Position Announcement—Regional Manager for Region 11

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Position Announcement

Regional Manager for Region 11 (Atkinson, Ben Hill, Berrien, Brantley, Brooks, Clinch, Coffee, Cook, Echols, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes, Tift, and Turner counties)

Reports to: Director of Community Support

Department: Community Support Team

Georgia Family Connection Partnership (GaFCP) supports the work of Georgia Family Connection—the only statewide network of its kind in the country. We bring together more than 3,000 local- and state-level partners in all 159 counties in Georgia working toward measurably better outcomes for our children, families, and communities.

We provide expertise in planning and governance, and by administering the state-appropriated funds for the county Collaboratives. We also set standards of excellence and help Collaboratives evaluate their progress in addressing the challenges in their communities by bringing together:

  • representatives and leaders from state agencies;
  • civic groups, local businesses, and faith communities;
  • elected officials; and
  • concerned citizens.

The state’s designated KIDS COUNT grantee, we also provide state agencies, policymakers and community leaders with current, reliable data they need to inform decisions about improving outcomes for the children, families, and communities they serve.

Summary

The regional manager provides technical assistance (TA), training, mentoring, and coaching to Georgia Family Connection Collaboratives to help improve conditions and prospects of families in Georgia. This work requires involvement at the county, regional, and state levels. The successful applicant must live in or alongside of Region 11.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Acts as primary point of contact for Collaboratives by county, region, cohort, and statewide initiatives.
  • Brokers and provides TA and training to Georgia Family Connection county Collaboratives in support of the GaFCP model of improved outcomes for children and families through collaboration. Areas include:
    • community assessment;
    • using and interpreting data;
    • strategy development, implementation, and sustainability;
    • measuring and communicating results;
    • Collaborative governance and infrastructure;
    • family and partner engagement;
    • administration and operation;
    • completing and submitting assessments, plans, and reports; and
    • special projects, including cohorts and state initiatives.
  • Supports Peer-to-Peer networks.
  • Participates in the process of reviewing and revising plans, reports, and assessments that Collaboratives submit.
  • Maintains records related to TA requested and provided.
  • Co-develops and participates in organizational trainings and staff development opportunities in an effort to provide coordinated, consistent TA to Collaboratives.
  • Participates in developing TA and training tools and reporting requirements, appropriately integrating feedback from Collaborative coordinators and Board chairs, and GaFCP partners and staff.
  • Participates in organizational meetings, workgroups, etc., in support of the organization’s purpose and strategic plan.
  • Represents the organization by maintaining high-quality relationships—both internal and external.
  • Manages organizational resources in an effective, efficient, and creative manner.
  • Maintains a high level of personal accountability.
  • Takes on other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of basic strategic planning concepts, as applied to communities and organizations, including assessment, priority and goal setting, and strategy development.
  • Knowledge of basic collaborative development and implementation concepts.
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to learn and willingness to adapt to new technology solutions.
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including tact, diplomacy, and confidentiality.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in a collaborative setting.
  • Ability to coordinate, prioritize, and follow through on multiple projects and tasks.
  • Ability to adapt to change, be open to new ideas, take on new responsibilities, handle pressure effectively, and maintain flexibility to adjust to the changing needs of GaFCP and the Georgia Family Connection statewide network.
  • Ability to work with others to creatively solve problems, and to recognize and take advantage of new opportunities.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree and three to five years of related experience required, six to eight years of related experience preferred.

Physical Demands

This position requires extensive travel within, and moderate travel outside, the assigned region. Reliable transportation and the ability to travel and work non-traditional hours at times is required. The work is primarily sedentary in an office environment. The work requires the ability to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word. The work requires the regional manager to perceive the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels and the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound.

Environmental Conditions

The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions, because the work is done mostly in an office environment.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the regional manager. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Apply

Submit your resume and cover letter via email to Sherry Witherington of the Community Support Team at [email protected]. Include the position title in the subject line. This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.  We will contact those in whom we have an interest.

GaFCP is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.