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Job Summary: Provides comprehensive business services, outreach, and support to the Deep East Texas child care industry. The goal of the position is to increase the capacity and quality of child care centers/homes throughout the 12-county region. This is a very responsible position with independent decision-making authority.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Conducts a needs assessment with all contracted and non-contracted providers in the Deep East Texas area to document business support needs.
- Develop strategies to address the identified needs, such as increasing business capacity, streamlining business processes, hiring qualified child care staff, increasing quality of providers, and increasing capacity.
- Maintains awareness of overall business climate in the region, state and nation and is able to provide workforce intelligence for internal and external use.
- Works with child care providers to increase capacity in both staffing and classroom space with an emphasis on infant and toddler care.
- Develops and maintains strong relationships with businesses, education, and community partners throughout the region connecting early childhood education to workforce.
- Develops and maintains strong relationships with Small Business Administration, Chamber of Commerce’s and Economic Developers throughout the region
- Connect with TWC-funded business coaching and business training.
- Understands the labor market and demographic information for use in meeting with child care owners/directors. Understands the TWC tools – including but not limited to texaslmi.com and lmci.state.tx.us – and relays relevant data to aid in decision-making.
- Partners with Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas Office staff to help child care centers/homes with workforce assistance services including hiring and retention of staff. Encourages child care providers to participate in local job fairs and hiring events.
- Promotes Texas Rising Star (TRS) program. Refers any questions or concerns to the Child Care Coordinator.
- Provides opportunities for technical assistance in the areas of budgeting, management, staffing/human relations, skills for small businesses, materials, and trainings.
- Promotes the use of WorkInTexas.com as a tool to expand staffing opportunities.
- Promotes state and local incentive and grant funding opportunities.
- Develops and maintains a current list of all active and contracted providers in the Deep East Texas Workforce Development Area.
- Works with non-contracted providers to encourage contracting with Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas Child Care Services (CCS).
- Connects with the Texas Department of Agriculture to learn about the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
- Promote the Texas Child Care Availability Portal and the Texas Early Childhood Professional Development System (TECPDS)
- Provides technical assistance, outreach, education, and training sessions to providers regarding changes in local, state and federal regulations as well as updates/changes to the Texas Health and Human Services Child Care Regulations (CCR).
- Conducts outreach, education, and technical assistance to assist prospective new child care providers in understanding requirements, local ordinances, funding opportunities and resource opportunities to create new child care operations.
- Liaisons with Deep East Texas child care development specialists, Texas Health and Human Services Child Care Regulation department, and business partners to ensure all entities have the most up-to-date information.
- Assist with child care provider reviews as needed.
- Assists in the development and creation of reports for the Board and various Committees.
- Assists in special projects such as apprenticeships, internships, externships, conferences and TWC grants.
- Attend trainings provided by TWC.
- Travel is required within region and limited overnight travel may be required to attend regional, state, or national conferences, workshops, meetings, or trainings.
- Maintain confidentiality of child care center staff and families.
- Other responsibilities as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Must have excellent organizational and customer service skills
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with child care providers, local employers, child care services staff, workforce center staff and board staff.
- Should be knowledgeable of classroom management strategies
- Experience in developing business plans, managing budgets and providing business coaching
- Experience working with children, parents and/or providers.
- Must be a skilled and effective oral and written communicator with demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations
- Must be proficient in a variety of computer software applications
- Must be able to travel/transport themselves to designated sites as assigned.
Required Education, TRAINING, AND/OR LICENSES
Degree from an accredited college or university, with major concentration business/finance or related field.
A valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation (local, in-state, and out-of-state travel is required)
Pass background check as required by providers.
TO APPLY ON WORKINTEXAS.COM, VISIT JOB#15434545 OR EMAIL YOUR RESUME TO KSTUBBLEFIELD@DETWORK.ORG
Under the direction of the Financial Director, performs routine (journey-level) accounting work. Work involves assisting in the preparation of financial statements, records, documents, and reports. May specialize in some phase of accounting work such as federal funds accounting, property and equipment control, cost, or budgeting. Will serve as back up to the Accountant II and Accounting Tech II positions. Works under supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgement.
JOB FUNCTIONS MAY INCLUDE:
- Preparing and/or processing general journal entries, payments, and purchases
- Assisting in the preparation of financial statements, reports, schedules, and exhibits.
- Preparing periodic analyses of fund balances and expenditures; and preparing technical reports on estimates, cost data, and budget items.
- Recording and maintaining General Ledger Accounts to include accounts receivables, accounts payables, and payroll
- Classifies, codes, posts, and balances financial and accounting documents and records
- Reviewing agency accounting records, such as expenditure, fund and revenue collection records; and ensures that agency assets are accounted for properly
- Assist with monitoring of sub-contractors’ billings
- Preparing and processing payroll, payroll taxes, benefit and other deductions, and 1099 and W-2 forms
- Researching and reconciling discrepancies in accounts, bank statements, or report findings.
- Preparing weekly cash draw requests
- Completing expenditure reporting for review
- Assisting with required state and federal audits.
- Assisting with all procurements.
- Performs other duties as required or as assigned
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Knowledge of CAAP, OMB Circulars, and GASB and FASB rules pertaining to non-profit and governmental agencies
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, Board members, public officials, outside federal, state, and local agencies, and the public.
- Ability use automated accounting software and Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and other software
- Ability to effectively communicate with vendors, subcontractors, and staff to resolve problems.
- Ability to follow instructions and complete assigned responsibilities in a timely manner.
- Ability to interpret and apply accounting theory; to interpret laws and regulations; to work accurately with numerical detail, analyze, consolidate, and interpret accounting data; and to communicate effectively.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE, AND/OR LICENSES
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration with a minimum of one year experience in governmental procurement and fund accounting, preferred
- A valid Drivers License.
To apply, visit www.workintexas.com or email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.