The Assistant Director of Promises for Children leads United Way of Weld County county-wide child care provider recruitment and child care quality improvement efforts. Quality improvement efforts include working with child and school age formal (licensed) and informal (family, friend and neighbor) care providers. Programs and associated staff include Child Care Provider Recruitment, Child Care Provider Professional Development, Child Care Quality Improvement Project, Child Care Resource and Referral, Expanding Quality in Infant and Toddler Care (EQIT), and PASO (Family, Friend and Neighbor Providers Advancing School Outcomes). The role will also establish a quality improvement system for family, friend and neighbor (FFN) and school age providers. High priority is including more providers in Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) child care subsidy program participation through the Weld County Department of Human Services (WCDHS). Additionally this position works with employers to discover and develop family friend business practices and oversees initial research for other ways that Weld County parents and caregivers can be further supported.
Responsibilities Oversee Quality Improvement Activities
Manage staff of multiple programs: Child Care Provider Professional Development, Child Care Quality Improvement Project, Child Care Resource and Referral, Expanding Quality in Infant and Toddler Care (EQIT), and PASO (Family, Friend and Neighbor Providers Advancing School Outcomes).
With WCDHS, other Promises for Children (PFC) staff, and an existing task force of community stakeholders, develop quality ratings systems for FFN and school age providers. Oversee quality ratings systems for FFN and school age providers, including review of submitted materials and determining credentialing status.
Survey new and current providers to determine business development needs. Advise ongoing formal and informal providers on business best practices for maintaining their businesses.
Increase provider involvement in child care associations, including developing provider support and growth groups, with the aim of maintaining and developing their business practice and efficacy of product delivery.
Work with WCDHS to support providers in maintaining CCCAP qualification. Develop and maintain relationships with local child care licensure staff.
Create awareness of and promote to providers local and surrounding area professional development opportunities (i.e. EQIT, UWWC Love to Learn, Mile High United Way conference for Spanish-only speaking providers, etc.).
Participate in appropriate child care associations, Promises for Children Professional Development Committee, and applicable statewide meetings and events.
Submit reports on trainings, conferences, and meetings attended, as well as other activity for monthly accomplishments reports.
Responsible for developing and managing program budget.
Financial management and organizational and grant monthly reporting; insure expenditures do not exceed budget amounts and purposes specified in funder contracts, agreements, grants, or memorandums of understanding.
Maintain monthly and quarterly reporting deliverables with both contractors and sub-contractors that include financial expenditures and metrics on quality improvement activities.
Review/approve reimbursements and other payments for program-related services and resources.
Develop and maintain positive relationships with agencies, organizations, volunteers, funders, and community members throughout Weld County. Remain current with children’s issues in Weld County, Colorado, and nationwide.
Increase knowledge of Early Childhood Education (ECE) theory and best practices. Employer/Employee Family Friendly Practices
Incentivize/work with employers to increase access to and develop more child care options for employees’ children, including ongoing interviewing and surveying. Assist employer/employee communications about child care needs.
Develop program related to child care to assist unique needs of women in the workforce. Create a toolkit of resources on family friendly practices/polices that employers can adopt.
Increase capacity for employer participation in United Way of Weld County’s Family Business Solutions program.
With other PFC staff develop and update population-specific promotional material and resource guides for family engagement and provider recruitment, i.e. Promises for Children calendar, Bright by Three resource guide, Northern Colorado Children’s Festival handout, etc. Parent/Caregiver Support Research
Research - Child care respite. Foster care respite. Nanny child care provision. Tying TANF to CCCAP. Role of 2-1-1 in gaining an ongoing understanding of child care provider quality and usage. Projects completed with WCDHS involvement. Parent/Caregiver Survey – What are the reasons people don’t bring their children to child care, even though they have an agreement with the child care provider?
Child Care Provider Survey – Would they open on evenings and weekends if they were to receive a higher reimbursement rate?
Assist employer/employee communications about child care needs. Develop program to assist unique needs of women in the workforce.
Create a toolkit of resources on family friendly practices/polices that employers can adopt.
United Way of Weld County General • Support and promote the mission, values, goals and objectives of UWWC, including representing UWWC in professional organizations and the community (as assigned). • Support fundraising efforts of UWWC and activities that support UWWC. • Support UWWC annual events, UWWC disaster response, and other activities as assigned. • Attend weekly staff meetings and in service opportunities. • Other duties as assigned. Skills/Qualifications/Experience Project management experience. Advertising and marketing experience, including online and social media. Ability to multi-task and prioritize multiple deadlines. Ability to navigate and learn new information systems. Extremely well organized and ability to work with minimal supervision at high level of effort. Ability to manage budgets, analyze actuals, and project changes throughout the year. Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite with special emphasis on Excel and Word; additional software proficiency a plus. Knowledge and skills regarding the principles and components of high quality child care. Ability to work in collaborative efforts to effectively engage multiple stakeholders. Ability to work effectively with groups and individuals that represent a variety of needs, abilities, socioeconomic backgrounds, educational and early childhood philosophies. Ability to understand and interpret financial reports and legal documents. Excellent verbal and written skills, including the ability to write reports. Ability to present information to a variety of audiences including child care providers, public groups, executive management, and/or board of directors. Effective problem solving and customer service skills, including demonstrated skills in successful conflict resolution. Willingness to work collaboratively with other employees and supervisors. Bi-lingual preferred.
Position Status Full-time salary exempt – EOE – Background check required Salary Range: $41,000-$46,000 annually depending on experience