The Program Associate will coordinate and engage in projects for the Educare Learning Network (Network) in collaboration with the family engagement team at the Ounce. The Program Associate will support the Network and the Ounce’s work to influence change in early childhood practice, research and policy for at-risk children birth to five years.
Essential Job Duties
Support the family engagement team in the planning, execution and monitoring of project workplans, timelines, priorities and deliverables.
Compose, transcribe, edit and distribute memos, letters, emails, agendas, resources, forms, presentations, notes and other internal and external correspondence.
Develop materials for presentations and assist in the preparation of speaking engagements.
Participate in all internal workgroups, committees and meetings as assigned.
Serve as a liaison for the family engagement team within the division, the Ounce and with external stakeholders.
Maintain an up-to-date database of all relevant materials while serving as the point person for all documentation requests.
Perform other duties as assigned within the scope of this job description.
Required Qualifications – Required qualifications to effectively perform the job. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. (Additional requirements may be designated by position.)
Required - Bachelor’s degree in social work, human/social services, English, education, or business/public administration with a minimum of 5 years of experience in program and/or non-profit administration, including at least three years’ experience writing materials for external audiences.
Preferred - Master’s degree in social work, human/social services, English, education, or business/public administration with a minimum of three years of experience in program and/or non-profit administration with experience writing materials for external audiences.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – May be representative, but not all-inclusive, of those knowledge, skills and abilities commonly associated with this position.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to articulate complex issues to a variety of diverse audiences, both internal and external.
Knowledge of early childhood and social service programs, research, policy issues and/or nonprofit organizational issues, with the ability to readily acquire knowledge of program, policy, research, and communications critical to the Ounce’s work.
Ability to remain flexible and adapt to changing needs and priorities.
Demonstrated timely follow-through and ability to organize complex tasks, work at a rigorous pace, and prioritize competing deadlines.
Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to cultivate and sustain relationships with diverse audiences in a manner which consistently demonstrates respect, concern, and responsiveness.
Ability to process and protect confidential information in a professional manner.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.
General office conditions. Exposed to moderate noise levels.
Physical Abilities - Activities that are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Must have excellent command of English language, both verbal and written.
Must be able to operate a computer and other office equipment.
Regularly required to talk and hear.
Frequently required to sit, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
Finger dexterity sufficient for typing, filing, handling records, and other office equipment.
Must be able to manually operate and use a computer and other office equipment.
Ability to lift and or move items of up to 25 pounds.
Ability to clearly hear and understand telephone conversations.
Must be able to travel to Ounce sites and other locations within the United States, which may include climbing stairs
Availability and ability to travel nationwide overnight up to 10% of the time.