The United Way of the Capital Region is seeking a Self-Starter to lead and grow our Ready for School, Ready to Succeed program.
The Ideal Candidate will: achieve long lasting, meaningful community impact in early childhood education and school readiness in the Capital Region through the development of relationships, building of partnerships and the engagement of volunteers.
- Staff and support initiatives relevant to education for community impact.
- Foster relationships with community leaders and partners in the non-profit and education sectors.
- Establish and maintain relationships with area school districts, childcare providers, preschools and other subject matter experts.
- Serve as staff lead and administrative support for the Core Solution Partners of the Ready for School, Ready to Succeed program.
- Work with a team of educators to develop community-based opportunities for family engagement.
- Continually monitor program outcomes and measures to show program impact, report performance metrics and take corrective action as needed.
- Assist in researching, identifying, acquiring appropriate grant funding, and meeting reporting requirements for grants awarded.
- Research best practices relevant to early childhood education readiness and share findings with Core Solution Partners.
- Coordinate the development and distribution of marketing materials.
- Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in education.
- 4 years of experience in the early childhood education required.
- Must demonstrate strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
- Possess basic computer hardware and software proficiency, including Microsoft Office.
- Possess and maintain a valid driver license and reliable transportation.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
Travel is minimal and would primarily be local during the business day.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
This is a Full-Time, Non-Exempt position with an annual starting salary of $40K and a generous employee benefit and retirement package.
All interested applicants must submit a letter of interest and resume by October 31, 2019 for consideration.