Job Title: Program Officer (full-time)
Name and Location: United 4 Children's main office located at 12 North Newstead Avenue Saint Louis, MO 63108
Job Information: United 4 Children (U4C) makes children a priority by improving the social, emotional, physical, and educational well-being of children by enhancing the knowledge and skills of families, teachers, and care-givers.
Looking for an opportunity to build program capacity and shape policy that changes children’s lives? Then this position is for you!
Reporting to the Executive Director, the PO is responsible for leading and managing a comprehensive array of services and community engagement that promotes excellent services to early childhood and youth programs, children, and families.
The PO will coordinate the execution and evaluation of operational plans and programs that support leadership and innovation in promoting quality child care, successful early childhood development and quality after-school care
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Works in partnership with ED and Director of Development to conduct organizational planning and create a unified leadership perspective
Leads the development of program strategy and indicators of success for the advancement of the quality and impact of services
Directly supervises program leads to maintain accurate project management records and status reports in accordance with contractual obligations and acceptable business practices
Supports board and organizational committees as assigned
Develops and implements strategies that maximize synergies among program areas
Develops, implements and manages program aspects of annual budget
Positions organization to successfully compete for public and private grants, contracts and partnerships. Identifies and develops program and partnership opportunities
Leads the cultivation, management, and writing of public and private grants
Guide development of cohesive and comprehensive outcome oriented evaluations
Maintains appropriate relationships with other social service agencies, community advocates, funding organizations, and federal, state, and local government representatives
Represents U4C on strategically-aligned boards and committees
Education and Experience
College degree (4 year) or equivalent industry experience
Minimum 3 years’ experience in early childhood and/or after school programing
Experience developing and working under the guidance and direction of an Executive Director
Understanding of early childhood and youth development
Proven leadership experience
Strong fiscal discipline and ability to identify and pursue funding opportunities within current contracts and develop new sources
Strong written and verbal communication skills; organize, facilitate and present information in a concise manner to a variety of audiences
Team orientated and able to work and succeed in a diverse environment
Problem-solving, coaching and delegation skills
Results oriented; resourceful
Knowledge of personal computers and related software applications
Must have a valid Missouri or Illinois driver’s license and automobile insurance carrying the required level of automobile insurance.
To apply for this position, please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
United 4 Children is an equal opportunity employer.