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Commonwealth Preschool Partnership Initiative (CPPI) Project Manager (Part-time)

Commonwealth Preschool Partnership Initiative (CPPI) Project Manager (Part-time)

locationBoston, MA, USA
PublishedPublished: Published 2 weeks ago
Education / Training
Part time
1 - 2 years of experience
$25,000 - $35,000 per year

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STATUS: Part-time, grant funded exempt (.6 FTE)


United Way seeks an experienced early childhood professional to work on United Way's Early Education and Out-of-School Time team to support the Commonwealth Preschool Partnership Initiative, an initiative of the Department of Early Education and Care that is focused on creating and sustaining mixed-delivery preschool systems in communities across Massachusetts. The ideal candidate has deep experience in mixed-delivery systems: early childhood and preschool, and familiarity with public school districts. This position will support systems- and community-level change for young children in United Way's footprint, focusing on alignment of the CPPI work with UWMB's broader EEOST systems change work and the building and maintaining of relationships with community partners. The candidate will need to be confident in working with state government agency staff, school district staff, and community leaders regularly to support this project. Please Note: this is a 2-year grant funded position.


  • Review and understand CPPI program in MA and elsewhere, develop context expertise on local mixed-delivery preschool models and understand alignment with UWMB EEOST systems goals.
  • Attend regularly scheduled meetings with Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) staff.
  • Develop agendas for meetings, manage schedules and timelines and complete other tasks to support grant deliverables.
  • Attend CPPI meetings hosted by EEC, including Tuesdays at 2, Professional Learning Communities, statewide meetings, orientations, and other meetings as UW's presence is requested.
  • Provide technical support to EEC with meeting planning, including creating Zoom registration links, managing registration lists, managing Zoom meetings for EEC, and creating and distributing follow-up surveys as requested by EEC.
  • Become familiar with CPPI communities in UWMB's footprint and attend monthly leadership team meetings for communities, with intentional focus on how UWMB's work in focus communities connects to the CPPI work there.
  • Provide technical assistance to CPPI community grantees, such as: reviewing meeting materials, editing newsletters, distributing surveys, analyzing results, problem solving for challenges that arise during project, etc.
  • Support local partners to submit all required grant documentation, as needed.
  • Execute other program tasks related to the grant as needed.
  • Complete and submit triannual status reports due to EEC, inclusive of Community Status Updates and Deliverables Report.
  • Represent the organization warmly and professionally, placing high value on the importance of building strong relationships.


The successful candidate for this position will have:

  • Experience working in Early Childhood related field
  • Degree in Early Childhood, Early Education or related field preferred
  • Previous experience with pre-school
  • Proficient computer skills, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel)
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strength in relationship-building
  • Organized and able to manage multiple priorities
  • Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to analyze problems and strategize for better solutions
  • Flexibility with virtual work recognizing that this position will be expected to travel at times throughout United Way's footprint.

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Years of experience

  • 1 - 2 years of experience

Salary range

  • $25,000 - $35,000 per year