Early Childhood Program Manager
Latino Network’s mission is to provide transformative opportunities, services and advocacy for the education, leadership and civic engagement of our youth, families, and communities. Our work springs from the core belief in Latino community self-determination—that is, the ability of community members to participate meaningfully in the decisions that affect their lives and the lives of their families. We build and manage collaborative and energetic teams to implement high quality, culturally inclusive programs. We actively partner across a variety of city, county, state and community organizations to deliver training and support, a wide range of services, as well as influence policy.
The Early Childhood Program Manager is responsible for the continuous growth and sustainability of Latino Network’s early childhood programs. The Manager of Early Childhood Programs will work closely with the DepartmentDirector to maintain and expand our established high-quality programs, as well as manage new projects in the department. This position brings the opportunity to advocate for equitable resources and approaches in the field of early learning, and to be a voice for the Latino community in our region by performing the following duties.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Manages and ensures programs are implemented with a high level of quality and fidelity.
Supervises and supports direct service staff.
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Specific Supervisory responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work to meet program and department goals in alignment with Agency mission and values; appraising performance; recognizing and rewarding employees; carrying out any necessary corrective actions; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Leads ongoing program evaluation and data analysis in collaboration with the Director of Data & Evaluation.
Assists the Director of Early Childhood Programs by providing overall program and administrative support.
Engages in planning for program growth and replication.
Maintains positive relationships with schools, districts, county, and other partner organizations.
Represents Latino Network at community meetings and forums relating to early learning, educational equity and parent engagement.
Advocates for policies that promote equity and advance the interests of Latino families in the areas of early learning and education.
Provides opportunities for community voice in early education policy efforts.
Manages program budget to ensure appropriate spending.
Maintains punctual, regular, and predictable attendance, and works collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation.
Respectfully takes direction from their supervisor.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Minimum 5 years education, training, and experience in culturally specific public health promotion, early childhood development, Popular Education, community based adult education and/or family engagement. Examples of experience, education and training that fulfill this requirement include, but are not limited to, volunteer or paid work, internships, community-based training and workshops, community college, trade school, university courses and degrees. Experience, training and education from inside and outside of the United States are considered equally. Transferable skills and lived experience will be considered.
Knowledge of and experience in early learning, parent engagement, family support services, school-based partnerships, Community Health Worker model and/or Popular Education.
Excellent written and oral communication skills in Spanish and English (including public speaking).
Bicultural proficiency: knowledge of Latinx culturally based world view, adaptive reasoning, and problem-solving practices of Latinx individuals, families, and community living in urban neighborhoods impacted by crime, poverty, and racial inequity.
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with schools, families, and community support systems.
Knowledge of systemic political, economic and social issues affecting Oregon Latinos and policy and decision-making processes at local and state levels.
Employ critical thinking and confidence in decision-making and carrying out actions.
Ability to manage time and prioritize tasks to meet goals and deadlines effectively.
Excellent follow-through; high attention to detail, and communication through one on one meetings, phone, e-mail, and group communication with Latino Network community partners, staff, and program participants.
Strong computer skills. Must be adept at using various applications including database, spreadsheet, project management, graphics, word processing, presentation creation/editing, email and scheduling software.
Experience leading groups with diverse professional levels and the ability to effectively facilitate knowledge sharing and collaboration.
Demonstrated ability to work independently, lead a team, and work as a collaborative team member.
Ability to be flexible, manage a high volume of requests, and meet deadlines.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
Benefits & Perks- Latino Network provides a generous benefits package that includes;
• Health Plans including Medical, HRA, Dental, Vision, and Alternative Care
• FSA – Flexible Spending Account for Medical & Dependent Care expenses
• 401k Plan with Match
• Employee Assistance Program
• Employer sponsored Life, AD&D and Short-Term Disability Insurance
• Paid Leave (Vacation, Sick, Sabbatical and Paid Family Medical Leave
• Recognition Rewards Program
• Team & Family Events
• Summer Self-Care Perk!
If you, or anyone you know, are interested in joining us in supporting our mission to positively transform the lives of Latino Youth families and communities, please submit your application, resume and cover letter at: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/List/1630/Latino-Network, Successful completion of initial and ongoing employment screens, including but not limited to criminal background and vehicle record as required.
Latino Network is an equal opportunity employer. We value and support diversity and inclusion to create a culture of dignity and respect.
We also invite you to learn more about us at www.latnet.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/latnet.