Director of Community Parenting Saturation Program

24 Apr, 2020


Director of Community Parenting Saturation Program

Illinois Action for Children
Chicago, IL
Under the direction of Vice President of Community Impact, the Director of Community Parenting Saturation Program provides strategic direction and oversight of all aspects of the Community Parenting Saturation Project. The Community Parenting Saturation Project is a three-year pilot that aims to saturate two communities in Illinois with an array of resources and interventions that increase parenting skills, thus impacting the educational success of young children. The Director of Community Parenting Saturation Program assumes the leadership role in the planning, implementation, and coordination of this pilot project, including managing the team and the community implementation.

<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