Hiring Organization: United Way of Northern Utah
Title: Early Childhood Coordinator Weber County
Department: Welcome Baby Program
Reports to: Welcome Baby Program Director
Summary of Work:
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 County. The Coordinator will work with strategic partnerships to ensure collaboration. The Early Childhood Coordinator Weber County 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 create strategic focus on home visitation, kindergarten readiness curriculum, 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.
Early Childhood Collaboration
UWNU strives to maintain solid community partnerships with non-profits, school districts, local government, foundations 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.
- Work with key partnerships to maintain up-to-date curriculum for our home visitation parenting education, which is focused on kindergarten readiness developmental learning.
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 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.
- Coordinate volunteer recruiting, manage volunteer caseload and track retention.
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.
- Research and write for grants to enhance program funding.
- Meet with supervisor on a quarterly basis to set goals and evaluate progress.
- Maintain tracking system for monitoring in-kind donations.
- Monitor incoming grants, donations and spending specific to funded projects.
- Engage community and corporate partners in the scope of our work.
- 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; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact.
- 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.
- 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 N. Utah, and occasionally work evenings/Saturday.
- Fluent in Spanish not required but would be helpful
Wage: $14.00-17.00 per hour, based on qualifications, and 403B match of up to 10% after one year of employment
Location: Ogden, Utah (work throughout N. Utah)
Hours: 25 hours per week (hourly/non-exempt)
How to Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to Kristin Thacker, email@example.com
Closing Date: Jan 31st
Physical Requirements: The employee is regularly required to communicate clearly, and exchange accurate information interpersonally or through communication devices. Must be able to learn new systems and procedures, prepare and analyze data and figures; constantly operate a computer and other standard office machinery. The position requires occasional movement throughout the office to access files, papers, or move supplies weighing up to 15lbs. Must be able to remain in a stationary position 75% of the time.
NOTE: The statements in this position description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed but are not to be seen as a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the person employed. Also, the statements do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.
About United Way of Northern Utah: United Way of Northern Utah is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which serves Weber, Box Elder, and Morgan counties. Its mission is to unite people and organizations to build a healthy, stable, and well-educated community where individuals, families, and neighborhoods thrive. Website: http://www.uwnu.org
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