Project Consultant: MN Early Childhood Work (CONTRACTOR)

Job Locations US-Remote
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(10/1/2020 11:49 AM)
Job ID
2020-1698
# of Openings
1
Location : Name
BUILD Initiative

Overview

The BUILD Initiative (www.buildinitiative.org) is a national effort that advances state work on behalf of young children (prenatal-five), their families, and communities. BUILD staff partner with early childhood state leaders focused on early learning, health, mental health and nutrition, child welfare, and family support and engagement to create the policies, infrastructure, and cross-sector connections necessary for quality and equity. BUILD provides consultation, planning, and tailored implementation assistance, learning opportunities, resources, and cross-state peer exchanges. These efforts help state leaders improve and expand access to quality and promote equitable outcomes for our youngest children.

BUILD is fiscally sponsored by TSNE (www.tsne.org), which provides financial and grants management, human resources, legal, and other supports.

Responsibilities

The BUILD Initiative is seeking a project consultant to design and implement processes and communication related to Minnesota’s 2-Generation Policy Network or Whole Families Network, which includes Aspen, BUILD, and Project Hope, among other organizations. This consultant will work closely with the director of Economic Assistance and Employment Supports, Children and Family Services and multiple other division directors within the MN Department of Human Services. This person will serve as a liaison between these division directors and across state agencies, grant specific project management staff, and learning and evaluation partners to ensure collaborative learning and shared goals are met for whole family systems efforts. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Develop processes to manage the overall project and its progress so that it is aligned with the mission of the 2Gen Network and the government administration and has cross-sector involvement;
  • Liaison between BUILD and the state cross sector leadership team;
  • Facilitate meetings and develop agendas for key meetings (Joint Team, Governance Team, and Network gatherings with Future Services Institute leadership);
  • Develop communication protocols and processes to keep key stakeholders and decision makers continually informed about the network (local partners, state directors, FSI leadership, county, tribal, etc.);
  • Complete an analysis of legislative bills and their impact on the whole family systems;
  • Create and respond to media requests;
  • Develop recommendations to inform the securing or amending of legislation;
  • Develop new initiatives and create implementation plans.

 

Time Period: ASAP - February 2021; 15-20 days per month.

 

Please note that this is a contract position and is not eligible for employment nor benefits through TSNE.

Qualifications

We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.

  • Minnesota resident;
  • Knowledge of and experience working with programs that meet the needs of young children and their families;
  • Experience working with state government agencies;
  • Master’s degree;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects.

TSNE/BUILD envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.

 

As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE/BUILD will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.  

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