Business Development Specialist

Job Title: Business Development Specialist

Job Type: Full Time

Location: Urbandale, IA


Founded in 1991, First Children’s Finance (FCF) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the business side of child care and early education. First Children’s Finance works to stabilize, improve and expand quality child care and preschool programs, especially those serving low- and moderate-income families. First Children’s Finance and its Iowa staff members have assisted hundreds of early care and education programs with direct consulting services, business training, access to capital though small loans, and community facilitation to help build the supply of quality early care and education. For more information see our website at

Mission Statement

First Children’s Finance helps children learn and thrive by forging partnerships that bring economic power and viability to the business of child care.

Position Purpose

The Business Development Specialist, supervised by the Regional Director, provides financial and general business consulting and training for child care and preschool businesses (home-based and center-based); leads and coordinates community-based projects in support of increasing the supply, sustainability and quality of early care and education; supports FCF’s fund development activities; supports FCF’s relationships with a diversity of stakeholders, partners and constituents throughout the state; and works with FCF staff to promote and ensure the effectiveness of our core programs including: business consulting, community consulting, training, business development cohorts, and loans.

The Iowa BDS position will work with clients and communities throughout the State of Iowa. Time in the branch office in Urbandale, travel and telecommuting may vary depending on assignments.

Salary and Benefits

Salary is competitive with nonprofit business development specialist salaries for comparable organizations in Iowa and other FCF offices. Benefits include medical, dental, life, and disability insurance; holidays and paid time off.

To Apply

Attach your cover letter and résumé to a single email and send to: [email protected] Put "Iowa BDS Application" in the subject line. Include full name, phone number, email and address on the cover letter.

Application Deadline: December 22nd, 2017, or until filled

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