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Childswork Learning Center


After seven wonderful years leading Childswork, our Executive Director, Kim Hill, has decided to take on a new career challenge. We are looking forward to welcoming a new Executive Director this spring who will continue to strengthen the quality of our programs and support our community of teachers, staff, children, and families.

The new Executive Director will…

  • Have a passion for early childhood education and lead Childswork based on our core values of collaboration, integrity, respect, community, and inquiry
  • Be responsible for strategic and operational needs for staff, programs, execution, and expansion of our mission and educational philosophies
  • Represent Childswork to the outside community to further partnerships, advocacy objectives, programming initiatives, and fundraising goals
  • Provide collaborative leadership to the staff and parent body
  • Drive an adaptive culture that embraces innovation and growth
  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study
  • Have a minimum of ten (10) years of organization-wide leadership responsibility with at least five (5) years of successful leadership in a non-profit organization
  • Have demonstrated capabilities in strategic planning, board administration, team leadership, employee management, and effective internal and external communication
  • Demonstrate experience with developing and managing budgets and comfort with overall business and financial management
  • Demonstrate development experience that includes grant writing and various fundraising activities
  • Have experience with, and an understanding of early childhood education preferred, including knowledge of interactive teaching methodologies and developmentally appropriate practices

To learn more and apply, visit the Notogroup Executive Search website

Childswork is always looking for great teachers to join our sub list.

If interested, please review the qualifications and application process here.

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About Childswork

Childswork Learning Center is a non-profit early childhood education school located in Southeast Portland, Oregon. Since 1984, our school has served a diverse population of children and families, focusing on the development of the whole child with respect and compassion.

Childswork is a safe place for children to explore, take chances, make messes and learn through play. At Childswork we nurture wonder, we embrace joy, and we foster discovery.

Rights of Participation

No person shall be denied the services or facilities of this organization or be excluded from participation or services because of race, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, creed, religion, handicap, or national origin; discrimination of any kind is expressly prohibited.