District Leader

KinderCare Learning Companies



Portland, OR


Position summary

Futures start here. Where first steps, new friendships, and confident learners are born. At KinderCare Learning Companies, the first and only early childhood education provider recognized with the Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award, we offer a variety of early education and child care options for families. We pave the way for their lifelong learning journey ahead. And we want you to join us in shaping a future we can all be proud to share—in neighborhoods, at work, and in schools nationwide.

Our teachers, center staff, and field leaders are the heart and soul of our business. When you join us, you’ll be directly supporting children and their education every day and experiencing the trials and triumphs that come with that responsibility. But you’ll never be alone. You’ll do it all with a village of dedicated and passionate humans who care as much about helping kids reach their highest potential as you do. The best part? Seeing the positive impact you’re making on the lives of young learners and their families—and knowing that your work matters. 

Suppose you’re passionate about leading and coaching others to deliver on our brand’s promise. In that case, the District Leader role could be for you! District Leaders are responsible for a business portfolio of Center Directors, providing them with the tools they need to succeed. This critical leadership position drives the quality and consistency our families experience in our centers across their district to enhance customer acquisition and retention. This is a multi-unit field leadership role, responsible for 10-15 centers and more than $10M in revenue.

As a District Leader, you will:

  • Recruit, develop, empower, and engage a very hardworking team of Center Directors and teaching staff.
  • Drive consistent focus on quality, accreditation, and educational excellence throughout your district.
  • Nurture customer relationships throughout the market while driving and supporting sound business decisions with children and families in mind.
  • Lead a business portfolio, identify sales opportunities, and drive business decisions to increase revenue, customer retention, and acquisition.


  • Ability and appetite to lead and engage diverse and equitable teams
  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience as a successful multi-unit leader
  • Ability to identify, develop, retain and engage a successful team
  • Strong business insight; ability to drive financial results and identify sales opportunities
  • Leadership experience in a customer and talent-focused environment

Our benefits meet you where you are. We’re here to help our employees navigate the integration of work and life:

  • Know your whole family is supported with discounted child care benefits.
  • Breathe easy with medical, dental, and vision benefits for your family (and pets, too!).
  • Feel supported in your mental health and personal growth with employee assistance programs.
  • Feel great and thrive with access to health and wellness programs, unlimited paid time off and discounts for work necessities, such as cell phones.
  • … and much more.

We operate research-backed, accredited, and customizable programs in more than 2,000 sites and centers across 40 states and the District of Columbia. As we expand, we’re matching the needs of more and more families, dynamic work environments, and diverse communities from coast to coast. Because we believe every family deserves access to high-quality child care, no matter who they are or where they live. Every day, you’ll help bring this mission to life by building community and delivering exceptional experiences. And if you’re anything like us, you’ll come for the work, and stay for the people.

Primary Location : Portland, Oregon, United States

Job : Field Leadership

Why you should apply for a job to KinderCare Learning Companies:

  • 4.5/5 in overall job satisfaction

  • 4.1/5 in supportive management

  • 86% say women are treated fairly and equally to men

  • 81% would recommend this company to other women

  • 86% say the CEO supports gender diversity

  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Human-centered organization dedicated to providing training, support, and career advancement to all our people

  • Women-led organization (93% of our leaders!)

  • Excellent child care discount