Child Care Grant Project and Communications Manager
Sound Child Care Solutions - Seattle, WA

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Sound Child Care Solutions, an innovative young Seattle non-profit, is seeking a Grant Project and Communications Manager to lead a three year $1.5 million grant implementation project, develop a strong communications platform regarding the grant project and outcomes (including social media), and strengthen our communications organization-wide.

SCCS is a child care consortium in which strong, high quality child care centers are joining together, sharing administrative and professional development functions to improve educational quality and strengthen business practice. Each center retains its’ own unique community and family identity. By uniting across centers, we free resources to improve teacher and director practice and serve more low-income children. The W. F. Kellogg Foundation has recently awarded SCCS a $1.5 million grant over three years to bring our consortium to scale; develop new partnerships with Family, Friend and Neighbor caregivers; and develop a strong Bridge to Kindergarten.

Responsibilities of the Grant Project and Communications Manager will include overall planning and co-ordination of resources and tasks to develop this exciting new initiative and achieve the grant outcomes within three years. The Manager will maintain strong communications among all stakeholders; develop and nurture partnerships inside and outside the organization; support the project evaluation; and manage grant budget, reporting and administration. The Manager will develop and support strong communications, including print, social media and web strategies.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in the field of early education in policy, communications, teaching or administration.
  • Experience in the non-profit or public sector and facility with a second language
  • Master’s Degree or BA/BS in human services field or equivalent combination of education/experience

Required qualifications

  • BA/BS degree or Project Management certificate or equivalent combination of education experience
  • Excellent organizational skills. Project management experience with complex, multi-faceted projects and ability to assess priorities, manage multiple projects, and meet deadlines. MS Office experience.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including experience with social media.
  • Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives, and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
  • Evidence of routinely taking a proactive approach to problem resolution.
  • Interest in and commitment to social justice, such as having attended the Undoing Racism or Dismantling Racism training.
  • Washington State driver’s license and full access to a car.

Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical/dental/vision, short term disability, sick/vacation/holidays leave, 401K plan and bus pass. This is a 30 hr/wk position, with some evening and weekend work, grant-funded for 3 years, with the possibility of full-time work for the right candidate.

How to apply: Email resume, cover letter and one page writing sample. In the cover letter, please describe your project management, communications, social justice and social media experience. Resumes received by noon November 30, 2012 will be screened for an interview which will be held the afternoons of December 5th and 6th. The position will be open until filled.
Sound Child Care Solutions values diversity and what it brings to our lives. All are welcome to apply.