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Assistant VP of Early Childhood Programs- Remote within NE

Nebraska Children and Families Foundation Lincoln, NE

At Nebraska Children and Families Foundation, the work we do can be boiled down to three things. We work with communities to:

  1. Strengthen families

  2. Ensure that every child can succeed in school.

  3. Support unconnected youth as they transition to adulthood.

Everyone on our team works in some way to acheive these objectives.  If you're looking for a high degree of job satisfaction and want to make a difference in Nebraska communities, KEEP READING! 

Nebraska Childrens and Families Foundation is now hiring for: Assistant VP Early Childhood Programs - Remote within NE


The part-time temporary (24 hour a week) Assistant Vice President for Early Childhood Programs (C4K) is responsible for providing oversight, technical assistance, reporting, consultation, organization and representation of Nebraska Children (NC) with all areas related to the Communities for Kids work.  This position actively works with the Vice President of Early Childhood (C4K), Associate VP’s of Early Childhood (C4K), C4K team, other internal NC staff to implement the activities funded through the C4K initiative and assigned communities. 


Implement C4K funded activities that will strengthen early childhood systems at community and regional levels.  Through the Communities for Kids Initiative, work with select communities to:

  • Engage stakeholders, providers and community leaders;
  • Utilize local data, conduct surveys and research, and;
  • Connect communities to resources and supports.

Essential Duties will be performed under minimal supervision, using excellent written and verbal communication, that include but is not be limited to the following:

  1. Develop and maintain processes and reporting criteria for supporting communities and fund distribution to community-based collaboratives supporting early childhood systems and services,
  2. Provide continuous communication to the communities and C4K team members,
  3. Develop and implement presentations to communities to clarify processes, expectations and updates on C4K activities,
  4. Develop written communication for communities on all contract related activities and opportunities,
  5. Engage stakeholders, providers and community leaders,
  6. Utilize local data, conduct surveys and research,
  7. Connect communities to resources and supports,
  8. Organize and facilitate community planning for C4K activities and provide technical assistance to selected communities to develop strategies related to internal communication, meeting facilitation, reporting and oversight of C4K activities; community meetings, technical assistance, connection and resource building with C4K community activities
  9. Utilize technology to connect with C4K internal and external partners and communities and maintain forward progress towards identified goals,
  10.  Foster relationships with and between current and future grantees to maximize peer learning   

opportunities and support collective impact application,

11.  Assist with planning and implementation of training and conferences as relevant to the initiative,

12. Assist with program model development and funding opportunities associated with the initiative,

13.  Assist with maintenance of C4K initiative templates and documents,

14.  Provide progress updates, reports, financial information as required,

15.  Coordinate with other Nebraska Children staff to assist C4K team and communities with

        assessment/data analysis to identify strategies addressing Early Childhood needs,

16.  Assist with the review and approval of community planning budgets, reports, contracts,

reimbursement requests, and evaluation protocol,

  1.  Other duties as assigned.



There are no direct supervisory responsibilities, but the Assistant Vice President may manage project execution using youth volunteers, paid assistants, and student interns as directed from Associate Vice President or Vice Preside of Early Childhood Programs.


Works with minimal direction


Delegated discretion; authority to initiate and carry out actions that are deemed essential.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education/Leadership or similar related field. 
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with community collaboration and building relationships. 
  • Management of spreadsheets and organization of data
  • Experience in development of appropriate practices,
  • Experience working on teams and across disciplines.


  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Office equipment and computer software


  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Ability to work collaboratively with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
  • Excellent problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
  • Demonstrated strong work-ethic, outstanding collaborative approach, and exceptional interpersonal skills that lead to building relationships
  • Strong organizational and project management skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail and follow-through
  • Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential. 



  • Three years successful experience in programmatic management in early childhood education or systems.
  • Experience with large scale projects, grant making systems, budgets, budget justification, implementation, and/or management of quality early childhood education program(s). 



  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents such as grant solicitations or governmental regulations. 
  • Ability to write grant proposals and progress reports as well as routine reports and correspondence. 
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries about the organization from the public and/or business community. 
  • Ability to effectively present information to public groups, top management, and/or boards of directors.



  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. 
  • Ability to compute, rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.  Ability to read and interpret demographic and statistical research data.



  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in unique situations.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. 
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. 
  • Ability to interpret statistical research findings (such as Census data) and to interpret mathematical data accurately in written communications. 
  • Ability to plan, schedule, and manage multiple activities at once.



  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. 
  • The employee frequently is required to use hands.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.
  • Ability to drive



  • 24 hours a week to include virtual and in-person staff meetings and community work.
  • Flexible schedule which could include evenings and weekend meetings and/or events which may require travel and possible overnight stay(s). 
  • Willingness to travel within the state.


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