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Early Childhood Coordinator

United Way of Northern Utah
Ogden, UT

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Associate
Part time

Published on 26 Feb 2021

Expires on 26 Feb 2021

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Early Childhood Coordinator

Title: Early Childhood Coordinator

Reports to: Welcome Baby Program Director

United Way of Northern Utah (UWNU) seeks a knowledgeable, energetic and dynamic self-starter who will play a critical role in guiding UWNU’s Welcome Baby parent education work to generate increasingly meaningful results for children and families in Weber, Davis, and Box Elder Counties. The Coordinator will work with strategic partnerships to ensure collaboration. The Early Childhood Coordinator will exhibit a professional presence, depth and breadth of experience to credibly represent UWNU and encourage collaboration at all levels of the organization and across the communities we serve. 

 

This position is designed to support strategic focus on home visitation, kindergarten readiness, increased volunteer relations, and accelerated impact within our area of early childhood work.  The right candidate will be able to build new ways of linking and maximizing our work and investments in Supporting Families in Need, Promoting Early Childhood Development, and Helping Kids Succeed in School

Key Responsibilities:

Early Childhood Collaboration

UWNU strives to maintain solid community partnerships with nonprofits, school districts, local government, foundations, businesses, and corporations to support children and families across Northern Utah to address local issues with a network of resources. We believe no single approach can solve the problems facing children, families, and individuals. The Early Childhood Coordinator will:

  • Engage in developing, promoting and maintaining solid community partnerships with other early childhood community partners.
  • Build strong relationships with diverse community stakeholders, and identify opportunities for UWNU to help address critical community needs within early childhood areas.

Supporting Families in Need

UWNU helps individuals and families move out of poverty and toward self-sufficiency; provides resources to those in crisis or needing access to services; and supports in stabilizing homes so every individual has food, clothing, and shelter. The Early Childhood Coordinator will:

  • Maintain updated resource and referral information to provide high quality human services to individuals, families and organizations.
  • Oversee coordination of community drives; manage, report and acknowledge community donations.
  • Collaborate with community partners in providing parent and family support through community outreach.

Promoting Early Childhood Development

The path to success starts before birth. UWNU helps ensure; all children have a strong academic foundation and are ready for kindergarten and first grade; all parents are engaged in their child's education and development; all children have a safe and healthy environment at home, childcare, and school; and all children have optimum health (physical, mental and dental). The Early Childhood Coordinator will:

  • Promote the Welcome Baby program in community settings to educate families through volunteer based home visitation and community education, so every child is ready to learn.
  • Support further development of early childhood collaboratives and utilization of existing resources (e.g. Help Me Grow, UpStart, Bright By Text).
  • Maintain up-to-date resources for kindergarten readiness through research and development.

Helping Kids Succeed in School

UWNU works to unite organizations and collaborate to support school age children.  The Early Childhood Coordinator will:

Coordinate with Family & Youth Specialists in schools to support families and enable success at school.

Program Development and Support:

  • Engage in a cohesive and aligned team.
  • Meet with supervisor on a quarterly basis to set goals and evaluate progress.
  • Maintain tracking system for monitoring in-kind donations.
  • Engage community and corporate partners.

Required Competencies:

  • Relationship-Oriented: Understands that people come before processes and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.
  • Collaborator: understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.
  • Mission-Focused: Catalyze others’ commitment to mission to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities. 
  • Results-Driven: Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good.
  • Action Oriented - Look to find new solutions to old problems. Take on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
  • Brand Steward: Steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.

 

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in child and family studies, education, or related field (or equiv. experience).
  • Experience in education/early childhood managing complex, multi-stakeholder projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with multiple institutions.
  • Experience working on grant funded projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to design, implement, and evaluate programs that achieve results.
  • Demonstrated high standards of professional ethics and conduct.
  • Strong public speaker; excellent written communication skills; strong skills in Microsoft Office.
  • Able to travel regularly throughout Northern Utah, and occasionally work evenings/Saturday.
  • Fluent in Spanish- not required but preferred.

Wage: $11.25-$18.90 per hour - based on experience and qualifications

Location: Ogden, Utah (work throughout N. Utah)

Hours:  Part time, 25 hours per week with 403B match of up to 10% after one year of employment.

How to Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to Mitch McBride, mmcbride@uwnu.org

Closing Date: Closes February 26, 2021