TO APPLY: Please submit resume to tien.nguyen@ican2.org.  Contact 408.917.8087 for questions.

POSITION      : Project Coordinator (Full time, permanent)

REPORTS TO :      Program Director

JOB SUMMARY:

The Project Coordinator develops strong professional skills and cultural competency in working with Vietnamese families and community to help them gain more appropriate positive parenting skills and bridge the cultural gaps in parenting so they can better support the child to be successful in school and in life.  

The Project Coordinator reports directly to the Program Director and works alongside 6 other staff in the early childhood team to raise awareness of the importance of the child’s formative years, increase support for positive early childhood development, and provide skills and assistance to parents and grandparents to better support and advocate for their children.

The Project Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating and/or facilitating parenting workshops and other activities at ICAN Family Resource Center (and other locations) to support early learning, promote parent and community engagement, and increase access to early development resources in the community. The Project Coordinator will work with the Program Director to ensure successful recruitment for and delivery of our early childhood education programs in alignment with ICAN’s vision of building the community by building the next generation of caring leaders.

ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND:

ICAN was founded in 2000 to provide skills, confidence and opportunities to Vietnamese children to become caring and engaging leaders with strong cultural identity.  The mission of ICAN is to inform, engage and inspire Vietnamese Americans to help raise the next generation of caring leaders through humanitarian and culturally responsive social programs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Program:  

    1. Plan, design, implement and evaluate culturally responsive community education programs focusing on early learning, child development, positive parenting and parent engagement – including facilitating and/or coordinating parenting workshops and other outreach/community events

    2. Work with Program Director and Family Resource Center (FRC) Manager to develop parents’ leadership skills so they can become more engaged and better advocates for their children.

    3. Provide clients with information, resources and referrals that are culturally, linguistically, and developmentally appropriate for their needs; promote awareness of the importance of the first 5 years.

  1. Outreach & external relationship  

    1. Conduct outreach efforts through various channels, including (but not limited to) social media, mass-mailing, flyering, faith-based channels, community-based organizations, schools and ethnic media.  Network with other community-based organizations to do cross referrals for programs

    2. Organize or participate in community, cultural and outreach events organized by ICAN or by others to promote recognition of ICAN’s brand and its services

    3. Support management in developing strategic partnership with other agencies, identifying service gaps and advocating for unmet needs to the city, county, and other funders/stakeholders.

  2. Evaluation/Reporting

    1. Conduct evaluation to measure program’s impact and ensure that program meets the service delivery and outcomes approved by funder

    2. Maintain ongoing data collection, submit reports and documentation to funders on time.

    3. Assist with conducting and educating parents about Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQ) and Family Protective Factors as adopted tools to identify the child’s developmental needs and assess family’s strength (strength-based perspective)

    4. Provide meaningful program data showing program impact (for marketing/social media)

  3. Other:

    1. Participate in the development and implementation of ICAN Strategic Plan

    2. Attend training. Participate in other tasks, activities and opportunities as appropriate

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

BA degree in psychology, social work, health, public health or related field.  Passion and commitment to building communities and promoting civic engagement. Willingness to learn.  Experience in working with culturally diverse communities and families. Experience working in non-profit field and delivering FIRST 5 and other early learning programs, services and curricula preferred.   


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  1. Bilingual and bicultural in Vietnamese and English

  2. Knowledge of child development/behavior and/or local community resources

  3. Ability to be culturally sensitive and humble in working with diverse workgroups and serving families with diverse economic, social, racial, and cultural backgrounds.  

  4. Ability to establish and maintain personal and programmatic boundaries while providing supportive services

  5. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to individuals who may not share basic commonality, including value systems and behavior norms.

  6. Strong communication skills (verbal & written) and good work ethics. Public speaking & presentation skills preferred

  7. Strong organizational skills; ability to plan, organize, prioritize and multi-task

  8. Serve effectively as a member of a team internally and externally

  9. Be flexible, proactive, adaptable and able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment

  10. Maintain professional conduct and nurture a safe, positive, supportive, trusting and confidential work environment (can-do atttitude and strength-based mindset)

  11. Be respectful, fair, inclusive, and hard working. Above all, be willing to learn, think critically, voice own opinions and advocate for self.

  12. Knowledge of social media, internet, computer programs, e.g., Word, Outlook, Power Point, Excel, etc. Experience and knowledge of databases a plus.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Must be able to lift 25 pounds as the service is sometimes physical. For example, setting up for events which may require transporting or lifting equipment and materials, e.g., easels, flip charts, refreshments, brochures, chairs, tables, etc.

  2. Must be able to report to service site on a regular and reliable basis, and able to travel between sites and to attend offsite events throughout the county, as appropriate

  3. Must be able to work a flexible schedule, which includes evenings, weekends, and holiday hours, as appropriate, to coordinate and provide services and activities for families during non-traditional hours

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, REGISTRATIONS:

Must possess a valid California Driver’s license, reliable transportation and current auto insurance.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Must be at least 18 years of age

  2. Must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident

  3. Clearance of fingerprint background check

  4. Must have valid TB screening


This position description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities. The order in which duties and responsibilities are listed is not significant. In order to remain responsive to the needs of our clients and our Agency’s operations, responsibilities may be modified at any time.

ICAN is a non-profit, non-discriminatory service organization and employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation or disability. Persons seeking employment are entitled to freedom from harassment and retaliation and reasonable accommodation for qualified disabilities.