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Program Development Specialist, Community Service

Company: County of Bergen
Location: Hackensack
Posted on: September 15, 2022

Job Description:

*Program Development Specialist, Community Service*The Shared Service Alliance Coordinator will have primary responsibility for the planning and implementation of the Shared Services Project. This will include strategy and service development, business operations, and resource development, establishing an Advisory Committee, and recruitment/retention of child care providers as Alliance members. This project will provide high-quality support services to child care programs. The purpose of the Project is to strengthen child care businesses so that they are more efficient, financially stable and better able to deliver high quality services. This includes collecting and reporting critical data to support childcare program assessment and development for the Project and does not duplicate services already funded as outlined by the NJ Division of Family Development.*Job Responsibilities: ** Create and administer a needs assessment to determine areas of priority in the identified community. Analyze needs assessment results to implement identified services. Establish Shared Services Advisory Committee. Identify the selection criteria for centers/family childcare providers to participate as Shared Service Alliance Members. Recruit Shared Services Alliance members and establish a membership structure. Oversight of Shared Services Alliance application, review, and selection process.* Convene monthly Shared Service Alliance Member Meetings and quarterly Advisory Committee meetings. Serve as the spokesperson for the project and manage all communications. Serve as liaison to Shared Service Alliance members and Project Advisory Committee. Attend scheduled meetings with other Shared Services Project Managers to track and monitor progress towards meeting goals.* Continue to develop, implement, and accomplish a one-year work-plan adopted and approved by Project Advisory Committee. Research and identify opportunities for savings, program enhancements and other efforts through collective action. Coordinate professional development academy sessions and publish calendar. Advocate for the growth and sustainability of the Project; assist with securing grant opportunities.* Collect data and generate reports for the Agency and the NJ Division of Family Development. Prepare and distribute quarterly and annual reports on Project progress and fiscal expenditures. Submit reports timely.* Coordinate professional development training sessions*Education Requirements: ** Bachelor's degree in early childhood education, business, marketing, public policy, community relations or related field; Project Management experience required.*Knowledge, Abilities, Skill, and Special Conditions: ** Ability to effectively communicate with diverse clients and stakeholders* Business, leadership, and management acumen; independent and self-motivated* Self-starter, independent and critical thinker. Knowledge of Microsoft Office, and other database systems.* Knowledge of the Early Learning field* Excellent written and oral communication skills; sufficient communication/presenting skills* Comfortable working in a team environment and capable of managing confidential matters* Budget development and management (preferred but not required)* Organizational assessment competence* Flexibility with assignments* Knowledge of the nonprofit sector*Other Requirements: ** Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and develop trusting relationships a must; Experience collecting, organizing, analyzing, recording, and processing information.* Established community relationships within the community in which the alliance is serving.* Valid driver's license and dependable transportation as the work environment is split between the assigned office and field for community events, technical assistance with Alliance members, and meetings.* Bi-lingual in preferred but not required.*The County of Bergen is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).*Job Type: Full-timeBenefits:* Dental insurance* Health insurance* Paid time offSchedule:* 8 hour shiftAbility to commute/relocate:* Hackensack, NJ 07601: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)Education:* Bachelor's (Required)Experience:* Fundraising: 1 year (Required)* Microsoft Office: 2 years (Required)* Presentation skills: 1 year (Required)Work Location: One location

Keywords: County of Bergen, Hackensack , Program Development Specialist, Community Service, Other , Hackensack, New Jersey

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