May 18, 2021
$50,000 - $60,000 yearly
Children's Funding Project
Remote (Washington D.C., DC, USA)
Organization: Children’s Funding Project (CFP) is a non-profit organization that partners with communities and states to equitably increase developmental opportunities for children and youth through comprehensive strategic financing. We believe that a lack of sustainable funding too often stands in the way of children and youth having access to essential services and supports like affordable childcare, after school and summer programs, youth employment services, and parent supports. Our current work includes creating tools to guide states and localities through fiscal mapping and cost modeling services; coaching to help child-serving systems understand the flow of funds in their communities; and supporting efforts to generate new dedicated revenue to fund those systems. We also spend a significant amount of time collecting information on emerging trends in child and youth financing across the country. We use this information to connect and inform leaders and advocates working to ensure equitable access to programs and services for all children and youth.
Read more about us at: https://www.childrensfundingproject.org/
About the Position: CFP is seeking a dynamic, detail-oriented self-starter to join our team as a full time Coordinator of Community Partnerships for leaders working to advance sustainable and equitable funding for children and youth throughout the United States. In this relationship building and partnership support role, you will help CFP deliver on its mission by tracking, coordinating, and growing a national network of community leaders advocating for and/or managing local dedicated funds (LDFs)s; compiling and sharing innovative ideas and best practices in child and youth financing; and designing and delivering tools and other supports to advance this work across the country.
As Coordinator of Community Partnerships, you will:
- Build relationships with and grow a national network of child and youth financing advocates and LDF managers.
- Coordinate learning opportunities and disseminate user-friendly tools that cohort members can leverage to pursue sustainable funding; and
- Position CFP as a trusted advisor to cohort members and regularly identify opportunities to provide technical assistance and other services.
- Deepen and expand CFP's relationships with and foster/strengthen connections between leaders advocating for and managing LDFs throughout the United States.
- Coordinate the activities and progress of community partners working in learning cohorts across states and communities.
- Build, maintain, and manage the list of state and community leaders and other networks/cohorts within a customer relationship management (“CRM”) database.
- Conduct background research, interviews, and analysis on the financing-related capacity and learning gaps within and between members of community partnerships. Leverage the findings to create profiles, policy briefs, PowerPoint presentations, and other written products for dissemination to the field.
- Create new and improve the usability of existing tools, trainings, and other supports that CFP and its partner consultants delivers to community partners.
- Organize and help facilitate virtual and in-person meetings for community partners, including coordination of trainings delivered by CFP and partners, follow-up documentation, and dissemination of lessons learned.
- Provide strategic assistance to CFP’s leadership team including project design and budgeting; new business development; coordination of partner consultants; data analysis and reporting; etc.
- Other duties as assigned.
Children's Funding Project
- An undergraduate degree in public policy, social work, education, or related field and/or 3 years of work experience in child-and-youth policy at the local, state, and/or federal levels.
- Demonstrated interest in and a commitment to building expertise in child- and youth- financing strategies.
- Experience engaging leaders in professional learning communities or cohorts and supporting their efforts via technical assistance, training, and other user-friendly supports OR experience in community organizing and provider coordination.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills and comfort with facilitating collaborative conversations.
- Professional and compelling oral and written communication skills.
- Team-oriented attitude with an ability to work independently in a remote environment.
- Excellent time management and record-keeping skills.
Community/Capacity Building, Public Policy, Youth Development
To apply, please email a cover letter, resume and a writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your cover letter, please share why you would like to be a part of the CFP team, and tell us anything you’d like us to know about the perspective, knowledge, or experiences you would bring to our rapidly growing organization.
CFP is headquartered in Washington, DC but staff are currently working remotely, and this full-time, exempt position will also be work-from-home for the foreseeable future.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.