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Project Specialist

Company: Mexican American Opportunity Foundation
Location: Sacramento
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

The mission of the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF) is to provide for the socio-economic betterment of the greater Latino community of California, while preserving the pride, values and heritage of the Mexican American culture.Job Title: Project SpecialistDepartment: Resource & Referral (R&R)CCIP/ARPA ProgramFLSA Status: Non Exempt Part Time (28 hours per week)Supervised by: R& R Program ManagerSUMMARY:Under general supervision, the Project Specialist will provide assistance and support with the implementation of the Child Care Initiative Project (CCIP ARPA funding) for the R& R Program. Additionally,you will outreach and recruit participants; maintain participant files and tracking systems; prepares data for project reports; assists in the coordination of orientations and trainings; conducts pre and post-licensing site visits; establish and leverage community partnerships; and disseminate child care/business resources tailored to participant needs.RESPONSIBILITIES:1.Engage in outreach and recruitment activities for CCIP Project participants including assessment of licensing/capacity building readiness.2.Assist in the planning and facilitation of meetings, orientations, trainings, and Family, Friend and Neighbor activities3.Monitor, schedule and conduct pre and post licensing home visits and provide technical assistance to project participants, as identified.4.Collect and document confidential data and information on project participants. Maintain general paper and electronic filing systems of project documentation, correspondence, recruitment, and training activities.5.Order project supplies, track budget expenditures, compose memos and other correspondence, answer phones and manage e-mail.6.Prepare data for periodic status reports as required by special projects' contracts or internal audit procedures as needed, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and/or annual basis.7.Travel to and attend project trainings, workshops and meetings, as required by contractor and/or agency leadership.8.Keep abreast of legislative issues and regulatory changes affecting license-exempt, licensed child care providers, and the child care landscape.9.Develop and conduct presentations to community groups or organizations, as needed.10.Work with other department staff and other agency departments to connect services to parents and providers.11.Perform other duties as assigned by R& R managerQualifications:1.Minimum 1 year of experience working with child care programs, social support services, or any relatable transferrable skills, with a minimum one year of experience in an administrative or clerical support position.2.Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to handle challenging client calls or requests.3.Excellent verbal, written, and presentation/training skills.4.Relevant work experience in human/social services or child development may be substituted for college level education.5.Must have knowledge of the early childhood education field.6.Broad application of program knowledge.7.Bilingual (English/Spanish) required.8.Must be able to work effectively with clients, staff members, and consultants.9.Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Zoom and other applications/databases a plus.10.Must have the ability to exercise initiative, self-discipline and efficient thought processes to complete job responsibilities with minimal supervision.11.Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.12.Flexible and able to manage multiple tasks and handle changing priorities and deadlines.13.Resourceful, optimistic, enthusiastic team player.14.Good attendance, Monday through Friday as scheduled. Must have the ability to work flexible days as work may include evenings and weekends15.Ability to drive and travel.16.Sensitivity to and ability to work well with diverse ethnic and cultural groups, and agency leadership.ACCOUNTABILITY/SUPERVISION RECEIVED:Working under general supervision, the employee plans, organizes and prioritizes work following established procedures and guidelines. Ability to work flexible days as work may include evenings and weekends.IMPACT:Individual performance can have considerable impact on the team and on the function and sustainability of the department, limiting the department's ability to provide services to child care providers and/or clients. Maintains regular contact with external agencies/partners. Works with sensitive and confidential information.SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Must possess a valid California driver's license, have use of a motor vehicle and provide evidence of automobile liability insurance. Must be fully vaccinated COVID-19 and provide evidence.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:Must be able to carry out all essential functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Whileperforming the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms.Will be required to walk, stand, reach, lift and bend. Must be able to talk and hear well. Good vision is imperative. Ability to read and write. Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Required to lift and/or move unassisted up to 25 pounds. Ability to drive. Must have a valid driver's license and auto insurance, some traveling may be required.WORK ENVIRONMENT:The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.This job description is intended to provide an overview of the requirements of the position. As such, it is not necessarily all-inclusive, and the job may require other essential and/or non-essential functions, duties, or responsibilities not listed herein. Management, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to change, alter, and/or otherwise modify this job description at any time. Nothing in this job description is intended to create a contract of employment of any type or kind.Employment, responsibilities, compensation, or any other factor may be affected by changes in governmental regulations, the Agency's contracts, or at Agency discretion.MAOF is committed to a diverse workforce. As part of this commitment, MAOF provides equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, medical condition as defined by state law, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other legally protected status.

Keywords: Mexican American Opportunity Foundation, Sacramento , Project Specialist, Other , Sacramento, California

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