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Partnership Coordinator (updated 2/27/23)

About Building Bright Futures       This position has been filled (updated 3/16/23)

Building Bright Futures (BBF) works to improve the well-being of Vermont children and families. The Partnership Coordinator will join a collaborative team dedicated to strengthening and aligning the BBF Network Infrastructure to achieve the goals, strategies, and objectives outlined in Vermont’s Early Childhood Action Plan (VECAP). By strengthening partnerships, identifying gaps and assets, promoting family leadership, and developing and implementing innovative financing, health, and equity strategies, Vermont will improve policies, service provision, and outcomes for children and families.

About the position

The Partnership Coordinator will provide internal and network-wide communications and virtual event planning support to a small, vibrant team working to improve the lives of children and families in Vermont. In this newly created role, they will bring organization and a creative use of technology and virtual convening tools to support BBF’s 450+ person BBF Network, which includes 12 Regional Councils, 7 VECAP Committees, and the State Advisory Council. The Partnership Coordinator will work with BBF’s regional and policy teams to convene this series of monthly meetings. Their role will be to help plan, participate, document, and communicate out the emerging priorities, needs, and progress among early childhood partners. Most of these meetings are held virtually with a range of stakeholders, and this new position will develop an automated, functional, and manageable system for BBF to communicate information across the Network as well as to funders, legislators, and statewide partners.

The Partnership Coordinator position is full-time with a competitive salary and flexible work schedule. Candidates would need to be available for regular meetings and events during the workday and occasional evenings and weekends. While most BBF meetings are currently virtual, when in-person meetings resume, they must be able to travel regularly to support the work across Vermont. This is a home-based position with the option to work in BBF’s Williston headquarters. The Partnership Coordinator receives supervision from the Deputy Director. This is a grant-funded limited service position through 12/31/25.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary range of $46,000-$48,000 annually. Benefits include generous paid time off, healthcare insurance, dental insurance, and retirement. 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Supporting the development and implementation of a functional, manageable tech system that promotes communication and utilization across the BBF Network
    • Build a functional, manageable system to communicate what is happening across the Network (manage a meeting calendar, catalog and share meeting summaries)
    • Consistently update the website and invitation platforms (Zoom, Google, etc.) to ensure accurate communication of meeting agendas, minutes, and materials
    • Identify key needs to strengthen organization and communications across the BBF Network
    • Identify, test, and implement creative uses of technology to support BBF’s mission and ability to hold high-quality, inclusive, and effective committee meetings
    • Maintain the BBF website,
  • Developing communications that increase awareness of BBF’s mission, impact, and key issues 
    • Increase awareness of BBF’s mission and role within Vermont’s early childhood community among target audiences (legislators, policy makers, State Advisory Council, Regional Councils, other stakeholders and staff)
    • Support the efficient flow of communications across the BBF Network (internal and external) 
    • Work with BBF’s communications contractors to support writing and editing creative content for communications including, but not limited to: emails, meeting promotions, website, and social media channels (Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
    • Use equity-based, accessible, and culturally responsive outreach and communication tools and language
    • Document outcomes and impacts and translate these into digestible communication strategies
  • Administration and operations
    • Support leadership in the planning, implementation, and reporting for the Preschool Development Grant
    • Support the Office Manager with event planning and management
    • Manage a portfolio of independent and team-based projects and initiatives

Desired Expertise

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Experience with technology that supports collaborative and virtual work, including WordPress, Facebook, Constant Contact, Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, Slack, and Zoom
  • Experience communicating to/with diverse stakeholders
  • Commitment to improving child and family outcomes
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, information technology, business, community development, public policy, or a related field preferred (or 5 years equivalent experience)
  • Candidates should be very flexible and self-motivated, and be able to work independently, take initiative, and exercise self-directed problem-solving.

To Apply

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning February 27, 2023.  Please email a cover letter, resume and three references as one PDF labeled: lastname_firstname_Partnership to: Position is open until filled. 

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