Director, Business Engagement

The Children’s Movement of Florida is the state’s leading voice on early childhood: championing policies and investments for high-quality early learning opportunities, health care access, and parent support. Bosses for Babies is a statewide initiative of The Movement, designed to engage business leaders in boosting their workforce and contributing to community prosperity through family-focused practices. The director of business engagement is a key relationship-builder and spokesperson who works to elevate the conversation on family-friendly workplaces with key audiences across the state and recruit new business champions (“Bosses”) for the initiative. 

This Florida-based position requires regular travel throughout the state. 


  • Create, manage and execute plan to recruit new business champions for early childhood (Bosses for Babies), drawing from diverse geographies, and industries and organizations of different sizes
  • Participate in regular public speaking engagements before chambers of commerce and other groups across the state
  • Oversee the successful launch of the Guide to Family-Friendly Workplaces in Florida in the first quarter of 2023, including collaboration with outside consultants, and continue to expand the reach and use of the guide
  • Create quarterly engagement opportunities for executives signed up as Bosses for Babies
  • Manage and coordinate regular communication about the Bosses for Babies program via The Movement’s communications channels, including Bosses for Babies LIVE webinars
  • Build meaningful partnerships with early childhood stakeholders, collective impact/community collaboratives, chambers of commerce (some of whom have broader relationships with The Movement)
  • Maintain an active social media presence for the Bosses for Babies initiative and to stay connected with state and national trends on family-friendly policies and practices
  • Track relationships and engagement, keeping records updated in database
  • Share in the team responsibilities for successful virtual events, including outreach for promotion and day-of roles
  • Other tasks as assigned

Qualifications and attributes

The director is expected to be a hardworking self-starter with strong attention to detail and a willingness to work collaboratively. The ideal candidate will be adaptable, creative, and demonstrate grace under pressure. 

Priority skills include: 

  • Meaningful experience working with business leaders, chambers of commerce, small businesses, and corporations
  • Comfort with public speaking and social media, with equal dedication to the details and small things
  • Interest in family-friendly policies and practices and early childhood issues
  • Demonstrated ability to juggle multiple priorities, manage projects, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and politically active environment
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Drive, Zoom, and other virtual platforms
  • Facility with databases (knowledge of EveryAction a plus)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; Spanish a plus
  • Must have access to reliable transportation and be able to transport materials to and from meetings and special events/programs

The position requires in-person attendance for meetings and events statewide, including some evening and weekend obligations.


The Children’s Movement of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive compensation commensurate with experience, as well as an excellent health and dental plan.

To apply

Send resume & cover letter to Mary Larrick, office manager, at