For more than 100 years, the Christopher House mission has been to strengthen and empower economically disadvantaged children and their families by providing a continuum of educational and human services.
We operate accredited early learning, elementary, and out of school time programs grounded in research-based curricula and high-quality instruction. Christopher House values high expectations and an educational program that leverages arts integration, project-based learning, parent involvement, celebration of diversity, and a commitment to measurable results. These values are the framework of our learning community and extend to students, parents, teachers, and administrators. These values have resulted in educational services that produce significant returns in student achievement and parental involvement. Our dynamic and innovative programs lead the field in accountability and achievement by establishing and exceeding rigorous academic, social and emotional outcomes.
Responsibilities: Ensure eligibility and enrollments are completed in a timely fashion and in accordance with agency, local, state and federal regulations. Maintain current knowledge of eligibility and program requirements that affect service delivery. Maintain accurate records by utilizing systems in place that can be employed by all key staff members.
Conduct initial family intakes ensuring families meet program eligibility guidelines prior to enrollment. Complete family enrollment ensuring all required documentation for program is collected at time of enrollment. Serve as liaison between families and program, interpreting agency and program policies to parents and family members. Assist parents in completing annual CACFP (USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program) application. Collaborate with classroom in maintaining accurate CACFP records. Complete all redeterminations ensuring eligibility requirements are met. Monitor communications with the city regarding childcare eligibility policies.
Compile weekly and/or monthly program enrollment status reports. Provide reports to Associate Director of Enrollment and Contract Compliance indicating trends and changes in enrollment.
Assist in agency recruitment, fundraising, donor relations, special events and public relations activities in coordination with the agency’s development office. Maintain effective working relationships with all funding partners and licensing agencies.
Qualifications: Three years of business administrative and/or quality assurance experience desired. Experience in Head Start and/or governmentally funded child care programs preferred. Computer literate with working knowledge of Microsoft Office a must. Accuracy and attention to detail. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to effectively communicate with people of diverse socioeconomic and educational backgrounds. Bilingual in English and Spanish is required.
Education: Associate of Arts or Applied Science Degree with employment contingent upon continued enrollment in Bachelor Degree educational program. Bachelor Degree highly preferred. Evidence of continued education desired.