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Learning Community Specialist

BUILD Initiative
Myrtle Point, OR 97458
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The BUILD Initiative is a national effort that advances state work on behalf of young children (prenatal-five), their families, and communities. BUILD staff partner with early childhood state leaders focused on early learning, health, mental health and nutrition, child welfare, and family support and engagement to create the policies, infrastructure, and cross-sector connections necessary for quality and equity. BUILD provides consultation, planning, and tailored implementation assistance, learning opportunities, resources, and cross-state peer exchanges. These efforts help state leaders improve and expand access to quality and promote equitable outcomes for our youngest children.

BUILD is fiscally sponsored by TSNE (tsne.org), which provides financial and grants management, human resources, legal, and other supports.


This position is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a highly effective team to bring about positive change for young children and families, to learn about all aspects of the early childhood field, and to work at the forefront of an exciting movement to promote early childhood systems building.

The BUILD team is virtual; team members are located across the country. The person filling this position will work from a home office. Team members have opportunities to attend in-person meetings but work primarily via phone and computer.

Essential Functions

Support Learning Community

  • Handle logistics and technology for learning community activities and miscellaneous topical webinars including email communications to participants, webinar invitations, webinar logistics, web-based resource pages, etc.
  • Work with Communications team to promote events and distribute resources.
  • Edit/format PowerPoint presentations for meetings and webinars.
  • Continuously update and manage lists and calendars for BUILD's learning community activities.
  • Maintain files on SharePoint.
  • Maintain reports on activities.

Support Organization of Meetings

  • Work in partnership with the content managers to support both virtual and in-person meetings of less than one hundred people. Duties include site selection, logistics planning, meeting registration, printing of meeting materials, attendance at the meeting, technical support of sessions, etc.


  • Fully utilize Salesforce.
  • Review/proof BUILD communications to assure proper formatting.
  • Complete all required paperwork, including time and expense reports, in a timely manner.
  • Participate in a performance evaluation on an annual basis, including a self-evaluation of work performed as detailed in the job description.
  • Participate in BUILD staff calls and semi-annual in-person staff meetings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.

  • High energy, creative individual with a passion to learn about the early childhood field.
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Demonstrated experience in meeting planningat least two years.
  • Strong communications and writing skills.
  • Proficiency with websites and information dissemination technology required.
  • Proficiency with computer software requiredWord, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience in early childhood or related fielddesired but not required.
  • Experience in hosting webinars desired.
  • Highly organized with ability to meet deadlines.
  • High work standards regarding efficiency, accuracy, and attention to detail.
  • Independent worker comfortable with participating as a member of a virtual team.

Physical Demands/Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work is performed in an office environment and in close proximity to other workers.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:

  • Handle, or feel objects, tools or controls;
  • Reach; traverse; sit (usually for longer periods of time); occasionally ascend/descend; and position self (to) move;
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds;
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate;
  • Job is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazards;
  • Likelihood of personal injury would be relatively slight;
  • Environmental and work hazards are not present to a measurable degree.

Regarding COVID-19: TSNE considers the health and safety of our employees of the utmost importance, and due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and subject to your state and local laws, our policy requires that all employees performing in-person work at a TSNE designated office are fully vaccinated. For the purpose of this policy, fully vaccinated indicates that you have received a single dose of the Janssen vaccine, or both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. Certain exemptions may be requested and will be considered by Human Resources.

Compensation and Benefits

Location: Work will be primarily performed 100% remote from your location.

Compensation: The starting salary for this position is $45,000 / year and is commensurate with experience.

Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package including:

  • Generous Paid-Time-Off (PTO): 12 paid holidays, 3 weeks vacation, 1 week personal holiday, and sick time for full-time staff;
  • 80% Employer-paid, $0 deductible Health Insurance through Harvard Pilgrim;
  • Low-cost MetLife Dental and Vision;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Health and Dependent Care;
  • Employer-paid Life, Long- and Short-Term Disability Insurance;
  • Employer-paid Pension through TIAA;
  • ...and more!

TSNE/The Build Initiative envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.

As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE/The Build Initiative will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.



Posted: 2022-04-28 Expires: 2022-05-29

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