United Way of Western CT is seeking a candidate to fill the position of Toolkit Licensing Coordinator for the Child Care Network. This is a part-time, 24-hour-per-week position, based in our Danbury, CT office, currently operating under a hybrid remote and in-person work environment.
Join a growing organization focused on community change, partnerships, and improving lives in the areas of Education, Financial Stability, and Health. United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) offices are in Stamford, Danbury, and New Milford. The organization offers an excellent benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals of diverse racial, ethnic, gender, and cultural backgrounds along with bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.
United Way of Western Connecticut is committed to making high-quality early care and education available to all children. The Tool Kit Licensing Coordinator will support new childcare providers in obtaining their state licenses and successfully opening their family childcare programs.
This position reports to the Early Child Care Initiative Director at United Way of Western Connecticut. Must be a highly motivated professional and highly organized with experience in early childhood education and care—exceptional references.
Responsibilities and Job Expectations
- Serving as the primary contact between United Way Child Care network and providers seeking licensure.
- Providing information and guiding new potential providers through the process of determining whether opening their own family child care is the right choice for them.
- Assisting providers in navigating the family child care licensing process through the Tool Kit Program. Holding “office hours” and responding to new or potential provider inquiries or requests over email or phone.
- Performing pre-inspections to ensure providers’ spaces are set up properly and meet state health and safety standards.
- Keep an inventory of toolkit boxes available for providers in the process
- Using the internal database to collect and analyze necessary data to ensure the program meets goals. Connecting new and potential providers to community resources and supports.
- Coordinate Community Outreach in Danbury
- Maintaining a welcoming office environment.
- Attending occasional evening and weekend events.
- Collaborating with the Network Director, and the team members to reach the goals of annual programming.
Required Experience and Requirements
- Have a minimum of two years of studying Early Education or equivalent experience.
- Knowledge of child development is preferred.
- Be available and willing to work some early mornings, evenings, and weekend days.
- Bi-lingual (English and Spanish) - Must be fluent and culturally competent in both Spanish and English
- Exhibit a strong ability to build strong relationships with diverse stakeholders.
- Have experience working in urban communities.
- Possess excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.
- Be highly motivated & take initiative to achieve goals.
- Enjoy collaborating and working as part of a team.
- Demonstrate a keen eye for detail and the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
- Be willing to learn and creatively problem-solve.
- Demonstrate a high degree of discretion in dealing with confidential information.
- Have excellent computer skills, particularly with Word, Excel & PowerPoint.
- Candidates must understand the challenges and barriers faced by marginalized communities, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, class, ability, immigration status, gender, and their intersections, and have experience engaging with and working alongside communities of color.
- Resume, cover letter, and salary requirements should be submitted.
UNITED WAY CORE COMPETENCIES FOR ALL STAFF
● Mission-Focused: Catalyze others’ commitment to the mission to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities. This drives their performance and professional motivations.
● Relationship-Oriented: Understands that people come before process 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.
● 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.
● Brand Steward: Steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.