Family Engagement Specialist - Region X - OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

  • ICF
  • Olympia, Washington, United States of America
  • Aug 03, 2020
Full time Professional Services

Job Description

Head Start Family Engagement Specialist - Region X

Home based - must reside in any of the Region States (AK ID, OR or WA)

Remote work initially. Once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted 50% travel to Region States

ICF seeks an experienced Early Childhood Specialist Manager to provide ongoing mentoring and coaching to the ECE specialists. Mentor/coaching will be provided through reflective supervision and feedback, sharing best practices and lessons learned, and engaging in role modeling.  The ECE Manager will collaborate with the Region X Office, TTA Coordinator; about TTA to be delivered to local programs. The ECE Manager will provide support and guidance on priorities established by OHS Central Office and the Region X Office.  


  • Provide subject matter expertise, strategies, and resources to Regional Office and TTA staff on comprehensive parent, family, and community engagement, including strategies for engaging families
  • Serve as a member of a national peer group of Family Engagement Specialists from each of the twelve regions
  • Develop and implement strategies for connecting with grantee PFCE managers and/or coordinators in the Region
  • Aggregate, analyze, and disseminate regional and grantee data from existing government systems to identify emerging trends impacting Head Start grantees
  • Develop and provide presentations and training on topics related to family engagement.
  • Provide training to groups of grantees at regional and state events, as directed by the Regional Office
  • Provide direct service to individual grantees, at the direction of the Regional Office.
  • Support emerging OHS initiatives and priorities

Basic Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a BA or BS from an accredited university or college in Social Work, Human Services, Family Services, Counseling or a related field
  • If the highest degree was awarded more than ten years ago, the resume should be specific regarding such events as courses, conferences, seminars attended or relevant work experience
  • A minimum of three years’ experience providing training and technical assistance to management teams and program staff related to parent, family and community engagement
  • Experience working within programs and services for families with children birth to five
  • Experience analyzing data and helping programs make data driven decisions related to providing services to families with young children
  • Experience in facilitating group discussions and presenting to range of audiences
  • Experience working with diverse children, families, staff and communities and training and facilitating groups of learners
  • Experience communicating, both orally and in writing, to various audiences
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of Head Start performance standards and all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations
  • Experience working within a Head Start Program

Professional Skills:

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making capabilities
  • Ability to work with all levels of internal staff, as well as outside clients
  • Ability to review, aggregate, and present data gathered from multiple sources
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to prioritize and manage workload and deadlines

Working at ICF

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