The Cradle to Career Partnership (C2C) of Pima County serves as a catalyst for working together, across sectors, and along the educational continuum to drive better results in education, for every child from cradle to career. Additional information about C2C can be found at www.C2CPima.org. Central to the strategy of collective impact are C2C’s Change Networks, groups of subject matter experts and practitioners convened to address systems change in C2C’s milestone outcome areas.
This position manages collaborative action in partnership with educators from C2C’s seven partner school districts through coordinating, coaching, and providing technical assistance to Change Networks and site-based project teams as assigned. The K-12 Network Facilitator will be responsible for managing the support and oversight of Change Networks focused on Early Literacy and Middle School Math, with potential expansion to other outcome areas within the K-12 space, as well as site-based school improvement projects. This includes supporting development of action plans, and implementation of identified strategies around key priority outcomes. This position reports to the Senior Director of the Cradle to Career Partnership.
All United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona (UWTSA) programs and strategies work toward eliminating racial, ethnic, and socio-economic disparities for an educated, thriving, and equitable community.
This is a grant-funded position.
Salary Range - $50,000 - $55,000
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Develop and cultivate relationships with community stakeholders invested in improving educational outcomes in priority areas.
- Manage and oversee progress on continuous improvement and collaborative action around key strategies through effective facilitation of network and school-based meetings.
- Develop expertise in continuous improvement methods and tools to educate and support Change Networks and site-based school improvement projects.
- Coach, facilitate and provide assistance to Change Networks in order to establish and maintain momentum, achieve objectives and complete deliverables.
- Present at C2C Leadership Council meetings as necessary and provide information on progress of action teams through presentations and written reports.
- Maintain and archive appropriate documentation of progress of action teams including, but is not limited to, meeting minutes, action team products, and relevant research.
- Assist in other C2C Partnership meetings, activities and events as needed.
- Directs all funded activities, prioritizes responsibilities and assignments, and ensures completion of timely reports and work products.
- Using the StriveTogether Theory of Action and associated strategic assistance, tools, and trainings, facilitates, and manages a scope of work to produce results leading to more equitable outcomes for all students in Pima County.
- With support from the C2C Data Team, develops and directs data collection and data sharing plan with community partners for the purpose of both developing and tracking strategies that better connect opportunity youth to school and work.
- Plans, designs, and negotiates the scope of work with community partners as initiative expands and oversees subsequent contract and project monitoring.
- Leads resource development and grant writing efforts to expand funding for backbone staff and subgrantees, with a focus on K-12 outcomes.
- Assist in other United Way initiatives and meetings as needed.
Other Duties as Assigned
EDUCATION, JOB KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
- A bachelor’s degree with 5 or more years of relevant work experience is required. A master’s degree is preferred.
- Experience in school improvement, specifically within Title I schools is highly preferred. Demonstrated success in facilitating multidisciplinary or multi-organizational teams is desired.
- Ability to manage details and work independently; excellent written and oral communication skills and strong interpersonal skills are required.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel is required as well as familiarity with using the internet to locate credible and relevant information.
- Excellent project management and organizational skills; ability to manage details and work independently.
- Strong knowledge of early education and K-12 landscape and issues are desired.
- Demonstrated passion for the transformative power of education will be a key qualification for any applicant.
Communication Maintains communication and works collaboratively with volunteers, C2C Staff, Change Network partners, Leadership Council members to provide support for networks of community partners; ability to communicate with diverse groups and “translate” vocabulary/jargon across sectors.
Problem Solving Ability to address and overcome complex issues to achieve desired results; great listener and seeks substantial input before making key decisions.
Embracing Change Champions change and provides tools to assist community partners in accelerating the change management process necessary to implement and sustain their proposed improvements.
Teamwork/Collaboration Reinforces collaborative approach in work with Partnership committees, staff, and other organizational partners to move the Partnership’s work forward and achieve its vision, mission and goals. Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with United Way staff at all levels, volunteers from diverse backgrounds, state and local government and philanthropic organizations, donors, community partners, and independent contractors.
Travel Must have ability to travel to work in a variety of locations throughout the metropolitan Tucson area and other parts of the state when required. Must possess a valid driver’s license, current auto insurance, daily access to a reliable vehicle. Ability to travel for conferences and workshops to other parts of the country several times a year is also required.
Low physical effort required to sit, stand at files, bend, stoop, lift, and walk, occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Requires ability to use a keyboard, monitor and calculator. Also requires the ability to communicate verbally, both in person and on the telephone.