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Program Lead - Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

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Child Care Resources, King County and Pierce County


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Published 9 days ago

Start Date

July 16, 2019

Application Deadline

June 30, 2019

Salary

$55,432 - $62,861


Context: Kaleidoscope Play & Learn is an evidence-informed Promising Practice that reaches families in their cultural and neighborhood communities through weekly, facilitated play groups. As the home and creator of Kaleidoscope Play & Learn, Child Care Resources (CCR) partners with Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Affiliates which are community-based organizations, schools, libraries and other organizations that provide groups across Washington State and in various locations throughout the US. CCR is currently working internally and with various stakeholders across Washington to intentionally and thoughtfully take Kaleidoscope Play & Learn to scale. Our goal is to reach and support the school-readiness and healthy development of more young children and families, particularly those that experience systemic barriers due to race, income, and home language.


Position Purpose: The Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Lead is responsible for operational implementation and for key aspects of expansion of the Kaleidoscope Play & Learn program. The Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Lead supervises a small team of Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Family Engagement Specialists.


Essential Functions: The Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Lead is a member of the Family, Friend, and Neighbor program team and reports to the Family, Friend, and Neighbor (FFN) Program Manager. Responsibilities include but may not be limited to:


• Oversee and supervise of all aspects of implementation of the Kaleidoscope Play & Learn (KPL) Program, including:

o Training, technical assistance, consultation to Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Affiliates in provision of the program

o Creating new and revising Kaleidoscope Play & Learn materials, such as curricula, tool kits, and handbooks

o Data collection

o Annual outcomes survey;

• Hire, train, and supervise Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Family Engagement Specialists;

• Create new standards and processes related to statewide program expansion and adjust existing program systems in anticipation of growth to ensure program quality and fidelity;

• In coordination with internal and external consultants, develop and implement additional evaluation that builds Kaleidoscope Play & Learn’s portfolio of evidence;

• Develop and foster relationships in King and Pierce Counties and Washington State that result in new Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Affiliates and that link Affiliates to additional resources (eg, space, expertise, funding, etc.);

• Represent and speak on behalf of the program in the community, with advocacy coalitions, and government entities;

• Participate in advocacy efforts to promote Kaleidoscope Play & Learn and other FFN programs and issues;

• Provide consultation, trainings, and other support to Kaleidoscope Play & Learn Affiliates outside of Washington State;

• Develop and monitor annual budgets and service projections;

• Meet all program outcomes established internally and by funders, including reporting activities;

• Assist with the development of applications for new and existing public and private funding;

• Create and update marketing materials, information pieces, web site content, etc.;

• Other projects and responsibilities as assigned


Minimum Qualifications: MA degree in early childhood education, child development, public administration or human service field and 4 years related job related experience; BA degree in early childhood education, child development, human services or related field and 6 years job experience; or an Associate of Arts degree in early childhood education, child development, human services, or a related field and 10 years related work experience. Masters preferred. 


A commitment to and proven experience in undoing institutional racism, diversity, cultural relevancy and inclusion required.  


Experience working with communities of color required.


Requires at least 3 years of experience supervising employees and at least 3 years of non-profit program management.



Additional Requirements Include:

• Skilled in and committed to advancing racial equity in program delivery, supervision, and interactions with others;

• Engaged in on-going self-exploration and growth related to race, power, and privilege;

• Demonstrated program and project management skills, including program planning, budgeting, marketing;

• Demonstrated experience in building and maintaining strong, authentic work relationships with external partner organizations and other program stakeholders from a variety of cultural communities;

• Skills in program evaluation and data collection and in using evaluation and data to inform program improvements;

• Proven ability to provide stability, model flexibility and comfort with ambiguity, and otherwise lead through change;

• Experience in leading and facilitating successful trainings and meetings;

• Communicates clearly and compellingly with diverse audiences (community members, funders, policy makers, and others) from a variety of cultural and educational backgrounds both orally and in writing;

• Approaches work with a sense of possibility, sees challenges as opportunities for creative problem-solving, and works to find creative solutions;

• Demonstrated experience in understanding community and program needs, identifying areas for attention, and implementing effective solutions;

• Ability to work under deadlines, work on a number of tasks simultaneously, and organize and prioritize work quickly in response to changing needs;

• Proven ability to work in a collaborative team environment as well as across teams within the organization;

• Strong knowledge of computer software, including Office 2013 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook);

• Ability to travel within Washington State and nationally


Salary and Benefits:

$55,432 - $62,861 hiring salary range


To apply, email HR@childcare.org

Please submit cover letter and resume.

Please submit applications by June 14, 2019. Open until filled.


Context: Kaleidoscope Play & Learn is an evidence-informed Promising Practice that reaches families in their cultural and neighborhood communities through weekly, facilitated play groups. As the home and creator of Kaleidoscope…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Benefits

Generous medical, dental, 401K match and paid time off benefits.

Generous medical, dental, 401K match and paid time off benefits.

How To Apply

Please submit cover letters with resume.

Please submit cover letters with resume.

Location

1225 South Weller Street, Seattle, WA 98144
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