JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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Join the Child Care Aware Team

Below you will find current job openings at the Child Care Aware of Minnesota Coordinating Office, our Region and District sites, and our partner organizations. Follow the instructions in the postings to apply.

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR OPERATIONS

This is a new position for our organization.

Child Care Aware of Minnesota provides statewide leadership in shaping collaborations that collectively build a diverse, high-quality child care system accessible for all Minnesota families through partnership with and in support of local resource and referral services. We pride ourselves on being a great place to work, offering competitive benefits, a flexible work environment, and opportunities for long-term professional growth. We are looking for team members who are passionate, adaptable, and interested in high-impact work that influences systems statewide. Embedding equity in organizational practices is a core value and we are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in hiring, promotion, and workplace culture.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
The Associate Director for Operations reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for operational oversight and human resource management with special attention to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Manage Human Resource functions
    • Manage talent acquisition process including recruitment, interviewing, hiring, onboarding, and job performance assessments
    • Manage compensation, benefits, and employee relations
    • Ensure employee practices comply with federal, state and local regulations
    • Maintain up-to-date job descriptions
  2. Direct office operations
    • Work with the Associate Director of Programs, and internal leadership and management teams to ensure compliance with contractual agreements, program policies, procedures, reporting requirements and documentation
    • Coordinate content for Child Care Aware system orientations and staff professional development opportunities
    • Oversee organizational technology and software planning
    • Coordinate long-term agency planning and development with the Executive Director and other members of the leadership and management teams
    • Assist the Executive Director with the preparation of grants, budgets and reports
    • Lead special projects as appropriate
  3. Provide leadership to diversity, equity and inclusion work
    • Ensure policies and practices reflect DEI values
    • Lead the system-wide Access Ambassador work group
    • Coordinate ongoing DEI professional development opportunities for staff
    • Work with Associate Director of Programs to bring DEI knowledge and training to the Child Care Aware system
  4. Provide supervision and leadership to the following Child Care Aware of Minnesota staff:
    • Communications Director
    • Child Care Information Manager
    • Data Programs Manager
    • Office Administrator/Events Support Specialist

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  1. Minimum of 4-year degree in the field of Human Resources, Business/Nonprofit Management or related study, or equivalent training and experience
  2. Experience in a senior management role for at least 5 years in a complex nonprofit or governmental organization
  3. Budget development, fiscal management and program administration experience
  4. Strong mentoring and coaching experience for a team of skilled professionals
  5. Demonstrated intercultural competency skills and experience working cross-culturally, with a commitment to incorporating the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion

Preferred:

  • Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management or related field
  • Knowledge of the early care and education field

Working Conditions:

  • We are a growing, evolving organization
  • Hours per week: 40 hours per week exempt

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salary range: $80,000-$85,000
  • Competitive Benefit Package
  • Flexible work environment with options for offsite work as needed

Child Care Aware of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status. We encourage interested applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

Application Deadline - Monday, July 15th

Send Cover Letter/Resume to:

Ann McCully, Executive Director
Child Care Aware of Minnesota
AnnM@childcareawaremn.org

Please indicate “Associate Director Position” in the subject line

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GRANTS COORDINATOR

Child Care Aware of Minnesota provides statewide leadership in shaping collaborations that collectively build a diverse, high-quality child care system accessible for all Minnesota families through partnership with and in support of local resource and referral services. We pride ourselves on being a great place to work, offering competitive benefits, a flexible work environment, and opportunities for long-term professional growth. We are looking for team members who are passionate, adaptable, and interested in high-impact work that influences systems statewide. Embedding equity in organizational practices is a core value and we are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in hiring, promotion, and workplace culture.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
The Grants Coordinator reports to the Director of Financial Supports as part of the Financial Supports Team. This position is the lead staff person for the distribution of REETAIN grants and CDA awards, and supports the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® MINNESOTA program.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Forms and manuals
    • Maintain written internal procedures
    • Ensure web page and instructions for applicants are up to date
    • Regularly review applications and forms to ensure proper data collection
  2. Policy and procedure
    • Develop and maintain REETAIN and CDA application processes
    • Train new staff on policy and procedures
  3. Recipient Support
    • Identify community partnerships and other strategies to increase the use of the programs by underserved populations
    • Provide information to potential recipients of scholarships/grants as needed
  4. Data
    • Work with IT professionals/bookkeeper to ensure proper operation of the CDA database
    • Gain an understanding of how the database works to enable troubleshooting
    • Collect and report data as required by funder and complete required reports that are data-driven
    • Regularly check and clean data to ensure accurate reporting
  5. Outreach
    • Engage in recruitment activities for all financial support programs through community outreach
    • Form relationships with child care organizations, training institutions, and partner agencies who work with child care programs
    • Assess the needs of potential scholarship/grant recipients and develop appropriate outreach activities
    • Coordinate opportunities to communicate with child care providers, center directors, and center staff about grant and scholarship possibilities
    • Represent the Financial Supports Department and Child Care Aware of Minnesota at conferences and workshops
  6. Program evaluation and quality
    • Review files/applications for CDA and REETAIN recipients to ensure quality and consistency
    • Create and disseminate program evaluations and share results
  7. Partnerships
    • Support the agency’s vision by supporting team efforts to execute projects.
    • Coordinate activities with others within the CCA system to meet the needs of providers

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • A bachelor’s degree, preferably in Early Childhood Education/Child Development or related field
  • Minimum of one-year work experience in the child care profession and two years of work in case management and/or outreach activities
  • Good communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to assume responsibility for completion of assignments
  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to address groups of people/make presentations
  • Independent worker and comfortable working with staff in remote locations
  • Demonstrated intercultural competency skills and experience working cross-culturally, with a commitment to incorporating the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion into your work

Preferred:

  • Data entry skills
  • Knowledge of databases and survey applications
  • Former T.E.A.C.H. recipient

Working Conditions:

  • Offices at Child Care Aware of Minnesota in St. Paul, MN.
  • Full-time – 40 hours per week exempt
  • Travel required – approximately 40%. Mostly within Minnesota, but occasionally out-of-state travel is required.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salary starting at $47,800 dependent upon education and experience
  • Competitive benefits package
  • Flexible working arrangements allow for part-time telecommuting with approval from supervisor following the initial orientation period

Child Care Aware of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status. We encourage interested applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

Application Deadline - Friday, June 21, 2019

Send Cover Letter/Resume to:

Valerie Peterson, Director of Financial Support
Child Care Aware of Minnesota
ValerieP@childcareawaremn.org

Please indicate “Grants Coordinator” in the subject line

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CCIC - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Center for Inclusive Child Care (CICC) is searching for a new Executive Director beginning Spring 2019. CICC is a centralized, comprehensive resource network supporting quality, inclusive care for children in community settings. CICC provides relationship-based professional development (RBPD) including support, training, modeling, and resources to child care programs throughout Minnesota with an emphasis on infant toddler care and health and safety practices. CICC is funded by the Minnesota Department of Human Services, foundation grants, and earned income and is in the process of gaining 501c3 status. Concordia University in St. Paul has been the fiduciary host for CICC since 2001. We are seeking an Executive Director who can lead the organization through the transition and beyond for future growth and expansion of the organization's impact. Contact Board Chair, Karen Fogolin, at KarenF@childcareawaremn.org for a detailed job description or more information.

 

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THINK SMALL - SOMALI SPEAKING QUALITY COACH

Think Small is currently seeking a Somali-speaking Quality Coach. This position will recruit and support Somali-American providers through the Parent Aware Rating process. This position will also provide community outreach services.

The full description and application instructions are available on the Think Small website.

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