Chief Executive Officer (CEO)- NAEYC

National Association for the Education of Young Children
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Dec 16, 2021

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Position Type
Executive, Programs, Government Relations and Advocacy, Program Administration and Management
Academic Centers, Advocacy, Education, Social Services, Youth
Employment Type
Full Time
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As it nears its 100th year as a flag-bearer for quality in early childhood education, NAEYC  is seeking an inspiring and transformational leader who can guide the organization to its next stage of growth as its new Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”). This is a unique opportunity to be at the helm of an organization regarded as a national leader in early childhood education, as NAEYC evolves in new and exciting ways to respond to the current changes in the field.

The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for the overall successful operation and performance of NAEYC. This includes oversight of all programs, business lines, and fund development efforts, as well as the fiscal health and structural soundness of the organization. Reporting to and working closely with the Board of Governors, the CEO oversees an annual budget of approximately $20 million and 90 mission-driven and talented staff. The CEO also serves as the primary spokesperson for NAEYC with policy makers, the media, funders, partners, and educators.

Contact Koya Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Michelle Bonoan, Medelene Beasley, and Jennifer Smith are leading this search. To make recommendations, nominations, or to express your interest in this role please email or All nominations, inquiries, and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

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