JOB SUMMARY: |
Oversees and directs the day to day operations of the Early Childhood Council, including resource development, budget preparation, grant writing, program development, assisting with and performing formal and informal needs assessments, coordinating strategic planning and developing and acting as a liasion for community, state, and other early childhood partnerships.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: (All responsibilities may not be performed by all incumbents.)
Oversees and coordinates the day to day operations of the Moffat and Rio Blanco Counties Early Childhood Council.
Focuses on Resource Development, including but not limited to planning and making presentations to organizations and groups on a regular basis.
Prepares and maintains the Early Childhood Council budget in collaboration with the Moffat County Department of Social Services financial staff, including but not limited to monitoring day to day fiscal procedures, end of year fiscal reporting process and working with auditors.
Applies for and secures grant funding, including coordination, data gathering, and grant writing.
Coordinates the creation and updates of strategic plans and work plans for self and Early Childhood Council.
Establishes, enriches, and maintains partnerships with community and state organizations, and represents Early Childhood Council at related events.
Works in conjunction with the officers and members of the board to establish meeting agendas.
Coordinates Early Childhood Council events.
Ensures that documentation of Early Childhood Council activities is maintained by staff members (meeting minutes, etc.).
Prepares contracts and memoranda of understanding with all contractors and partnering agencies
Maintains Early Childhood Council communication system among staff, committees, and community and state partner organizations.
Oversees evaluation activities and prepares related reports.
Attends state meetings as needed or recommended by Early Childhood Council to ensure that local systems work is coordinated with state efforts.
Researches and shares information on topics related to Early Childhood Council operations, projects, and activities.
Participates in outreach activities to recruit new members of Early Childhood Council.
Establishes and maintains relationships with other communities outside Early Childhood Council region.
Assists with or performs informal and formal needs assessments.
Coordinate strategic planning process.
IMPORTANT JOB FUNCTIONS:
Represent Early Childhood Council in a positive and professional manner.
Fulfill duties in accordance with the requirements of the Early Childhood Council.
Recruit and partner to build community collaboration among early childhood entities.
Bachelorís degree from an accredited four-year college or university in early childhood care and education or related field preferred;
any combination of education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Licenses and Certifications:
Valid Colorado Driverís License
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Child Care Licensing Rules and Regulations as set forth by statute and regulated by the Colorado Department of Human Services.
Educational and early childhood philosophies such as Developmentally Appropriate Practice
Current issues affecting early childhood initiatives and legislative bills
Community resources and how to access them.
State, Federal and local laws, rules and regulations governing program specifics
Interviewing techniques and mediation skills.
Individual, family, and group dynamics.
Correct English usage, including spelling, grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary.
Internal departmental and Human Resources policies and procedures.
External governmental bodies and community agencies related to area of assignment.
All computer applications and hardware related to performance of the essential functions of the job, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet, and email.
Office administrative and secreatarial practices and procedures, such as business letter writing and the operation of standard office equipment, including a computer, fax machine, and copy machine.
Record keeping, report preparation, filing methods, and records management techniques.
Facilitating Early Childhood Events.
Planning collaboratively with stakeholders.
Budget management and preparation
Preparing clear and concise reports, corrrespondence, and other written materials
Using tact, discretion, initiative, and independent judgement within established guidelines.
Researching, compiling, and summarizing a variety of informational and statistical data and materials.
Ability to work with groups and individuals representing a variety of needs, abilities, and socio-economic statuses.
Organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, and following up on assignments with a minimum of direction.
Applying logical thinking to solve problems or accomplish tasks; understanding, interpreting, and communicating complicated policies, procedures and protocols.
Using a computer to accurately and rapidly enter and retrieve data and information.
Communicating orally and in writing with internal staff, citizens, and other agencies in order to give and receive information in a courteous manner.
Operating and routine maintenance of general office machines such as copiers, facsimile machines, and telephone systems.
Mental and Physical Abilities:
Ability and willingness to travel regularly thoughout the service area.
Ability to participate in evening and weekend activities as required.
Ability to be organized, meet deadlines, and complete work.
Ability to develop and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with co-workers, clients, other agencies, and the community as a whole.
Ability to read financial reports and legal documents.
Ability to to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Ability to draft and type correspondence.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects; reach with hands and arms; speak and hear; and push, pull and/or lift up to 20 pounds occasionally.
Work is performed in the following environments: typical office with little exposure to outdoor temperatures, off-site in various locations in various communities, and significant time traveling in a vehicle.
The incumbent's working conditions are typically moderately quiet to moderately loud, depending on work location.
Working time may require irregular hours and on-call status.
Overnight travel will be required
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