Nebraska Statewide Family Engagement Center Director
Oct 19, 2018
The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) is seeking a highly motivated Nebraska Statewide Family Engagement Center (SFEC) Director to further our mission to provide family--based education solutions. This position will report to the NCFL Vice President of Education. The SFEC Coordinator will work closely with leadership from NCFL, Nebraska Children and Families Foundation, Nebraska Department of Education, and Local Education Associations to carry out the goals and objectives of a 5-year, $4.7 million-dollar federal grant to design and implement the Nebraska Statewide Family Engagement Center. The goals of the Nebraska SFEC initiative are: 1) Improve academic achievement for disadvantaged students; 2) Empower parents of disadvantaged students with the tools to make good choices for their children's education; and, 3) Increase the capacity of SEAs, LEAs, and CBOs to provide high quality family literacy and family engagement services.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Create optimal environment in Nebraska for high-impact, community-wide family learning systems in economically distressed areas.
- Utilize best practices in high-quality family literacy and family engagement services to drive results for low income children and families.
- Coordinate and implement all aspects of the Nebraska SFEC grant; including, but not limited to: the attainment of all goals and objectives, programmatic and fiscal reporting and management, participation in local and national meetings, and sustainability planning for the continuation of the center after the 5-year grant period.
- Coordinate the management of ongoing relationships with new and existing partners and leverage those relationships for collective impact in rural and urban communities.
- Development and management of statewide and regional events in support of the Nebraska SFEC.
- Collaborate with cross-functional teams to structure and execute NCFL's statewide strategy in Nebraska.
- Develop and manage partner agreements for Nebraska SFEC initiatives.
- Deliver professional presentations and facilitate discussions to internal and external audiences that communicate the impact of the Nebraska SFEC.
- Research and write about high-impact family literacy and family engagement services in Nebraska and beyond.
- Build networks to sustain work beyond the life of the five-year grant.
- Bachelor's degree required; master's degree or higher in education, public administration, sociology, social work or related field preferred.
- Understanding of and networks within the education and human services sectors in Nebraska.
- Three to five years of experience in two or more of the following: education, educational research, educational leadership, strategic partnership development, federal grants management, grants management, and/or policy advocacy.
- Demonstrated leadership experience.
- Ability to travel to meet and liaise with culturally and linguistically diverse community partners.
- Proven ability to build strong community coalitions around family-based programming.
- Strong analytic skills (financial, planning, operational).
- Demonstrated drive to solve problems in a team environment and a high energy leadership approach.
- Strong relationship building skills and an entrepreneurial approach that leverages further opportunities.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
NCFL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to workplace diversity. NCFL offers a competitive salary and benefits package. For information regarding NCFL, visit our website at www.familieslearning.org.Back to All Career Opportunities