Child Care Aware® of America is our nation’s leading voice for child care. We work with more than 400 state and local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies to ensure that families in every community have access to quality, affordable child care.
Child Care Aware of America is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce. Our mission is to advance a child care system that effectively serves all children and families. Joining our efforts provides a powerful opportunity to make a difference in the lives of families and to advocate for the approximately 1.5 million child care providers in the United States. The child care workforce is 94% women; 40% people of color; and 22% foreign-born. And despite the invaluable service they provide, 36.7 percent of them live below 200% of the federal poverty line. Join CCAoA to help us realize our vision that every family in the United States has access to a high-quality, affordable child care system.
SUMMARY OF POSITION:
The Child Care Health Specialist will work on initiatives supporting access to affordable, healthy child care settings. The Child Care Health Specialist is an integral part of the team and supports collaboration across organizations on various child health issues that occur in child care settings. This position will work in collaboration with the health policy team on a variety of CCAoA’s child care health initiatives.
Position Duties and Responsibilities:
Collect, monitor and analyze data on child care and child health; identify public health data and county health records for various states and localities.
Analyze data and identify opportunities to build connections between public health and child care partners in states, counties, and localities.
In collaboration with the Research and Policy teams, develop research-based resources for state agencies, CCR&Rs, partners, and child care providers, including, but not limited to, summary reports, story maps, tip sheets, one-pagers, and best practice recommendation documents.
Provide research scans and summaries on child care health related topics.
Draft memos, briefs, reports, webinars, and presentations on key health policy issues.
Support training and technical assistance efforts focused on child care health and advocacy
Curate latest research and health news for monthly newsletter, Health Round-up; lead analysis of Google Analytics and provide analysis to team in order to drive future content.
Support the implementation of the strategic vision for the growth of the Health Policy team.
Bachelor’s degree required
2-5 years’ experience in early care education, health and professional development systems preferred
Ability to summarize data and to write high-quality internal and external reports explaining data trends and data highlights. Experience writing research abstracts, reports and manuscripts.
Experience in research, qualitative and quantitative data collection, and/or data collection coordination, experience processing large data sets
Experience or training in use of analyzing data and conducting data analyses; extensive computing skills in the Windows environment, particularly with Excel, Access, and/or other variety of database applications.
Advanced skill in creating charts and tables in Excel.
Ability to learn content issues quickly
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of current child care, child health or education policy issues is required.
Strong passion and commitment to early childhood care, education and development.
Responsible and reliable, as evidenced by the ability to multitask, identify priorities and meet
Excellent writing skills and the ability to present information in a variety of formats and styles for difference audiences.
Knowledge of qualitative analysis tools.
Knowledge of respondent confidentiality regulations.
Experience planning and conducting research; evaluating research activities.
Excellent computer skills and experience with the Microsoft Office suite of products.
High level of attention to detail.
Strong interpersonal skills, the ability to work with limited supervision on individual work and to work collaboratively in a team environment.
About Child Care Aware of America
Child Care Aware® of America works with more than 400 state and local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies nationwide. To achieve our mission, our organization leads projects that increase the quality and availability of child care, undertakes research, and advocates child care policies that positively impact the lives of children and families.
Every family in the United States has access to a high-quality, affordable child care system. The child care system supports children’s growth, development and educational advancement and creates a positive economic impact for families and communities.
We advance a child care system that effectively serves all children and families.
Our work is strengthened by a national network of child care resource and referral agencies and diverse members and partners.