Director of Community Parenting Saturation Program
<span “text-decoration:=”” underline”=””>ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Develop and implement a plan to support two communities through action learning, assessment, capacity building and full implementation of the Community Parenting Saturation project.
- Convene and engage the Community Saturation Governance Committee and Advisory Committee as partners in planning, implementation and evaluation of the project for the duration of the project. Act as a liaison to funders, awarded communities and IAFC internal team.
- In collaboration with funding partners, Governance Committee and IAFC internal leaders, develop and implement an RFP application and scoring process for community selection for the project.
- Work with colleagues to identify and contract human-centered design firm to support the project.
- Use action learning process to review quantitative and qualitative data to adapt and refine pilot as necessary.
- Secure additional funding to support the sustainability of implemented strategies in selected communities.
- Promote the Community Parenting Saturation project to external partners and the broader community to raise awareness of the project, its lessons learned, and ongoing activities.
- In collaboration with IAFC Public Policy and Advocacy team, engage statewide policy committees and state leaders to communicate project goals, accomplishments and key lessons learned to inform statewide and local policy.
- Supervise Family and Community Engagement Coach, including but not limited to supporting professional development and building capacity to support communities.
- Create systems to manage the documentation and budgeting requirements related to work plans, billing, contracts, check requests and invoicing.
- Complete all reporting in accordance with grant deliverables, funder and agency expectations.
- Manage budgets and financial records of contracts to maintain compliance.
- Manage logistics involved in coordinating meetings and events. Manage Salesforce and Smartsheet project management software and systems.
- Execute our workplace core capabilities of accountability, customer focus, continuous quality improvement (CQI), communication, competent people, and clear priorities.
<span “text-decoration:=”” underline”=””>EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Master’s Degree in early childhood education or a related field and at least seven years of experience. Or, a Bachelor’s Degree and at least ten years of related experience in early childhood, family engagement, and community engagement. Previous experience with project management is preferred.
<span “text-decoration:=”” underline”=””>OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Excellent writing, editing, speaking and presentation skills
- Ability to prioritize and work on multiple tasks simultaneously
- Ability to work well independently and as a team member
- Ability to build strong relationships with external partners
- Ability to manage staff and relate to a variety of personalities and cultures
- Ability and willingness to travel locally and statewide
Salary: $73,200 Location: 4753 N Broadway, Chicago, IL
IL Action for Children is EEO/M/F/V/D employer.
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Job posted: 2020-04-24