Position: ELS Project Coordinator
Work Hours: Full Time, 7.5 hours/day Monday – Friday 8:30am-5:00pm
Salary:  $21-$22/hour depending on experience

Benefits:  Children’s Council is a family-friendly workplace offering full-time eligible employees 22 days paid vacation, 13 paid holidays, 401k with employer match, and health/dental/vision benefits upon successful completion of 30-day introductory period. 

About Children’s Council
For over 40 years, Children's Council has been the central hub for San Francisco's child care community. Our mission is to connect families to child care that meets their needs and to work with parents, providers and community partners to make quality child care and early education a reality for all children in our city. Our team is committed to empowering parents with the information they need to make good decisions regarding child care. We also train and equip early educators with the expert resources they need to be better at what they do and simultaneously improve the quality of child care available in our city. We believe all children must have high quality care and early education because their long-term success depends on it. If you want to be a child care champion in our community, we want you on our team.


About this Position

The ELS Project Coordinator is a key participant in the citywide strategy to improve the quality of child care among providers caring for low and moderate income families in San Francisco.  The Early Learning Scholarship program is designed to assist providers through a combination of stipends, wage and business supports.  This position works directly with child care providers at their individual sites and in the office to provide support with participant data collection and reporting.  Providers also receive technical assistance though workshops and one on one support requiring skill and experience in outreach and training.  The ideal candidate for this position is super-organized, has acute attention to detail and is a great communicator. 


Key Responsibilities


Outreach and Technical Assistance:

  • Design and conduct workshops and presentations at provider meetings, forums and conferences to recruit new providers and support ongoing participants of the program.
  • Provide trainings and technical assistance on and offsite to child care sites to ensure full utilization of the city’s databases for enrollment tracking and reporting.
  • Work in collaboration with partners and other agencies to improve service delivery.
  • Work closely with ELS team members to design, adapt, and translate program materials and forms.


Data Management & Reporting:

  • Complete and process documents to ensure timely and accurate payments to providers; follow up with providers regarding paperwork and program compliance.
  • Audit individual participants’ compliance to program and fiscal guidelines and local labor laws.
  • Determine initial and ongoing program eligibility and coordinate data tracking and collection for reports to funders and other city agencies; manage quality of data inputs into the system.

Key Qualities

  • Your attention to detail is close to obsessive.
  • You take a proactive approach to identifying and resolving problems.
  • You have strong Excel skills and a passion to continue building those skills.
  • You consider yourself an excellent communicator- you love finding new ways to deliver information and engage new audiences.
  • You are always thinking of ways to improve the department’s efficiency, accuracy and the best way to support our providers.
  • Learning new systems and database programs is a breeze for you.
  • You are a self-starter with the experience to set your priorities and work independently.
  • You are open, easy to work with and supportive to your co-workers.


Required Education & Qualifications

  • Must have at least 2-3 years’ experience working with a non-profit.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Must be Proficient in Microsoft Office products and have knowledge of database applications.
  • Bilingual in Spanish or Cantonese preferred.


Children’s Council is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity as central to our work serving the San Francisco community.  We encourage candidates from a wide range of backgrounds to apply.  Individuals seeking employment at Children’s Council are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation.  

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