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Early Childhood Literacy Coordinator (Maui) – Full time/40 hours per week

PATCH is seeking an individual to coordinate early childhood literacy outreach opportunities, initiatives, and program implementation to meet contractual requirements and to build upon and sustain the Early Childhood & Family Literacy Coordination program.

Oversees program operations, procedural changes, and administration of the Early Childhood & Family Literacy Coordination Program.

  • Works with Maui Island Coordinator to maintain the budget for program.
  • Organizes and hosts professional development opportunities related to early childhood and family literacy for child care providers.
  • Organizes and hosts outreach opportunities related to early childhood literacy in Maui County.
  • Researches, identifies, and writes grants for funding opportunities to expand upon and sustain early childhood and family literacy initiatives in Maui County.
  • Builds an early childhood literacy library of appropriate books and resources for children 0-6 years of age for families and child care providers and promotes access to said library.
  • Works with additional program staff to track and implement program and outcome development with the LENA programs at Maui Family Support Services and Maui Economic Opportunity.
  • Offers and tracks technical assistance regarding the LENA programs at Maui Family Support Services and Maui Economic Opportunity via on-site visits, email, phone, or online media.
  • Convenes an Early Childhood Literacy Advisory Committee and conducts meetings twice per quarter to ensure that early childhood literacy initiatives are on track for outcome development.
  • Attends early childhood and literacy related professional development opportunities & conferences.
  • Networks and builds relationships with community partners and grantors as to promote the Early Childhood and Family Literacy Coordination Program and to build upon said program.
  • Attends various community meetings to promote PATCH and the Early Childhood & Family Literacy Coordination Program.
  • Accountable for quality control and implementation of Agency and program policies and procedures.
  • Develops and implements public awareness campaigns and other plans to recruit new clients into the program.
  • Coordinates and conducts conferences, training’s, focus groups, and workshops that enhance the program goals according to PATCH’s strategic plan.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions:

Usually indoors in an office setting. Occasional outreach opportunities that may be in an outdoor setting.

Work Hours:

7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Monday – Friday: duties may require overtime and weekend hours.

Equipment Use:

Computer and standard office equipment. LENA early childhood literacy program devices and data collection software.

Mental, Physical, and Communication Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. While doing outreach and training, the employee is regularly required to stand and must occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 pounds.

Must have good organizational skills.

Requires relating to others in a friendly and professional manner with excellent oral and written communication skills to prepare clear and concise reports and to communicate effectively with staff, funders, partners, consultants, and representatives from similar programs and community agencies.

Ability to effectively interact in a multi-cultural community.

Must be able to analyze problems and develop effective solutions.

Demonstrate the ability to work independently as well as closely as a team.

Must be organized and be able to pay close attention to detail.

Must be able to offer support to providers and clients and complete job duties with minimal supervision.

Must possess a valid Hawai’i driver’s license with access to an insured vehicle. The employee is required to use their personal vehicle and must be willing to travel to various locations, including off-island, for meetings.

Must be able to pass a criminal background check.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

  • Possess a passion for early childhood literacy and reading.
  • Knowledge of benefits of early childhood literacy.
  • Knowledge of parenting and community child care and early childhood education issues and resources.
  • Knowledge of the State of Hawai’i child care licensing requirements is preferred.
  • Excellent computer skills, with proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Possess excellent project management and grant-writing skills.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field. Two years of experience in a related field may equal one year of college level education.
  • At least two (2) years of experience in early child care or a related field.
  • At least two (2) years of experience supervising projects.
  • Possess a valid Hawai’i’s driver’s license, clean driving record, no-fault insurance, and access to an insured vehicle. The employee is required to use their personal vehicle and must be willing to travel to various locations, including neighbor islands, to perform the above mentioned duties.

Experience:

  • early child care or related field: 2 years (Preferred)
  • supervising projects: 2 years (Preferred)

To apply for this position, please email a cover letter and resume to hr@patch-hi.org.

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