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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.

    ESSENTIAL ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    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.

  • JOB SUMMARY: Leads First Five Nebraska’s (FFN) research and data work

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    -Perform data collection, analysis, interpretation and reporting on key data from multiple identified sources;
    -Compute statistical and demographic data for public policy use;
    -Present data to a wide variety of audiences including state legislators, public/private sector partners and other advocacy organizations;
    -Synthesize relevant legislation and research as it pertains to FFN’s policy agenda, and regularly cooperate with our communications team to message that agenda across a variety of platforms;
    -Present the results of data analysis and complex information in an accessible manner;
    -Complete regular organizational progress reports;
    -Maintain a working knowledge of the Nebraska Unicameral legislative process and become familiar with the state’s political landscape, especially as it relates to child development and well-being, education and economic development issues;
    -Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of public administration, government operations and systems, including budgeting and revenues;
    -Cultivate relationships with relevant state agencies and data sources;
    -Represent FFN’s interest on Nebraska’s Early Childhood Data Coalition;
    -Research and generate new data to advance early childhood policies based on identified gaps and trends;
    -Conceptualize and participate in developing FFN’s strategic direction based on the state’s changing landscape;
    -Recommend and lead improvement of systems to efficiently store, organize and retrieve data for internal and external use.

  • JOB SUMMARY: Supports First Five Nebraska’s legislative and administrative early childhood policy agenda. All duties are carried out in a collaborative policy and communications environment with a minimum of individual supervision.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    -Cultivate strong relationships with policymakers in the Nebraska Legislature and staff at the Nebraska Department of Education, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, and any other relevant state agencies that administer programs and systems germane to First Five Nebraska’s policy agenda and priorities;
    -Represent First Five Nebraska in collaborative work on early childhood issues in both the legislative and executive branches of state government, and with other public and private sector stakeholders;
    -Synthesize relevant legislation and research as it pertains to First Five Nebraska’s policy agenda, and regularly cooperate with the organization’s communications team to message that agenda across a variety of platforms;
    -Maintain a thorough knowledge of the Nebraska Unicameral legislative process and become familiar with the state’s political landscape, especially as it relates to child development and well-being, education, and economic development issues;
    -Conceptualize and participate in developing First Five Nebraska’s strategic direction based on the state’s changing landscape;
    -Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of public administration, government operations, and systems, including budgeting and revenues;
    -Possess or develop a substantial understanding of, and interest in early childhood policies;
    -Monitor and document individual lobbying activity and contribute to regular organizational progress reports.

Please submit resume and work samples (if applicable) via our CareerLink page.

 

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