Job Title: Care That Works Pilot Program Coordinator
Position: Part-time, 20 hours per week, 1-year contract with the potential for renewal
Compensation: $25 per hour, remote work with the option of a Boston-based worksite during the contract period
Closing Date: This position is open until filled. Applications accepted now.
About Community Labor United Community Labor United (CLU) convenes coalitions of community-based and labor organizations to drive strategic campaigns that protect and promote the interests of multi-racial working class communities in Greater Boston and across Massachusetts. Through collaborative research, leadership development, and organizing, CLU works to unite our organizations and communities around a collective plan of action to advance our common vision and agenda for a just and sustainable future.
About the Care That Works Pilot Program The Care that Works (CTW) coalition, convened by Community Labor United, includes community-based groups and labor unions united to fight for an equitable child care system centered on the needs of the multi-racial working class and the diverse child care workforce. Partner organizations include Building Pathways, Brookview House, New England United for Justice, SEIU Local 509, Matahari Womens’ Worker Center, Policy Group on Tradeswomens’ Issues, UAW Local 1596, North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters, and BEST Hospitality Training.
Care That Works recently launched a nonstandard hour child care pilot program in Boston to model our vision of a child care system that works for working people. The program enables parents of young children to be successful in pursuing careers with work hours outside 9 to 5 by eliminating one of the major barriers: affordable child care during nonstandard work hours. We have developed a network of licensed family child care providers (members of SEIU Local 509) in Boston who will open as early as 5am to accommodate families who work in industries with nonstandard schedules (such as construction and hospitality) and those who want to gain access to careers in those industries. The pilot program uses an online platform, Carina Care, to connect families with providers looking for high-quality child care in their area.
- Initiate and maintain contact with families interested in finding child care through the pilot program, and support them in successfully matching with a participating family child care provider
- Complete intake calls with interested families and make referrals to external resources related to their child care needs
- Troubleshoot challenges that families and providers experience with the pilot program and use their experience to help inform the direction of the pilot
- Meet one on one or in groups with families as needed
- Conduct outreach to unions and organizations from the coalition to identify families from their membership who are interested in the pilot
- Provide regular reports to the pilot’s Steering Committee about the pilot’s status and progress; work with the Steering Committee to develop and implement plans to ensure the pilot’s success and growth
- Assist in efforts to collect data about the pilot on an ongoing basis to support the pilot’s ongoing evaluation efforts
- Provide support for program fundraising efforts, including writing support and arranging and participating in fundraising meetings
- Commitment to social justice and agreement with program’s mission and goals;
- Excellent communication skills–verbal and written;
- Excellent organizational skills– good attention to detail and well organized;
- Self-motivated—proven ability to work independently;
- Proven ability to work under definite timelines and deadlines;
- Ability to work well with diverse groups and populations;
- Basic knowledge of computer operations and programs including Microsoft; programs and Google docs and spreadsheets;
- Familiarity with data management systems, such as HubSpot or AirTable
- Experience or knowledge of the child care system desired but not required;
- Bilingual in English and Spanish desired, but not required
To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and three references to Lindsay McCluskey at email@example.com.
Women, People of Color and LGBTQ people strongly urged to apply