Monadnock United Way’s Impact Monadnock initiative (IM) has been awarded a grant to expand and support partnerships among schools, child care, early education programs, family support agencies, and families themselves in a region spanning Monadnock, Sullivan County and the Upper Valley. As one of seven regions across the state, the Project Manager will coordinate and inspire a regional approach among all parties that meets the needs of young children (birth to age 8) and their families, elevates the voices of caregivers and increases equity of access to early childhood services.
As a public-facing facilitator and collaborator, the Project Manager will lead the community at all levels in developing and maintaining an Early Childhood regional infrastructure for young children and their families across the 61 towns in Region 1. In addition to inspiring regional stakeholders and families, the Project Manager will collaborate and communicate with State partners and serve as a liaison between regional stakeholders, leadership in the other regions, and the NH Departments of Health & Human Services and Education. Internally, the Project Manager will coordinate, communicate and collaborate with Region 1 Co-directors, MUW President, and other project consultants and MUW staff as needed.
This full-time grant-funded position runs through December 2022 with plans to extend the initiative and position beyond the funding window.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The EC Region 1 Project Manager reports to the MUW President and collaborates with the EC Region 1 co-directors and project consultant . A Project Assistant will be available part-time to assist the Project Manager in scheduling, communication, and other logistical tasks.
Regional Lead Oversight:
- Serve as the leader and point person for the EC Region 1 System
- Develop systems to evaluate, maintain, and sustain the Region 1 System infrastructure
- Support communication and feedback loops within the region and across the state
- Preparation for and facilitation of monthly Leadership Team meetings and quarterly Accountability Team meetings
- Communicate actively with representatives of Work Groups
- Coordinate with Project Implementation team(s) as appropriate
- Attend professional development workshops/training as assigned
- Attend and report on monthly Community of Practice meetings, and other statewide meetings as appropriate
- Attend and report on Technical Assistance sessions associated with the grant, as assigned
- Update Action Plan with Co-directors, MUW President
- Meet with co-directors, weekly at the outset, then bi-weekly as project continues
- Meet with MUW President as needed, schedule to be determined as project unfolds
- Oversee Project Assistant in scheduling, communication, and reporting on meetings
- Create regular regional communication system and content, in collaboration with MUW staff
- Manage region wide communication efforts, bringing together existing groups and expanding networks
- Manage social media platforms for region wide communication
- Attend and report on TA associated with the grant
- Meet grant reporting requirements and deadlines
- Complete timely invoicing for grant funds
Other duties as required.
The Manager must model the competencies expected of all MUW staff:
- Mission Focused. Employee’s top priority is to create real social change that leads to better lives and overall community well-being. This drives employee performance and professional motivations.
- Relationship Oriented. Employee understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.
- Collaborator. Employee understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.
- Results Driven. Employee is dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact.
- Brand Steward. Employee is a steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.
- Role Model. Employee is a role model for shared leadership and advocates for collective impact principles and processes.
The Manager must model and support the values of the organization:
- Commitment to Community Success: Make a positive difference and have a measurable impact of enduring consequence.
- Co-leadership: Empower others and act as a catalyst for promoting positive change in our community.
- Inclusiveness: Aspire to involve every segment of the community in every aspect of work.
- Integrity and Accountability: Act with integrity that justifies trust.
- Innovation. Value innovation in community building to affect positive change.
- Bachelor’s degree in Education, early education, human services or related field.
- Demonstrated experience as a leader, supervisor, and/or project manager
- Well-developed communication skills, including oral, print, virtual, and/or social media
- Strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to network with various stakeholders, such as funders, family supports agencies, schools, and early childhood care and education programs
- Demonstrated capacity for facilitating coalition building efforts
- Demonstrated ability to work independently, create and follow action plans, manage project deadlines
- Demonstrated ability to work and function with confidential information and data.
- Able to lift up to 30 pounds.
- Master’s degree in education, early education, human services or related field
- 5 years (or more) demonstrated experience as a professional working with young children or families
- Familiarity with supports and services for young children and families in New Hampshire (including schools, early care and education, and family supports)
- Knowledge of Collective Impact model and strategies
- Experience with grants (e.g. writing, monitoring)
MUW offers a complete benefits package including health insurance, group retirement plan, long and short term disability insurance, paid time off and holidays.
Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. The application review process begins the week of September 27. No phone calls, please.
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