University Enterprises, Inc. (UEI) at Sacramento State is seeking a Jumpstart Site Manager for the Community Engagement Center (CEC). The CEC provides opportunities for service learning, community service, and academic internships. Jumpstart leverages partnerships with higher education institutions, community organizations, Head Start programs, community-based preschools, and school districts to create sustainable solutions in order to make sure all children are prepared for kindergarten success. As part of the national Jumpstart network, the Jumpstart Site Manager will help advance equitable learning outcomes for young children in underserved communities in the Sacramento region by recruiting and supporting caring adults to deliver high-quality programming to children and drive systems change through teaching, advocacy, and leadership.
RATE OF PAY: $5,378 – $8,068 per month
BENEFITS: UEI offers an excellent benefits package that includes:
- UEI contribution to a TIAA retirement plan after one year of service
- Paid Vacation Time – starting at 10 hours accrued/month
- Paid Sick Time – 8 hours accrued/month
- Paid Holidays – 14 paid holidays per year including paid time off the week between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day as the CSUS campus is closed
- Excellent medical benefits – 100% employer-paid medical & dental for employee-only coverage and low cost for family coverage
- Educational Assistance Program for employees and/or dependents
- View a comprehensive list of all of the benefits at https://www.enterprises.csus.edu/wp-content/uploads/UEI_Benefits-At-A-Glance-Brochure_Projects.pdf
FILING DEADLINE: This position is open until filled with a priority review date of September 15, 2023
APPLY ONLINE: To be considered, all applicants must apply through the UEI website at https://secure6.saashr.com/ta/6158859.careers?ShowJob=503727963
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This is a full-time, exempt from overtime, benefited position with a defined contribution retirement plan through TIAA. (The position is not covered under the California Public Employees’ Retirement System.) Continued employment in this position is dependent upon funding and the mutual consent of University Enterprises and the employee, and either University Enterprises or the employee, can, at any time, terminate the employment relationship at will, with or without cause. Program continuation is contingent upon funding.
The selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the United States. University Enterprises, Inc. is not a sponsoring agency (i.e. H-1B Visa).
It is strongly recommended that all University Enterprises, Inc. employees follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.
1. Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education, child development, family studies, and human development, or related field or equivalent combination of education and/or work experience
2. Experience in an early childhood setting in underserved and/or low-income communities.
3. Supervisory experience in an early childhood setting and/or comparable experience, including providing verbal and written feedback.
4. Demonstrated work experience in a higher education setting and/or managing college students.
5. Prior experience developing partnerships with other organizations/entities.
6. Strong organizational, management, and interpersonal skills and leadership abilities.
7. Ability to prioritize and multi-task in order to meet key tasks as scheduled and determine work goals, objectives, and benchmarks.
8. Demonstrated experience using intermediate and some advanced functions of Windows operating systems; word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and email software such as the programs in the Microsoft Office Suite; internet; and web-based forms.
9. Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication, including memos, reports, and presentations.
10. Experience managing fiscal matters such as budget preparation and financial reports.
11. Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with university staff, preschool staff, and the general community.
12. Commitment to Jumpstart’s mission and values; learning about program development and program evaluation; and serving young children, families, and local communities.
13. Must be legally eligible to drive in California, complete and pass an online training course, maintain a good driving record, and be acceptable for vehicle insurance coverage under the University Enterprises insurance plan. Must continue to meet the established driving standards, driving record will be monitored with the California Department of Motor Vehicles to ensure compliance.
14. Must be fingerprinted and pass a background check. Must continue to meet the established standards.
1. Master’s degree in child development, early childhood education, family studies, and human development or related field.
2. Child Development Master Teacher Permit or equivalent.
3. Experience with anti-racist and/or anti-bias curriculum in early childhood education.
4. Ability to perform evening/weekend work at specific times during the program year.
5. Experience in program development and program evaluation.
6. Prior experience with Jumpstart.
7. Commitment to developing civic engagement among undergraduates.
Sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment including computers, telephones, calculators, copiers, printers, scanners, fax machines, and lift or move boxes weighing up to 25 pounds. Significant local travel.
Work is performed in an office environment and in the field through regular visits to early childhood education settings to observe students and engage with young children and adults, continuous contact with staff, students, campus community, the public, and other agencies.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Jumpstart Site Manager (Site Manager) is a full-time, year-round position affiliated with the Community Engagement Center. The primary responsibility of the Jumpstart Site Manager is to oversee the day-to-day operations of the campus Jumpstart program to ensure that quality standards are achieved and that the site is meeting grant requirements. The Site Manager will support the recruitment, training, and management of college students serving as part-time AmeriCorps members (Corps Members) to work with preschool children from under-resourced neighborhoods. The Site Manager directly drives Jumpstart’s school success outcomes, in conjunction with key campus personnel and Jumpstart’s national staff. The Site Manager reports directly to and receives general supervision from the Director of the Community Engagement Center and will be supported by a National Jumpstart Director of Programs and Community Engagement Center Faculty Associates. The Site Manager will supervise and direct the work of Jumpstart Corps Members.
The specific duties and responsibilities are as follows:
1. Works with Jumpstart national staff to ensure grant and programmatic compliance. Ensures the site is meeting the requirements of the Jumpstart quality standards.
2. Facilitates Jumpstart training series for Corps members; adapts or develops specialized training content for Corps members when necessary.
3. Observes Jumpstart sessions to monitor the quality of interactions between Corps members and children and the implementation of planned curriculum. Provides coaching and feedback to Corps members based on observations.
4. Observes and supports planning meetings to monitor the quality of team collaboration, meeting facilitation, and the design of curriculum to be used in Jumpstart sessions.
5. Works closely with CEC Faculty Associates, teachers, and preschool center directors, negotiating aspects of program implementation.
6. Plans and manages the recruitment process for Corps members for the site, including interview and selection of Corps members.
7. Provides Corps members and Team Leaders with systematic supervision and support, consistent and responsive management, and clear ongoing communication. Manages Corps member files for AmeriCorps and/or grant specifications.
8. Works with CEC Resource Analyst to support Corps members in the completion of expected hour requirements at the site.
9. Prepares and submits reports on site fiscal and programmatic performance to the national office.
10. Contributes to the development of the Jumpstart brand by engaging in local media and public relations activities. Builds and manages high quality preschool program and community partner/stakeholder partner relationships.
11. Works with CEC Volunteer and Program Specialist and Jumpstart national office to support city/community-based efforts (e.g., city-wide volunteer event collaboration and city-wide training institute collaboration.) Provides additional support and representation at AmeriCorps sponsored events or funder events/meetings.
12. Works with CEC Senior Partnership Coordinator to cultivate and manage campus relations to ensure sustainability and success of the program.
13. Participates in regular one-on-one meetings with Jumpstart Director of Programs.
14. Completes new staff orientation trainings and participates in ongoing trainings, institutes, and retreats, as applicable.
15. Supports the stewardship of national and regional stakeholders by hosting site visits and engaging Corps members in visibility events.
Note: This position vacancy is with University Enterprises Inc., an auxiliary organization of California State University, Sacramento. This is not a University position; the incumbent will be an employee of University Enterprises. University Enterprises operates commercial enterprises on the California State University, Sacramento campus; it is responsible for grant and contract management and fiscal services for University research and sponsored programs and provides fiscal services to University related agencies and activities. University Enterprises is a non-profit corporation governed by a board of directors in conformance with the appropriate State of California codes and policy directives of the Board of Trustees and the campus administration.
University Enterprises is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of University Enterprises that all employees and applicants shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All recruitment, hiring, placement, and promotions will be on a basis of qualifications of the individual for the position being filled, regardless of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age (over 40 years), sex, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (diagnosis or history of cancer)*, citizenship, veteran status, or physical or mental disability. Any persons who feel that they have been discriminated against in connection with an application for employment should contact University Enterprises’ Director of Human Resources at (916) 278-7003. *As defined in Section 12926(F), Government Code 12990.
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