Under general supervision, leads and directs the activities of the Refugee Childcare Business Development (RCBD) project including establishing and networking with community partners, reporting, tracking and ensuring outcomes of this project.
Refugee Childcare Business Development (RCBD) is a project of the Economic Opportunity (EO) program within Jannus, Inc. EO leverages microfinance to serve clients holistically in order to achieve success and self-sufficiency. RCBD is a key piece of broader programming under EO.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Coordinate outreach efforts within Boise’s refugee community to identify persons interested in becoming family child care home providers;
· Screen and enroll refugee participants in the project; assist in the assessment of client as well as need for interpreters during training and technical assistance;
· Plan and implement Child Care Competency Skills training classes in Boise and coordinate training curriculum for new providers, including Pediatric First Aid/CPR training;
· Assist refugees with child care start-up tasks, including preparation of the home environment and administering sub-award funds for equipment and supplies;
· Conduct home visits with refugees beginning their child care business to provide coaching and resources in quality child care activities, relations with parents, discipline, home environment, record-keeping, nutrition, and any child enrollment issues;
· With assistance of Economic Opportunity (EO) Business Development Specialist coordinate monthly continuing education classes for refugee child care providers;
· Coordinate with EO Business Development Specialist, Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children (AEYC) staff and EO Program Director in seeking other professional advancement opportunities in child care for advanced refugee child care providers;
· Enter outreach, enrollment, training, and technical assistance activities into the EO database and provide required reporting;
· Coordinate the maintenance of a project manual including necessary documents to implement refugee child care project;
· Responsible for management of sub awards for new child care providers and expense monitoring;
· Connect clients to additional assistance programs as applicable;
· Work with Economic Opportunity team to assist clients with credit reporting, developing business plans and financial statements;
· Foster collaborative partnerships with community partners and entities;
· Complete and review a monthly work plan with the EO Director;
· Collect and review client evaluation of counseling and training services;
· Track progress of client enrollment and service as compared to projected milestones;
· Report to the applicable funders and the Economic Opportunity Director on project progress and outcomes;
· Develop and complete required reports (quarterly updates, annual and final reports) and submit by established deadlines with assistance from EO Director;
· Assists with compiling and writing continuation grants;
· Assist in development of the project budget;
· Manage the budget with assistance from the EO Director and Jannus fiscal office in compliance with the contract and Jannus fiscal policies and procedures;
· Recruit, train and supervise project staff complying with applicable employment law and Jannus policies;
· Provide staff development opportunities;
Economic Opportunity Team
· Participate as a member of project management and Economic Opportunity teams;
· Ensure project alignment with program strategy and direction;
· Honor team communication agreements;
· Coordinate and collaborate with team members and projects that benefit clients;
Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of this position.
· Experience in offering culturally competent training and technical assistance to either child care providers or refugee families (preferably both);
· Demonstrated ability to work independently and follow-thru with projects;
· Ability to work effectively with interpreters;
· Good working knowledge of and/or interest in community resources for refugees;
· Ability to collaborate effectively with community partners;
· Experience with business startup and management preferred;
· Experience working with childcare providers and/or experience in early childhood education preferred;
· Familiarity with Federal and Private grant requirements, or equivalent experience working within highly regulated procedures required.
Team, Administrative and Other
· Must be able to demonstrate through work history and/or writing samples excellent written and verbal communication and organizational skills;
· Basic computer skills including use of internet, calendaring and Microsoft Office suite or willingness to learn these skills;
· Ability to build trust with diverse populations required;
· Experience in and appreciation for working with populations from varying cultural and economic backgrounds required;
· Ability to speak a language common among Boise refugee populations such as French, Swahili or Arabic preferred;
· Must have access to reliable transportation and be able to provide proof of state required liability insurance coverage;
· Must be able to pass a criminal history background check.
Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Works in general office environment and child care facilities.
Must be able to tolerate heat and cold, and to drive to client and community partner businesses in varied weather conditions. Sitting, standing, walking, driving, repeated hand and wrist motions (for computer use) are required. May be required to move light furniture/toys and lift up to 30 pounds.
Complete the Jannus Employment Application available at www.jannus.org/employment and send with your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or fax to 208.331.0267 or mail or deliver to 1607 W Jefferson St., Boise, ID 83702. Application deadline is July 3, 2018.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of this job.
Jannus, Inc. is an Affirmative Action / Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Jannus, Inc. shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR sections 60-1.4(a)(7), 60-300.5(a) and (d), 60-741.5(a) and (d), and 29 C.F.R. Part 471, Appendix A to Subpart A, if applicable. These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals including on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, pregnancy, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity, veteran status or disability, military status, or any status protected by federal, state or local law and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment women, minorities, qualified protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.