Announcing President and Chief Executive Officer Job Opportunity

Building on a distinguished 120-year legacy as one of the nation’s oldest private foundations committed solely to the wellbeing of children, the Foundation for Child Development (the Foundation) enhances the lives of children from birth to eight years of age by driving and translating innovative research leading to systemic changes in policy and practice.

The Foundation seeks a dynamic leader with keen intellect, deep passion, and significant experience in strategically investing and leveraging resources with partners to serve as President and Chief Executive Officer.


Do you believe in the role of quality early care and education in reducing the inequities that plague our society and in particular racial inequities?

Are you committed to research that informs policies and practices that enhance the wellbeing of young children, their families, and the adults who work with them?

Are you a bridge builder across sectors and a systems thinker who relentlessly seeks to find opportunities for researchers, philanthropy, and policymakers to come together to design systems that work for children?

Do you believe philanthropy has an important role is combating racism, prejudice, and discrimination?

Are you a driven advocate with a strong public voice for children, parents, and early care and education professionals?

Are you motivated by leveraging and maximizing resources to drive innovation for outsized impact?

If so, we invite you to keep reading to explore the enormous potential for you to lead a private, grantmaking foundation that for over 120 years has been a leader in promoting systemic change on behalf of our children and their development.

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The Foundation seeks a diverse pool of candidates and will offer a competitive salary. Applications, including cover letters and resumes, and nominations should be sent to the attention of Paul Spivey at FCD@​PhillipsOppenheim.​com.