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FAMILY CENTER DIRECTOR, BROOKLYN

 

POSITION SUMMARY STATEMENT

A highly skilled Family Center Director is needed to support equitable and healing programming at the Family Center in Brooklyn. 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

40% - Program Management and Oversight of the Family Center at Ben Franklin

  • Ensures strong programmatic planning and implementation of the Family Center model in accordance with UWCM, CARF, and COMAR standards
  • Responsible for maintaining fidelity to an established model 
  • Hire, train and supervise Center staff in conjunction with UWCM staff to ensure the provision of a warm, nurturing and inclusive environment while maintaining MSDE and Center model standards 
  • Coordinate ongoing professional development opportunities for all staff 
  • Work with Family Services Coordinator and Child Development Specialist to manage the center's schedule and coordinate all programming 

30% - Partnership and Outreach Strategy, Implementation 

  • Building and maintaining community partnerships within the Neighborhood Zone and additional partners to increase collaborative relationships 
  • Manages all contracts related to the Family Center 
  • Ensure participant and programmatic data/outcomes are maintained and submitted for grant proposals and reports; complete grants report and portions of proposals 
  • Engages and implements participant, resident and guardian feedback in program strategy 

20% Communication 

  • Responsible for overall marketing of the Family Center and recruitment of participants 
  • Serve as the primary point of contact between center, school, and other departments within UWCM; as well as other external partners and funders 
  • Assists with enrollment inquiry tours, marketing presentations, and new client intakes as needed 
  • Represent the center at various internal and external meetings 

10% Processes and Procedures 

  • Builds and manages the center's budget including purchasing supplies, as needed 
  • Assists with coverage as needed 
  • Attends all required training and ensure reporting requirements are fulfilled 
  • All other duties as assigned 

 

ACCOUNTABILITY 

  • Understand and be committed to the overall philosophy of Family Support 
  • Maintain respect for the confidentiality of information divulged by or on behalf of the participants 
  • Possess the ability to relate to people of diverse educational, cultural, and economic backgrounds
  • Be willing and able to do aggressive outreach and recruitment 
  • Model appropriate behavior with young children and parents 
  • Have the ability to work independently and as an effective and supportive team member and leader 
  • Utilize equity and healing framework 

 

INTERACTION 

Internal: Interacts with UWCM central and regional staff on a daily or weekly basis to coordinate work/tasks; provides information as needed, participates in staff committee/team activities; develops cooperative and effective working relationships with Impact Strategies team members, including Family Center staff and other UWCM colleagues 

External: Interacts with children, staff, and community partners, collaborators, and other organizations on a regular basis to respond to inquiries, provide needed assistance and family center activities as assigned/identified 

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS 

  • Bachelor's degree in child development, early childhood education, social work, human services, or related field from an accredited institution, Master's preferred 
  • A minimum of 4 years of experience in the development and management of early childhood education programs is preferred, management of human services programs required 
  • A minimum of two years of supervisory experience 
  • Community relations and networking experience 
  • Be willing to submit to a criminal background investigation 
  • Have current medical evaluation, including tuberculosis screen within six months before the individual begins work in the center 

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Walking or standing is required. The hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle or feel small controls and objects. The employee must frequently talk and hear. Weights up to 25 pounds are occasionally lifted. There is extensive walking and use of a computer. 

 

TO APPLY: 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via email to:

United Way of Central Maryland 
Attention: Human Resources
1800 Washington Boulevard, Suite 340 
Baltimore, MD 21230 
Email: hrrecruiting@uwcm.org