Jan 25, 2022

Vice President of Family and Provider Services

  • IL Action for Children
  • 4753 North Broadway, Chicago, IL, USA
Full-Time Nonprofit - Social Services

Job Description

ABOUT US:

Illinois Action for Children (“IAFC”), a local, state and national leader in the early childhood care and education sector for over 50 years.  IAFC programs, services, and advocacy improve learning and life outcomes for children and families, including reducing the effects of poverty.  IAFC works to ensure that every child in Illinois – particularly those in need – have access to the necessary resources to succeed in school and in life.

Along with our mission, IAFC is committed to building and maintaining a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist culture. We are dedicated to this pledge through our hiring practices and our focus on creating a culture and environment where diverse perspectives, ideas, and identities are valued and integrated into our way of working and servicing our staff and clients.  IAFC staff represent a wide diversity of racial, socio-economic, gender, religious, and national identities.  We welcome all applicants who share our mission and vision to join us in our essential work.

SUMMARY:  

As a member of Illinois Action for Children’s executive team, the VP oversees all aspects of family and provider programs and services offered by the organization.  Develops, monitors, and evaluates performance measures and is responsible for implementing best practices and achieving desired program outcomes for Illinois Action for Children’s clients and stakeholders.  Establishes a system for quality control and contractual compliance for all work performed. The work will be conducted through a cross-department approach that requires teamwork at the executive, senior management and program levels. All work to be completed with minimum supervision and in accordance with organizational standards. 

This incumbent will be expected to promote and adhere to the workplace core capabilities of: accountability, customer focus, continuous quality improvement, communication, competent people and clear priorities. All work to be completed with minimal supervision and in accordance with organizational standards. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Administers services for all programs, partnerships and relationships internally and externally to ensure the success of both IDHS CCAP and CORE contracts, and grants and contracts within those departments. 

  2. Prepares and administers the department’s annual budget; monitors its expenditures, fiscal needs and changes; works in collaboration with department managers and Finance Department to complete financial and program reports as required.  

  3. Maintain effective and efficient systems of operations for all components of the department and service area. 
  4. Monitors data and analyzes reports to ensure accurate implementation and success with contract deliverables and oversees continuous quality improvement for all programs within CCAP and CORE programs.  

  5. Participates in ongoing strategic planning for the expansion, growth, and increased effectiveness of the Organization; works in collaboration with the SVP and organizational leadership team in coordinating and directing all short- and long-range planning for Family and Provider Services. 
  6. Works cross-functionally to ensure the integration of Community Systems Development (CSD), CQI, Early Learning programs/services and public policies impacting families and communities with an emphasis on identified priority populations.  

  7. Identifies opportunities for collaboration and new program development to advance the Organization’s mission and strategic goals concerning working parents and children. 
  8. Identifies sources of funds for needed services and participates in the development of grant proposals to maintain and increase program funding. 

  9. Represents the program and organization on external groups, committees, special projects and meetings that advance the work and mission of the organization and its contract and services; develops professional relationships and linkages with community-based organizations, child and family associations and public programs. 
  10. Executes our workplace core capabilities of: accountability, customer focus, continuous quality improvement (CQI), communication, competent people and clear priorities.  

  11. Other Functions:  The Organization may assign other functions to the job at its discretion. 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES  

Responsible for managing a major segment of the organization.  Formal responsibility for planning, assigning, directing and managing the work of the divisions.  Supervises the Directors within the Family and Community Services Department, Workforce, Provider Resources, and Consultation Programs Departments.  

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: 

Master's degree and eight years related experience OR equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Location: Uptown, Chicago, IL                    

Illinois Action for Children is EEO/M/F/V/D employer

As established by the Illinois Action for Children Board of Directors, all employees are required to receive a vaccination against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious reasonable accommodation is approved. If offered a job, the candidate must be able to prove that they have been vaccinated with one of the CDC-authorized vaccines, including either Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson / Janssen or request and be granted an accommodation before their start date or December 10, 2021, whichever is later.

States

IL

Security Clearance

NO Security Clearance

Job Requirements

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES  

Responsible for managing a major segment of the organization.  Formal responsibility for planning, assigning, directing and managing the work of the divisions.  Supervises the Directors within the Family and Community Services Department, Workforce, Provider Resources, and Consultation Programs Departments.  

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: 

Master's degree and eight years related experience OR equivalent combination of education and experience. 

As established by the Illinois Action for Children Board of Directors, all employees are required to receive a vaccination against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious reasonable accommodation is approved. If offered a job, the candidate must be able to prove that they have been vaccinated with one of the CDC-authorized vaccines, including either Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson / Janssen or request and be granted an accommodation before their start date or December 10, 2021, whichever is later.


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