Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Job Posting: Community Facilitator

Family Connection Partnership

Family Connection Partnership announces a vacancy for the position of Community Facilitator serving Region 6.

Region 6 consists of the following counties:
Baldwin Bibb Crawford Houston
Jones Monroe Peach Pulaski
Putnam Twiggs Wilkinson

This position announcement closes at 5:00 pm, on Wednesday, May 31, 2006. Resumes can be forwarded to Aubrey Harris or Natasha White at the Family Connection Partnership office, 235 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30303, or fax to (404) 527-7443. For more information, please contact Family Connection Partnership at (404) 527-7394

The Job Description for the Community Facilitator is as follows:


Facilitate collaborative partnership development through: provision of orientation; use of creative confrontation strategies and strategies for resolving/managing conflict; and upon request, assist in the development of contingency plans and options at critical decision points around planning and local collaborative development.
Participate in an annual organizational development assessment of communities to determine what resources, support and trainings are needed for continued progress; conduct analysis and identification of critical success factors.
Broker resources to enable communities to develop a comprehensive strategic plan for improving results for children and their families consistent with the strategic directions of the state framework.
Support collaboratives in establishing evaluation methods and identifying resources to gather and analyze process, impact and outcome data about child, family and community well-being.
Support collaboratives in accessing pertinent training. Provide information on training resources; when necessary broker the delivery of training by outside entities.

Knowledgeable of the Family Connection planning and results accountability framework; assist in strategic and AOP planning process in assigned counties.
Skills in facilitation and assessing technical assistance and/or training needs.
Familiar with the plans, evaluation, and collaborative structure of each county in the assigned region; maintain county files.
Provide orientation and support to new collaborative coordinators and chair.
Encourage all counties to submit plans, reports and other requests for information in a timely manner and monitor contract compliance.
Participate, as needed, in staff technical assistance meetings; identify and broker technical assistance requests for counties.
Build relationships with colleagues of other state partners in the region; participate in and/or convene region discussions.
Support regional chair with regional peer-to-peer meetings.
Communicate Partnership information to counties and bring county information to the Partnership.
Represent the Partnership at state initiative meetings as requested; knowledgeable about state-level initiatives potentially impacting counties; connect counties to needed information about state-level initiatives that support county-level plans.
Regular contact with collaboratives (at least monthly or as negotiated with the collaborative), which may be via phone, face-to-face, collaborative meetings, etc.
Return all phone and written inquiries from counties within 48 hours.
Submit monthly schedule of activities via e-mail to the Director of Community Support on the first Monday of every month; submit revisions as applicable.
Attend monthly staff meetings and other events as requested by the Partnership.
Submit reports in a timely manner to the Director of Community Support (quarterly report, leave requests, expense reports, etc.).
Adapt to change, open to new ideas, take on new responsibilities, volunteer for additional work if needed, handle pressure effectively, adjust plans to meet the changing needs of the organization.
Communicate well with others both orally and in writing.
Demonstrate loyalty and dedication to the FCP goals and mission.
Respect peers and superiors alike. Perform all duties in a highly professional manner.
Maintain standards of dress, appearance and manner appropriate to assignment.

Serve on committees, task forces, and work groups as appropriate and assigned. Upon request, conduct presentations related to Family Connection.

Flexibility in interacting with others.
Ability to handle multiple priorities and tasks.
Strong organizational skills.
Excellent communication skills.

Bachelor’s degree preferred.
3 - 5 years of related experience.

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