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PCCY is GROWING and currently has the following (3) positions open

Position Title: Early Childhood Racial Equity Coordinator

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Position Summary:

PCCY is looking to expand the Early Childhood Education team by adding an Early Childhood Racial Equity Coordinator who will play an instrumental role in the development of an Early Childhood Provider Council. The Racial Equity Coordinator will be responsible for assisting in the recruitment of participants for the Provider Council, and will act as the liaison between PCCY and the Provider Council. The Coordinator will work closely with the ECE Director and outside consultants to assist the Council in developing and executing a policy agenda that fulfills three (3) responsibilities:

  • Increase the efficiency and impact of the quality improvement systems in Philadelphia for early childhood providers.
  • Develop a Provider Hub that centralizes professional development and quality improvement resources for early childhood education programs in Philadelphia.
  • Develop and advocate for closing racial equity gaps in early childhood education in Southeast Pennsylvania.

Qualifications, Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Strong commitment to racial justice and desire to create safe, inclusive conversations on how to close racial equity gaps in early childhood education.
  • Extensive experience in community engagement/grassroots organizing, working in developing neighborhoods and communities in need.
  • A track record of successful and positive engagement with community residents.
  • Familiarity with the early childhood education systems in Southeast Pennsylvania, especially Philadelphia.
  • Experience and understanding of policymaking processes and lawmaking procedures.
  • Extensive communication skills and experience engaging with legislators and government officials.
  • Team player, able to coordinate, negotiate, manage, and work with outside consultants and stakeholders.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills and a deep working knowledge of presentation software applications and tools, such as PowerPoint or similar software.
  • Program management skills including process management, data tracking and reporting, including proficiency in Excel.
  • Minimum five years of full-time professional work experience in community engagement, grassroots organizing, or other related advocacy work.
  • Minimum two years of experience supervising staff.
  • Bachelor’s degree in human services, social work, public policy, or related field required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Ability to work occasional weekend or evening events.
  • Willingness to travel throughout Southeast Pennsylvania, especially Philadelphia, to visit and meet with early childhood providers, community stakeholders, and government officials.

Responsibilities 

  • Develop and cultivate relationships with members of the early childhood education community in Southeast Pennsylvania, especially Philadelphia.
  • Visit and engage with early childhood education providers throughout Southeast Pennsylvania.
  • Act as the liaison between PCCY and outside early childhood consultants to achieve the goals of the Early Childhood Provider Council.
  • Assist in the development of policy agendas and strategic goals.
  • Work closely with outside consultants to recruit early childhood providers for Early Childhood Provider Council.
  • Convene and co-facilitate monthly meetings of the Early Childhood Provider Council.
  • Facilitate communications, write up agendas and meeting minutes, and track attendance of members of the Provider Council.
  • Collect data and track measurable outcomes of the Provider Council for grant reporting.
  • Assist in writing reports for funders and advocacy efforts.
  • Meet with lawmakers, government officials, and community stakeholders to meet advocacy goals.
  • Attend weekly ECE team meetings with the ECE director.

Reports To: Early Childhood Education Director

How to Apply: Email cover letter and resume to info@pccy.org with job title in subject line.

Salary and Benefits: $75,000 – $80,000

PCCY is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring.


Position Title: Parent Empowerment Coordinator

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Position Summary:

PCCY is a fast-paced child advocacy organization that uses research, people power, and coalition building to create the momentum for reform of public policies that enable more children to grow up healthy, well-educated, and ready to take the reins of their communities.  We are hiring a talented and experienced leader to increase the role that parents play in designing polices and building the will for investments that improve equity and increase opportunities for children.  The Parent Empowerment Coordinator will join a team of energized, strategic, and diligent staff who seek to boost the outcomes of children—specifically children of color and those who are low-income.

Qualifications, Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Extensive experience designing and delivering engaging, motivational, and impactful trainings to a broad cross section of individuals.
  • Understanding of how public policy is created and enacted.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills and a deep working knowledge of presentation software applications and tools, including PowerPoint and other more powerful applications.
  • A track record of positive engagement with community residents.
  • Program management skills including process management, data tracking and reporting, including proficiency in Excel.
  • A passion to connect citizens with their elected officials on behalf of the needs of children.
  • Post-secondary credentials or at least five years working or volunteering as a leader in community empowerment, advocacy, parent training, or similar fields.
  • Availability during evenings and weekends, likely to be 20% of the work hours.
  • Experience using social media (i.e. Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and Facebook) to build momentum and engagement of constituents.

Responsibilities

  • Hold parent input workshops to inform the focus and approach used by PCCY to train, engage, and empower parents.
  • Design and manage the Parent Empowerment Training Institute, including creating the menu of training options and designing the content specific to advocacy skills training and working with external partners and PCCY to offer subject-specific content.
  • Create recruitment framework and messaging and manage a recruitment system to identify parents who want to be engaged in our work; sign them up for what interests them in the PCCY Empowerment Training Program.
  • Deliver advocacy skills training recognizing that parents will often need training to be held during evenings or weekends; and organize advocacy storytelling with parent leaders and PCCY policy staff and effective leaders who have led great campaigns so that parents can learn the history of successful advocacy campaigns and powerful tools of advocacy.
  • Work with colleagues to create compelling “calls to action” that respond to the needs parents identify and align with PCCY programs so that parents can use their skills to advocate for change.
  • Coach parents as they prepare to meet with lawmakers, the press, or when they are scheduled to testify.
  • Work with colleagues to capture parent stories and help parents write and tell their stories to create the “case for change.”

Reports To: Executive Director

How to Apply: Email cover letter and resume to info@pccy.org with job title in subject line.

Salary and Benefits: $75,000 to $85,000

PCCY is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring.


Position Title: Early Childhood Education Elections Coordinator

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Position Summary

We are seeking an experienced leader who will train and support early childhood sector stakeholders so that they can support and pressure candidates for state elected offices to speak to the need for greater access to affordable high-quality child-care and Pre-K as they campaign.

Responsibilities

  • Create training materials and conduct trainings that are tailored to meet the schedules and experience level of early learning stakeholders statewide. To the extent that trainings can be held in-person, offer the trainings and rely on via webinar or zoom sessions for the balance of the trainings.
  • Provide ongoing support to local stakeholders create useful profiles and networks of influence for candidate so early learning stakeholders can mobilize others in their community to amplify the Start Strong PA and Pre-K for Pa election season messages.
  • Track candidate activity and support early learning stakeholders to engage with public and networking events orchestrated by the candidate, supporters of the candidates or those organized by civic and business organizations.
  • Advise the Start Strong PA and Pre-K for Pa campaigns on campaign visibility materials and manage the dissemination of any items purchased to increase the visibility of the campaigns during the election seasons.
  • Work with the campaign media consultants to draft memos for reporters/editors to help ensure that early learning issues are covered as part of the election reporting and similarly construct memos for the League of Women Voters or other candidate and public information channels used as part of the local election infrastructure.
  • Help local stakeholders design feasible local events communities where there are contested races for state office that will persuade candidates to speak to the need to increase state funding for high quality infant-toddler and Pre-K services.
  • Track, for both campaigns, candidate statements on campaign issues and state funding for expansion of these services so that campaign leadership and local stakeholders are knowledgeable of candidate positions throughout the election cycle.
  • Participate on the Communications, Mobilization and Grasstop Committees of both campaigns.
  • Provide a tracking tool for both campaigns that can provide the leadership of the campaign useful data on the impact of the election coordinator position and stakeholder engagement in the activities supported by the election coordinator.
  • To the extent possible attend local events organized to support candidate engagement and/or inform the Governing Committee members of the campaigns of these events so that they can be present.
  • Work with communications contractors to draft flyers, commentaries and materials needed to persuade candidates to be champions of early learning.

Qualifications, Education, Experience & Skills:

  • A passion for supporting the engagement of early learning sectors, allied stakeholders and parents as they engage in educating candidates and increasing the pressure on candidates to publicly state they will fight for more resources for affordable, high quality early learning services.
  • Experience working with state-elected officials either as legislative or executive branch staff or as an advocate with a positive track record of impact.
  • Knowledge of the processes that candidates use to run for state office and how to influence the election narrative.
  • Experience connecting stakeholders to the election cycle.
  • Highly organized and able to multi-task.
  • Strong verbal communication skills, positive and patient approach as a trainer and clear written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of the key policy challenges in the early learning sector preferred but not required.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
  • Facility with Facebook, Twitter and lnstagram.

Other Duties:

  • Attend all PCCY staff meetings and participate in special events as needed.
  • Attend all in person meetings of the two statewide campaigns (typically three times a year in Harrisburg).

Reports To: Executive Director

Apply: Resume and cover letter to info@pccy.org

PCCY is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring.


Internships

PCCY interns gain knowledge and experience in child advocacy and public policy. Interns participate in all aspects of PCCY’s work including attending rallies, conducting research on children’s issues and creating materials to support PCCY’s mission of providing better lives and life chances for children in southeastern Pennsylvania.  For more information, contact:

  • Early Childhood Policy and Advocacy Internship: maim at pccy.org
  • Education Policy Internship: tomeas at pccy.org
  • Picasso Project Internship: timg at pccy.org
  • General information: info at pccy.org

PCCY is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring.