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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.

CHILD CARE CAPACITY BUILDER COORDINATOR

Child Care Aware 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 early childhood 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 Coordinator of Child Care Capacity Building is a Coordinator level position that reports to the Associate Director of Programs. The Capacity Building Coordinator works in partnership with the Department of Human Services (DHS) and First Children’s Finance through the needs assessment process and plan development. This position is responsible for the implementation, management, and coordination of statewide capacity building efforts across the CCA system. This position works in partnership with local level staff, to help programs access all of the existing supports available across all child care services including; business supports, recruitment, licensing technical assistance and referral to supports such as Parent Aware.

Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Collaborate with the Department of Human Services, First Children’s Finance, Child Care Aware Districts and Regions, and other identified entities in planning capacity building strategies
    • Participate in meetings with DHS and First Children’s Finance and others, to collectively plan how capacity building activities can build upon each other to best utilize resources.
    • Engage Districts and Regions in discussions and develop recommendations for implementation in the CCA system based on established practices and emerging needs.
    • Participate in the One Stop Navigation work group and assist in developing final recommendations for implementation.
    • Develop goals and objectives in partnership with DHS, CCA System and other partners as appropriate.
    • Develop performance targets in partnership with DHS and the CCA System.
  2. Collaborate with the Department of Human Services, First Children’s Finance, Child Care Aware Regions, and other identified entities in implementing a statewide capacity building model.
    • Participate in District and Regional Coordinator meetings to implement strategies that work across regions, as well as those appropriate to specific regional needs.
    • Provide baseline data to District and Regions to monitor performance targets for increases in the child care supply.
    • Lead and coordinate technical assistance support to both Districts and Regions.
    • In partnership with Districts and Regions, ensure the technical assistance meets the needs of different types of providers, is provided in different languages and where possible, leverages partnerships with culturally relevant organizations and trusted messengers who can support providers navigating the process.
    • In partnership with Districts and Regions coordinate the implementation of the One Stop Assistance Network.
  3. Collaborate with staff internally to ensure clear communication is developed about what services each agency is conducting around capacity building and how referrals would occur between programs.
    • Collaborate with the coordinating office Marketing and Communications (MARCOMM) team to identify and develop marketing and communication strategies and products for the CCA system.
    • Collaborate with the Central Office (CO) Data Analyst and partners to develop measures of success across the CCA system.
    • Participate in cross departmental meetings to ensure the coordinated development, communication and implementation of recruitment and retention programs with other CO staff, especially those responsible for other strategies and initiatives that support building the supply of child care (ex. Financial supports, professional development, etc.).
    • Participate in regular check-in meetings with the Associate Director of Programs.
    • Provide accurate and timely data to coordinating office leadership, as requested.
    • Participate in the CO strategic planning work to ensure strategies align and are embedded in the statewide capacity building work.
  4. Collaborate with partners externally to ensure clear communication is developed about what services each agency is conducting around capacity building and how referrals would occur between programs.
    • Participate in District and Regional Coordinator meetings to present clear information regarding capacity building (ex. Webinars, PPT presentations, etc).
    • Attend partner meetings as appropriate, to share and present clear information on capacity building efforts across the state.
    • Serve as point of contact for regional capacity building staff.

Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Early Education, Organizational Development, Civic Engagement, Social work or closely related or 2 years professional experience in project or program development, project or program management, or community engagement.
  • Demonstrated intercultural competency skills and experience working cross-culturally, with a commitment to incorporating the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion into your work.
  • Demonstrated experience assisting with the development and implementation of systems, processes and/or protocols.
  • The ability to effectively communicate to a variety of audiences through oral and written communication and through the delivery of technical assistance.
  • Human relations skills to establish and maintain relationships, negotiate, and build consensus, facilitate groups, and resolve conflict among groups across program work.

Working Conditions

  • Full-time, exempt, permanent position
  • Flexible scheduling, remote working during the pandemic with some occasions in office
  • Some travel required (approximately 20% - within and outside Minnesota)

Compensation and Benefits

  • Salary range- $42,480-$51,130
  • Competitive Benefits Package, including health, dental, 401K

Interested applicants should apply through our hiring portal by October 18, 2021.

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.

 

FINANCIAL SUPPORTS SPECIALIST

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.

 

Position Description

The Financial Supports Specialist position is responsible for supporting staff as they administer grants and scholarships programs for Child Care Aware of Minnesota. This position reports to the Director of Financial Supports and works as part of the Financial Supports Team.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Perform accounting duties for the grants and scholarship programs for Child Care Aware of Minnesota.
    • Utilize accounting software to manage financial transactions such as e-pay invitations and processing credit card payments
    • Provide technical assistance and customer service to vendors and reconcile account transactions, verifying vendor information, and resolve payment or account discrepancies
    • Ensure accounts receivables and payables are paid in a timely and accurate manner while adhering to departmental procedures
    • Maintain accurate records and prepare financial reports as requested
    • Accurately enter financial information
  2. Provide administrative support to the grants and scholarships programs.
    • Update and maintain the annual college directory ensuring accurate contact information
    • Administer surveys, forms and other information collected from grants and scholarship participants
    • Create, file and maintain accurate electronic files
    • Operates and organizes the grants and scholarships mail processing including receiving and distributing mail
    • Oversee the grants and scholarship applications including organizing applications, entering data, and follow up on incomplete applications
    • Assist with setting up meetings, prepare agendas, take and distribute meeting minutes
  3. Assist with the marketing and communications of the grants and scholarship programs.
    • Maintain the accuracy of the program manuals and forms
    • Draft newsletter articles and submit content for updates and e-blasts to be distributed
    • Assist with social media posts and content
    • Present information about the grants and scholarship programs

 

Qualifications

  • An Associate degree in Applied Science, Accounting, Finance or closely related or one year of related work experience
  • Good communication and organizational skills, including writing and editing
  • Excellent data entry skills and attention to detail
  • Experience with word processing software, spreadsheets and data systems
  • Independent worker/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 work

Preferred

  • Public speaking Ability to address groups of people/make presentations

 

 

Working Conditions

  • Full-time, non-exempt, permanent position
  • Flexible scheduling, remote working during the pandemic with some occasions in office

 

Compensation and Benefits

  • Salary range- $ 17.65/hr- $21.33/hr depending on qualifications
  • Competitive benefit package - health, dental, life insurance, long term disability, paid time off, 401k

 

Interested applicants should  APPLY  through our hiring portal by November 1, 2021.

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.

 

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COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

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.

 

Position Description

The Communications Specialist provides support to the Marketing and Communications team to create high-quality messages and materials for the statewide Child Care Aware system, including Eblasts, social media posts, and print materials. This position reports to the Communications Director.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Communications Support: Provide support for email marketing, social media posting, and print material orders and inventory.
  2. Technical Support: Assist with basic support for internal shared drive, email, and phone systems; assist with website maintenance.
  3. Special Projects: Periodically staff conference and event tables, maintain project management software, monitor media coverage.

 

Qualifications

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree, or two years’ experience in communications, marketing, public relations, English, or related field
  • Detail-oriented, well-organized, and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Experience writing professional social media posts
  • Technically proficient with web-based applications such as Campaign Monitor, Google Drive, Basecamp, Word Press, or similar programs
  • Demonstrated intercultural competency skills and experience working cross-culturally, with a commitment to incorporating the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion into your work

 

Working Conditions

  • Full-time, non-exempt, permanent position
  • Flexible scheduling and work remotely during the pandemic
  • May require limited in-state travel, including occasional evenings and weekends
  • May require sitting or stationary position for extended periods of time

 

Compensation and Benefits

  • Salary range- $ 17.65/hr- $21.33/hr depending on qualifications
  • Competitive benefit package - health, dental, life insurance, long term disability, paid time off, 401k

 

Interested applicants should APPLY through our hiring portal by October 29, 2021.

 

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.

 

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GRANTS SUPPORTS COORDINATOR

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.

 

Position Description

The Grants Supports Coordinator is a coordinator level position that reports to the Director of Financial Supports is part of the Financial Supports team. This position is responsible for supporting the statewide Regional and Parent Aware Grants Administrators – which includes support using the Develop database and for the development of an on-going maintenance of forms and manuals related to grants.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate the administration of the Child Care Aware Grants program.
    • Provide support and technical assistance to Grant Administrators in Child Care Aware agencies
    • Ensure that grant policies and procedures are followed consistently across agencies
    • Provide technical assistance and customer support to providers in regard to the various Child Care Aware of MN grant programs
    • Serve as liaison to the Department of Human Services
    • Spearhead the development and regular updating of Grants forms and manuals
    • Support the use of Develop for Regional, Emergency and Parent Aware related grants
    • Standardize the paper application process for start-up grant
    • Work with local vendors to secure discounts for grant recipients
    • Consult with DHS and QI staff regarding the appropriateness of purchase requests
    • Coordinate annual proposals to DHS regarding:
      • Grant Amounts
      • Grant Priorities
      • Changes to policy or procedure.
    • Actively stay informed about child care grants legislation and recommend updated language when appropriate
  2. Collaborate with Financial Supports Team to ensure contract deliverables are achieved and support the work of the department.
    • Prepare reports for funders and distribute as needed
    • Develop and monitor program budget and oversee the evaluation and quality improvement of the programs
    • Develop and maintain partnerships with other agencies and provider organizations, to promote Child Care Aware programs

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood or closely related or 2 years professional experience in grants or contracts administration
  • Knowledge and understanding of child care and workforce issues
  • Ability to communicate with diverse organizations and people
  • Ability to write clear and cohesive reports, read and comprehend program-related materials, manuals, statutes, rules, etc.
  • Ability to read and interpret financial statements and prepare budgets
  • Experience with word processing software, spreadsheets and data systems
  • Independent worker/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

 

Working Conditions

  • Full-time, exempt, permanent position
  • Flexible scheduling, remote working during the pandemic with some occasions in office
  • Some travel required (approximately 10% - within Minnesota)

 

Compensation and Benefits

  • Salary range- $42,480-$51,130 annually depending on qualifications
  • Competitive benefit package - health, dental, life insurance, long term disability, paid time off, 401k

 

Interested applicants should APPLY through our hiring portal by November 1, 2021.

 

 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.