Special Notes to Applicants:
This is a Temporary, renewable dependent upon the continuation of
This position has been reposted to obtain a larger applicant
Starting annual salary is $46,586 for a 1.0 FTE, 245 position
day contract, plus comprehensive benefits. Starting salaries for
contracted Classified positions are prorated to reflect the number
of remaining workdays of the positions’ contract period.
As a condition of employment, all new employees are required to be
compensated via direct deposit.
LBCC is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.
LBCC offers a pay incentive to eligible employees who demonstrate
proficiency in conversational Spanish when evaluated and formally
certified by a college-approved professional or agency. Eligibility
to apply for and receive bilingual pay incentives for Spanish and
languages other than English are subject to the provisions of
Administrative Rule 6025-06. For more detailed information, please
review the LBCC Bilingual Pay Incentive Administrative Policy
Family Connections Specialist
Albany Campus, Albany, OR
Serves as a member of the State-wide Child Care System providing
community-based services to child care provider, serving infants
and toddlers. Serves as a mentor to individuals entering the child
care workforce. Supports quality early care and education and youth
programs through technical assistance and training utilizing best
practices (i.e. Spark, Essential Fellowship) as a foundation for
work as a Quality Improvement Specialist ( QIS ). Performs personal
consultations, maintains data and implements grant programs.
Provides community outreach to parents, providers, employers, and
Education and Experience:
Strong Educational background in
early childhood education. Position requires a Step 10 or higher on
the Oregon Registry or a Bachelor degree in Early Childhood
Education or related field (Human Development, Child and Family
Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology), coursework in infant
and toddler development and one or more years experience in an
early childhood program with a focus on infants and toddlers. Must
meet the requirements to become an Oregon Registry Master Trainer
complete the requirements through a professional pathway within two
years of employment.
Knowledge and Skills:
Requires a solid understanding of
child development, theory, practice, and related programs. Requires
knowledge and skills to deliver relationship-based professional
development and familiarity, adult learning methods practices, and
all learning styles. Must have strong oral and written
communication skills including in-person consultation, professional
learning advising, email, texting, phone calls to encourage and
support early educators. Requires cultural competence, the ability
to understand and avoid bias, and the ability to effectively meet
the needs of the workforce.
Must be able to perform the duties of the
position efficiently and effectively. Must be able to provide
instruction, guidance, and resource support to child care programs,
community partners, and consumers. Must be able to analyze
situations and develop and implement effective responses. Requires
timely documentation of work for outside funders. Requires the
ability to organize, plan, and prioritize duties to meet schedules
and timelines. Requires the ability to communicate formally and
informally with a wide range of contacts both within and outside of
the college setting. Requires the ability to demonstrate tact,
diplomacy, empathy, and friendliness in dealing with people under
stressful conditions, either by phone or in person. Must be able to
work respectfully with individuals of all cultures, backgrounds,
perspectives, and abilities. Must hold a valid driver’s license and
be able to pass a Central Background check through the Oregon Early
Learning Division Office of Child Care.
Prefer two years of experience providing technical assistance and
training to early childhood programs.
Prefer bilingual skills in English and Spanish.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Learned physical skill is required to operate computer keyboard and
other office equipment. Must be able to communicate effectively in
person, over the phone, and in-group settings. May need to lift and
carry light to medium weight materials when setting up for meetings
Work is performed in a variety of training settings and in an
office setting, online and in the field in child care settings.
Substantial time is spent working on a computer. May be required to
work evenings and/or weekends. Frequent travel within Linn, Benton,
and Lincoln Counties is required.
Serves as a mentor to individuals and programs providing early care
and education programming in Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties
through universal, targeted, and intensive technical assistance.
Utilize data based on the Essential Fellowship model to determine
technical assistance efforts and support for child care
Provides universal technical assistance to introduce
individuals/programs on the licensing process and Spark – Oregon’s
quality improvement program. Inform and support providers regarding
the Employment Related Day Care ( ERDC ), and other Oregon
Department of Human Services subsidy programs.
Provides direct technical assistance, professional development, and
resources, including grant opportunities, in support of small
business owners to strengthen business functions.
Supports child care programs through job-embedded professional
development professional learning including site visits, ongoing
feedback, and recommendations to support improvements in
environments, teacher-child observations, and communication with
Assist providers in creating professional development plans, apply
for quality improvement grants and education awards, and to access
the training required by the Office of Child Care to meet licensure
Designs and implements provider recruitment plans to meet child
care demands for Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties. Promotes the
development of new programs by engaging in recruitment activities
including outreach to targeted communities, hosting events, tabling
at community events (i.e. Baby Blast), representing Family
Connections on partner committee/Advisory Committees, and creating
promotional materials for distribution.
Leads long-term (3 mos. – 2 years) intensive quality improvement
efforts with targeted groups of child care providers utilizing best
practices models i.e. Focused Child Care Networks, cohorts.
Prepares program curriculum based on the needs of the
region/cohort/Focused Child Care Network including researching
topics, preparing materials, creating and teaching set 1 and set 2
trainings. Teaches seminars and workshops and gives educational
Accesses and works in numerous database information systems across
state agencies and organizations, including Early Learning
Division, Oregon Department of Human Services, Oregon Center for
Career Development, and the Training Research Institute.
Researches, writes, and edits an educational newsletter for
professionals, parents, and advocates on all aspects of childhood
care and education.
Upgrades knowledge and skills with best practices in the field of
Early Childhood Education, Oregon Early Learning Division ( ELD )
system and Department of Human Services policies, and LBCC
policies. Participates in Early Learning Division best practices
training, Communities of Practice, Professional Learning
Communities, attends conferences, and training. Participates in
Train the Trainer programs. Keeps abreast of child care licensing
Provides regular time-sensitive documentation of work for funders.
Collects and reports data to national, state, local, private, and
public agencies, and employers.
Provides services, reports, and technical assistance to meet the
expectations of grant-funded projects. Arranges and maintains
collaborative relationships with community partners. Remains
current on state and federal government changes affecting
Trains new staff on specialized computer programs, intake
processes, and specific methods of providing adult education
through individualized consultations and group instruction.
Serves on state agency boards, task forces, and professional
organizations relating to care, education, and support of children
Provides outreach services to the Hispanic population in Linn and
Benton counties. Defines the needs of the community and designs
activities and services to meet those needs. Develops appropriate
curriculum and other written materials.
Participates in writing grants for projects directly related to
educational and technical services for families/students and child
care providers. Provide technical assistance to child care
providers responding to grant opportunities.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Please complete the online application and upload or attach the
following required documents:
2) Cover Letter
3) Academic Transcript(if needed to meet required
Transcripts from a non-U.S. college or university must be
accompanied by an international credential agency evaluation.
Please see “Academic Transcript Information” on the Employment
Opportunities home page for more information and a list of agencies
which perform this service.
Applications are reviewed for minimum qualifications. In order to
be considered, your application must clearly show you meet the
minimum qualifications for this position.
U.S. Veterans must attach proof of honorable discharge (Form
DD-214, Copy 4) to their application to qualify for veteran’s
Proposed Start Date:
Full-time or Part-time
245 days, Full-time, 1.0 FTE, Fiscal Year (Contracted with
Benefits), Temporary, renewable-dependent upon continuation of
Number of hours/week:
Open Until Filled:
Please see “Special Notes to Applicants”
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * How did you learn about this position? Please select one.
- Mid-Valley Sunday Newspaper
- Lebanon Express Newspaper
- Oregonian Newspaper
- Latinos in Higher Education
- HERC-Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
- Chronicle of Higher Education Online
- State Employment Department
- LBCC Employment Opportunities Website
- Eugene Register Guard Newspaper
- Other Online Website (specify below)
- Other (specify below)
- If you selected other above, please specify the website or
other resource from which you learned of the position.
(Open Ended Question)
- * Do you have a Step 10 or higher on the Oregon Registry or a
Bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education or related field
- Cover Letter
- Academic Transcript
- License or Certificate
- Academic Transcript 2
- U. S. Veteran Proof of Honorable Discharge DD-214, Copy 4