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Kentucky Infant and Toddler Child Care Project seeks a Project Coordinator

Aug 06, 2018
Job Title: Project Coordinator
Reports to: Division of Child Care Director

Background
The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence will be working in partnership with the
Cabinet for Health and Family Services Division of Child Care on a $1.2 million grant
from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. This is a three-year project focused on developing
innovative methods to support family child care home providers. The work will include
creating and piloting new approaches to improve the quality and supply of family child
care homes and linking them to support systems. The objective is to increase the supply
of quality care for infants and toddlers in the state’s under-served areas. A key piece of
the work will be to identify barriers to establishing and sustaining high-quality care and
education for infants and toddlers in family child care home settings.

Job purpose

Serves as liaison between the Department for Community Based Services Division of
Child Care and the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence to accomplish the
grant-funded childcare project goals and objectives. Manages and resolves
implementation issues and risks. Works collaboratively with the Prichard Committee
Policy Associate., Advisory Group, and other staff to ensure deliverables are met by
monitoring project timelines, budget, and activities. Assist with developing a plan for
sustainability.
Project Coordinator Job Duties:
  • On behalf of the Division of Child Care, coordinates communication among the
    Division, Prichard Committee, contracted entities, community partners, and
    stakeholders. Provides status reporting and updates to the Prichard Committee,
    Advisory Group, and other stakeholders.
  • Manages the daily aspects of the project for which the Division is the lead or has
    assigned deliverables. Ensures tasks are completed within established deadlines.
  • Coordinates provision of information and data needed to inform the project.
  • Oversees development of technical assistance, training plans, and materials for
    use by early care and education programs relevant to the project.
  • Participates in meetings and workgroups related to the project, including
    presentation of information and materials as needed.
  • Ensures compliance with grant reporting requirements.
  • Assists DCC Director with communication regarding the project and progress.
  • Provides input for developing a plan for sustainability.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree and five years professional experience
  • Project Management experience or certification
  • Experience in early childhood education or similar field
  • Grant management experience
  • Demonstrated experience with building collaboration
  • Public speaking and presentation experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately both orally and in writing
  • Must possess organization and time management skills; ability to set priorities;
    handle multiple projects and activities and complete tasks
How to Apply
Send your resume and cover letter via email or fax to:
Melissa Banks
Interim Assistant Director, Division of Child Care
melissa.banks@ky.gov
(502) 564-3464 fax