If you believe that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts and are inspired by the potential of making excellence in early learning achievable and sustainable for EVERY child in northwest Washington, read on!
We at Northwest Early Learning Coalition are happy to offer new and unique opportunities to fill key roles in our regional coalition of five county coalitions (Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom) of northwest Washington.
Our work as a regional coalition is focused on connecting and aligning county, regional, and statewide efforts, around the Help Me Grow system model, as well as bringing together and growing critical resources, expertise, and cross-sector relationships throughout the northwest region.
A couple of notes to keep in mind:
If you are a purpose-driven, self-starter who can work independently and know how to bring people together, build trusted relationships, and coordinate several moving parts, this could be your opportunity to thrive.
Purpose of the role: Coordinate regional priorities between five counties and maintain connectivity between work in the northwest region with the statewide strategy and priorities using the Help Me Grow framework.
Key competencies of the ideal candidate
This is a part-time independent contractor position with a minimum commitment of 55 hours a month.
If you’re someone who is naturally organized, great at scheduling, tracking, following through on details, and keeping documents accurate and up-to-date, your talents will be valued and appreciated!
Purpose of the role: Steward and stabilize the Coalition’s formal meetings, records, and record-keeping processes.
Key competencies of the ideal candidate:
This is a part-time independent contractor position with a minimum commitment of 10 hours a month.
If you love planning and handling all the details for events, and know what it takes to do a successful fundraiser, this is a great opportunity to use your skills for a great cause.
You won’t be starting from scratch and you’ll have lots of help from the Advisory Panel members. We’ve been putting on a successful brunch annually for several years and have a proven format, strong following, and great resources.
Purpose of the role: An event that informs, educates, inspires, and raises money for the Coalition’s regional work.
Key competencies of the ideal candidate: Virtual event design, planning, working with volunteers, strong communication, and organizational skills.
Compensation: $5,000 flat rate for a single virtual event.
Additional funds are available for event expenses.
Regional Lead Accountabilities:
Regional Facilitator Accountabilities:
If any of these roles are a fit for you, we invite you to submit a Letter of Interest with responses to the relevant questions below, along with a current resume.
Submit via email to Melissa Ransdell at
Your submission will be reviewed and we will be scheduling interviews with selected candidates, (as well as following up with those who are not selected) in mid-October. We hope to fill the positions quickly.
Questions for Regional Event Coordinator candidates to address in a Letter of Interest
Northwest Early Learning Coalition (NWEL Coalition) is a network of five county coalitions with a mission to make excellence in early learning achievable and sustainable for EVERY child in northwest Washington. Our work includes connecting and aligning county, regional, and statewide efforts, as well as bringing together critical community resources, county expertise, and cross-sector relationships to create efficiencies and expand access to support and resources.
At the core of our coalition is a fundamental belief that the numerous and complex systems supporting children and families in Washington State and in our region must be coordinated in order for children to achieve success in school and life.
Together, we represent and have trusted relationships with more than 100 organizations and individuals committed to early childhood, including early learning providers, social service agencies, early intervention services, child welfare organizations, libraries, school districts, public health agencies, higher education, families and many others.
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