Employment

Communications and Engagement Coordinator

The Orange County Partnership for Young Children seeks a communications and engagement professional to support its mission to ensure children start kindergarten healthy and ready to learn. The position is responsible for developing and implementing the information services, community education, event planning, and outreach functions of the Partnership. The coordinator will research, write and produce Partnership publications, such as newsletters, annual reports, resource guides, fact sheets, blogs, and brochures; maintain a proactive online presence, including website and social media; develop and coordinate events for and in support of children and families; ensure awareness of the Partnership’s work and issues in early childhood education through press releases, effective email communication to multiple audiences, presentations, representation at external meetings and events, and other outlets; assist with data-gathering activities to develop and maintain an accurate portrait of the well being of the county’s children and families; and assist with resource and fund development, including developing and maintaining resource databases and managing donor communications.

Qualifications: Requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, public relations or related field; Master’s degree preferred. Minimum of 3 years experience in the communications and engagement field with broad-based experience in product development and outreach activities desired. Knowledge of or experience with early childhood care and education and the Smart Start system a plus. Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills are critical to this position as is experience with Adobe publication and graphic tools and WordPress. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; presentation skills; creativity and flexibility; ability to gather, analyze, and present data; ability to work independently and with teams and engage effectively with community partners; technology proficiency. Competitive salary and benefits. EOE.

Submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements by Tuesday, July 9, 2019, to programs@orangesmartstart.org.


Program Coordinator/Manager

The Orange County Partnership for Young Children seeks a program coordinator/manager to implement strategies designed to increase the number of children starting kindergarten healthy and ready to learn. The position will support the administration of the Smart Start program, including program development, monitoring, reporting, and evaluation. The position will manage the Partnership’s family support initiatives, including literacy programs, parent education, prevention strategies, and other support activities. Position is responsible for program planning and development; grants management; data management; training; information services and outreach; and program evaluation.

Qualifications: Requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in early childhood, literacy education, family/human services, or related field; Master’s degree preferred. Knowledge of evidence-based/evidence-informed programs in early childhood desired. Classroom experience, Early Childhood Certification Level 11 (or the ability to gain the credential), and experience with Smart Start programs a plus. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; excellent writing and presentation skills; creativity and flexibility; data entry accuracy; ability to work independently and with teams and engage effectively with community partners; technology proficiency. EOE.

Submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements by Tuesday, July 9, 2019, to programs@orangesmartstart.org.