Community Project Coordinator – Early Childhood Comprehensive System – Bilingual
Summary: This independent leadership position is responsible for working with parents in the Town and Country community to improve the system of care for children and families. This person will work with the families, local agencies and systems to remove the barriers to services, including institutional racism. Position will work with a team of researchers and national leaders to implement this project. This position will report to the Associate Director. Full-time 37.5 hour a week schedule.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Responsible for coordination of Early Childhood Comprehensive System (ECCS) project activities including implementation of local ECCS Collaborative, Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) activities
• Responsible for forming and maintaining an ECCS CoIIN Team to participate in CoIIN activities
• Completes or assigns tasks needed to implement the Model for Improvement using Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles
• Collects and reports PDSA test results and other data requirements
• Works with leadership and CoIIN Team to meet deliverables and fiscal requirements
• Develops and submits quarterly implementation status updates on progress
• Participates in national, state and local ECCS CoIIN meetings, calls and webinars
• Facilitates community engagement activities around identifying and resolving implementation challenges
• Provides parent leadership support to enable families of children 0-3 to participate in CoIIN activities
• Supports the agency’s performance and quality improvement processes.
• Attend staff meetings, on-going in-service training and supervision as required.
• Participate on assigned agency, project and community planning teams.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Bachelors’ degree and at least three years of experience in maternal and child health, early childhood development, home visiting or a related field with evidence of progressive job responsibilities.
• Excellent verbal communication skills, strong collaboration, interpersonal and facilitation skills are required.
• Must have strong knowledge of maternal and child health and/or early child development.
• Knowledge and experience with systems change, collective impact, continuous quality improvement (Model for Improvement, CoIINs), community engagement and high-risk neighborhoods strongly preferred.
• Ideally, the candidate will have lived and/or worked in Town & Country or a similar neighborhood.
• Must be humble, highly organized, flexible, willing to listen/learn and facilitate CQI activities with providers and families.
• Must be self-directed and able to work independently, as well as function within a small, cross-sector team.
• Bilingual English/Spanish is required.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
• Ability to work some evenings and weekends; ability to travel within local community is required.
• Position requires annual out-of-state travel for national ECCS CoIIN learning sessions and occasional State Advisory Group meetings in Florida.
• Ability to walk, stand, climb stairs, kneel, bend, reach, and manipulate objects; move materials up to 10 pounds on a regular basis; infrequently require moving materials weighing up to 20 pounds.
• Must be sensitive to the cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of the population that Champions for Children serves.
• Must have a reliable car, active auto insurance, and valid Florida driver’s license with good driving record.
• Must be able to successfully complete a criminal background check, motor vehicle records check and drug screening.