(This position is located at Parent University/Learning Community Center of North Omaha 1612 N. 24th Street)
Project Harmony is the operating partner of the Learning Community Center of North Omaha – Parent University. Parent University is a 2-generation model, partnering with parents to support family empowerment, opportunity and stability. The Parent University community is open to families who live in the northeast Omaha area and have a child 6 or under and/or expecting a child. We offer a number of courses to support parents, including like skills/wellness, GED/ESL education, leadership and parenting. We offer center-based and home-based services to help families be advocates for their child in school and prepare young children for school success.
If you are looking for a place where you can make a difference in the life of a child, Project Harmony is looking for you. We are seeking an experienced and committed Program Coordinator to join our dynamic and innovative organization. The Program Coordinator supports the Program Director in overall management, operations and growth of centered based services and initiatives with Parent University with responsibilities such as centered based operations and procedure development, tracking achievement of program outcomes and building/maintaining partnerships with community organizations for the delivery of Parent University courses.
Project Harmony exists to provide effective, immediate and sensitive support to child abuse victims and their non-offending family members. Project Harmony is committed to a vision with a focus on one goal: ending the cycle of child abuse and neglect. Project Harmony is one of the largest Child Advocacy Centers in the nation.
At Project Harmony, we don’t just accept difference – we celebrate it, we support it and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our clients and our community. Project Harmony is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national original, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.
At Project Harmony, we are committed to building a team of dedicated, compassionate professionals who are supportive of our culture:
We are all Project Harmony: Project Harmony exists because of the unique collaboration of community partners, dedicated to ending child abuse and neglect. Our strength lies in our people, their ideas, their differences, their diverse talents and perspectives.
We bring our best everyday: Project Harmony consists of experts, problem solvers and visionaries dedicated to promoting creativity and innovation. We demonstrate personal integrity and maintain a high standard of ethical behavior. Project Harmony is dedicated to fostering a learning environment where all members of the collaborative process can flourish.
When it comes to children, we don’t compromise: Children come first in all that we do. Project Harmony provides a safe place where children have the courage to use their voices – a place where healing begins. Because of Project Harmony’s coordination of care, children entering Project Harmony go from crisis to courage. Our vision reimagines the system to make it work best for all involved, especially the child.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Leadership and Supervision:
- Provides supervision and coordination of the centered based operations of Parent University, including working collaboratively with current and future community organizations.
- Assist Program Director with Parent University course development and coordination.
- Serve as an ambassador for Parent University.
- Coordinates and manages internal case review records and case staffing, providing ongoing professional development and maintaining the service database.
- Ensure employees timesheets and weekly schedule reports have an accurate correlation.
Program Planning, Development, Implementation and Evaluation:
- Coordinates Parent University course calendar, coverage and ensures course documentation is accurate and course evaluations are completed.
- Regularly audits the database and responsible for monitoring and enrolling participants in courses within the database.
- Manages the wait list and coordinates recruitment events and strategies for the team as necessary.
- Continuously evaluates the needs and effectiveness of centered based supports and services and reports findings to Program Director.
- Promote Parent University and recruit new families as needed.
- Provide backup coverage and coordinate special projects as needed.
- Provides supervisory support to the Food Coordinator.
- Participate in evaluating current processes and procedures through continuous quality improvement.
- Responsible for documenting and producing regular communication with and about parents through updates and/or internal systems in place within Parent University.
Education and Training
- Master’s degree in Education, Social Work, Public Administration or related field preferred.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.
- The successful candidate must possess one (1) to two (2) years of previous management and/or supervisory experience, preferably in an educational, public or nonprofit setting.
Required Knowledge and Skills
- Demonstrated experience in an urban setting working directly with children, parents, families, teachers and community providers.
- Resourceful in approach to planning and accountability for accomplishing goals and objectives. Well-versed in the principles of early childhood education and family engagement.
- Is inclusive and collaborative in leadership style and involves those who will be affected by the decision-making process.
- Brings a passionate commitment and high energy level to his/her work in supporting the success of young children and their families.
- Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective interpersonal relationships.
- Demonstrated commitment to cultural respect and understanding and value of diversity.
- Detail oriented, with strong organizational and recordkeeping skills.
- Demonstrate problem solving skills and ability to resolve conflicts.
- Flexibility to adapt and change as needed.
- Demonstrate verbal and written communications skills.
- Demonstrate strong time management skills.
- Good decision-making skills.
- Knowledge and use of Microsoft Office Products (Word, Outlook, etc.).
- Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team.
- Must respect and maintain confidentiality.
- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to work in a stationary position for extended periods of time; operate a computer and other office equipment, move about inside the office; frequently communicate with coworkers, vendors and members of the public.
- The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds within and outside the organization.
- Must submit to a thorough criminal history background check.
- Must possess the ability to pass a fingerprint clearance.
- Must have access to a vehicle, possess a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it.