The Great Start Collaborative Administrative Coordinator will provide administrative support for the GSC Director and support the development of a collaborative family-focused system that provides integrated seamless services in all the components of the Great Start System for Kent County families with children prenatal to age eight. Coordinates GSC Work Groups and activities with community partners including representatives from K-12 education, public health, community mental health, social services, business, charitable and faith-based organizations, family court, health care, early childhood special education, early childhood care and education, as well as parents of young children.
At Great Start Collaborative (GSC) of Kent County, we are a resource for families in our community. By bringing together philanthropic organizations, educators, leaders of public agencies and parents, we address the needs of children across West Michigan. As a true resource for families in our community, we bring together local philanthropic organizations, educators, leaders of public agencies, and parents who strive to address the needs of children throughout West Michigan. By connecting these perspectives, we identify plans for systemic change to ensure all children, from birth to age eight, can access high-quality early learning and development programs.
Education and/or experience:
- Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent experience required.
- Deep understanding of early childhood system building.
- 3+ years of experience in child development/early childhood education/family and community services with specialization in early childhood, or related field.
- Experience with community organizing and working cooperatively with other organizations.
- Bilingual preferred.
- Must have a source of reliable transportation.
- Knowledge of early childhood community partners.
- Ability to work with a diverse group of people. Possess and can demonstrate an understanding of various cultural and socioeconomic characteristics.
- Strong active listening and interpersonal skills.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Detail-oriented but can see the big picture.
- Ability to manage work pressures, timelines, and meet strict deadlines.
- Ability to facilitate consensus decision-making.
- Ability to participate in and facilitate group meetings with or for community partners.
- Working knowledge in all areas of Microsoft Office, Google forms, and Outlook.
- Ability to synthesize, coordinate, and prioritize tasks.
- Ability to work with minimal supervision, self-starter.
- Demonstrated analytical skills.
- Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
Minimum Salary Statement: All of the roles within HWMUW have pay ranges that commensurate with the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the successful candidate. The hourly pay range for this position is $24.00 - $27.00.
Benefits: We offer a competitive benefit package to full-time employees that includes medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan with 50% employer match, a generous Personal/Sick, Floating Holidays and Vacation time off policy, a 37.5 hour work week, and more. This is a hybrid position with 2 days a week required in office.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement We recognize that structural racism and other forms of oppression have contributed to persistent disparities in our community. At United Way, we pledge to not only denounce racism, but to oppose all forms of intersecting oppression, including sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, ageism, and every other form of systemic oppression.
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