- POSITION TITLE: Manager, Early Childhood Program
- REPORTS TO: Early Childhood Programs Director
- COMPENSATION: $42,000 - $53,500 Based on experience. FTE. Full medical, dental, and life insurance benefits. Paid holidays, vacation and sick-time.
- CLOSING DATE: Open until filled
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.
Latino Network seeks a bilingual, bi-cultural mission-driven professional with proven nonprofit and community experience to lead a full range of activities for a growing organization. As part of a dedicated team working toward a shared vision, the Manager of Early Childhood Programs is charged with supporting the Director of Early Childhood Programs in all aspects of program development and implementation. This is a roll-up-your-sleeves position with the capacity to impact the education and wellbeing of hundreds of young Latino children and their families each year. If you are resourceful, able to build strong relationships, and passionate about working for educational equity, then the Latino Network is the place for you.
This position is critical to the continued growth and sustainability of Latino Network’s early childhood programs. The Manager of Early Childhood Programs will work closely with the Program Director 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.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Assist the Director of Early Childhood Programs by providing overall program and administrative support
- Supervise and support direct service staff
- Ensure programs are implemented with high level of quality and fidelity
- Participate in ongoing program evaluation and data analysis
- Engage in planning for program growth and replication
- Maintain positive relationships with schools, districts, county, and other partner organizations
- Represent Latino Network at community meetings and forums relating to early learning, educational equity and parent engagement
- Advocate for policies that promote equity and advance the interests of Latino families in the areas of early learning and education
- Provide opportunities for community voice in early education policy efforts
- Project management
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Demonstrated respect for, and willingness to learn from, communities most affected by social inequities
- Commitment to shared leadership and community empowerment
- Bachelor’s Degree in public health, education or a related field, and 5 years experience in leadership in social justice, advocacy, public service and/or community based organizations
- 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)
- Knowledge of and experience in navigating educational institutions, resources, programs, social services and government agencies
- Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with schools, families, and community support systems
- Experience in designing and implementing programs for and with the Latino community
- Knowledge of systemic political, economic and social issues affecting Oregon Latinos and policy and decision-making processes at the local, state and national levels
- Employ critical thinking and confidence in decision-making and carrying out actions
- Proven ability to manage time and prioritize tasks to meet goals and deadlines effectively
- 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
- Commitment to personal and professional development
- Ability to be flexible, work under pressure and meet deadlines
ADDITIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
- Regularly work in the office and in the community as needed
- Evening and weekend availability may be required, and work hours are flexible to accommodate program implementation; long hours during peak periods.
- Reliable car, driver’s license, and automobile liability insurance; must be eligible to be an insured driver under Latino Network’s Commercial Auto Liability.
- May require heavy lifting and walking during events and outreach activities.
- May work in the community including client homes, schools, churches, parks, community centers, etc.
- Undergoing and passing criminal background checks is required
Latino Network is a fast-paced, highly engaged work environment with satellite Operations within Multnomah County. We strive to communicate effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds. We actively seek opportunities for professional development for our staff and promote a willingness to change for continual improvement.
Latino Network provides a generous benefits package that includes 15 days of paid vacation, 12 days of paid sick leave, 10 paid holidays, employer-paid health coverage, and life insurance.
Application review begins immediately. Open until filled. Submit a cover letter, and resume to HR@latnet.org; or mail to 410 NE 18th Ave, Portland OR 97232. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Due to the sheer number of applicants, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Latino Network is an EEO employer committed to the inclusion of people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, women and people living with disabilities in our workplace and programs. We invite applications from candidates who share our commitment to this diversity.
For more information about Latino Network visit www.latnet.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/latnet.
This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; and nothing in this herein restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.