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Childhood Success Coordinator
United Way of Southwest Virginia in Abingdon, Virginia
Date Posted 02/16/2021
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

UWSWVA is seeking a Childhood Success Coordinator based in the greater NRV region. The primary purpose of this position is to coordinate United Way of Southwest Virginia's Childhood Success Initiatives to give children a strong start by improving the quality of early experiences that equip them for success in school and in life. Reporting to the Manager of Childhood Success, the Coordinator will work to strengthen the network of early childhood education by improving families' access to and utilization of high-quality childcare, supporting quality early care and education environments, and building systems of support to foster healthy and resilient children and families throughout Southwest Virginia.

The application deadline is Tuesday, January 26, 2021. To view the complete job description, visit


Areas of Responsibility: (Other duties may be assigned)

  • Serve as Technical Assistance Support Specialist (TA) in three areas: (1) CLASS Specialist, (2) Curriculum Specialist, and (3) Environment Rating Scales (ERS) Specialist
  • Schedule region-specific opportunities such as self-study groups, director's meetings, and other quality improvement activities based on the region's priorities, resources, and needs
  • Provide on-site coaching
  • Conduct consultations (including on-site, phone, or email support)
  • Host and/or conduct Professional Development (PD) training, workshops, and conferences
  • Serve on the Smart Beginnings Coalition for the caseload area
  • Support and represent all UWSWVA CS initiatives in the caseload area including, but not limited to, data collection for the Preschool Development Grant Birth-5, coaching and mentoring for Mixed Delivery Grants, and the Virginia Quality Initiative.
  • Serve as a community ambassador for UWSWVA by way of demonstrating exceptional citizenship and acting as a community liaison between UWSWVA and the employee's local community. Coordinators actively engage in the community to spread awareness of the mission of UWSWVA and to provide local contact information as requested by UWSWVA officials for campaign and awareness purposes.
  • Maintain pertinent personal professional development for role, including but not limited to CLASS, ITERS, ECERS, etc.
  • Ability to pivot, accept change with enthusiasm, be flexible and adaptable

Additional Direct Responsible Individual Assignment (DRI)

  • Works closely with the Manager to
  • Create and facilitate the work plan for projects as assigned
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the project budget
  • Complete project reports as appropriate
  • Coordinate efforts of the CS team related to the project
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of the project and how it fits into the portfolio of UWSWVA grants and projects
  • Communicate and collaborate in multiple ways with CS team, UWSWVA staff, community partners, and funders


Requirements of the Position:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to work independently and as a team player, energetic and positive attitude required
  • Strong commitment to maintaining integrity and confidentiality of all organizational and partner information
  • Strong organization, time management, accuracy, and productivity/prioritization skills
  • Excellent critical thinking, analytical skills, and judgment required
  • Self-starter and detail-oriented
  • High level of trust, integrity, and ethics
  • Understanding and experience in a variety of computer applications, including use of the internet and Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work with ambiguity and under tight schedules
  • Multi-tasking, initiative, ability to work independently, and aptitude for logistics are a must
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge of office equipment (computers, printers, copiers, conference phones)
  • Working knowledge of online remote work technologies

Educational and/or Experience - High School diploma or GED required. Early childhood experience required. Two- or four-year college degree preferred.

Nice To Haves

  • CLASS training
  • Previous experience mentoring and/or coaching adults who work with children birth to five
  • Live in the geographic service area of the greater New River Valley


UWSWVA offers health insurance, life insurance, vision insurance, dental insurance, retirement, 13 holidays and paid time off.

Work Remotely

Work remotely temporarily due to COVID-19

About Us

United Way of Southwest Virginia fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in Southwest Virginia because they are the building blocks for a good quality of life. Through an initiative-based cradle-to-career approach, United Way of Southwest Virginia is creating sustainable solutions to address the challenges facing tomorrow's workforce. United Way convenes cross-sector partners to make an impact on the most complex problems in our region. Through collaboration with government, business, nonprofit and individuals, United Way innovates for positive, lasting social change. With a footprint that covers nearly 20% of the state of Virginia, United Way of Southwest Virginia programs and initiatives serve the counties of Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Dickenson, Floyd, Giles, Grayson, Lee, Montgomery, Pulaski, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, and Wythe, and the cities of Bristol, Galax, Norton, and Radford.

For more information about United Way of Southwest Virginia, visit

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