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Child Care Programs Manager

Child Care Programs Manager
Detroit Lakes, MN
MAHUBE-OTWA is actively recruiting a Program Manager for our Child Care Programs. We are seeking a passionate individual with excellent leadership and supervisory skills to oversee, grow, and support child care subsidy programs. Supervise childcare subsidy staff, write grants, oversee administration of programs, and track related budgets and data.  
Discover, develop, and support Family, Friend and Neighbor (FFN) child care providers as integral members of Minnesota’s early care and education landscape. Responsible for increasing the cultural diversity of child care providers in the community through outreach, partnerships, recruitment and technical assistance to FFN child care providers.   
Pay: $27.21 - $30.23
Schedule: Full Time, 40 hours/week, Monday – Friday
Remote Work: Partially Remote, Travel within service area required 
Location(s): Detroit Lakes, Wadena, Fergus Falls, or Perham MN preferred 
Program(s): Child Care Programs  
Benefits: Health & Dental Insurance, Vision, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, Vision, Retirement Plan, Holiday Pay, PTO and more… 
Bachelor’s degree in administration, communication, social work, education, child development or related human services field and two (2) years of related experience including administration, managing budgets, supervision, and planning. Equivalent combination of experience and education will be considered.
Excellent working knowledge of community organizations, services available to clients and referral sources.
Ability to develop strong working relationships with and between funders, community partners and others. Exceptional professionalism required with staff, participants, and all stakeholders. 
Familiarity with child care industry. Experience working in a child care or early learning setting preferred. 
Strong leadership and managerial skills to motivate, lead and develop a team.
Ability to develop, write and implement grant applications and work plans, including program budgets.
Excellent organizational, time management, process, analytical and problem solving skills.
Strong reasoning and communication abilities to understand regulations, funder mandates and to present proposals. Effective written and verbal communication skills required. Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred.  
Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, virtual connectivity, and Agency specific software.
Valid driver’s license with ability to travel to locations within agency service area.
Knowledge and experience with working with low-income population.
Must have knowledge of family systems (including children, youth, parents, seniors, and chosen family), the impact of historical and contemporary inequities, cultural difference, and trauma-informed practices.  
Must be able to develop and maintain relationships which encourage individuals to talk comfortably about setbacks, accomplishments, and goals. Must be able to use a person-centered approach to assess individual and program strengths, develop plans, and coordinate needed services as well as recognize that individuals and programs have the potential to grow and change. 
Must understand the impact of adverse childhood experiences, child development, and appropriate interventions. 
Must be able and willing to make client/home visits. Limited evening and weekend hours may be required.
DHS NetStudy background clearance required. 


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