ideas from both parties to promote health, security, and opportunity for all Americans. BPC drives principled and politically viable policy solutions through the power of rigorous analysis, painstaking negotiation, and aggressive advocacy.

As a leading Washington, D.C.-based think tank that actively promotes bipartisanship, BPC works to address the key challenges facing the nation. Our policy solutions are the product of informed deliberations with former elected and appointed officials, business and labor leaders, and academics and advocates who possess views from across the political spectrum. We are currently focused on policy issues related to health, energy, national and homeland security, the economy, education, immigration, infrastructure, and governance.

The Associate Director for Early Childhood Initiative is responsible for assisting the Director in several areas including setting strategy for the Project’s work, conducting detailed research and analysis, managing relationships with stakeholders and experts, overseeing projects and managing staff. Reporting to Director, the Associate Director will work closely with senior advisors, consultants, and Project Leaders.


  • Develop consensus-driven early childhood policy recommendations through research, and stakeholder engagement, and policy analysis
  • In partnership with the BPC Action, our 501(c)4 lobbying organization, conduct outreach to gather information and build support for the Project policy recommendations by meeting with state and federal officials, health policy experts, Members of Congress and staff, media, etc.
  • Supervise development and execution of public events, issue-specific private roundtable discussions and regularly scheduled Project meetings
  • Work with BPC administrative, development, communications, and policy staff to develop content that demonstrates the Project’s activities, goals, and successes
  • Support development efforts and assist in regular communications with funders
  • Assist in development and management of Project staff and inters, the Project work plan and budget


  • An advanced degree in early childhood education or related field and 5-10 years of experience in the field
  • An in-depth understanding of federal and state early childhood policies and funding
  • Experience working with advocacy groups and national non-governmental organizations with diverse views
  • Excellent research, writing and policy development skills
  • Demonstrated success organizing and managing projects, meeting deadlines, and supervising staff
  • Experience moving ideas from conceptual stages to completion
  • Ability to work independently and within a team, think creatively, express ideas in a non-partisan fashion, and work well in a bipartisan organization
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, plan, organize, and communicate effectively
  • Experience working with executive and/or legislative branches or a demonstrated understanding of congressional or agency operations

BPC offers a highly competitive salary and provides generous benefits. Individuals interested in this position should send resume, cover letter, writing sample and references to [email protected]. Please be sure to include the title of this job, Associate Director, Early Childhood Initiative, in the subject line of your email.

BPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.