Monday, December 14, 2009

Zero To Three Position

Policy Coordinator
LOCATION: ZERO TO THREE Western Office in Los Angeles, California

The Policy Coordinator is responsible for managing the overall direction of one or more policy-related projects, including assuring completion of deliverables and scope of work related to contracts held by the Western Regional Office. In particular the Policy Coordinator will join a dynamic team in supporting the Prenatal-Three Workforce Development Project and the California Early Learning System Project. The Policy Coordinator also assists in monitoring statewide and national policy developments affecting infants and toddlers and in designing and implementing a policy agenda for the Western Regional Office.

Sample duties:
Facilitate project-related meetings, including meeting outreach, development of meeting agendas, meeting facilitation, preparation of summary reports and follow-up activities.
Conduct research and assist in drafting recommendations and writing policy briefs, talking points, testimony and other materials.
Work with the Western Regional Office Director and policy partners formulate policy positions and strategy on a range of California issues and legislative initiatives to support a birth to three policy agenda.
Garner visibility for ZERO TO THREE and infant/toddler policy issues through presentations at conferences and meetings.

Applicants should have a Master’s degree or equivalent and experience that includes:
Understanding of broad early childhood issues (service and policy), background in early childhood development, early childhood and family policy, professional development, adult education, or related fields. Familiarity with workforce development issues a plus.
Strong oral and written communication skills, including writing, editing and proofreading, meeting facilitation and public speaking.
Knowledge of Los Angeles County and California services for children birth through age three.
Strong interpersonal skills and dependability in a team-oriented environment.
Experience working with culturally diverse groups and ability to integrate diverse perspectives into work approaches, reports, and process.
Demonstrated knowledge and practice in collaborative approaches to service delivery.
Bilingual skills a plus.

To apply submit cover letter and resume with salary history to:

ZERO TO THREE, National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families
Attn:  Human Resources Department
2000 M Street, NW Ste. 200
Washington, DC  20036
Fax: (202) 857-2661

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