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. There is occasional travel within Michigan or to other geographical areas based on the needs of the organization. ECIC offers a generous benefits package including medical, vision, dental, short/long-term disability, life insurance, substantial paid time off, and retirement of up to 7% of salary.
ECIC’s commitment to equity, transparency and fairness: 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.
Are you driven to make an impact within a mission-focused organization? The Early Childhood Investment Corporation is seeking a Validator to create relationships with educators, supporting them on their journey to provide high-quality childcare for the families of Michigan’s children. Spanish bilingual candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
As a Validator, you will be responsible for maintaining a detailed knowledge of Great Start to Quality's process, validating child care programs' Self-Reflection, gathering information from child care business owners and partner organizations, and collaborating across ECIC's Validation, Great Start to Quality, and org-wide teams.
Is ECIC the workplace for you?
ECIC’s Vision is that all young children and their families in Michigan thrive. To make this vision a reality, we work to ensure:
- Race, culture and community are celebrated assets in a young child’s life
- Our work is informed by research and driven by the voices of diverse populations to achieve equitable outcomes for all children
- Collaboration is central to our work, and we strive to co-create knowledge and innovation for the field
The work of ECIC is fast-paced, deadline-driven, and collaborative. It requires flexibility and adaptability. Are these values important to you too?
- Inclusion: We respect the unique experiences and perspectives of our coworkers and our community, and our company culture must be inclusive and collaborative.
- Transparency: We practice open and honest communication. Dialogue for the betterment of the company should be respectful and received with an open mind.
- Results: We are action-driven and results-oriented. We serve internal and external stakeholders, anticipate their needs, and help them succeed.
If you find yourself nodding as you read through these items, then ECIC might be the place for you!
This is a full-time, remote/hybrid role based in Michigan. This is a benefit eligible position. Benefits include 401(a), Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Health insurance, Generous paid time off bank, Volunteer time off day, Float time off day.
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!
All employment decisions at ECIC are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, gender identity, physical or mental disability, marital status, genetic information, medical condition, military and veteran status, political affiliation, or any other factor protected by law. ECIC encourages applications from minorities, women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and all other qualified candidates.
ECIC is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind is prohibited.
Thriving in the ECIC environment calls for the ability to work remotely with a high degree of self-management, communication, and tech-savviness. Apply today if you are ready to showcase your skills in a setting that values independence and collaboration.
Our typical interview process includes a phone interview, a virtual interview, a skills assessment, a virtual or in person panel interview, possibly a High5 assessment, and a possible final interview with the direct supervisor.
ECIC understands applying for open positions takes effort. The hiring team will review all applications and notify candidates of their status. Due to high volume, please do not inquire about your application.