Westminster Public Schools
ESP – Office/Student Support Staff
8 hours per day, 260 days per year
CLASSIFICATION: NONINST 04 ($25.00-$29.00 per hour)
Apply on-line at mywps.org.
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS & RESUMES RECEIVED IN LIEU OF APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
The Adams County Partnership is a unique public-private collaboration designed to serve as the Local Coordinating Organization (LCO) for the county. An LCO, as identified in HB22-1295, is responsible for supporting local access and equitable delivery of early childhood and family support programs with a priority to support the launch of Universal Preschool (UPK) in Colorado. Our Partnership includes representatives from families, school districts, the county, ECPAC, as well as private and family child care providers. Because we believe it takes the entire community to raise our youngest neighbors, we authentically include and engage a wide variety of stakeholders in all aspects of our work.
The Adams County Local Coordinating Organization is charged with fostering partnerships, creating alignment, and establishing a comprehensive, equitable, community-supported early childhood plan. We serve as a liaison between families, the local early childhood system and the state. We work hard to make families lives easier, creating a county where navigating childcare, education, health, and wellbeing supports is clear, seamless, and stress-free. Our priority at minimum in our first years is to coordinate a mixed delivery system of Universal Preschool.
SUMMARY: The Adams County LCO is looking to hire a Universal Preschool Outreach Specialist (UPKOS) to support UPK families, UPK providers and develop partnerships to launch and manage:
A mixed-delivery UPK communication, recruitment, and enrollment process for current and potential Adams County Early Childhood providers. A mixed delivery models means UPK providers can be a licensed public school, privately owned center or family home care providers.
An equitable UPK communication, recruitment, and enrollment process for Adams County 4-year-olds.
Manage partnerships to support children and families (i.e. develop relationships with libraries, food pantries, health clinics, dentists etc…)
The UPKOS will support and conduct outreach across Adams County for families, providers and stakeholders. The UPKOS develops connections with Adams County early childhood education providers to ensure that UPK program requirements are met and they are successfully enrolled in the state UPK system.
*High school diploma or equivalent; Bachelor’s degree or higher desired
*Relevant desired experience could come from any of the following fields, early childhood education and care, K-12 education, social services, public health, family community engagement, or community organizing programs
*Spanish language skills desired
*Oral and written communication skills
*Must be able to read, write, and comprehend English
*Basic Personal computer, keyboarding, and data management skills
*High-level organizational skills and ability to successfully manage and coordinate a number of priorities, projects and tasks
*Ability to promote and follow Colorado Department of Early Childhood policies, Board of Education policies and building and department procedures
*Experience working with leaders from diverse sectors desired
*Experience engaging with diverse families and communities desired
*Works effectively in a strong service environment, under pressure, flexibly, and subject to changing priorities
*Good customer service and public relations skills
*Able to invite information, constructive feedback, and cooperation from others
*Capacity to establish rapport and gain trust of others
*Experience working with diverse cultures and backgrounds desired
*Conducts outreach licensed and unlicensed early childhood providers that could become UPK sites (e.g. district preschools; centers; family child care homes, etc.)
*Conducts outreach to connect with families who may be eligible for the UPK benefit and guide them through the enrollment process.
*Develops strong working relationships with county stakeholders currently engaging early childhood providers (e.g. ECPAC coaches; human services staff; school district coaches, etc.)
*Supports on-going work groups
*Works in partnership with community providers to address emerging needs
*Participates in appropriate professional groups, committees and meetings to advocate for children, families, and high-quality early childhood education
*Partners closely with communication staff to create provider marketing, outreach, and training materials in multiple languages, and available to diverse channels
*Performs other duty as assigned
Westminster Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. District policy prohibits discrimination against any applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, age, or disability, or other legally protected characteristics. Complaints in these matters should be addressed to the Chief of Staff, 6933 Raleigh Street, Westminster, CO 80030, phone: (303) 428-3511, email: CivilPrograms@wps.org. Although the position is based at a school/department, the employer is Westminster Public Schools.
To learn more about this opportunity please visit mywps.org.