Careers

Our team of dreamers and doers create an energized culture focused on impacting Michigan’s children and individual growth.

At the Early Childhood Investment Corporation (ECIC), we’re on a mission. We envision a future where all young children and their families in Michigan thrive. Since 2005, ECIC has worked collaboratively with partners across Michigan. As a public organization, funded by federal, state and private supporters, we have invested more than $225 million to improve the social-emotional health, economic stability, safety, physical health and school readiness of all children – focusing on investing in the earliest years. ECIC is currently experiencing high growth and is looking for dynamic leaders to join our team. ECIC services all 83 counties in Michigan. Do you have a passion for making a difference for children and families? Apply for our current openings today. 

At ECIC, much of our work centers around supporting equitable access to quality early care and education for children and families, in part by supporting child care providers. Because the diversity among child care leaders has not kept pace with the diversity of the population in their care, ECIC believes that individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences can unlock significant potential in our work across the early childhood landscape.

ECIC team members are located all over Michigan and many work remotely 100% of the time due to our flexible work arrangements and sophisticated use of cloud-based technology. These roles are Michigan-based, with the flexibility of working from home with occasional travel to Lansing office. ECIC also offers a generous benefits package including medical, vision, dental, short/long-term disability, life insurance, paid time off, and retirement of up to 7% of salary. 

ECIC’s commitment to equity, transparency and fairness: In order to promote gender and racial pay equity, ECIC transparently publishes starting salary ranges in all job postings.

Position Location/Remote Office Statement:  The office location for ECIC is at 8164 Executive Court, Suite A, Lansing, MI.  People hired into ECIC positions have the ability to work remotely. For most roles, selected candidates who have been approved to work remotely must complete that work within Michigan. Candidates should confirm work location and schedule at the time of interview as roles and remote work configurations vary. 

Current Openings

Assessor

Are you passionate about advancing equity in early childhood?  The Early Childhood Investment Corporation is seeking an Assessor for Great Start to Quality, to join our team.  

The Assessor supports the Great Start to Quality assessment process to ensure fidelity to the model through the assessment of licensed child care programs, including center-based and family and group homes. Assessors consult with Quality Improvement Consultants on completed assessments in the development of quality improvement plans.    

At ECIC, much of our work centers around supporting equitable access to quality early care and education for children and families, in part by supporting child care providers. Because the diversity among child care leaders has not kept pace with the diversity of the population in their care, ECIC believes that individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences can unlock significant potential in our work across the early childhood landscape.  

Assessors adapt to flexible workday schedules to accommodate provider care times, including periodically working an extended workday.  Possession of a valid driver’s license and vehicle or other ability of travel throughout Michigan and a functioning home internet are required to fulfill the duties of this position. ECIC also offers a generous benefits package including medical, vision, dental, short/long-term disability, life insurance, paid time off, and retirement of up to 7% of salary.   

For more information about the position and to apply, click here. Please include a cover letter and resume as part of your application. 

LEP Coach

Are you looking to make a difference and be part of a mission-driven organization? Are you a skilled early childhood professional with a passion for working with families and childcare providers? The Early Childhood Investment Corporation is seeking a License Exempt Provider (LEP) Project Coach to work remote in the Metro Detroit and surrounding areas of Southeast Michigan. 

The License Exempt Provider (LEP) Project Coach supports unrelated license-exempt childcare providers to successfully complete federally required on-site health and safety visits that occur in the child’s home within the required timelines. The LEP Project Coach also connects providers and facilities to local resources, programs and services for the children and families. 

At ECIC, much of our work centers around supporting equitable access to quality early care and education for children and families, in part by supporting childcare providers. Because the diversity among childcare leaders had not kept pace with the diversity of the population in their care, ECIC believes that individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences can unlock significant potential in our work across the early childhood landscape. 

The person in this role is part of a statewide team supporting families and providers. As such, the person in this role will collaborate on regular travel across the state of Michigan and within an assigned regional area of the state. LEP Coaches adapt to flexible workday schedules to accommodate provider care times, including periodically working an extended workday. Possession of a valid driver’s license and vehicle or other ability of travel throughout Michigan and a functioning, high-speed home internet are required to fulfill the duties of this position. ECIC also offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, short/long-term disability, life insurance, paid time off, and retirement of up to 7% of salary. 

For more information about the position and to apply, click here. Please include a cover letter and resume as part of your application. 

Communications Coordinator

Are you passionate about advancing equity in the early childhood sector? Are you results driven and innovative communications professional with exceptional verbal and written communication skills? The Early Childhood Investment Corporation is seeking a Communications Coordinator to join our team.

The Communications Coordinator supports the communications and marketing needs of the entire organization. This position is responsible for implementing a dynamic, organization-wide communications plan and calendar, which includes creating and/or executing content for websites, social media, email newsletters, and other digital media. 

ECIC team members are located all over Michigan and many work remotely 100% of the time due to our flexible work arrangements and sophisticated use of cloud-based technology. This role is Michigan-based, with the flexibility of working from home with occasional travel to Lansing. ECIC also offers a generous benefits package including medical, vision, dental, short/long-term disability, life insurance, paid time off, and retirement of up to 7% of salary. If you want to make a change at a statewide level and you are eager to learn and flourish as a professional, this role may be a great fit.

For more information about the position and to apply, click here. Please include a cover letter and resume as part of your application.

Research shows that women and people from underrepresented groups often only apply to jobs if they meet all the qualifications. However, no one ever meets 100% of the qualifications. ECIC encourages you to break that statistic and to apply. We look forward to your application

Early Childhood Investment Corporation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or an individual’s status in any group or class protected by applicable law. We encourage applications from minorities, women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and all other qualified candidates.

Early Childhood Investment Corporation provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment