Whole Family Systems Site Liaison

Job Locations US-Remote
Posted Date 3 months ago(6/14/2022 1:19 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Children and Youth
Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
Location : Name
BUILD Initiative


The BUILD Initiative (buildinitiative.org) is a national effort advancing 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, 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 (tsne.org), which provides financial and grants management, human resources, legal, and other supports. The person hired for this role would be a TSNE employee. 



BUILD is seeking two Site Liaisons to work with the State Services Liaison for the state of Minnesota in support of the Minnesota Whole Family Systems Grantees. In collaboration with the State Services Liaison, the Site Liaisons will provide technical assistance and support facilitation for seven grantees as they implement specific strategies to address intransigent system problems impacting families. The Site Liaisons will provide facilitation, evaluation, and administrative and technical support to the community sites in partnership with the site coordinator/manager. Each local site collects qualitative and quantitative information as a foundation for a real-time feedback loop between communities and the states. This information supports shifts in policy, practice, and programs to increase opportunities for marginalized communities. State leaders from specific programs and departments in partnership with Whole Family System grantees seek to learn together about practices, policies, and practices that are inclusive of and benefit marginalized populations.


The BUILD team is virtual; team members are located across the country. The person filling this position will work mainly from a home office and will be required to make periodic trips to Minnesota to meet with grantees and state leadership.


Essential Functions

General Duties

  • Provide hands-on assistance in centering community voice at each assigned community.
  • Regular site visits, communication, and work intensively with the site manager/coordinator leader as they develop their strategies to support children and families and use local knowledge to shape interventions.
  • Work with the assigned sites to embed other tools that support young children and families (MFIP Connect app, Integrated Services Assessment Tool (ISAT) into their local programs.
  • Work closely with state and local leaders to support their leadership with program implementation and documentation.
  • Help assigned sites to articulate their theories of change and anticipated results.
  • Continue to support iterative program development and refinement in each site's theory of action/change.
  • Support site leaders to integrate their approach into the local context to build public will and capacity for implementation of site program plans.
  • Co-facilitate and/or participate in Whole Families Network Learning Workshops.
  • Support development of integration of the social capital, post-secondary, and employment, social, health, including mental health, economic assets, and early childhood education. The model is designed to assure that the needs of whole families are responded to by state programs and services when appropriate.
  • Facilitate meetings and document successes and challenges in local program implementation, highlighting implications for policy change.
  • Collaborate with the State Services Liaison and evaluation team to gather relevant information for assessing progress and identifying state and system barriers to be addressed.

Additional Information:

  • This position is a full-time (37.5 hours/week); non-exempt position.
  • The position is temporary—for up to 2 years.
  • The selected staff will be required to attend in-person meetings but will work primarily by phone and computer.


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


  • Bachelor's degree in education, public policy, social sciences or equivalent.
  • At least five years of experience working with early childhood community leaders, non-profits, coalitions, and advocacy groups.
  • Knowledge of key policy and practice opportunities and challenges in the early childhood system, specific knowledge of Minnesota is an asset.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with various stakeholders.
  • Ability to facilitate learning spaces that harvest successes and challenges in local program development.
  • Ability to deliver high quality deliverables and ensure deadlines are met. 

Essential Knowledge

  • Familiarity with approaches that support whole families, e.g., young children, families, fathers, grandparents, and other adult caregivers.
  • Awareness of barriers to opportunities in health, economic security, housing, and education that exist for young children and families, caused by institutional and structural policies rooted in historical trauma, racism, internment, and other oppressions.
  • Demonstration of skills related to collaboration, outreach, and engagement.
  • Knowledge and experience related to developing and sustaining coalitions.
  • Knowledge of state and federal programs, services, and policies designed to support children and families.

Physical Demands/Work Environment


The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work is performed in an office environment and in close proximity to other workers.


While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:

  • Have a home office with strong internet and phone connectivity.
  • It may require extended periods at a computer.
  • Reach; traverse; sit (usually for more extended periods); occasionally ascend/descend, and position self (to) move.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Job is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazards.
  • The likelihood of personal injury would be relatively slight.
  • Environmental and work hazards are not present to a measurable degree.

Regarding COVID-19: TSNE considers the health and safety of our employees of the utmost importance, and due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and subject to your state and local laws, our policy requires that all employees performing in-person work at a TSNE designated office are fully vaccinated. For the purpose of this policy, fully vaccinated indicates that you have received a single dose of the Janssen vaccine, or both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. Certain exemptions may be requested and will be considered by Human Resources.


Compensation and Benefits


Location: Work will be primarily performed remotely.  Some ytravel is required.

Compensation: The starting salary for this position is $80,000 - $85,000 and is commensurate with experience.

Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package including:

  • Generous Paid-Time-Off (PTO): 12 paid holidays, 3 weeks vacation, 1 week personal holiday, and sick time for full-time staff.
  • 80% Employer-paid, $0 deductible Health Insurance through Harvard Pilgrim.
  • Low-cost MetLife Dental and Vision.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Health and Dependent Care.
  • Employer-paid Life, Long- and Short-Term Disability Insurance.
  • Employer-paid Pension through TIAA.
  • ...and more!

TSNE/The BUILD Initiative strives to achieve excellence through a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment that embraces all of our individual and collective differences. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Middle Eastern and North African, Bilingual and/or Bicultural candidates, and LGBTQ2SIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We value and honor the unique talents, learning styles, and lived experiences of each individual that enrich and strengthen our workplace culture, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


All employment conditions are based on an individual’s performance and job qualifications. TSNE/The BUILD Initiative prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, creed, color, religion, native language, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, race-based hairstyles, or any other protected characteristic stated by federal and state law. Regardless of any class’ protection under the law or lack thereof, TSNE/The BUILD Initiative celebrates diversity and values the strengths that come with having a diverse team of employees. It is represented in our workplace culture, and it is who we are.


TSNE/The BUILD Initiative's EEO statement extends to volunteers, interns, contractors, vendors, and clients.


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