Capacity Building Manager
Fully Remote Remote Worker - N/A

Position Summary:

The goal of ECIC’s Equity and Leadership work is to share capacity with communities, regions, and states in building their effectiveness for solving complex problems impacting young children and their families. The Capacity Building Manager effectively oversees the development and implementation of training, technical assistance and consultation activities for state agencies, national, regional, and local partner organizations and individuals working with young children and their families. This role has a special focus on building equitable systems that embed family and parent leadership, throughout Michigan and around the country. The Capacity Building Manager is a full time, remote position which supervises a team of consultants and plays a key role in identifying and building relationships with potential future clients.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

This list is intended to represent job-related duties and should not be viewed as exhaustive.  

  • Supervise staff, provide performance coaching including, but not limited to, conducting performance evaluations, providing ongoing feedback, and facilitating progress on professional development goals to support a team of high-performing consultants.
  • Provide administrative approval of staff reports, timecards, time-off requests, mileage reports, and expense reimbursements.
  • Meet with the senior director to provide updates, discuss issues and challenges, and provide recommendations using a continuous quality improvement approach.
  • Review and approve delivery of content expertise and resources to communities, state agencies, and organizations via training, consultation, facilitation, webinars, and other methods of education and information dissemination.  
  • Support creation and oversee execution of new training programs and curriculum/materials, in collaboration with ECIC leadership team and program team members. 
  • Fulfill specific project-based deliverables for partners and funders, including project management of the activities, assignment of appropriate staff, invoicing/billing and reporting. 
  • Engage stakeholders through events, meetings, and outreach activities.  
  • Stay abreast of emerging trends, best practices, and research to share with clients and to continuously improve services and offerings. 
  • Collaborate internally with Program Directors and Project Managers within ECIC to meet internal training and technical assistance needs. 
  • Promote ECIC’s service offerings and help partners/clients meet their strategic and tactical goals to measurably improve child outcomes. 
  • Present at conferences, curate, and disseminate research, best practices, and resources via e-bulletin, respond to external questions and requests, and network at local, regional, statewide and national early childhood programs and events to increase brand visibility. 
  • Support, as needed, convenings and virtual communities of practice to promote shared learning and networking among early childhood partners. 
  • Manage prospects, prepare reports and facilitate planning, outreach, and relationship-building activities to build client base. Assist in sales and marketing efforts. 
  • Monitor grant and other funding opportunities and evaluate alignment with organizational goals, developing recommendations for ongoing and future funding partnerships. 
  • Write consultant proposals and grant applications, with the senior director, to advance strategic goals. 


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent experience or lived experience as a parent leader.  
  • Five (5) years of work, or parent leadership, experience, including at least three (3) years in training, facilitation, and coaching as a consultant and one (1) year of supervisory experience. 
  • Ability to effectively supervise and coach teams.
  • Demonstrated success in the development and implementation of training and technical assistance programming on a statewide or national scale.  
  • Specialties in training and/or technical assistance applicable to early childhood systems-building that are marketable to current/ potential ECIC clients. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial equity as well as family and parent leadership. 
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills. 
  • Ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and professionally both verbally and in writing. 
  • Ability to maintain accuracy and attention to detail while managing multiple tasks, projects, and timelines. 
  • Ability to use data and analytical skills to proactively identify opportunities, set priorities, and solve problems. 
  • Ability to partner with racially and ethnically diverse colleagues and community members. 
  • Proficient in distance learning technologies including conference calls, online meetings, and webinars.  
  • Proficient in communication and data collection tools such as Constant Contact and Survey Monkey. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe and web-based applications. 
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and vehicle or other ability to travel throughout Michigan, including periodic overnight travel. 

Physical Requirements:

  • Talking - Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word to impart oral information to others accurately. (4-5 hours daily)
  • Hearing - Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound. (4-5 hours daily)
  • Walking - Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another. (1-2 hours daily)
  • Standing – In one position, particularly for sustained periods of time. (1-2 hours daily)
  • Visual Acuity – Viewing objects with close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; and/or extensive reading. (5-6 hours daily)
  • Office Setting - Sedentary work in which exerting up to 10 pounds of force is occasional and a negligible amount of force is frequently or constantly used to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.  
  • Home Office Setting - Requires set up of home office in alignment with ECIC expectations for safe, secure, quiet space for work.
  • Remote work - The job requires some travel within Michigan and occasionally to other parts of the country for projects, ECIC meetings, and organization needs. The frequency of travel depends on the organization's needs and for ECIC meetings, travel within Michigan is anticipated 1-4 times a year, and other national travel is anticipated 1-3 times a year.

Salary Description
$67,411 to $74,152