Early Childhood Community Alignment Coordinator

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
Published
January 11, 2024
Location
Dallas, Texas
Category
Job Type

Description

The Coordinator is responsible for the promotion of early childhood initiatives throughout the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas’ service area. This position works closely with the Strong Start team to increase community level awareness of and access to resources for families with young children. The Coordinator assists with events throughout the year and may play a leadership role in events as needed. This position also produces the monthly early childhood newsletter, serves on HMGNTX subcommittees, leads school-based literacy efforts, and manages the Bright by Text program. The Coordinator plays a role in any and all auditing processes related to compliance of State and Federal grants and contracts.

To perform the job successfully, competitive applicants should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Mission-Focused:  Create real social change that leads to improving lives in our community.
  • Relationship-Oriented:  Is able to communicate effectively to develop, grow and sustain productive relationships.  Knows how to capture and record relevant information and how to interpret and utilize the information to forge partnerships, collaborate, cultivate, grow, sustain and strengthen internal and external relationships.
  • Results-Driven:  Dedicated to shared and measurable goals; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad impact.
  • Stewards:  Our actions, behaviors, and decisions on behalf of our donors must be transparent, meet the highest ethical standards, and align with organizational goals.

TOGETHER, WE HAVE THE POWER TOCREATE LASTING CHANGE 

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas is a social change organization that unites the community to create access and opportunity for all North Texans to thrive. We are committed to being a fully inclusive, multicultural, antiracist movement so we can drive transformative change and advance racial equity in the areas of education, income and health—the building blocks of opportunity. We encourage every North Texan to join this movement and Live United. 

 

Qualifications

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Develop and maintain relationships with community resources and services that provide support to United Way’s early childhood initiatives including community events, provider support and training, early literacy promotion and parent engagement activities.

1. Identify resource gaps via community coalitions and committees so that future resources can be developed.

2. Oversee outreach for Help Me Grow North Texas and solicit referrals to the navigation program as appropriate.

3. Attend events and networking opportunities to develop and maintain a United Way presence in the community that will enhance public awareness, increase referrals, promote the benefits of programs, and expand service opportunities –including evenings and weekends as needed.  

4. Keep a record of data for outreach/public awareness activities including; name of event, referral source, date, and record of materials distributed.

5. Participate in HMGNTX subcommittee meetings, working with the Co-Chairs and staff on agenda items and strategic plans.

6. Oversee administrative tasks for Bright by Text with a goal of consistently increasing subscribers.

7. Oversees school-based literacy programs (i.e. Allstate Book Program).

8. Performs tasks necessary to support the goals and objectives of all Strong Start initiatives.

9. Ensures work performed benefits the best interest of early childhood programs and the children and families it serves.

10. Meets standards and requirements of tasks:

  • Maintains and submits all required documentation for funders and partners.
  • Completes assignments in a professional and timely manner.
  • Participates in meetings and committees, as requested.
  • Provides resources and support, when needed.
  • Ensures assignments and reports are accurate and deadlines are met.
  • Uses personal judgment for appropriate verbal and physical interactions with community relationships, staff, children and families.
  • Always maintains discretion and confidentiality.
  • Meets performance measures/expectations as determined and outlined by supervisor.

13. Initiates professional growth and development and maintains competency through continuing education.

14. Maintains current knowledge of changes or trends in the birth to five field by reading relevant material and attending training focusing on evidenced-based research practices.

15. Attends professional meetings, conferences, and webinars as requested and as approved.

16. Present on and train local providers in the HMGNTX model and the role United Way plays within the model. Including program updates at early childhood coalitions and the Family Wellness Council.

18. Performs other duties and special projects as assigned by supervisor.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required – Masters preferred
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) preferred
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in nonprofit work

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficient with Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal formats.
  • Ability to multitask and maintain focus
  • Ability to complete assigned tasks within defined timelines.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of donor information and other sensitive information
  • Ability to manage several projects and tasks independently and simultaneously
  • Solid problem-solving skills with minimal supervision 
  • Must be extremely detail-oriented with strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Aptitude for high level data analysis
  • Excellent organizational skills required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required
  • High level of customer service skills required
  • Must be self-motivated, independent and flexible
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment

At United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, we believe in the power of unity and equity to create lasting change. We acknowledge that systems of structural racism in North Texas have created barriers to equitable access to education, income and health—the building blocks of opportunity. That’s why we have designed an eight-year strategic plan to ensure United Way of Metropolitan Dallas is a fully inclusive, multicultural, antiracist organization. We know that to drive transformative change in North Texas and advance racial equity in the areas of education, income and health, we must also drive transformative change and advance racial equity within our organization. To achieve this transformation, we are infusing racial equity into every aspect of our work.

Application Instructions

Please apply online: www.unitedwaydallas.org

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