The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a professional membership organization, headquartered in Washington D.C, that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research. NAEYC advances a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and supports all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children. NAEYC is a fast-paced, innovative and risk-taking environment, deeply focused on our mission, values and beliefs. The organization is metrics and results driven.
NAEYC is seeking a Deputy Chief Executive, Member Engagement, Brand Advancement and Professional Learning to join our executive team. The successful candidate must possess a demonstrated track record of creative and innovative successes along with the ability to effectively operationalize a vision. It is imperative that the individual is a strong and effective leader and manager of people who knows and understands how to motivate individuals and teams for collaborative success.
In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate his/her ability to be a systems thinker—bringing multiple business lines together to create a multifaceted and dynamic operation that will result in increased member recruitment, retention and engagement, exceptional content and professional learning, product sales, strategic marketing and communications and national and international brand recognition. This includes envisioning and overseeing the implementation of new and emerging business models for content strategy and development.
The following functional areas operate within the Member Engagement, Brand Advancement & Professional Learning division- marketing, creative services, membership, customer care center, meetings and conferences, exhibit sales, advertising, corporate strategic alliances, content strategy and development, publishing, digital services, and professional learning.
Primary Responsibilities and Key Objectives
Develop a vision and oversee implementation plan for membership, recruitment, retention and engagement.
Develop a vision and oversee implementation of the customer care center as an integrated, effective and high-performing operation.
In concert with CEO and team members establish aggressive and achievable benchmarks to measure progress in each of the business lines by conducting ongoing data analysis to understand market opportunities and sales trends of major NAEYC products/services.
Ensures mission-focused, cost-effective day-to-day operations through staff supervision, fiscal management (budget development and management and contract management), planning and execution.
Drive organizational alignment across independent business lines.
Provide oversight and guidance for an aligned and cohesive learning (knowledge) approach that provides tangible value for members via various platforms (including online, in-person, multimedia programs and content at Annual Conference and Professional Learning Institute).
Develop strategic direction and oversee all marketing and communications functions including earned media, press relationships, and product/service promotion and positioning work. This includes overseeing the strategy for revising and expanding product sales.
Oversee and provide strategic guidance to conferences and events teams with the goal of maximizing participation and effective participatory engagement and ensuring a valuable membership-oriented experience.
Provide strategic direction and implementation oversight to all NAEYC brand advancement activities including visual images, logo/mark, collateral material design and publications. Also develop and implement brand standards across NAEYC brands.
Serve as a member of NAEYC’s executive team.
Oversee and provide strategic guidance to the corporate strategic alliances team, ensuring innovative approaches to sponsorships are present, group membership is effective and cause-related marketing campaigns are explored. This work also includes overseeing a strong and strategic sales operation for advertising and exhibit space.
Enhance the performance and positioning of the NAEYC brand across markets and external constituencies, including educating and communicating with peers, colleagues and partners on the NAEYC brand
Provide leadership and direction in ongoing analytics regarding the NAEYC value proposition for current members, potential members, key constituents and customers.
Provide leadership and vision to develop and deploy the approach and direction of how content is created, delivered (via multiple platforms) and sold.
Demonstrates experience in managing complex enterprises
Previous related national association experience is strongly preferred
Demonstrates experience in understanding membership initiatives, publishing and all facets of brand advancement
Strong mentoring, coaching experience to a team with diverse levels of expertise.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Exceptional oral and written communications skills.
Demonstrates ability to establish effective working relationships with internal and external constituencies, including an ability to influence and engage direct and indirect reports and peers.
Possesses business acumen and financial savvy, including excellent judgment and creative problem solving skills including negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
Possesses strong analytical skills utilized to drive continuous quality improvement in operations and maintains proven track record of success in facilitating progressive organizational change and development within a growing organization.
Entrepreneurial team player that can multitask.
Collaborative and proactive; a team leader who can positively and productively impact both strategic and tactical finance and administration initiatives.
Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with senior management, NAEYC’s National Governing Board and staff.
This position requires occasional travel.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to move throughout the building; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - NAEYC is dedicated to providing equal opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, matriculation, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran's status, or any other factor that is a prohibited consideration under applicable law.
About National Association for the Education of Young Children
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8. NAEYC is committed to becoming an increasingly high performing and inclusive organization.
Founded in 1926, NAEYC is the nation's premier orga...nization working on behalf of young children with over 80,000 members, a national network of over 300 local, state, and regional Affiliates, and a growing global alliance of like-minded organizations.
Membership is open to all individuals who share a desire to serve and act on behalf of the needs and rights of all young children.
Staff approx. 105 Excellent Benefits, Pleasant work environment