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The work that we do here at SFTA is a reflection of our mission, vision and purpose. Each member of our team, whether staff, board, or volunteer, works within their area of expertise to contribute to our success. If your skill set, commitment, and enthusiasm for building and sustaining effective support systems for Wisconsin’s youngest children match ours, please stay tuned to our website for updates in available job opportunities. Meanwhile take some time to browse our site and learn more about SFTA and what we do. We encourage you to also explore job openings for our member Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (CCR&Rs) and Family Resource Centers (FRCs)

SFTA looks for certain attributes and experiences in candidates for employment, so if you’re interested in employment, here are a few things to consider:

  • People are the cornerstone of our work. Interpersonal skills demonstrated through effective decision-making, discretion and good judgment are a must
  • Effective partnerships are essential to our success. This requires excellent communications skills, both verbal and written
  • SFTA values linguistic diversity and aim to serve every individual in their preferred language. Bilingual capacities are a major plus
  • We are highly productive. This means we all have to know when and how to collaborate effectively and work independently
  • Our work evolves. This means that our team members manage and prioritize competing demands and shifting timelines and priorities
  • We are a nonprofit. An understanding of how nonprofits operate and thrive supports our mission and vision
  • We are here for Wisconsin’s youngest children. Staff hands-on experience matched with education, training and knowledge related to the earliest years maximize our impact

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Micro-Grant Specialist
Supporting Families Together Association 
700 Rayovac Drive, Suite 6
Madison, WI 53711

Purpose: Our purpose is to optimize the developmental window of opportunity that early childhood presents for building a strong foundation for life.

Mission:  We cultivate a system of organizations and professionals across Wisconsin to promote quality, strengths-based, early childhood services in all communities.

Vision:  In every Wisconsin community, all children have the opportunity to reach their highest potential and all adults embrace their role and responsibility to children

Values: Our strong and responsive relationships are vital. Our work mirrors our passion. Curiosity inspires our innovation and growth. We believe true wisdom means lifelong learning.

Job Description:
100% FTE
– Under the general supervision of the SFTA Micro-Grant Manager, the Micro-Grant Specialist is responsible for YoungStar Micro-grant process execution.  The Micro-Grant Specialist will be the key person in providing direct micro-grant services by executing purchases and reimbursements and responding positively to customer service requests from YoungStar providers and staff.  The Micro-Grant Specialist will work with other SFTA staff, YoungStar staff, and funders to advance YoungStar.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Required: Associates Degree (or comparable experience) with core knowledge in purchasing, finance and accounting, business administration and quality improvement indicators and processes.
  • Experience in vendor relations and purchasing processes.
  • Skill in working with multi-disciplinary/multi-system teams.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and to establish and maintain effective working relationships within the agency and with other agencies and community groups.
  • High level of problem solving skills.
  • Highly flexible and able to maintain a positive attitude under pressure.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Experience with accounting/purchasing software, preferably SAGE applications such as Intacct.
  • Experience in compiling and analyzing data a plus.
  • Possession of a Wisconsin Driver’s License and the ability to travel and stay overnight.

Responsibilities:

  • Purchasing: Execute purchasing processes as established by micro-grant internal protocols. Troubleshoot exception handling as the need arises.
  • Expense reimbursement: Execute expense reimbursements to YoungStar providers for micro-grant expenses in communication with the Financial Specialist.
  • Customer Service: Act as a liaison with vendors, YoungStar staff, and providers to increase positive customer experiences related to micro-grants. Monitor email and phone line.  Follow up with providers to update process status and evaluate products received.
  • Inventory Management: Monitor shipments, including accuracy, timeliness and returns.
  • Internal Control: Regularly audit purchasing and reimbursement documentation against micro-grant policy to ensure purchases are consistent with the legitimate purposes that drive quality improvement, including provider and vendor documentation.  Enter provider invoices into Intacct system.  Monitor expirations and service windows to ensure timely, consistent service delivery.
  • Data Entry: Maintain provider Intacct and CMS files to ensure updated notes are kept for smooth flow of services.
  • Continuous Improvement: Monitor key data to understand trends and support efforts to implement changes and best practices. Regularly work with YoungStar staff on micro-grant policy and practice as needed.

        General

  • Actively participate in monthly staff meetings.
  • Support agency mission, vision, strategic aims and action teams.
  • Contribute to SFTA publications, resources and campaigns.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Compensation:

  • Depending on experience, annual salary ranges at $32,000-$42,000 (1.0 FTE)
  • Generous time off policy
  • Benefits available

How to Apply:
Send resume and cover letter to Gabi Quinn at gabi@supportingfamiliestogether.org

SFTA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

Apply to be a Board Member

The Board of Directors is the organization’s governing body. It is entrusted with the authority to establish policy for the governance of Supporting Families Together Association (SFTA). Its members are trustees who act on behalf of SFTA and have the principle responsibility for setting and fulfilling the mission. The board forms the strategic plan to accomplish the mission and oversees and evaluates the plan. The board hires the executive directors, provides support and supervision to the directors, is responsible for the financial solvency and sustainability of the organization by providing proper financial oversight and ensuring adequate resources; and establishes and oversees the organization’s policies and procedures for human resource management.

Board members serve three year terms. The make-up of the board as determined by the organizational by-laws, must include a representative elected by the Child Care Resource & Referral agencies (CCR&Rs) and the Family Resource Centers (FRCs); and should include such consideration as geographical region, community and public and private business leaders, early care and education professionals, and the diverse communities served by the organization.

Each board member must:

  • Be committed to SFTA’s mission, vision, and purpose
  • Be a current member of Supporting Families Together, on the staff of a current organizational member organization, or be the elected representative of a CCR&R or FRC
  • Approach board service to SFTA in a way that serves the organization as a whole, rather than any segment of the constituency
  • Have no financial or personal interest, direct or indirect, that may pose a conflict of interest or may be otherwise incompatible with proper discharge of fiduciary duties as a Board member

Each board member is expected to:

  • Review agenda and materials prior to meetings
  • Attend quarterly board meetings
  • Attend one day and a half long retreat/planning meeting each year
  • Actively participate on one board committee via teleconference bi-monthly
  • Participate in new board orientation at the start of the term on the board
  • Make a financial commitment to SFTA at a level comfortable to the individual member
  • Keep up to date on developments that may affect the organization
  • Inform others about the work of SFTA
  • Suggest potential nominees to the board

Think you are interested in becoming a board member? Take a look at the detailed job descriptions for an SFTA Board Member at Large and an SFTA Board Core Member Representative (only available to SFTA Core Members). Then take our SFTA Prospective Board Member Interest Survey and drop it off at the SFTA offices, or send it via, e-mail, fax or mail:

Supporting Families Together Association
Attn: Jody Bartnick, Board President
700 Rayovac Drive, Suite 6
Madison, WI 53711
Fax: 608-441-5399
info@supportingfamiliestogether.org

Volunteer with SFTA

If you want to get involved in Supporting Families Together Association’s efforts, volunteering is a great way to get started! Check out our Volunteer Page.

 

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