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Job Summary: Summary of Work:
United Way of Northern Utah (UWNU) seeks a knowledgeable, energetic and dynamic self-starter who will play a critical role of guiding UWNU’s early childhood work, specifically but not limited to the Welcome Baby parent education work to generate increasingly meaningful results for children and families in Weber County. The Coordinator will work with strategic partnerships to ensure collaboration in the realm of early childhood work. The Early Childhood Coordinator Weber County will exhibit a professional presence, depth and breadth of experience to credibly represent UWNU and encourage collaboration at all levels of the organization and across the communities we serve.

This position is designed to create strategic focus on home visitation, kindergarten readiness curriculum, increased volunteer relations, and accelerated impact within our area of early childhood work. The right candidate will be capable of building new ways of linking and maximizing our work and investments in Supporting Families in Need, Promoting Early Childhood Development, and Helping Kids Succeed in School.
Primary Responsibilities: Key Responsibilities:
Early Childhood Collaboration
UWNU strives to maintain solid community partnerships with non-profits, school districts, local government, foundations and corporations to support children and families across northern Utah to address local issues with a network of resources. We believe no single approach can solve the problems facing children, families, and individuals. The Early Childhood Coordinator will:
 Engage in developing, promoting and maintaining solid community partnerships with other early childhood community partners.
 Build strong relationships with diverse community stakeholders, and identify opportunities for UWNU to help address critical community needs within early childhood areas.
 Participate in key community coalitions, meetings and events throughout northern Utah focused on the health and well-being of the family.
 Work with key partnerships to maintain up-to-date curriculum for our home visitation parenting education, which is focused on kindergarten readiness developmental learning.

Supporting Families in Need
UWNU helps individuals and families move out of poverty and toward self-sufficiency; provides resources to those in crisis or needing access to services; and supports in stabilizing homes so every individual has food, clothing, and shelter. The Early Childhood Coordinator will:
 Maintain updated resource and referral information to provide high quality human services to individuals, families and organizations.
 Oversee coordination of community drives; manage, report and acknowledge community donations.
 Collaborate with community partners in providing parent and family support through community outreach.

Promoting Early Childhood Development
The path to success starts before birth. UWNU helps ensure; all children have a strong academic foundation and are ready for kindergarten and first grade; all parents are engaged in their child's education and development; all children have a safe and healthy environment at home, childcare, and school; and all children have optimum health (physical, mental and dental). The Early Childhood Coordinator will:
 Promote the Welcome Baby program in community settings to educate families through volunteer based home visitation so every child is ready to learn.
 Support further development of early childhood collaboratives and utilization of existing resources (e.g. Help Me Grow, UpStart, Bright By Text).
 Maintain up-to-date resources for kindergarten readiness through research and development. Oversee ordering, organizing, and maintaining Learning Kit Supplies. Recruit volunteers to assemble and complete Learning Kits.
 Coordinate volunteer recruiting, manage volunteer caseload and track retention for volunteer home visitors.


Helping Kids Succeed in School
UWNU works to unite organizations and collaborate to support school age children. The Early Childhood Coordinator will:
 Coordinate with Community School Coordinators in schools to support families and enable success at school.
 Attend school events centered around family support to promote parent engagement during early childhood years.

Program Development and Support:
 Engage in a cohesive and aligned team.
 Research and write for grants to enhance program funding.
 Meet with supervisor on a quarterly basis to set goals and evaluate progress.
 Develop and maintain tracking system for monitoring in-kind donations.
 Monitor incoming grants, donations and spending specific to funded projects.
 Engage community and corporate partners in the scope of our work.
Desired Qualifications: Required Competencies:
 Relationship-Oriented: Understands that people come before processes 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.
 Mission-Focused: Catalyze others’ commitment to mission to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities.
 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.
 Action Oriented - Look to find new solutions to old problems. Take on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
 Brand Steward: Steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.

Position Requirements:
 Bachelor’s degree in child and family studies, education, or related field (or equiv. experience).
 Experience in education/early childhood managing complex, multi-stakeholder projects. 

 Demonstrated ability to collaborate with multiple institutions.
 Experience working on grant funded projects.
 Demonstrated ability to design, implement, and evaluate programs that achieve results.
 Demonstrated high standards of professional ethics and conduct.
 Strong public speaker; excellent written communication skills; strong skills in Microsoft Office.
 Able to travel regularly throughout N. Utah, and occasionally work evenings/Saturday.


Preferred Qualifications:
 Advanced degree in in child and family studies, education, or related field (or equiv. experience).
 Familiarity and history of service within the landscape of education, community development and social services networks in Northern Utah;
Benefits / Why Work for Us: Wage: $14.00-$15.00 per hour (based on experience and qualifications), non-exempt. Please note that this position is guaranteed through December 31, 2020 and therefore the position is temporary. Based on obtaining additional funding, this position could be extended. This projected end date does not alter the at-will status of this position.
Location: Ogden, Utah
Hours: Part-time, 25 hours per week
How to Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to Mitch McBride, mmcbride@uwnu.org
Closing Date: June 5th, 2020
How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to Mitch McBride
Compensation Type: Hourly wages
Salary/Wage: 14-15
Closing Date: 06/05/2020
Status: Part Time
Location: Ogden, UT

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Contact Name: Mitch McBride
Email: mmcbride@uwnu.org