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United Way of Greater New Haven fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our region. We tackle issues that cannot be solved by any one group working alone.

August 7, 2018

Greater New Haven Coordinated Access Network Director

Job Summary
United Way of Greater New Haven (UWGNH) brings people and organizations together to create solutions to Greater New Haven’s most pressing challenges in the areas of Education, Income, and Health. We tackle issues that cannot be solved by any one group working alone.

We are seeking candidates for this full-time position to lead the Greater New Haven Coordinated Access Network (GNH CAN), a collaborative housed at UWGNH, to prevent and end homelessness for individuals, families and youth experiencing homelessness in our nineteen-town region. The Director will work with partners and stakeholders to realize the GNH CAN mission: to make homelessness rare, brief and a one-time experience.

The ideal candidate will be experienced in leading work across organizations and sectors, using evidence and partnerships to deliver measurable results, and putting their passion into action to help people live their best possible lives.

Reporting Structure: Reports to the UWGNH Chief Impact Officer

Essential Job Functions:

The GNH CAN Director will be responsible for leading a set of strategies to reach the goals of preventing and ending homelessness, as well as the other priorities of the GNH CAN:

  • Develop cross-sector collaborations with state agencies, municipalities, businesses, advocates and providers.
  • Maintain relationships with local and statewide leadership, and work with GNH co-chairs to support members in developing and monitoring policies, priorities and goals.
  • Advocate for issues affecting the GNH CAN goals, including expanding access to deeply affordable housing.
  • Develop strategies to engage consumers in identifying opportunities for growth, assessing needs and identifying areas for improvement.
  • Work with partners and funders to align existing resources and services to meet goals.
  • Develop new resources and relationships to meet goals, including grant writing and fundraising activities.
  • Provide oversight of operations, including: direct services, contracts, communications and use of CAN resources.
  • Supervise and support a customer-oriented and effective team of staff.
  • Monitor use of funds and manage budgeting and reporting, in conjunction with the finance department.
  • Other job duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • 5+ years experience preferred in leading collaborative or systems-change efforts.
  • Experience with group facilitation, coaching and training.
  • Effective public speaker and presentation skills.
  • Experience managing budgets.
  • Effective relationship management skills.
  • Ability to use data to inform decision-making.
  • Ability to lead a diverse, inclusive and collaborative work environment.
  • Knowledge of the challenges/barriers homeless people face, and understanding of the systems with which they interact.
  • Proficient with MS Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Local and Statewide travel is required; candidates must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

 Personal Characteristics    

Ideally, the successful candidate will be:

  • Personally committed to advancing UWGNH’s values, mission, goals and programs.
  • A proactive and strategic thinker with the ability to work both individually and  collaboratively.
  • A result-oriented problem solver, willing to learn and engage with diverse perspectives, and able to manage an aggressive workload.
  • A superior communicator who shares information readily and concisely, and listens as well as gives advice.
  • A team player who inspires collaboration and functions decisively.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates should submit a detailed letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references to [email protected] No phone calls, please.

All applications are treated confidentially. The position will remain open until filled.

**United Way of Greater New Haven is an equal opportunity employee. **


July 26, 2018

Early Head Start
Early Childhood Education Consultant

Job Summary
United Way of Greater New Haven (UWGNH) brings people and organizations together to create solutions to Greater New Haven’s most pressing challenges in the areas of Education, Income, and Health. We tackle issues that cannot be solved by any one group working alone.

UWGNH manages a regional Early Head Start (EHS) program, working with four community partners to deliver high-quality early care and education and comprehensive services to low-income infant, toddlers and their families.

We are seeking an Early Childhood Education Consultant (up to 85 hours per program year) to support the EHS program and its partners to ensure that the program and its partners comply with all Head Start Program Performance Standards related to Education and Child Development Program Services.

The ideal candidate will have experience and knowledge of Early Head Start, the Head Start Program Performance Standards, State licensing regulations, and early childhood and child development services, including infant and toddler care.

Reporting Structure: Reports to the Early Head Start Director

Essential Job Functions:

  • Observe classrooms and family child care provider homes and prepare written reports
  • Develop and deliver training and workshops to partner agency staff on early childhood and child development related topics as determined
  • Develop and deliver training and workshops for families, including but not limited to such topics as Parent Rights and Responsibilities under Part C of IDEA, Transitions, and Parent Advocacy as determined
  • Assist and support the partners with School Readiness plans, data, and reports
  • Assist and support the EHS Director with preparing School Readiness data displays
  • Review and analyze program data to assist the EHS Director in program planning
  • Work with and support partners in maintaining Education related items for children in COPA, the program’s online database system
  • Generate COPA reports
  • Be present and visible in the community representing UWGNH’s Early Head Start program at Head Start and/or community events
  • Collaborate effectively within the organization, working cross-functionally with all departments
  • Other job duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, child development or human development
  • Masters degree in early childhood education, child development or human development preferred
  • Knowledge of Early Head Start and Head Start required
  • Knowledge of early childhood rating scales (ITERs, FCCERs, etc.)
  • Ability to speak and write clearly and concisely for a broad audience
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to balance and prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience with developing and providing training
  • Experience working with culturally diverse staff and families
  • Ability to inspire a collaborative work environment
  • Proficient with MS Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with COPA, the program’s online database system preferred
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English a plus
  • Local and Statewide travel is required; candidates must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Position requires criminal background check and medical physical as a condition of employment
  • Must be able to lift 25-50 lbs

Personal Characteristics

Ideally, the successful candidate will be:

  • Personally committed to advancing UWGNH’s values, mission, goals and programs
  • Personally committed to helping change the lives of others
  • A proactive and strategic thinker with the ability to work both individually and  collaboratively
  • A flexible, reliable, creative, outgoing and energetic person who can handle and prioritize multiple activities and responsibilities; a self-starter and finisher
  • A superior communicator who shares information readily and concisely, and listens as well as gives advice
  • A team player who inspires collaboration and functions decisively
  • Emotionally mature and self-confident, with a sense of humor in order to maintain balance and perspective

Application Procedure

Interested candidates should submit a detailed letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references to [email protected] No phone calls, please. Please write Education Consultant in the subject line.

All applications are treated confidentially. The position will remain open until filled.

**United Way of Greater New Haven is an equal opportunity employee. **


July 26, 2018

Early Head Start ERSEA Coordinator

Job Summary
United Way of Greater New Haven (UWGNH) brings people and organizations together to create solutions to Greater New Haven’s most pressing challenges in the areas of Education, Income, and Health. We tackle issues that cannot be solved by any one group working alone.

UWGNH manages a regional Early Head Start (EHS) program, working with four community partners to deliver high-quality early care and education and comprehensive services to low-income infant, toddlers and their families.

We are seeking a part-time person (20 hours per week) to support the EHS program and its partners to ensure that the program and its partners comply with all Head Start Program Performance Standards related to ERSEA (Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance ).

The ideal candidate will have experience and knowledge of Early Head Start, the Head Start Program Performance Standards, State licensing regulations, and Care 4 Kids.

Reporting Structure: Reports to the Early Head Start Director

Essential Job Functions:

  • Review and analyze community needs assessment and other program data to assist EHS Director in program planning
  • Develop and provide coaching and training to partner agency staff on ERSEA and other topics as determined
  • Work with and support partners in determining program eligibility
  • Work with and support partners in maintaining eligibility files
  • Work with and support partners in maintaining ERSEA related items in COPA, the program’s online database system
  • Generate COPA reports
  • Work with and support partners in the Care 4 Kids application process
  • Prepare and submit a monthly Care 4 Kids report
  • Serve as the liaison to Office of Early Childhood staff managing EHS-Child Care Partnership subsidy
  • Be present and visible in the community representing UWGNH’s Early Head Start program at Head Start and/or community events
  • Collaborate effectively within the organization, working cross-functionally with all departments
  • Other job duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a High School diploma, Associate’s Degree preferred
  • Knowledge of Early Head Start and Head Start required
  • 3-5 years of experience in childcare enrollment services
  • Ability to speak and write clearly and concisely for a broad audience
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to balance and prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficient with MS Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with COPA, the program’s online database system preferred
  • Knowledge of Care 4 Kids preferred
  • Experience working with culturally diverse staff and families
  • Ability to inspire a collaborative work environment
  • Strong commitment to maintaining integrity and confidentiality of child/family information
  • Experience with providing training
  • Bilingual in Spanish/English a plus
  • Local and Statewide travel is required; candidates must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Position requires criminal background check and medical physical as a condition of employment
  • Must be able to lift 25-50 lbs 

Personal Characteristics    

Ideally, the successful candidate will be:

  • Personally committed to advancing UWGNH’s values, mission, goals and programs
  • Personally committed to helping change the lives of others
  • A proactive and strategic thinker with the ability to work both individually and  collaboratively
  • A flexible, reliable, creative, outgoing and energetic person who can handle and prioritize multiple activities and responsibilities; a self-starter and finisher
  • A superior communicator who shares information readily and concisely, and listens as well as gives advice
  • A team player who inspires collaboration and functions decisively
  • Emotionally mature and self-confident, with a sense of humor in order to maintain balance and perspective

Application Procedure

Interested candidates should submit a detailed letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references to [email protected] No phone calls, please. Please write ERSEA Coordinator in the subject line.

All applications are treated confidentially. The position will remain open until filled.

**United Way of Greater New Haven is an equal opportunity employee. **