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Children’s Funding Coordinator

Chattanooga, TN.

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Children’s Funding Coordinator

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Chattanooga 2.0 is seeking a relationship-oriented, dynamic self-starter to join our team as a full-time Children’s Funding Coordinator. This role is crucial in advancing sustainable and equitable funding for children and youth in Hamilton County. As the Children’s Funding Coordinator, you will align people, data, and resources to achieve common goals for children and youth, leveraging your research, relationship management, and project management skills.

Chattanooga 2.0 is the collaboration of dozens of organizations across sectors, who began work in 2015 with the goal to transform education and workforce outcomes. The Chattanooga 2.0 backbone organization supports partners in creating proof points, driving collaboration, measurement, and in the alignment of policy and practice to ensure all children and youth in the county receive a quality education and career opportunities that help them realize their full potential. In the early childhood space, we’re changing the educational landscape by removing barriers to access for quality early childhood care and educational services and implementing innovative and evidence-based strategies informed by data and stakeholder input.

Whether you’re coordinating efforts to determine community investment in priorities for children and youth, assessing the true cost of these investments, or identifying strategies to bridge the gap between current investment and the true cost – your role as the Children’s Funding Coordinator will directly impact the future of community’s children and youth.

This is a grant-funded position with guaranteed funding for 18 months. Continued employment is contingent upon future grant funding.

Duties:

The duties listed for this position are not expected to be mastered upon starting the job. We will provide extensive support and professional development to help the ideal candidate learn and grow in their position.

  • Build and maintain relationships with national, state, and local partners to stay informed on best practices and lessons learned in strategic public finance.
  • Support efficient communication between Chattanooga 2.0 and local government, school districts, community partners, and advocacy organizations.
  • Facilitate meetings and decision-making with community partners and local budget holders to advance strategic public finance goals, guided by Chattanooga 2.0’s established strategic plan.
  • Update the Hamilton County fiscal map each budget cycle to track, map, and analyze public and private funding in children and youth programs and services in Hamilton County.
  • Estimate the true costs of designing and implementing child and youth programming, utilizing methods such as cost modeling and cost estimation.
  • Identify new and emerging funding sources in collaboration with local and national experts to bridge the gap between current investments in children and youth and the actual cost of achieving community goals.
  • Position Chattanooga 2.0 as a leader in strategic public finance for children and youth by joining a growing national network of strategic public finance experts who are building local capacity and expertise within their states and communities.
  • Develop and execute Chattanooga 2.0’s capacity-building plan to enhance local expertise in strategic finance planning.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of experience in youth and family-focused direct-service work or public policy work with a strong desire to learn technical skills that will support their role as a Children’s Funding Coordinator. The candidate should be able to demonstrate their experience in the following areas:

  • Coordinating cross-sector collaboration including across teams and organizations
  • Managing projects to completion
  • Exceptional interpersonal and facilitation skills
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Collecting, tracking, and organizing information using Microsoft Word, Excel, or other software programs with attention to quality and detail in ensuring accuracy of information.
  • Analyzing and using data to inform priorities and decision-making.

Experience with or desire to learn:

  • Excel, Power Bi, Tableau.
  • Cleaning and summarizing data.
  • Tagging, coding, organizing, and visualizing data.
  • Survey design and other techniques for gathering stakeholder input.
  • Researching budgetary documents and related policy resources.

Hours: Full-time

Pay: $60-$80k dependent on experience and qualifications

Work Location: Hybrid

Reports To: Director of Data Strategy and Impact

To Apply: Email a cover letter and resume to rachel@chatt2.org with the subject line “CFC Application”.