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What's New 

Now Hiring for new CLC Staff Position: Manager of Learning & Leadership

The Child Life Council (CLC) is seeking a knowledgeable, enthusiastic individual to join our team as Manager of Learning and Leadership. This new position at CLC has been created as a result of (1) our expanded commitment to identifying and introducing innovative approaches to delivering educational opportunities to CLC members and (2) the need for management of a multi-faceted leadership development program to be launched this fall. For more information about the position and how to apply, visit CLC Jobs.

CLC Welcomes Shirene Urry, Manager of Communications & Marketing, to Headquarters Staff

Please join us in giving a warm welcome to CLC's newest staff member, Shirene Urry. As Manager of Communications and Marketing, Shirene's role will involve advancing CLC's brand and public awareness of child life. Shirene will manage social media and publicity of CLC. To learn more about her and her position at CLC, visit our Staff page.

CLC Presents Slate of Candidates for Board of Directors Election

The CLC Nominating Committee recently presented the CLC membership with a recommended slate of candidates for four open positions on the Board of Directors. On Tuesday, March 11 all professional members in good standing received an email with a ballot to approve the proposed slate. Members can learn more about the background and qualifications of each of the candidates--as well as the nominations process--in Nominations & Voting.

Thanks to those who celebrated Child Life Month in March

Thank you for making Child Life Month a success! We hope you will visit CLC Community and our FB page to see photos and videos of the fun activities child life programs put on and the honor given their fine work.  

Search and Apply for Child Life Jobs in New and Improved CLC Career Center

The Child Life Council is proud to offer a new and improved CLC Career Center, the best available online resource to search and apply to a wide range of child life professional opportunities across the country. The new site includes searchable job listings organized by specialty, location and employer, and features helpful tools such as job alerts, career advice articles, eNewsletters and more. Whether you are actively looking for a new opportunity or just curious to see what’s out there, the CLC Career Center is your solution!

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Supporting child life professionals as they empower children and families to master challenging events related to health care.

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