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Reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Success, the CCAMPIS Program Manager has overall responsibility for the development, implementation, and assessment of the CCAMPIS (Child Care Access Means Parents in School) program. The Program Manager will have sufficient authority to operate the program effectively and to implement initiatives designed to support CCAMPIS participants in a multi-faceted way.
The CCAMPIS Program Manager will develop UW Bothell’s CCAMPIS program; implement and monitor participants’ services; work with the Associate Vice Chancellor to ensure all federal and state compliance regulations are followed; demonstrate general knowledge of management systems; provide direct services, including advising to the student parents. The person will also collaborate with Admissions, Financial Aid, Health and Wellness Resource Cente, and academic advisors across campus. They will also work with regional childcare centers and similar programs at other colleges to understand the resources available to students.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Direct Support for Students: •Assist UW Bothell student parents in finding flexible child care options including part-time, drop-in, or evening child care services. •Meet with parenting students individually and in small groups to advise them on their options and help them apply for Child Care Assistance Program funding, grants, and scholarships that may be available to them. •Work closely with the UWB Financial Aid office to administer funds through the Child Care Assistance Program, including identifying Pell-eligible parenting students and applying a sliding fee scale to stretch the Child Care Assistance Program resources as far as possible. •Conduct quarterly information sessions to describe the available resources to incoming and current students so that all students have the opportunity to learn about the benefits and eligibility requirements of the program. Information sessions will offer an orientation to the family-friendly aspects of campus, including lactation rooms/quiet rooms and changing stations. •Ensure several family-friendly events are offered so that parenting students can participate in co-curricular activities. •Offer seminars geared towards parenting students with opportunities to learn more about debt management and financial planning. •Regularly check in with the CCAMPIS student parents to be sure their childcare needs are being met. •Utilize the EAB Navigate student information system to maintain CCAMPIS student list, track and communicate with students, make referrals, and allow students to easily schedule appointments. •Support the Parent Union to help create a sense of belonging among parenting students.
Building Sustainable Institutional Infrastructure: •Research child care centers in the Qualified Opportunity Zones and produce a resource that promotes these options for student parents. •Develop a list of resources to support parenting students help them explore options of multiple affordable, quality child care options for their families as they pursue their education at UW Bothell. •Explore and monitor resources offered through UW Human Resources, posted on the [email protected] listserv, and similar local parenting groups or forums. •Work with the School of Educational Studies to create a community job board offering opportunities for UW Bothell education students to gain teaching experience while serving the child care needs of the UW Bothell community. •Collaborate with UWB’s Health and Wellness Resource Center to help students identify other public assistance opportunities such as SNAP, WIK, UPASS, etc, and partner with United Way on meeting parenting students’ needs beyond childcare. •Work to ensure spots in the already developed summer camps offered by UWB faculty for a free or reduced cost. •Work with local childcare centers to obtain discounts for UWB students. •Track which local child care centers maintain their National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation and advise student parents accordingly. •Reach out to the staff supporting student parents at regional colleges to assess best practices, strengthen the UWB CCAMPIS program, and build partnerships that will enhance the perception of UW Bothell as a supportive place for parenting students and enhance access to resources. •Work with the Associate Vice Chancellor to identify opportunities to learn more about community programs and foundations such as Goodwin Connections and the resources they might offer to our CCAMPIS eligible student parents. •Identify other Federal and State resources available to help low-income parents access appropriate and affordable child care services. •Identify and collaborate with campus partners on additional grants to support childcare for students. •Participate as a member of the UWB CARE Team and other committees as assigned to support student success.
Program Oversight, Report, and Compliance: •Oversee the federally funded CCAMPIS program at the University of Washington Bothell as outlined in the project proposal and in adherence with federal guidelines regulating the CCAMPIS program. •Prepare and maintain reports, data, and any other materials required by the Department of Education for this program. •Provide regular updates to campus leaders and work with them to ensure the goals of the proposal are met. •Provide a quarterly accounting of funds disbursed through the Child Care Assistance Program including how many UW Bothell CCAMPIS eligible students and their children were served by the program and which subsidies were applied. •Craft the annual SAF request for funds to support the Child Care Assistance Program in collaboration with the Parent Student Union.
Other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: •Bachelor’s Degree in education, social work, or related field. •Foundational background in student services, with a minimum of two years of experience in advising, counseling, mentoring, or coaching adults. •Demonstrated ability to form productive working relationships with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. •Demonstrated commitment to providing excellent student services in a climate of multicultural understanding and appreciation. •Exceptional interpersonal skills, including the ability to listen actively, empathize, and provide reflective feedback •Demonstrated ability to maintain a consistently positive and objective approach to student service. •Demonstrated commitment to excellent customer service and effective communication skills. •Proficiency in computer programs including Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and various web applications. •Demonstrated organizational skills, including attention to detail and documentation, ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner, ability to gather and analyze information skillfully, and comfort and efficacy in a fast-paced and collaborative environment. •Demonstrated collaboration skills, including a learning mindset open to new approaches and ideas, ability use reason when dealing with emotional topics, and be thorough in communication and documentation •Demonstrated project management skills, including the ability to meet deadlines, manage time and resources effectively and develop priorities amid simultaneous competing and changing projects.
Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.
DESIRED: •2 years or more of early childhood education or experience working with childcare services. •TRIO experience or working with similar populations. •Understanding of state policies that govern childcare centers. •Experience design or editing websites. •Experience managing budgets.
Conditions of employment: •This position requires a flexible schedule and the ability to work some evenings. •This position is contingent on grant funding.
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