Company: Mexican American Opportunity Foundation
Posted on: November 19, 2022
The mission of the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation
(MAOF) is to provide for the socio-economic betterment of the
greater Latino community of California, while preserving the pride,
values and heritage of the Mexican American culture. Job Title:
Project Specialist Department: Resource & Referral (R&R)
CCIP/ARPA Program FLSA Status: Non- Exempt Part Time (28 hours per
Supervised by: R&R Program Manager SUMMARY:
Under general supervision, the Project Specialist will provide
assistance and support with the implementation of the Child Care
Initiative Project (CCIP ARPA funding) for the R&R Program.
Additionally, you will outreach and recruit participants; maintain
participant files and tracking systems; prepares data for project
reports; assists in the coordination of orientations and trainings;
conducts pre- and post-licensing site visits; establish and
leverage community partnerships; and disseminate child
care/business resources tailored to participant needs.
RESPONSIBILITIES: 1.Engage in outreach and recruitment activities
for CCIP Project participants including assessment of
licensing/capacity building readiness.
2.Assist in the planning and facilitation of meetings,
orientations, trainings, and Family, Friend and Neighbor
3.Monitor, schedule and conduct pre- and post- licensing home
visits and provide technical assistance to project participants, as
4.Collect and document confidential data and information on project
participants. Maintain general paper and electronic filing systems
of project documentation, correspondence, recruitment, and training
5.Order project supplies, track budget expenditures, compose memos
and other correspondence, answer phones and manage e-mail.
6.Prepare data for periodic status reports as required by special
projects' contracts or internal audit procedures as needed,
monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and/or annual basis.
7.Travel to and attend project trainings, workshops and meetings,
as required by contractor and/or agency leadership.
8.Keep abreast of legislative issues and regulatory changes
affecting license-exempt, licensed child care providers, and the
child care landscape.
9.Develop and conduct presentations to community groups or
organizations, as needed.
10.Work with other department staff and other agency departments to
connect services to parents and providers.
11.Perform other duties as assigned by R&R manager
Qualifications: 1.Minimum 1 year of experience working with child
care programs, social support services, or any relatable
transferrable skills, with a minimum one year of experience in an
administrative or clerical support position.
2.Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to handle
challenging client calls or requests.
3.Excellent verbal, written, and presentation/training skills.
4.Relevant work experience in human/social services or child
development may be substituted for college level education.
5.Must have knowledge of the early childhood education field.
6.Broad application of program knowledge.
7.Bilingual (English/Spanish) required.
8.Must be able to work effectively with clients, staff members, and
9.Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Zoom and other
applications/databases a plus.
10.Must have the ability to exercise initiative, self-discipline
and efficient thought processes to complete job responsibilities
with minimal supervision.
11.Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
12.Flexible and able to manage multiple tasks and handle changing
priorities and deadlines.
13.Resourceful, optimistic, enthusiastic team player.
14.Good attendance, Monday through Friday as scheduled. Must have
the ability to work flexible days as work may include evenings and
15.Ability to drive and travel.
16.Sensitivity to and ability to work well with diverse ethnic and
cultural groups, and agency leadership. ACCOUNTABILITY/SUPERVISION
Working under general supervision, the employee plans, organizes
and prioritizes work following established procedures and
guidelines. Ability to work flexible days as work may include
evenings and weekends. IMPACT:
Individual performance can have considerable impact on the team and
on the function and sustainability of the department, limiting the
department's ability to provide services to child care providers
and/or clients. Maintains regular contact with external
agencies/partners. Works with sensitive and confidential
---Must possess a valid California driver's license, have use of a
motor vehicle and provide evidence of automobile liability
---Must be fully vaccinated COVID-19 and provide evidence. PHYSICAL
Must be able to carry out all essential functions satisfactorily.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of
the job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk
or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with
hands and arms. Will be required to walk, stand, reach, lift and
bend. Must be able to talk and hear well. Good vision is
imperative. Ability to read and write. Occasionally required to
stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Required to lift and/or move
unassisted up to 25 pounds. Ability to drive. Must have a valid
driver's license and auto insurance, some traveling may be
required. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics
are representative of those an employee encounters while performing
the essential functions of this job. This job description is
intended to provide an overview of the requirements of the
position. As such, it is not necessarily all-inclusive, and the job
may require other essential and/or non-essential functions, duties,
or responsibilities not listed herein. Management, at its sole
discretion, reserves the right to change, alter, and/or otherwise
modify this job description at any time. Nothing in this job
description is intended to create a contract of employment of any
type or kind. Employment, responsibilities, compensation, or any
other factor may be affected by changes in governmental
regulations, the Agency's contracts, or at Agency discretion. MAOF
is committed to a diverse workforce. As part of this commitment,
MAOF provides equal opportunity in all of our employment practices,
including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation,
to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race,
color, medical condition as defined by state law, ancestry,
religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual
orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, mental or
physical disability, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical
conditions, or any other legally protected status.
Keywords: Mexican American Opportunity Foundation, Salinas , PROJECT SPECIALIST, Other , Salinas, California
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