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Developmental Screening Project Coordinator Position Title: Developmental Screening Project Coordinator Position Status: Grant-funded contractual agreement, average 8 hours/week Timeline: As soon as possible, aiming to start by Dec 15th Reports to: VECF Health Initiatives Coordinator Location: Office in Richmond, Virginia or remote office One sentence job description: Support and facilitate the activities of 6 regional partnerships strengthening developmental screening procedures to better serve children and families, ensuring that more Virginia children are screened early and continuously to identify and address developmental needs and/or delays. To apply, please send a resume to recruiting@weirconsulting.com with the Subject Line “Application for VECF Developmental Screening Project Coordinator.” Organization The Virginia Early Childhood Foundation (VECF) is a statewide non-profit public-private partnership with the vision that every child in Virginia will enter kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed in school and in life. Its mission is to foster a coordinated, comprehensive system of state, local, public and private resources to strengthen the ability of all Virginia families to provide a “Smart Beginning” for children from birth to age five. In partnership with key state agencies, VECF’s primary goal is to support the work of local communities in strengthening their early childhood systems. The Foundation provides competitive grants and technical assistance to local early childhood initiatives formed to build capacity and infrastructure in local communities for delivery of high quality early childhood programs. Position Description The Virginia Early Childhood Foundation has agreed to support the development and implementation of strategic developmental screening work plans with community stakeholders in six regional hubs. This contracted position, under the supervision of VECF, will be the primary implementation agent of this program. A successful candidate will be able to communicate effectively in communities and to funders, while problem solving along the way. Details will be important, as will thoughtful discussions with community leaders. This position requires a personal commitment to the Foundation’s vision that every child in Virginia will enter kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed in school and in life. Job responsibilities: This role will be focused on executing the deliverables outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding between the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation and the Virginia Department of Health with respect to Smart Beginnings’ engagement in expanding developmental screening in their regions. This will include (but is not limited to) the following responsibilities: ● Develop Partnerships- supporting the development of high-functioning partnerships between Smart Beginnings entities and university health centers in 6 regions of the state - to form regional “hubs” for developmental screening systems. ● Coordinate Project Implementation- coordinating and supporting the work of 6 Smart Beginnings entities in their roles by providing technical assistance for their implementation of the project locally such that they can meet specific goals and targets. ● Build State Level Capacity -building systemic capacity for a screening-referral-treatment-follow up cycle at local and state levels. ● Communicate - appropriately communicating with and reporting to the funder and lead administrator (the Virginia Department of Health) on behalf of VECF. ● Administer the MOU - Proactively navigating successful project execution to ensure VECF follows through on its commitments. Minimum Qualifications: ● Experience with successful project management/coordination and track record of success ● Experience and competence with adult learning, meeting facilitation, team-building, and cultivating relationships across organizations and service systems ● Commitment to equity and inclusion ● Strong written and oral communication skills ● Outstanding organizational skills and ability to meet strict timeframes ● Willingness to travel occasionally throughout Virginia with possibility of some overnights (note: travel will likely be heaviest at the beginning of the role.) Preferred Qualifications: ● Familiarity with resources, programs, and key contacts for supporting children, families, and service providers to ensure optimal health and early childhood development for young children ● Experience and knowledge of developing screening, assessment, and referral processes ● Experience with health services and referral-based approaches ● 3+ years experience in project coordination and adult learning ● Experience working with federal grants ● Leadership experience in government and/or non profit sector ● Bachelors or Masters in relevant field Term: This is a contractual, grant-funded position averaging 8 hours per week now through June 30, 2020, with potential for annual renewal for up to 5 years. Position is hourly, $40/hour To apply, please send a resume to recruiting@weirconsulting.com with the Subject Line “Application for VECF Developmental Screening Project Coordinator.” VECF is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, gender,sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. VECF maintains a drug free workplace. Other Nov 26, 2019
Equity Project Coordinator Position Title: Equity Project Coordinator Position Status: Full Time Reports to: Vice President of Community Networks Location: VECF Offices in Richmond, Virginia One sentence job description: Leads the implementation of VECF’s equity approaches including supporting the work of Community Liaisons who serve as intermediaries for families with young children and public/private service providers in high-risk Virginia communities. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to recruiting@weirconsulting.com with the Subject Line “Application for VECF Equity Project Coordinator.” Organization The Virginia Early Childhood Foundation (VECF) is a statewide non-profit public-private partnership with the vision that every child in Virginia will enter kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed in school and in life. Its mission is to foster a coordinated, comprehensive system of state, local, public and private resources to strengthen the ability of all Virginia families to provide “Smart Beginnings” for children from birth to age five. In partnership with key state agencies, VECF’s primary goal is to support the work of local communities in strengthening their early childhood systems. The Foundation provides competitive grants and technical assistance to local early childhood initiatives formed to build capacity and infrastructure in local communities for delivery of high quality early childhood programs. Position Description This position guides the implementation of a grant-funded initiative supporting the implementation of equity approaches including Community Liaisons to serve as intermediaries between families with young children and public/private service providers in the current project footprint including southern Virginia, Petersburg, and the east end of Richmond. The position will provide coaching, technical assistance, and overall coordination of the dual-generation strategies to support vulnerable families to successfully navigate public sector systems of support and to facilitate access to equitable person-centered services across multiple service sectors (child care, home visiting, food security, housing, etc.). The position will work as an intermediary between/among families and service providers to help identify barriers families face in their efforts to thrive and to problem-solve with local and state level leaders to resolve challenges to ensure equitable and seamless community networks for vulnerable families and children. Job responsibilities: ● Project Coordination - Coordinate the execution of the grant funded project, ensuring information is shared appropriately and reports are made successfully. ● Coaching - Engage and encourage the Community Liaisons in their advocacy and problem solving. Coach on how to approach the challenges in systemic ways, share successes across localities and encourage in challenging moments. ● Technical Assistance - Create and share clear processes for succeeding within systems (such as child care, home visiting, food security, etc.) in Virginia. Where possible, advise on “barrier busting” approaches to help Community Liaisons, families, and service providers overcome obstacles. ● Developing Partnerships- Support the development of high-functioning partnerships between the relevant stakeholders across the state, such that communities in poverty are better able to sustain equitable and person-centered systems that help families thrive. ● Communication - Appropriately communicate and engage with relevant stakeholders, including the Liaisons, relevant institutions, VECF and funders. Minimum Qualifications: ● Commitment to equity and inclusion ● Previous work experience and a track record for successful project management/coordination ● Experience facilitating training meetings with disparate groups ● Ability to manage significant responsibility and to ask for help when needed ● Collaborative approaches including genuinely listening to and working with stakeholders to make communities better ● Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communications skills ● Strong organizational skills and impeccable attention to detail ● Proficient in MS Office, including Word, Powerpoint and Excel ● Willingness to travel occasionally throughout Virginia with possibility of some overnights Preferred Qualifications: ● Familiarity with resources, programs, and key contacts for supporting children, families, and service providers across systems and sectors ● Significant experience engaging with community stakeholders to promote access to needed services and systems for vulnerable families ● 3+ years experience in project coordination ● Experience working with privately funded grants ● Leadership experience in government and/or non profit sector ● Bachelors or Masters in relevant field Position is salaried (commensurate with experience) with benefits, minimum of $60,000, and is grant funded/dependent. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to recruiting@weirconsulting.com with the Subject Line “Application for VECF Equity Project Coordinator.” VECF is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, gender,sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. VECF maintains a drug free workplace. Other Nov 25, 2019