National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) • Dr Leah Austin, President

BCDI Philadelphia & Vicinity • Lola M Rooney, President

Employment Opportunity


The National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) is excited to announce a new employment opportunity at the National office located in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

We are currently looking for an Early Childhood Postsecondary Education Program Manager to manage the day-to-day operations and implementation of the Teacher Education and Compensation Helps (T.E.A.C.H.) Early Childhood® Scholarship Program in Washington, DC. The T.E.A.C.H. D.C. Early Childhood® Scholarship Program provides scholarships for the early learning workforce to complete coursework towards their associate and bachelor's degrees in Early Childhood Education to: increase their compensation; improve their student outcomes by ensuring quality care and education for young children and families; and earn their credentials to increase capacity and improve practices in the field of early childhood education.


  • Review scholarship recipient activity and update the records and information of scholarship recipients, sponsoring employers, and partner colleges and universities while tracking wage progression and notifying scholarship recipients/sponsoring employers of raises and/or bonuses.
  • Review and process scholarship applications against eligibility requirements set forth by the program's accreditor, the T.E.A.C.H. National Center (Child Care Services Association), and primary funder and partner, the District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE).
  • Support and present the T.E.A.C.H. D.C. Early Childhood® Scholarship Program to early childhood educators, early learning center directors, family childcare homeowners and providers, college and university representatives, and related service agency stakeholders.
  • Fully understand and explain program practices, policies, and procedures to scholarship recipients, sponsoring employers, partner colleges and universities, and other related stakeholders, as needed.
  • Collaboratively work with OSSE to ensure all program goals and activities are aligned with the District's early childhood education workforce objectives.
  • Collaborate with NBCDI and OSSE to maximize productivity of the T.E.A.C.H. D.C. Advisory Committee.
    Work with the Senior Director of Programs to develop, manage, and monitor T.E.A.C.H. D.C. program budgets and financial reporting.
  • Collect, review, and analyze T.E.A.C.H. D.C. program data in the T.E.A.C.H. D.C. database.
  • Prepare and submit requested reports to funders, the T.E.A.C.H. National Center, and other stakeholders, as needed.
  • Develop and lead community outreach, program assistance, and technical support to participating and prospective scholarship recipients, sponsoring employers, partner colleges and universities, and other related stakeholders.
  • Monitor and manage the progress towards internal and external programmatic goals.
  • Facilitate the involvement of the T.E.A.C.H. D.C. program's scholarship recipients, sponsoring employers, and partner colleges and universities at NBCDI's annual conference.
  • Collaborate with NBCDI's Training Institute to facilitate the introduction and alignment of NBCDI's early learning program curricula and training in T.E.A.C.H. D.C. early learning centers and family childcare homes to further support the long-term growth and professional development of the District of Columbia's early childhood education workforce.
  • Support the development of T.E.A.C.H. D.C. grant proposals and reports.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by senior leadership.


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Computer experience with knowledge of or demonstrated ability to learn FileMaker Pro and other T.E.A.C.H. database systems.
  • Ability to work effectively with nontraditional and first-generation college students.
  • Attention to detail with the ability to perform assignments efficiently and accurately.
  • High-quality customer service to all stakeholders.
  • Ability to effectively problem solve and provide leadership in a highly collaborative and productive team environment.
  • High comfort level with managing multiple and changing priorities, while meeting deadlines in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to collaborate.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekend hours, as requested.
  • Bachelor's degree and five (5) years of related.
  • Master's degree in early childhood education or related field preferred.
  • Management and supervisory experience preferred.


The salary for this position shall be commensurate with the candidate's skill and experience. NBCDI offers a competitive benefits package. The position is contingent upon adequate funding.


This is a largely sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 25 lbs.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Senior management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties, as necessary. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.


Please email your cover letter and resume to

No phone calls, please.