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  • The Assistant Vice President of Early Childhood Programs is responsible for providing consulting, oversight, technical assistance, organization and representation of Nebraska Children (NC) with identified communities as they pursue development of comprehensive quality early childhood care and education programs (ECCEP) for children birth through age eight, especially at-risk children. Actively works with the Associate VP of Early Childhood and internal NC staff to implement the Communities for Kids (C4K) Initiative.


    Through the Communities for Kids Initiative, work with select communities to:
    - Engage stakeholders, providers and community leaders;
    - Utilize local data, conduct surveys and research, and;
    - Connect communities to resources and supports.

    Under minimum supervision, provide excellent written and verbal communication while assisting communities in developing a unique community plan to implement evidence-based practices that enhance the quality and capacity building ECCEP options for children, birth through age 8.

    - Plan and facilitate community planning meetings and provide technical assistance to selected communities to develop or fine-tune a community work plan and budget to assist with addressing their ECCEP needs regarding capacity and quality, to include:
    - Community assessment; i.e., Early Childhood Quality and Capacity Survey;
    - Research community data and create snapshots and reports;
    - Professionally present C4K and early childhood information/community data at community events;
    - ECCEP business plan/budget, floor plans/building layout, equipment/furnishings, workforce recruitment, retention;
    - Engagement of existing ECCEP providers, and;
    - Connection to economic development and local businesses;
    - Utilize technology to connect with community planning, maintaining forward progression towards identified goals;
    - Foster relationships with and between current and future grantees, maximizing peer learning opportunities and the collective impact of all stakeholders/team members;
    - Assist in identifying other communities for future cohorts, providing limited advisement whenever possible;
    - Facilitate community in identifying sources of sustainable funding;
    - Assist with planning and implementation of training and conferences as relevant to the initiative;
    - Assist with program model development and funding opportunities associated with the initiative;
    - Assist with maintenance of the C4K website, initiative templates and documents;
    - Provide progress updates and collaborate with experts in areas such as fund-raising, and leveraging local business assets;
    - Coordinate with other Nebraska Children staff to assist the community with assessment/data analysis to identify strategies addressing any gaps in quality ECEP services, engaging potential consumers and cross-sector community partners in the process;
    - Assist with the review and approval of community planning budgets, reports, contracts, reimbursement requests, and evaluation protocol, and;
    - Other duties as assigned

  • The Grant Accountant is responsible for maintaining accounting and grant or contract support services in order to meet the needs of the organization. This position is responsible for providing financial reporting and analysis in support of the various awards and programs of Nebraska Children and Families Foundation (NCFF). This position is also responsible for the operations of post-award grant administration and related accounting duties. Working closely with the Program Lead and Director of Accounting, the Grant Accountant will focus on budgeting, compliance, reporting and variance analysis functions. This position is established to work in close collaboration with the Director of Accounting and accurately account for program costs, thoroughly analyze variances to budget and clearly communicate these results to management.

    CONTRACT MANAGEMENT DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
    -Review post-contract functions provided by contractor, including budget and expense analysis, periodic invoicing, financial reporting, labor distribution changes, reconciliations, re-budgeting and closeout functions.
    -Review financial reports from contractors as required.
    -Prepare reports on contractors for internal management purposes.
    -Review invoices and provide account codes, when appropriate, for proper project accounting.
    -Produce budget analysis report.
    -Review for approval invoices for contractor reimbursement.
    -Perform ad-hoc financial analysis in response to requests or to provide support to various programs.
    -Train and provide ongoing technical assistance to finance staff at program partners on best practices for financial management systems in order to increase capacity.
    -Visit contractors’ offices in order to support financial management of funded programs and conduct periodic review of funded programs.

    GRANT MANAGEMENT DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
    -Perform grant-related post-award functions, including budget and expense analysis, periodic invoicing, financial reporting, labor distribution changes, reconciliations, re-budgeting and grant closeout functions required by grants administration.
    -Prepare accurate and timely financial reports to donors as required.
    -Prepare accurate and timely financial reports on grants for internal management purposes.
    -Work with the Director of Accounting on cash flow forecasts for programs.
    -Review invoices and provide account codes, when appropriate, for proper project accounting.
    -Produce budget analysis report.
    -Prepare for approval periodic invoices for project reimbursement.
    -Coordinate with the Director of Accounting to process journal entries to various projects if needed.
    -Perform ad-hoc financial analysis in response to requests or to provide support to various programs.

    This position provides administrative support and grants management to NC Early Childhood (EC) management and staff in carrying out the daily tasks associated with EC initiatives, primarily Communities for Kids.

    Responsible for assisting with the coordination of the initiatives goals and support the EC team. This may include community grant process and contracts by working closely with the EC initiatives management, staff, grantees, and consultants to ensure the timely and effective execution of the grant application process, grantee budget tracking, data and community reports and overall support for EC initiatives. Provides support for team members in scheduling, office duties, meeting agendas and notes, follow up and travel logistics.

    -Provide administrative support to EC management and staff as requested.
    -Provide administrative/clerical support such as word processing, filing, photocopying, scanning and assembling meeting materials as requested.
    -Create, compose and edit administrative correspondence and documentation such as letters, reports and presentations as needed.
    -Support the work of committees/partners with phone and email communication, meeting summaries, scheduling of meetings, copying of materials, etc.
    -Schedule and coordinate the logistics for handling meetings and special events, arranges catering, venue, materials, technical support needs, travel logistics, etc.
    -Support EC Initiatives with grantee portal updates and maintenance as well as website monitoring and updates.
    -Development and revision of presentations, charts, graphs, posters and other projects to support professional and effective communications to partners and the general public.
    -Data research and analysis to support community childcare landscape information, tracking and organizing data for evaluation purposes.
    -Website management and updates
    -SharePoint file organization and oversight of grants management.
    -Support the Community Investment Manager in maintaining records using NC's electronic system (Webgrants), any excel tracking systems, and hard copy master files on all grantees, contractors, consultants.
    -Work closely with EC Initiatives management and staff to track applications, payments and reporting.
    -In cooperation with EC Initiatives management and staff; coordinate the development of all contracts, grants, agreements, award letters, etc. Responsible for maintaining a process that ensures reports from contractors and grantees are received timely and meet requirements for reporting.
    -Keep complete records using NC's electronic system (Webgrants), excel tracking systems, and hard copy master files on all grantees, contractors, and consultants.
    -Prepare written communications to program management, program staff, grantees, and contractors regarding status updates, general follow-up, report reminders, etc.
    -In cooperation with EC Initiatives management, program staff, and consultants track grantee budgets, quarterly reports, and progress evaluations.
    -Monitor closely budget and expense transactions; assists project directors and their staff in performing account maintenance of grants and contracts including account set-up, budget revision, expense transfer, check requests, closing-out grants and contracts, etc.
    -Conduct preliminary reviews of grantee expenditure reports and audit documents and files.
    -In accordance with direction and guidance provided by the Community Investment Manager, finance staff, track all commitments and expenditures made to grantees to ensure all internal, regulatory, and tax requirements are fulfilled.

Please submit resume and work samples (if applicable) to Wendi Schulz or apply via our CareerLink page.


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