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JOB OPENINGS

2 Year Pritzker Fellow, Prenatal to Three (PN-3) Strategy

Job Brief

The Early Childhood Alliance is looking to hire a two-year Pritzker Fellow to lead the Early Childhood Alliance’s Prenatal to Three (PN-3) Strategy focused on supporting parents and caregivers in building strong early literacy experiences.

The Early Childhood Alliance (ECA) is a cross-sector coalition led by municipal, philanthropic, business, academic and nonprofit leaders. The ECA has an overarching goal that all children in Onondaga County are healthy, thriving and ready to succeed in school; and that all families are supported in their parenting to raise their children in a healthy and nurturing environment.

In April 2018, the ECA was invited to join the Center for the Study of Social Policy’s EC-LINC network and we were selected to participate with the Pritzker Children’s Initiative (PCI), a Prenatal to Three (PN-3) strategy.  As part of our PCI work, the ECA was selected as one of nine communities to hire a two-year Pritzker Fellow to lead the Early Childhood Alliance’s Prenatal to Three (PN-3) strategic priorities.

The Early Childhood Alliance has identified two focus areas for our PCI work:

  • Ensuring high quality home visiting for parents and caregivers that promotes early literacy, strong parent- child bonds and interaction, language development; and
  • Supporting providers of child care including, family, friend and neighbor (FFN) providers and Family Child Care (FCC) providers to ensure providers have the knowledge and skills to provide all children with strong starts.

The Pritzker Fellow will lead the Early Childhood Alliance efforts to amplify our existing supports for parents and develop and implement new strategies to strengthen child care in the first three years of life.

As a Pritzker Fellow, you are also part of a national cohort of nine individuals from communities across the United States. Pritzker Fellows will be connected, engaged, and informed PN-3 leaders, driving both their individual community initiatives and providing leadership within the nation. Throughout the two-year appointment, Fellows will engage in professional learning opportunities through a cohort approach, which will include, site visits to exemplar communities and the opportunity to meet with national experts in early childhood, elected officials, leading foundations, and others.

Primary responsibilities:

The Pritzker Fellow, in coordination with the Early Childhood Director, will lead the Early Childhood Alliance’s Prenatal to Three initiative. The Fellow, with the guidance of multiple stakeholders, will develop and implement a plan to shape early childhood systems and increase investments in and access to high quality services for infants, toddlers, and their families. The specific duties of a Fellow include the following:

○ Identify and organize stakeholders with a role in funding, promoting and providing high-quality early learning and development for children from birth to age three.

○ Convene partnerships across stakeholder groups, including parents, providers, elected officials, business and faith leaders and others who collectively can identify and fill needs.

○ Support the community in the development of actionable strategies and the lead the implementation of the strategies.

○ Develop a budget and operating plan for a high quality PN-3 system, including funding mechanisms to meet identified needs.

○ Produce accurate and timely reporting of the project’s status.

Skills required:

○ Knowledge of and experience in early childhood programs, systems, and policy; preferably with a focus on infants, toddlers and family support.

○ Proven leadership skills and experience, including managing teams, volunteer programs or community based initiatives involving different disciplines, experiences and interests.

○ A history of successfully convening diverse voices and organizations to work collectively toward a single purpose.

○ Experience collecting, analyzing, and using data to inform planning, implementation, and evaluation.

○ Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to issues of equity, diversity, and cultural competence in early childhood system building.

○ Excellent communications skills, including meeting facilitation and writing.

○ Experience with development of funding proposals.

○ Bachelor degree or master’s degree in early childhood, education, human development, public

policy, or a related field.

○ Willingness to travel and work evenings and weekends when required.

 

Direct supervision of the Pritzker Fellow will be provided by the Director of the Early Childhood Alliance and the leadership team of the Early Childhood Alliance.

How To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter explaining why you feel you would be an outstanding candidate for this position to Laurie Black, Director of the Early Childhood Alliance at: ecaonondaga@gmail.com by August 3rd, 2018.


COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR, HOUSING & HOMELESS COALITION

POSITION OBJECTIVE:  United Way of Central New York is seeking a Community Engagement Coordinator to conduct community engagement and outreach for the Housing and Homeless Coalition of Central New York (HHC), a coalition of agencies and stakeholders which acts as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) for Onondaga, Cayuga, and Oswego Counties, dedicated to reducing, preventing, and ultimately ending homelessness in all forms. United Way of Central New York is the collaborative applicant for the CoC and employer of record for HHC staff.

ACCOUNTABILITY: HHC Director
POSITION STATUS:
Full-Time

OVERALL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Community Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating community involvement throughout Onondaga, Cayuga, and Oswego Counties, including organizing, facilitating, and attending community meetings. The Coordinator will liaison with CoC-funded and non-funded agencies, and assess meeting attendance and participation.

The Coordinator will track progress towards ending homelessness among specialized populations, such as youth, families, and the chronically homeless. The Coordinator will manage the CoC’s Coordinated Entry Plan and Coordinated Entry system, which ensures that the most vulnerable individuals and families are prioritized for housing.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POSITION

EDUCATION/TRAINING:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or Associate’s degree with three to five years of experience in a human services related field; experience with homeless/housing vulnerable populations preferred.

SKILLS/CAPABILITIES:

  • Experience and demonstrated skills in organization and management of multiple projects/assignments simultaneously with the ability to set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Proven ability to work with individuals from all levels and backgrounds; to work well independently as well as a member of a team; to work in a fast-paced environment; to work collaboratively, have strong conflict resolution, and facilitation skills. Ability to coordinate meetings and coalition work.
  • Recognizes and values diversity and able to process information with consideration for cultural sensitivities. Experience working with vulnerable populations is preferred.
  • Proficient with social media and Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Access; ability to learn new and/or customized software. Experience with online HUD data systems is preferred.
  • Utilize planning, evaluation, and research skills; must be very detail oriented and have ability to understand and work with regulatory, fiscal, and programmatic information.
  • Excellent verbal interpersonal skills for frequent telephone, electronic, and in-person communication.
  • Possession of valid New York State Driver’s License and access to a motor vehicle to meet transportation requirements within three counties, including areas not served by public transportation.

This job description is not an exclusive statement of the responsibilities of the position. Other appropriate duties may be required. Salary DOE. Generous benefit package included.

To apply, please send résumé with cover letter to hhc@unitedway-cny.org.

UWCNY is an equal opportunity employer. Diverse applicants are encouraged to apply.

 


ASSOCIATE, COMMUNITY IMPACT DIVISION

POSITION Objective:  United Way of Central New York is seeking an Associate to coordinate two United Way affinity groups and support the Community Impact Division in implementing and monitoring the Community Program Fund, which provides financial support to human service agencies serving the people of Syracuse and Onondaga County.

POSITION STATUS:  Full-Time, Hourly, Non-Exempt

ACCOUNTABILITY:  Director of Community Impact

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate two United Way affinity groups–Young Leaders United and Women United–in fundraising, event planning, member recruitment, scheduling, and administration. Plan, promote, and execute events including committee meetings, educational opportunities, professional and leadership development, volunteer activities, and networking. Conduct outreach to current and potential members and the community in person and via social media, email, and telephone. Provide administrative support as needed.
  • Review agency and program applications, reports, and financial information to track and monitor the performance of funded agencies and programs. Research issues and trends affecting Syracuse and Onondaga County, specifically human services provision, urban poverty, and poverty reduction strategies; includes collecting and analyzing community data, participating in community events, assessing community needs and trends, and providing information to staff, the Community Impact Committee and the Board of Directors, and application review teams.
  • Assist with other projects and duties in Community Impact, Resource Development, and other divisions as directed by the Director of Community Impact, other Division managers, or President of United Way. Assist in the planning and execution of United Way events, including annual Kick Off Cook Off, Achievement Celebration, and Christmas Bureau distribution. Provide support to United Way-affiliated coalitions and initiatives, including Gifts In Kind, the Early Childhood Alliance, Housing & Homeless Coalition, Greater Syracuse HOPE Anti-Poverty Initiative, and the CA$H Coalition.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POSITION:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with knowledge and experience in event planning, fundraising, human services provision, program implementation and evaluation, nonprofit management, marketing and social media strategies, and business or public administration.
  • Experience and demonstrated skills in organization and management of multiple simultaneous projects and assignments with the ability to set priorities and meet deadlines. Ability to work with individuals from all levels and backgrounds, to work well independently as well as part of a team, to work in the office or out in the field, and to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Understand and analyze fiscal and programmatic information, including confidential donor data, program performance reports, program budgets, and agency audits. Ability to succinctly and accurately report information to staff, the Board of Directors and its committees, affinity group members, and the public.
  • Possess strong oral and written English language skills for effective communication with excellent spelling, grammar, and writing skills. Must be able to carefully proof own work. Experience with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Access, and communication via telephone, email, and social media. Must have the ability and desire to learn new and/or customized software.

This job description is not an exclusive statement of the responsibilities of the position. Other appropriate duties may be required.

To apply, please send cover letter and résumé to resumes@unitedway-cny.org.

 


 

 

UWCNY is an equal opportunity employer. Diverse applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Please note: We welcome resumes from qualified candidates applying for specific open positions, but we do not retain unsolicited resumes submitted for general consideration. We ask candidates to apply separately for each position for which they would like to be considered.