Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

Children's Institute

Portland, OR   |   March 31, 2021

Children’s Institute (CI) brings Oregonians together to support the early learning and healthy development of young children, prenatal to eight years old. We believe in starting early because the quality of life experiences during the early years sets the foundation for all future learning and development. We advocate for public investments in early childhood because targeted investments in children’s education, health, and safety improve lifetime outcomes for children who experience a wide range of barriers to opportunity, including classism, racism, ableism, ethnocentrism, and xenophobia.

The CEO will be responsible for CI’s consistent achievement of its mission, policy and advocacy efforts, programmatic goals, administration, and financial objectives. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the CEO will manage a staff of 25 mission-driven and highly talented professionals at its headquarters in Portland, and an annual budget of approximately $4.1 million. The CEO will also serve as the primary spokesperson and relationship builder for CI with community members, state agencies, funders, and other key partners.

Children’s Institute (CI) seeks a visionary, entrepreneurial, and collaborative leader to serve as its next Chief Executive Officer. The CEO will have the chance to work at the intersection of policy, systems, and community change while leading an organization that is a trusted voice in early childhood development. This is an exciting opportunity to help shape quality care for Oregon’s children and to influence the national conversation around early learning and the healthy development of young children. In addition, the new CEO will be instrumental in broadening the focus of CI’s advocacy, building a stronger coalition, and expanding partnerships to drive greater inclusivity and impact.

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