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.
With funding from the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Child Care Aware of Minnesota is creating a one-stop regional assistance network to help current and aspiring child care providers establish licensed family child care programs or child care centers.
To help build this regional network, Child Care Aware agencies across the state are hiring staff. In addition to recruitment, network staff will provide new child care providers with technical assistance to start or expand a child care program and connect them to helpful resources.
Child Care Capacity Building Consultants/Coaches will contribute to local and statewide efforts to improve access to child care for families by increasing the supply of high-quality, licensed child care programs. Central to this work will be recruiting individuals and organizations interested in becoming licensed child care providers and assisting providers in starting new licensed child care programs, retaining existing programs that may be at risk of closing, and expanding programs with the potential to grow. Child Care Capacity Building Consultants/Coaches are eligible to receive scholarships for foreign credential evaluation and for pursuing a two-or-four-year college degree in early childhood or child development.
For more information on open positions and application instructions, check the following agency sites. Please check these sites regularly, as not all jobs are posted yet. Exact job titles may vary from agency to agency.
Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, East Grand Forks
Regions 2, 5
Mahube-Otwa CAP, Park Rapids and Wadena
Regions 3, 7E
Pine Technical and Community College, Duluth and Pine City
Lakes and Prairies CAP, Moorhead
United CAP, Cosmos
Prairie Five CAP, Montevideo
Milestones, Waite Park
Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council, Worthington
Regions 9, 10
Families First of Minnesota, Mankato and Rochester
Think Small, Minneapolis and St. Paul offices (Anoka, Hennepin, Ramsey, Washington counties)
360 Communities, Burnsville (Dakota County)
Scott Carver CAP, Shakopee (Scott and Carver counties)
Child Care Aware of Minnesota is a statewide early childhood leader driving change through partnerships to build an equitable, high-quality early care and education system that meets the needs of Minnesota’s families and children. We pride ourselves on being a great place to work, offering competitive benefits, 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.
The Child Care Navigation Network Coordinator will contribute to local and statewide efforts to improve access to child care for families by increasing the supply of high-quality, licensed child care programs. Major responsibilities will include supporting the new statewide child care navigation network and its local efforts to recruit individuals and organizations interested in becoming licensed child care providers, assisting providers in starting new licensed child care programs, retaining existing programs that may be at risk of closing, and expanding programs with the potential to grow.
The Child Care Navigation Network Coordinator will work in partnership with local Child Care Aware agency staff, serving as the statewide contact for individuals interested in starting new programs and current programs seeking support, making referrals to local agency staff, participating in statewide and local recruitment activities, and providing technical assistance to local agency staff. The Child Care Navigation Network Coordinator will also be responsible for ensuring that information about resources on the navigation network website is updated regularly. The Child Care Navigation Network Coordinator reports to the Associate Director of Programs.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide technical assistance to local navigation network staff.
- Provide technical assistance to navigation network staff working directly with child care programs at local Child Care Aware agencies, including answering questions about the licensing process, program finances and marketing, program policies and contracts, and the financial supports, business supports, and other resources available to child care programs.
- Provide technical assistance to navigation network staff with the case management system used for tracking assistance processes and reporting on progress towards goals
- Contribute to the planning and delivery of training for navigation network staff
- Conduct initial intake conversations.
- Conduct initial intake conversations via phone, email, or online chat
- Provide live chat assistance and consultation as it relates to starting, sustaining, or expanding a child care program
- Use language access services to ensure accessibility
- Accurately enter client information in the navigation network case management system for referral to local agency staff
- Participate in recruitment activities with Child Care Aware agencies and partner agencies.
- Present information about the navigation network at recruitment events
- Participate in other recruitment activities as needed
- Update information about local resources on the navigation network website.
- Review information about local resources on the navigation network website
- Contact local Child Care Aware agencies and partner agencies to collect new and updated information about resources
- Coordinate with the Marketing and Communications department to update the website
- Collaborating with local Child Care Aware agencies and the Department of Human Services(DHS) staff.
- Attend meetings with local Child Care Aware agency staff to refine assistance processes and ensure coordination of statewide and local services
- Attend meetings with DHS staff to ensure navigation network policies are implemented
- A minimum of one year of experience in a licensed child care setting.
- 25 hours of Achieve/Develop approved training in early childhood education within the last five years or a commitment to complete this training after hire.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team, to be resourceful and adaptable, and to work within a flexible schedule.
- Strong interpersonal, organizational, planning, and prioritization skills.
- Must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Demonstrated intercultural competency skills and experience working cross-culturally, with a commitment to incorporating the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion into your work.
- Must have knowledge of the impact of historical and contemporary inequities.
- Experience with database software and computers.
- Proven customer service skills and the ability to be flexible and unbiased when working with families from different backgrounds, socioeconomic situations, and individual needs
- Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in child development, early childhood education, or a related field.
- Knowledge of MN Rule 2 and/or Rule 3 child care licensing regulations.
- Knowledge of family, friend, and neighbor (FFN) child care and legally non-licensed (LNL) child care.
- Experience as the owner or director of a licensed family child care program, group family child care program, or child care center. Experience starting a child care program is strongly preferred.
- Full-time, exempt, permanent position
- Flexible scheduling, with hybrid work arrangement that blends working virtually and onsite
- Minimal in-state travel required
- May require sitting and or standing for extended periods of time
- May require high amounts of screen time
- Growing, evolving organization
- Flexible, family-friendly work culture
- Must provide proof of COVD-19 Vaccination or weekly negative COVID-19 test results
Compensation and benefits:
- Annual salary range- $42,480-$51,130 annually depending on qualifications plus an additional $2,000/year for medical expenses
- Competitive benefits package - health, dental, life insurance, long term disability, paid time off, 401k
Interested internal candidates, please send resume and cover letter to Kelly Monson at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 6, 2022.
Interested external applicants APPLY HERE should through our hiring portal by June 20, 2022.
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.