Career Opportunities

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES - TWO

UPDATED: January 2022

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:

It is Families Forward’s policy to provide an equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, disability or genetic information, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as established by law. Families Forward hires only U.S. citizens and Non-citizens who are legally authorized to work in the United States.

Research Associate for CHIP of Virginia (Comprehensive Health Investment Program)

 

The CHIP of Virginia Research Associate will work closely with the CHIP Director and the Families Forward Chief Operating Officer to advance the effort to establish the evidence base for the Comprehensive Health Investment Project model, a network of six local early childhood home visiting programs serving 28 communities in Virginia.  The duties of this position include assisting with the revision and enhancement of the existing CHIP evaluation system while supporting efforts toward research design, quality assurance and technical assistance for rigorous research implementation within the network of CHIP home visiting programs.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Support the implementation of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Family Self-sufficiency Demonstration Project grant and assisting the CHIP central office and local sites to apply elements of technical assistance provided by the ACF TA provider, Mathematica.

Assist CHIP leadership and its evaluation partner, Virginia Commonwealth University, in designing and implementing rigorous research toward establishing the CHIP model’s evidence-base in maternal and child health and family self-sufficiency. 

Collaborate with CHIP staff on the revision of the current CHIP evaluation including integrating newly adapted measures of programmatic success. 

Cross-reference professional development activities for staff with the major areas of emphasis for the research – maternal and child health, social supports, and family self-sufficiency.  Identify gaps in professional development in these areas assist local sites to locate resources to address these gaps. 

Aide the CHIP team to embed equity concepts into all elements of the CHIP evaluation such as in project design, data collection and sourcing, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of results. 

Contribute to the resource development efforts to secure funding to support the evidence-based initiative including exploring potential sources of funding and contributing information to grant-writing efforts. 

A more detailed job description can be found here.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Master’s degree in human service or applied research field.  Ph.D. or those in the process of obtaining their Ph.D. are preferred. At least 3 years of experience in data analysis, including a strong command of statistical and data analysis tools and methods.  Experience with program evaluation, quality assurance and continuous quality improvement.  Experience preferred in maternal and child health and home visiting, services to vulnerable and underserved populations, familiarity with health and income disparities in Virginia or the Mid-Atlantic.   Experience with project management and professional development preferred.  Experience and expertise in culturally appropriate practices preferred.  Proficient with Office 365 preferred.  Possession of a valid driver’s license.

The CHIP of Virginia Research Associate is a grant-funded position at Families Forward Virginia with current funding through September 2023.  Likely starting salary range is $58,500 to $68,000. Full package of health and dental insurance.  Generous sick and annual leave. If project is successful and additional funding is secured, position could be extended.

 

About Families Forward

Families Forward Virginia, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is Virginia’s leading organization dedicated to disrupting the cycles of child abuse, neglect and poverty. The organization was created in 2017 as a result of the merger of CHIP of Virginia, Early Impact Virginia and Prevent Child Abuse Virginia.

Supported by both public and private funding, Families Forward Virginia provides statewide leadership for and unifies support of a multitude of Virginia programs through evidence-based and multi-generational prevention strategies. Working with parents and their children, the statewide nonprofit provides Home Visiting Programs, Family Support and Education, Professional Development, Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Programs, Advocacy, Public Awareness/Public Education. Families Forward provides annual training and support for more than 1,000 Virginia parenting professionals and volunteers, and tracks service provision and actual outcomes for multiple services across the Commonwealth.

 

We recognize and appreciate the importance of creating an environment in which all employees feel valued, included, and empowered to do their best work and bring great ideas to the table. We recognize that each employee’s unique experiences, perspectives, and viewpoints add value to our ability to create and deliver the best possible services to our affiliates, partners and other stakeholders. Given that our individual social, economic, and cultural identities shape and influence our experiences and perspectives, we want a workforce that reflects the people and communities serve. We must continue to address systemic racism and social injustices to truly disrupt cycles of child abuse, neglect and poverty. 

 

Resume and cover letter should be submitted by January 31, 2022 to: Mylinda Moore 

EIV Professional Development Manager

Are you passionate about supporting excellence in service to others? Are you looking for an opportunity to be a part of a high-functioning, mission oriented organization?

 

Come join Early Impact Virginia, a private nonprofit organization, dedicated to building strong, high quality early childhood home visiting services throughout Virginia.  As a part of Families Forward Virginia, Early Impact Virginia works together with partners both within the organization and across the state to fulfill our mission.   Become a part of our team where we operate with the core values of Respect, Integrity, Champion, Collaboration, and Excellence.

 

We are seeking an experienced and outstanding person to be our Workforce Development Manager.  As a highly dynamic organization, Early Impact Virginia continues to grow to meet the increasing needs of our partners by leading multiple high profile activities, including supporting the development and on-going delivery of a comprehensive, competency based professional development system that includes more than 80 e-learning modules and advanced classroom trainings.  EIV is a lead partner in the highly innovative, nationally recognized, Institute for the Advancement of Family Support Professionals.  The Workforce Development Manager is responsible for leading content development and overall statewide implementation of the professional development system.  The Workforce Development Manager will work closely with program models at both the state and national level, the Health Education Design Group at JMU and supervises digital learning developers and training coordination to ensure quality, accessibility and excellence.

 

Ideally, the successful candidate will have a Master’s degree in human services or education, 3-5 years of relevant experience, knowledge of early childhood home visiting, maternal/child health and/or child and family welfare services.  This position requires someone who is highly organized, energetic, has an ability to problem solve, embraces an “all hands on deck” work environment, and is able to collaborate across multiple stakeholder groups.  Must be ready to hit the ground running. 

 

We are offering a competitive salary range of $58,500--$74,500 and a generous benefits package.  Starting salary will be commensurate with experience. Opportunity to work remotely with some travel required. The position will remain open until filled. A more detailed job description may be found here.

 

It is Early Impact Virginia and Families Forward’s policy to provide an equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, disability or genetic information, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as established by law. Families Forward hires only U.S. citizens and non-citizens who are legally authorized to work in the United States.

We recognize and appreciate the importance of creating an environment in which all employees feel valued, included, and empowered to do their best work and bring great ideas to the table. We recognize that each employee’s unique experiences, perspectives, and viewpoints add value to our ability to create and deliver the best possible services to our affiliates, partners and other stakeholders. Given that our individual social, economic, and cultural identities shape and influence our experiences and perspectives, we want a workforce that reflects the people and communities serve. We must continue to address systemic racism and social injustices to truly disrupt cycles of child abuse, neglect and poverty. 

 

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to Laurel Aparicio.

No additional open positions at this time