Wednesday , February 1 2023

Care Connections Business Coach Vacancy at Southwestern Oregon Community College

Southwestern Oregon Community College

Primary Purpose

** This position is open until filled ***
This is a 9-month grant-funded position

The Care Connections Business Coach supports early education and care programs in Coos and Curry Counties by providing technical assistance, coaching, and monthly training and/or webinar opportunities to help Shared Services Child Care Providers gain business skills and understanding to enhance business practices, knowledge, and skills to manage the business challenges of childcare and to access the tools and resources Child Care Management Systems, and to provide like services to other early education programs in our region.

Description of Duties and tasks


Shared Services Support (70% of Time)

  • Coordinate with South Coast Business Development Center, our partner in supporting Shared Services on the South Coast, and in particular, align activities and work in partnership with the Child Care Business Coordinator.
  • Become trained in curriculum in business practices for childcare and develop new trainings to meet the business needs of our child care providers.
  • Become familiar with Child Care Management Systems, including but not limited to WonderSchool and KidCare, and be prepared to support childcare providers in the use of these platforms.
  • Provide guidance and referral to other business acumen support entities to assist Child Care Providers in obtaining technical assistance for accounting and/or business management needs
  • Provide coaching to Shared Services Alliance members to in the form of one on one consultation on budgets, cost per child, and better business practices.
  • Hold Alliance meetings as necessary, alone or in conjunction with South Coast Business or Care Connections staff.
  • Provide intensive training support as appropriate for substitute pool, coordinate training project, and help to administrate substitute pool for Shared Services programs.
  • Work with the statewide Shared Services alliance to create a state system of uniformity in policies and processes by participating in scheduled meetings, planning and evaluation components, and Community of Practice conducted by Neighborhood House.
  • Participate in SSA evaluation activities as requested by the Oregon Community Foundation research team and partners (e.g., meetings to review Wonderschool data, interviews, etc.)

General Business Support to Early Education Programs (15% of Time)

  • Coordinate with Small Business Development Center to provide business support for early education programs.
  • Provide coaching and training outlined above to additional early education programs as funding allows.
  • Work with startup programs to develop budgets and business plans.
  • Provide coordination of and training through projects intended to launch new childcare programs.
  • Provide technical assistance to programs receiving grants on budgeting and tracking.

Care Connections Programmatic Support (15% of Time)

  • Log all technical assistance and provide other reports on activities as required by the Early Learning Division, SWOCC, Oregon Community Foundation or Care Connections
  • Attend staff meetings and liaison meetings with the Early Learning Division
  • Actively participate in staff professional development
  • Contribute to newsletter
  • Help to coordinate and provide community training at Retreat by the Lake and at other opportunities throughout the year
  • Stay abreast of developments that affect child care providers, such as changes in licensing, funding opportunities, and further professionalization opportunities for the field.
  • Participate in Care Connections projects as they develop, including various projects designed to increase and stabilize child are in our region.
  • Collaborate positively with CCR&R team members to assure high-quality services

Performs Other Duties and Special Projects as Required/Assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Associate’s degree in Business, Early Childhood Education, or closely related field.

A minimum of three years’ experience as an owner of a childcare business OR a director of an early childhood program.

Successful applicants for this position must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities, or be able to explain and demonstrate that they can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation:

Maintain open, respectful and positive communication with all staff, parents, community partners, and volunteers

  • Knowledge in the field of early childhood development and adult learning.
  • Knowledge of community social service agencies, education, and training options available to assure accurate information is given in resource and referral.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, using the English language with or without the use of an interpreter. Ability to effectively communicate orally with groups and/or individual, and deal with peers, the public and the community in a positive, empathetic and professional manner.
  • Ability to act in a professional manner; exercise good judgment at all times and interact with internal and external constituencies in a manner that consistently builds positive relationships. Ability to work effectively with populations representing diverse social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds, life experiences and abilities, including community members, students, faculty, and staff.
  • Models and ensures diversity and cultural competency (respect, inclusiveness, reflecting, valuing, and welcoming cultural differences) in all position responsibilities regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, social class, sexual orientation, ability, nationality, age, language, origin, or employment status.
  • Sufficient knowledge to understand and learn terminology used in childcare provider certification.
  • Ability to follow established Early Learning Division policies and procedures and fulfill all contractual guidelines for the Baby Promise Project.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of department records and/or information as requested.
  • Exhibit a high level of computer literacy, sufficient to use software such as email, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases to produce correspondence, documents and reports. Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office. Ability to use virtual platforms such as Zoom, Skype, Adobe Connect, Go to Meeting, etc. to conduct meetings and trainings. Ability to learn new software application programs easily.
  • Ability to read, review, understand, and apply concepts presented in training programs, conferences, federal regulations, professional literature, and other related materials pertaining to federal grants.
  • Ability to follow established college and department procedures and work independently to accomplish those procedures. Ability to explain established policies and procedures using judgment and diplomacy.
  • Ability and willingness to manage a flexible work schedule with self-discipline, including travel, various hours and possible weekends/evenings, as well as work days at other college locations.

Applicants for this position possessing one or more of the following knowledge, skills and abilities with receive preferred consideration through the selection process.

  • Fluent in a language other than English (Spanish, Russian, etc. )
  • Knowledge of community childcare programs, subsidies, community resources, and state regulations pertaining to childcare
  • Experience providing coaching or training to other childcare providers


  • Must be able to pass Oregon Child Care Central Background Registry/finger printing and SWOCC background check.
  • Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect, Oregon Safe Sleep for Infants, CPR and First Aid, and Introduction to Child Care Health and Safety trainings, as well as other ELD-mandated trainings, must be completed within 60 days of hire date

Additional Job Information

JOB TITLE: Care Connections Business Coach
LOCATION: * Coos, Curry, and Western Douglas County

FTE: * 1.0 FTE Full Time – 9 month position
Contingent on continued grant funding

DEPARTMENT: * Care Connections

PAY GRADE: 23 (43,233 to $48,688 for initial hire)*

REPORTS TO: * Director of Care Connections


REVISION DATE*: August 2022

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Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
This job description is a general description of essential job functions. It is not intended as an employment contract nor is it intended to describe all responsibilities, skills, effort, or work conditions associated with the job someone in this position would perform. All employees of Southwestern Oregon Community College are expected to perform tasks as assigned by Southwestern Oregon Community College supervisory/management personnel regardless of job title or routine job duties.

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Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $43,233.00 – $48,688.00 per year

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