Buncombe Partnership for Children Asheville, NC, USA
Jul 08, 2019Full time
Reports To: Executive Director FLSA Status: Exempt / Full-time Position (37.5 hours) Starting Salary: $49,000 to $54,000 with benefits Duration : Position is grant-funded through June 2020 with the possibility or intention of funding SUMMARY The Early Childhood Systems Coordinator is responsible for building on and strengthening the local early childhood systems. The primary functions for this position in the first year are to implement new Buncombe early childhood data-collection projects and investigate new systems to create cost-savings and efficiencies through shared services models and single portal of entry models. The Coordinator will work closely with Buncombe Partnership for Children’s (BPFC) Child Care Resources team, the BC Early Childhood Education & Development Fund Committee and other community partners to gather input, research, and evaluate early childhood systems. The right candidate for this position will have experience with systems level and collaborative work, be flexible and creative, and be a strong communicator and planner. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Serve as a connector with the County Early Childhood Education & Development Fund Committee and the early childhood community – providing information, making presentations and gathering input on early childhood systems Provide leadership and administrative coordination to the Asheville Buncombe Preschool Planning Collaborative (ABPPC) serving on the Coordinating Team and supporting workgroups as needed Research and evaluate child care single portal of entry models Collect and analyze data, track and document trends (early childhood workforce, child care provider expansion capacity, families’ child care interest and needs) Investigate shared services models and gather input from providers on interests and needs. Work in collaboration with members of the BPFC Leadership Team to share information and get support on issues related to workforce development, child care capacity and expansion and models for single portal of entry, trauma-informed care and shared services Perform other duties as assigned QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university preferred Knowledge of and experience with systems-level work Meeting facilitation and public speaking experience Ability to collect, analyze and present data Ability to work effectively with individuals and groups with diverse life experiences and backgrounds Ability to complete projects independently and organize multiple tasks and demonstrate attention to detail Ability to communicate ideas effectively, both orally and in writing Proficiency with Microsoft Office and internet applications A valid motor vehicle operator’s license. WORK ENVIRONMENT BPFC provides a flexible work schedule and prioritizes a culture of collaboration and open communication. Much of the work of the Coordinator will take place in the community – meeting with individuals and groups with occasional evening meetings. BPFC ,will provide a laptop computer, work station access to meeting space at the BPFC office, along with access to a printer and copier. The EC Systems Coordinator will receive a monthly cell phone stipend of $50. BUNCOMBE PARTNERSHP FOR CHILDREN POLICY STATEMENT BPFC is committed to building a foundation of opportunity and success for every child age birth through five. To make this vision a reality, we seek to identify and remove systemic barriers that hold some children back and to recognize and value diversity. We recognize and honor diversity in race, ethnicity, culture, class, age, abilities, gender, sexual orientation, political affiliation and places where people live. We seek to reflect this diversity in all aspects of our work, including the composition of our membership, board, committees, staff and volunteers. Further, BPFC seeks to be a culturally competent organization that works for equity of access to opportunities and resources that allow all young children to realize their full potential. As an organization, BPFC uses the following definitions to guide our commitment to equity: Diversity refers to the variety of similarities and differences among people, including but not limited to: sex, gender identity, ethnicity, race, native or indigenous origin, age, generation, sexual orientation, culture, religion, belief system, marital status, parental status, socio-economic difference, appearance, language and accent, disability, mental health, education, geography, nationality, work style, work experience, job role and function, thinking style, and personality type. Inclusion of various diversity dimensions may vary by geography or organization. Equity is defined as “the state, quality or ideal of being just, impartial and fair.” The concept of equity is synonymous with fairness and justice. It is helpful to think of equity as not simply a desired state of affairs or a lofty value. To be achieved and sustained, equity needs to be thought of as a structural and systemic concept. Inclusion is the action or state of including or of being included within a group or structure. An inclusive environment ensures equitable access to resources and opportunities for all. More than simply diversity and numerical representation, inclusion involves authentic and empowered participation and a true sense of belonging. It also enables individuals and groups to feel safe, respected, engaged, motivated, and valued, for who they are and for their contributions toward organizational and societal goals. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY BPFC is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, family makeup, age, or disability in accordance with federal, state or local law. Each person is evaluated on the basis of personal skill and merit. BPFC’s policy regarding equal employment opportunity applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, job assignments, promotions, working conditions, scheduling, benefits, wage and salary administration, disciplinary action and termination. To apply please submit a resume and cover letter highlighting your experience to firstname.lastname@example.org Position open until filled. Please no calls or walk-ins about this position.