Director of Family & Community Engagement
NOTICE OF POSTING
POSTING DATE: March 1, 2023
RESUME AND COVER LETTER REQUESTED BY 4/3/23 VIA EMAIL TO e[email protected] POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Cambridge residents are especially encouraged to apply.
Human Service Programs
Director of Family & Community Engagement
Civil Service Position:
Non Civil Service position
Hours Per Week:
37.5 hours/week (occasional evening and weekend work)
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT:A collaboration between the City of Cambridge and Cambridge Public Schools, the mission of the Office of Early Childhood is to connect the Cambridge early childhood ecosystem, align early childhood services and information, and advocate for and advance the needs of all young children, their families, and the early childhood workforce. The vision for this work is that every child and family in Cambridge has access to high quality early care and education experiences. As a result, all children enter school ready to thrive academically, physically, socially, and emotionally and continue to do so through third grade and beyond. ‘
ABOUT THE ROLE:The Director of Family & Community Engagement will lead the work of child care information services, application/enrollment processes for UPK and scholarship programs, support family services, health, and mental health initiatives, and co-lead school readiness and evaluation efforts. This position reports to the Executive Director of the Office of Early Childhood.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Serve as a leader and internal expert on family and community facing projects and initiatives.
- Oversee the team responsible for recruiting and enrolling children and families into the Universal Pre-K program, as well as in any additional scholarship programs sponsored by the city.
- Work alongside the OEC Executive Director on the setting and implementation of the office's overall strategy.
- Act as the liaison between OEC and other offices such as the Center for Families, Community Engagement Team, CPS's Family Engagement team, EYP, and EI, and others as appropriate.
- Serve as the office liaison as it relates to Home Visiting initiatives within the city.
- Support School Readiness initiatives; ensuring projects and products are responsive to family needs and interests.
- Support evaluation efforts of the office through the collaborative development of strategies and measures that ensure desired outcomes are achieved.
- Co-chair the Cambridge Early Childhood Council.
- Support the administrative functions of the Office of Early Childhood including contributing to the development and monitoring of budgets, accountability and monitoring systems, and internal assessment and external evaluation efforts.
- Actively engages in and supports the Department's Race and Equity Initiative.
- Serve as a representative of the Office of Early Childhood to external stakeholders.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Master's degree in public policy, human development, health, education, human services, or a directly related field.
- 5 years of experience in an early childhood, education, or non-profit leadership position, with responsibilities for managing complex projects, programs, or systems.
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Highly organized.
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
- Strong technological skills.
- Experience working in an urban setting and with diverse groups.
- Ability to work some nights and weekends.
- Knowledge of Cambridge community is an asset.
- The City of Cambridge's workforce, like the community it serves, is diverse. Applicants must have the ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies.
Standard office environment. Fluorescent lighting and air conditioning. Some offices may be carpeted. Moderate noise level. This position may be eligible for hybrid work under the City's new Telework Policy, depending on operational needs.
Ability to access, input and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to answer phones and maintain multiple files and ability to lift a minimum of at least 10 pounds. Ability to travel throughout the City of Cambridge to various meetings, etc. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Competitive health, dental, and vision insurance
- Vacation and Sick leave eligible
- Sick Incentive Pay Eligible
- 3 Personal days
- 14 Paid Holidays
- Management Allowance, $2,700/year
- City employee commuter benefits (T-Pass reimbursement, Bluebikes membership, EZRide Shuttle membership)
RATE: $105,456 – $125,609 annually + excellent benefits
Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and cover letter; external applicants submit both your resume and cover letter via email to: [email protected] or to the Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Resume and cover letter requested by 04/03/23. Position will remain open until filled.
THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, SEX, RELIGION, AGE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, DISABILITY OR ANY OTHER PROTECTED CATEGORY. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, MEMBERS OF THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. AUXILIARY AIDS AND SERVICES, WRITTEN MATERIALS IN ALTERNATIVE FORMATS, AND REASONABLE MODIFICATIONS IN POLICIES AND PROCEDURES WILL BE PROVIDED TO QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES FREE OF CHARGE, UPON REQUEST. The City is committed to advancing a workforce culture of antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion.