Leadership Opportunities

DCAEYC needs vibrant leaders to guide the work of YOUR association

The DCAEYC Board sets the priorities and direction of our organization’s strategic plan, oversees and manages fiscal resources, and supports the affiliate in carrying out the work of NAEYC.


If you or someone you know possesses strong leadership potential, including skills and knowledge of fiscal and governance oversight and a willingness to serve as an advocate of the DC early learning community, please consider submitting a Letter of Interest and Resume for a Member-At-Large position to Jackie Hines, Chair of the Nominating Committee at dcaeycmail@gmail.com by September 30, 2020.


Four Members-At-Large are needed:

Family Child Care Representative

Community-Based Representative

Public School Representative

Parent Representative 

DCAEYC is also seeking nominees for our 2020 elections for the DCAEYC Board President, Treasurer, Vice President of Programming, Vice President of  Membership, and Secretary. Promoting strong leadership is one of the primary ways DCAEYC works to achieve our mission, "to strengthen the early care and education system in DC." DCAEYC strives to be a "high performing, inclusive organization" and therefore we value representation on our Board that reflects our diverse membership.

Nominees must hold current membership and match the requirements as listed below. Each seat is a two-year term and elected on a rotational basis.

President: The board president convenes the executive board and supervises the Executive Director, including oversight of organizational growth, finances, vision, mission, staffing, and long-term goal setting and assessment; participates in Public Awareness events. This position requires leadership experience, demonstrated success as a committee chair or board member, and a history of building capacity in the nonprofit sector.


Treasurer: Serves as a financial officer of the organization and as chair of the Finance Committee; manages the Finance Committee, leads the board's review of and action related to the board's financial responsibilities; works with the Board Vice Presidents and Executive Director to ensure that appropriate financial reports are made available to the board on a timely basis; works with the Executive director in preparing and presenting an annual budget for board approval; ensures board review of financial policies and procedures; signs financial forms as necessary.


Vice President of Programming: Plans and evaluates with the Executive Director all DCAEYC programs and services; chairs the professional development committee;  helps to create program strategic priorities, and the integration of programs with the other executive functions of the organization; networks with other organizations for opportunities of collaboration; works to make programs inclusive and diverse; participates in Public Awareness events. 

Vice President of Membership: Prepares an annual outreach plan; identifies strengths and areas to improve inclusion; reduce or eliminate barriers to membership or active participation. plan and distribute membership information packets; welcome new members by phone or letter; introduce them at meetings; maintain complete and accurate membership records and verify that all board members are current NAEYC members; participate in public awareness events.

Secretary: The Secretary is responsible for ensuring that accurate and sufficient documentation exists to meet legal requirements, and to enable authorized persons to determine when, how, and by whom the board's business was conducted. In order to fulfill these responsibilities, and subject to the organization's bylaws, the Secretary records minutes of meetings, ensures their accuracy, and availability. Wherein necessary fulfills any other requirements of a Director and Officer and performs other duties as the need arises and/or as defined in the bylaws. Participates in public events.


If you or someone you know possesses strong leadership potential, including skills and knowledge of fiscal and governance oversight and a willingness to serve, please consider submitting a Letter of Interest and Resume for the desired position by September 30, 2020. 


The DCAEYC Nominations Committee will review nominations and present a slate of nominees to the DCAEYC Board for approval. Elections will be held October 30, - November 30, 2020. During the election, DCAEYC members will cast their votes by email. Election results will be read at the December Annual Membership Meeting. Newly-elected Board members will be inducted into office at the Annual Board Retreat to begin their board service. 


If you have questions or need additional information about the positions, commitment, and/or the nomination process, please contact Jackie Hines at dcaeycmail@gmail.com.

Thank you for considering this important volunteer service commitment.


The District of Columbia Association for the Education of Young Children (DCAEYC) is the DC Affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).


NAEYC is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research.

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