Website The Family Center/La Familia

About The Family Center/La Familia

Since 1995, TFC/LF has served as Larimer County’s only early childhood and family resource centers. Now one of 32 family resource centers in the state, TFC/LF provides high quality early childhood education (ECE) to more than 75 children whose parents work and attend school, extensive crisis and family strengthening services as well as leadership and policy opportunities to more than 400 families annually. With more than 50% of the staff at TFC/LF being bilingual, TFC/LF is a trusted and safe place for Latinx families and is looked to by the Fort Collins and surrounding community as a leader in racial equity work.

The Family Center/La Familia is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of age 40 and over, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, color, religion, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable state or local law.

Mission, Vision, and Values

Working alongside diverse families, we provide high quality childcare and supportive services, with an emphasis on cultural attunement with the Latinx community. This work is done with an explicit vision of creating a community in which all families are safe, supported, and thriving. Our six core values are; Trust – Inspiring confidence and mutual respect creates a foundation for reliable support and good stewardship. Compassion – Every person has inherent dignity and is worthy of respect and empathy. Diversity – Non dominant cultures, identities, perspectives, and experiences are celebrated, embraced, and inform direction. Equity – The structural, cultural, and relational inequities experienced by oppressed groups must be courageously recognized and dismantled. Inclusion – All people feel welcome, valued, and empowered to contribute to, and participate in, community. Love – Loving, healthy relationships are critical for children in the first five years of life and benefit the child, the family, and the entire community.

Position Description

The Early Care and Education (ECE) Assistant Director, under the supervision of the ECE Director, is responsible for assisting in the development, implementation, evaluation, and supervision of the El Nidito Early Care and Education program, including staff, volunteers and interns within the program. The ECE Assistant Director assists in supervising and supporting the professional development of a diverse ECE staff, assists in ensuring compliance with all licensure and contractual requirements, and assists in monitoring of all quality improvement efforts in the program. The individual demonstrates leadership by developing and maintaining positive environments and experiences for all children, families, and staff. The ECE Assistant Director collaborates with the ECE Director on a daily basis and acts in the capacity of Director in the ECE Director’s absence.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

General Skills

·         Considerable knowledge and commitment to the mission, vision, and values of The Family Center/La Familia

·         Understanding of racism, oppression, liberation and commitment to ongoing learning about their dynamics in working with families, particularly families of color

·         Demonstrated ability to organize, direct, and coordinate personnel

·         Strong critical thinking skills spanning strategic capabilities to execution

·         Ability to manage multiple tasks and to develop solutions to problems with limited supervision

·         Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with various internal and external stakeholders

·         Visionary – able to communicate and work toward organization’s vision

Education/Experience

·         Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood, Human Development and Family Studies, or related field; or equivalent classroom/teaching experience

·         Colorado Assistant Child Care Director Qualification

·         Large Center Director Qualification preferred

·         Knowledge of current state licensing and health department guidelines

·         Understanding of and/or familiarity with observational assessment models such as Teaching Strategies Gold

Language and Communication Ability

·         Bilingual English/Spanish preferred

·         Exceptional communication skills, both verbally and written; ability to influence and achieve results through leadership

·         Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures and governmental regulations

·         Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions

Financial and Math Ability

·         Ability to review, understand, and follow basic budgets

·         Understand time calculations and fractions

·         Ability to solve basic practical business and financial problems

Computer Skills

·         To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge and understanding of word processing software; spreadsheet software; Internet software; and database software

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. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk and hear.

Assist with other assigned duties and tasks as deemed necessary and relevant to the position.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

·         Paid sick time to begin accrual immediately upon hire

·         Paid vacation time to begin accrual the start of the payroll period after 60 days full time employment

·         Health insurance, partially employer covered, beginning the first of the month following 60 days full time employment

·         Vision, and dental insurance, at the employee’s expense, beginning the first of the month following 60 days full time employment

·         Paid holidays, including the week between Christmas and New Year’s

·         Supplemental and disability insurance available

·         Retirement plan contributions available

To Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter outlining your qualifications to: [email protected], or mail to: The Family Center/La Familia, Attn: Joseph Ziegler, 309 Hickory Street #5, Fort Collins, CO 80524, or fax to: 970-416-7448.

To apply for this job email your details to joseph@thefamilycenterfc.org