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Service Coordinator - Navajo Nation

SERVICE COORDINATOR
Navajo Nation Region
First Things First (Arizona Early Childhood Development and Health Board) is one of the critical state partners in creating a child and family-centered, comprehensive, collaborative and high-quality early childhood system that supports the development, health and early education of all Arizona's children. Created by voter initiative in 2006, First Things First is governed by a state Board with 28 regional partnership councils. First Things First is a decentralized organization that engages diverse constituencies to accomplish its mission. Organizational values include a focus on accountability, transparency, coordination, collaboration and on the outcomes that will ensure young children start kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed in school and in life.
First Things First is currently seeking a Service Coordinator to work in the Navajo Nation Regional Office located at 48 W. Highway, 264 Ste. 207, Window Rock, Arizona 86515.
Job Summary
Reporting to the Regional Director, who serves the Navajo Nation Regional Partnership Council, the Service Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating an early childhood service network among community partners, including local, tribal, and county entities, as well as, other appropriate stakeholders. The position will help First Things First Navajo Nation Region and early childhood community partners in the region in the development and expansion of the early childhood system to achieve high levels of coordination that result in significant changes in policies, programs and practices in the delivery of services to families with children, birth to five years old.
Distinguishing Characteristics
The ideal candidate will enthusiastically support the vision and mission of First Things First and possess the personal qualities of integrity and credibility. She/he will have the proven ability to work within teams to accomplish multiple tasks and keep multiple projects organized and progressing. The position requires substantial effort to coordinate and work with stakeholders, the volunteer Regional Council members, and internal First Things First staff.
Typical Duties and Responsibilities
Under the guidance of the Regional Director:
Review and analyze Regional Needs & Assets report and other relevant data sources to determine gaps and opportunities in the early childhood system
Identify and convene Navajo Nation early childhood education, development and health stakeholders
Determine outcomes for Navajo Nation regional early childhood system improvements, including family/child referral system
Create strategic plans to achieve outcomes in collaboration with stakeholders
Conduct and facilitate stakeholder meetings
Promote and facilitate regular ongoing communication and collaboration of community partners
Establish and maintain professional relationships with stakeholders, local, tribal and county entities
Establish agreements with community partners to further enhance the early childhood service delivery system
Research and identify resources to leverage services and funding
Prepare progress reports and regularly update Regional Director
Present progress reports to update and elicit feedback from the Regional Partnership Council
Travel within the regional areas and state to meet with FTF stakeholders, staff, councils and grantees
Other duties as assigned
Qualifications:
B.A. or equivalent experience
Experience working with tribal communities and governmental agencies
Familiarity working in the Navajo Nation region in Arizona
Existing relationships within the Navajo Nation region preferred
Experience facilitating coordination and collaboration efforts
Knowledge of Memorandum of Agreement procedures with regional entities (i.e. local, tribal, county)
Possess strong, current computer skills in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Strong communication skills including the ability to write and speak clearly, succinctly, and in a manner that appeals to a wide audience
Experience researching and analyzing complex data and concepts with the ability to present information that is easily understood
Detail oriented with the ability to meet competing deadlines
Creative and solution driven
Cooperative/collaborative in working relationships
Comfortable working with minimal supervision and maintaining multiple responsibilities
Reliable, regular and punctual attendance at work during core business hours
Understand or speak Navajo language preferred
Review of resumes will begin on October 29, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. For consideration please submit your cover letter, comprehensive resume and three professional references to:
www.azstatejobs.gov
Job ID# 42068
No phone calls, please.
In the AZ State Personnel System, the position is classified as a Grade 21, with a salary range of $50,000 to $53,500. The position is not covered under the State of Arizona Merit system rules. The State of Arizona offers an outstanding comprehensive benefits package.
"Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer"



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