Building Bright Futures (BBF) is seeking a Regional Coordinator to support the Building Bright Futures regional early childhood councils in the Central Vermont and Lamoille Valley regions. BBF regional councils bring together a diverse group of community members who are committed to children and families to identify gaps, share best practices, strategize, and support response to community issues through their regional action plans. Regional councils also create community engagement opportunities to foster positive change for young children. Councils advise the BBF State Advisory Council (SAC) on local issues, needs, and bright spots to strengthen both local and statewide systems of care, health, and education.
The Regional Coordinator is responsible for supporting regional council operations in two regions, coordinating the implementation of each region’s action plan, and serving as a liaison between the regions and BBF’s statewide network. The ideal candidate is a collaborative leader with a proven ability to foster coordination and cooperation among diverse partners, excellent facilitation skills, and who is organized and results-oriented. Regional coordinators are based from home with the ability to travel regularly to support work in both regions.
The Regional Coordinator position is 4 days/week (.8 FTE) position with a competitive salary, flexible work schedule, comprehensive benefits, and vacation package.
Building Bright Futures is Vermont’s early childhood public-private partnership established by law to monitor the state’s early care, health and education systems and to advise the Administration and legislature on policy and systems improvements. BBF operates as a backbone organization for collective impact at the state and local level by convening stakeholders and community members with a common goal of meeting the diverse needs of all Vermont children birth to age eight and their families.
Support BBF Regional Council Operations
- Partner with steering committees in each region to develop council agendas, guided by regional action plan
- Facilitate monthly council meetings in each region
- Support the work of any council subcommittees
- Communicate, collaborate and plan with council membership and community partners about council activities and priorities
- Build diverse council membership of key stakeholders serving and representing children and families in each region
- Help build community awareness of council, council activities, and needs of children and families in the region
Coordinate Implementation of Regional Action Plans
- Build regional implementation cycle into annual council agendas, including reflecting on regional data, identifying annual priorities, and monitoring progress
- Coordinate and communicate with regional organizations and groups doing work related to the regional action plan
- Provide project management for prioritized action plan strategies
- Support data collection and analysis to identify regional needs and progress towards goals
- Help identify/leverage community and state resources in support of action plan strategies
Serve as Liaison Between Regions and Statewide BBF Network
- Serve as an ambassador for the mission, vision, and work of BBF network
- Participate in BBF regional coordinator meetings, staff meetings, and convenings of the BBF statewide network
- Communicate about regional activities to statewide network through regular updates, blog posts, etc.
- Update regional councils on work of BBF State Advisory Council (SAC)
- Elevate regional issues, including policy recommendations, to BBF staff, SAC, state partners as needed
- Align key statewide strategies with regional action plans and support regional implementation
- Ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships among a diverse group of stakeholders.
- Commitment to supporting young children and families. Understanding of and experience working in Vermont’s early childhood system preferred.
- Outstanding facilitation skills and experience; both in person and virtual meetings
- Strong organizational and project management skills.
- Excellent written and verbal communication.
- Ability to take initiative and work independently.
- Demonstrated ability to handle multiple complex projects simultaneously and manage work under deadlines.
- Basic data literacy, including analyzing data to support decision-making. Familiarity with Results-Based Accountability (RBA) framework a plus.
- Comfort with technology that supports collaborative and remote work, including Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, Zoom and Slack.
- Bachelor’s degree preferred.
- Ability to travel regularly between Washington, Lamoille and Orange counties, as well as some statewide travel. Resident of Washington, Lamoille or Orange counties preferred.
- Ability to work some nights and weekends.
To apply please submit your resume, cover letter and three references by July 30th at 5:00pm to firstname.lastname@example.org. Position is open until filled.