Child Care Systems Coordinator – Oregon
Posted on: May 19, 2022
Anticipated Start Date:
Salary and Benefits:
FCF National team is seeking a skilled systems thinker; a generalist with a passion for learning, acquiring, and developing new skills to address the business side of child care.
This position is remote within the state of Oregon. Some occasional travels and work on evenings and weekends.
The Child Care Systems Coordinator will work on FCF’s new and expanding work in Oregon. This includes assisting with the development, implementation, and evaluation of the programs and services for Oregon’s Early Learning Division created and provided by FCF in Oregon. This work includes supporting systems change efforts at the state level as the state seeks to address the business side of child care. This work involve research, stakeholder engagement, policy analysis, and the examination of current, practices, and funding streams. This position works with the FCF National team to represent, promote, and ensure the effectiveness of FCF’s initiatives in the state of Oregon.
- Support the multi-year systems-level consultation in Oregon to increase the financial sustainability of child care businesses.
- Assesses gaps in supports for the child care business ecosystem in Oregon.
- Guides alignment of existing opportunities and initiatives already being implemented in Oregon to support child care business sustainability.
- Designs and implements process for distributing, and assessing the impact of stimulus funding for child care businesses in the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).
- Identifies the needs and costs of start-up child care businesses across multiple license types.
- Conducts research and outreach to better understand the unique aspects of Oregon’s child care businesses, child care markets, and policies which shape those ecosystems and child care markets.
- Coordinates in-person and virtual convening logistics for this consultation.
- Conducts data collection and running analysis on state-level child care supply/demand gaps; writing memos, producing materials, and giving presentations for internal and external audiences to disseminate this research.
- Represents FCF’s reputation as a national leader on the business side of early care and education.
- Supports FCF’s relationships with Oregon’s Early Learning Division and other partners in Oregon.
- Enters and manages time reports and client/partner/funder data.
- Assists with grant-writing, proposal-writing, prospect research and project management.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in sociology, management, public administration/public affairs or related field.
- Experience working with systems-level projects in Oregon.
- A systems thinker, able to maintain a big-picture focus while attending to detail
- Performing detailed work under changing deadlines and on multiple concurrent projects
- Maintaining confidentiality of sensitive business data and information
- Experience working with small businesses, or experience owning/operating a small business
- A strategic thinker and planner as well as an effective
- Energetic, enthusiastic, with a can-do attitude
- Highly organized, self-motivated, and able to work independently
- Open to learning and accepting constructive feedback
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Ability to understand, analyze, and explain both historical and current public policy trends, ideas, and proposals
- Detailed knowledge of child care policies and programs in the state of Oregon
- Written communications; including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Research skills, both document review and in-person data collection
- Strong skills in consulting with state and local government agencies, tribal governments, small businesses, nonprofits and/or schools
- Abilities to visualize, observe, interpret, think strategically, plan, implement, problem-solve
- Ability to work collaboratively with diverse staff, customers, partners, and stakeholders and to work effectively as part of a team
- Must be able to work on the computer for extended periods of time.
- Ability to travel when needed.
This job description represents the major functions of the position but is not intended to be all-inclusive. The incumbent is also responsible for taking direction from FCF representatives in completing projects or performing duties deemed necessary for the program and FCF success.
Benefits include medical, dental, life, disability insurance, holidays, paid time off, and paid family medical leave. Allowable travel costs are reimbursed.
Flexible work environment.
First Children’s Finance honors candidates’ time and effort in job-seeking by providing transparency regarding compensation. Creating transparency regarding salary information reduces the gender pay gap, and eliminates salary negotiation, which rarely benefits people of color or women. It is a value of our organization to support equitable hiring practices.
Attach your cover letter and résumé to a single email to FCFJobs@firstchildrensfinance.org with “Child Care Systems Coordinator Application” in the subject line. Include your full name, phone, email, and address on the cover letter. This posting will be open until filled.