Ready Region Capital Area Coordinated Enrollment Specialist (child Care Specialist Iii)

Fairfax, Virginia
$62,693.28 - $104,489.63 Annually
Jun 03, 2023
Jun 17, 2023
Full Time
Job Announcement

Leads the creation and management of the Capital Area regional and the local coordinated enrollment teams to develop and implement coordinated enrollment plans across the region. The coordinated enrollment plans will include the development of processes, creation of partnerships with community child care providers, and the building of recruitment plans to address barriers and challenges identified by families, with the goal to support eligible families from application through enrollment into a child care program of their choosing. The region includes Fairfax County, Arlington County, City of Alexandria, City of Falls Church, and the City of Fairfax. Works in collaboration with regional partners and early childhood stakeholders within various agencies to develop an early childhood program application and enrollment system that streamlines processes and increases family access to quality early childhood programs. Works under the supervision of the Child Care Program Administrator II (School Readiness Coordinator.)

Note: The salary for this position will not exceed the midpoint of the advertised salary range ($83,591.66).

Illustrative Duties

  • Plans and directs the administration, programming, and management of a broad program area (e.g., the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program);
  • Participates in team management of a SACC region, including supervision, administration, programming, staffing, and special needs issues;
  • Provides fiscal management of grants, which may include managing the administrative budget and/or overseeing disbursements to participants;
  • Interprets federal, state, and local laws and regulations as they apply to programs;
  • Assists in developing various program policies and procedures;
  • Provides comprehensive training and technical assistance for child care programs;
  • Has ultimate responsibility for the development of all training programs on program planning and child development;
  • Provides quality assurance for programs and makes recommendations for improvements;
  • Performs short- and long-range planning and adjusts systems and resources to match current program strategies;
  • Researches and writes grants proposals and seeks innovative funding sources;
  • Approves written communication materials that are disseminated to the public;
  • Monitors program statistics and oversees production of reports summarizing program accomplishments;
  • Oversees coordination of services with other governmental programs and community
  • organizations to enhance effectiveness of partnerships;
  • Represents the program in task forces including other governmental agencies and community groups;
  • Directs and supervises a large staff of supervising professionals who develop, deliver and evaluate training in the field of child care or child development and/or child care specialists;
  • Oversees and coordinates recruitment and staffing issues.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, concepts, and methodology of assigned area of accountability;
  • Knowledge of county budget/fiscal policies and procedures;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to perform short- and long-range planning and monitor effectiveness of programs;
  • Ability to keep current on the latest theories of early childhood development and education;
  • Ability to work independently and as a leader of a team;
  • Ability to manage projects and supervise others;
  • Ability to serve as a supervisor of a training or technical assistance team;
  • Ability to work collaboratively to build partnerships with other jurisdictions and organizations (e.g. businesses, non-profit entities, etc.).

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for “Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to”)
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in early childhood education, psychology, social work, or a closely related field; plus three years of professional experience in day care administration, early child education, or related human service administration.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a Child Protective Services Registry check to the satisfaction of the employer.

  • At least two (2) years of professional work experience in human services.
  • Experience working with families.
  • Experience providing community outreach.
  • Experience working with child care programs.
  • Experience providing training/guidance to adult learners.
  • Experience leading a cross- sector team.
  • Ability to work effectively as a leader in a team-oriented environment.
  • Ability and fluency using computers and automated systems as tools for human services casework and generating reports.
  • Experience working with subsidized programs such as child care subsidy, Head Start, Early Head Start or the Virginia Preschool Initiative.
  • Experience determining eligibility for benefits and services.
  • Knowledge of information systems.
  • Knowledge of work flows.

Work is generally sedentary in nature. However, incumbent may be required to do some walking, standing, bending, and carrying items up to 25 pounds. Ability to operate keyboard-driven equipment. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing. Sufficiently mobile to attend meetings at various locations and make presentations to county staff and community. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel Interview and may include a practical exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.


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