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United Way of Greater Kansas City is seeking an Education Program Manager who believes that solutions to complex social problems are possible when Kansas Citians are united for transformative change. The Education Coordinator provides support to the Director to ensure Early Childhood Education Grant requirements are being met.
Service coordination includes direct service to early care and education providers, contact with community partners and data management. The Department of Children and Family Services is a unique department at UWGKC that provides administration of three grant funded early childhood programs in Wyandotte County, KS through partnerships with the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools, The Family Conservancy and local community child care sites. Our work includes building relationships with partners, administration, and direct service to child care programs to ensure we are meeting our outcomes stated in each grant funded program. The education coordinator plays a fundamental role in ensuring our ability to meet outcomes. The role requires the ability to be technology proficient, and the ability to work with children and adults. Throughout each grant year the coordinator assists child care programs to complete the child assessment process which can include facilitating assessments with children, providing technical support with assessments, and recording and entering assessment results. Additionally the coordinator will provide support to departmental projects such as coordinating training events.
This position is based upon grant funding and will be located in the Wyandotte County office with potential for a hybrid remote work structure. The address is 434 Minnesota Ave, Kansas City, KS 66101.
OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES
- Coordination and Support: Support Director in meeting departmental and grant outcomes and objectives. Coordinate and support the child assessment process with partner community child care sites, including facilitation of child assessments with young children. Coordinate training and support director in implementation of training events. Provide administration support to the Wyandotte County Child Care Access Collaborative.
- Relationships: Represent the organization with the public, donors, and partners in a professional ethical manner that reflects a positive attitude and willingness to assist. Develop and maintain relationships with community child care sites, UWGKC staff, and agency partners.
- Data Management: Coordinate, collect, and enter data as it relates to children, their caregivers, community child care partners, and potential partners. Maintain the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Book Ordering System. Compile data for reporting to funders in a timely and efficient manner.
- Annual Goals: Achieve established goals for increasing child development outcomes among participating children by increasing the number of children assessed which leads to high quality interactions in classrooms. Work with other members of the UWGKC team to ensure goals reflect, align with, and contribute to the broader goals of the organization.
- Flexibility: UWGKC is evolving with our changing external environment. Flexibility is a key attribute for this position. A willingness to take on additional duties to ensure the success of the team is essential.
- Undergraduate degree preferred (additional equivalent or related experience may be substituted for part of the educational requirement).
- Two years previous experience as an administrative assistant or data entry assistant in an office environment.
- Previous experience working with young children in a preschool or child care setting.
- Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, demonstrated intellectual curiosity, and ability to resolve conflict constructively.
- Must anticipate and solve practical problems or resolve issues.
- Establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds and with co-workers at all levels.
- Follow instructions in verbal and written format.
- Learn, understand, and apply new technologies and assessment protocols.
- Commitment to fostering an inclusive environment consistent with UWGKC’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
- Demonstrate a strong attention to detail.