Vroom Program Director
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Parent Possible equips parents with the tools and information to be their child’s most valuable teacher, trainer and mentor in life. We promote and oversee delivery of three proven parent engagement programs, providing access and support, ensuring efficacy and impact, advocating, and collaborating with partners across the state.
Parent Possible is seeking a Program Director to provide overall project management of Vroom Colorado. Vroom is a parent empowerment strategy that encourages parents to take advantage of everyday moments to engage with their children in brain building activities. Vroom translates the science behind the brain’s executive functions to easy, actionable tips that encourage back and forth interaction between parents and young children to support healthy development in early childhood. Leveraging mobile and digital technology and trusted messengers, Vroom provides affirming, reinforcing messages about brain development, making brain building both easy and fun. States, cities and regions across the U.S. are developing and putting in place multi-sector networks of trusted messengers to introduce parents and caregivers to Vroom, and support their effective use of this tool.
In its role as Vroom State Anchor, Parent Possible is responsible for developing and sustaining a diverse Vroom network in Colorado. Under the guidance of the Executive Director and reporting to the Deputy Director, the Vroom Program Director will proactively seek out trusted messenger organizations and agencies to partner with, providing trainings, communications, and supports to ensure Community Partners are effectively implementing Vroom in Colorado. The Director will provide overall project management of Vroom Colorado, including:
Research, identify, contact, and communicate with a wide array of organizations and agencies about Vroom, seeking out Community Partners that can most effectively increase parent and caregiver awareness and use of Vroom.
Respond to requests from organizations and individuals interested in learning more about Vroom.
Identify and pursue opportunities to advance statewide and national implementation opportunities.
Engagement and Support
Provide information, presentation, support, and trainings to interested organizations to help them learn about Vroom and consider how they might utilize Vroom.
Provide technical support to help interested organizations apply to become a Vroom Colorado Community Partner and develop their Vroom implementation plan.
Provide related supports, such as scheduling meetings and trainings, developing information and presentations tailored to each organization, conducting trainings in person and via webinar, and ensuring follow-up supports are addressed in a timely manner.
Represent Parent Possible at conferences, luncheons, and other events.
Present conference workshops on Vroom, brain building, and other relevant topics.
Communications and Marketing
Conduct the strategic marketing of Vroom to sought-after Community Partners
Conduct communications with Vroom Colorado Community Partners, including providing updates, and sharing data, lessons learned, stories, examples, materials, resources, and supports that enable them to adopt and effectively sustain their use of Vroom.
Actively develop content for use in a variety of materials and formats, including stories, case studies, talking points, e-news updates, website updates, social media posts, etc.
Manage the dissemination of all information through various channels, including e-news, website, social media, presentations and meetings.
Identify opportunities to increase awareness through earned media, and occasionally through paid media, managing all aspects of this work.
Serve as the main contact for organizations interested in learning about Vroom.
Track and manage the timely implementation of the Vroom Colorado Implementation Strategy.
Serve as liaison between Parent Possible, local sites, and the national Vroom office.
Track, collect and assist with analysis of data to help inform and guide work and evaluation activities.
Create and implement an evaluation plan that looks at various aspects of the Vroom implementation, including parent and partner surveys, case studies, focus groups, etc.
Update Vroom strategic plan as needed
Support Executive Director in fundraising efforts to sustain and grow Vroom in Colorado, including researching and staying abreast of funding opportunities and contributing to the development of timely dissemination of funding proposals.
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in communications or other relevant field Minimum 3 years professional experience in one or more of these areas: communications, project management, outreach and engagement, early childhood
Proven ability to effectively manage multi-faceted projects
Proven ability to effectively communicate in a timely manner and in a variety of formats
Excellent public speaker/presenter, writer, and communicator
Proven ability to establish and maintain relationships with co-workers and a wide array of external stakeholders
Experience in using and staying abreast of emerging social media strategies
Highly motivated, creative, and energetic
Passionate about the core work of Parent Possible and Vroom
Other Position Information
This is a full-time, salaried, benefitted position. Starting salary range is $50,000 – $55,000 commensurate with experience. The Position is on-site at our Denver office. Some in-state and out-of-state travel may be required. All Parent Possible employees must be able to pass a comprehensive background check.