Child Development Coordinator

at Family Advocates in Boise, Idaho, United States

Job Description

General Summary 

The Family Strengthening Child Development Coordinator is responsible for the coordination and delivery of the children’s programming, ages birth - 17. The objective of the programming is to engage children and parents in building Five Protective Factors, thus promoting healthy families and safe kids. The position will help families meet their children’s developmental milestones and increase their capacity for positive parenting techniques.The ideal person for this position is dedicated to growth and development and enjoys celebrating successes as a team.



Essential Job Functions

Essential Job Functions related to the Family Strengthening Education Program

  • Create lesson plans and teach prearranged classes for ages 2 - 17.
  • Learn the STRONG Curriculum foundation.
  • Work closely with the Parent Development Coordinator to plan and execute course content.
  • Correspond in a timely manner to family requests by phone or email. 
  • Connect families to area resources when requested. 
  • Provide social media content for marketing purposes.   
  • Maintain and organize the Family Strengthening classroom and nursery.
  • Coordinate requested resources for families in need.
  • Participate in community events and conferences to increase program success, and for personal growth and development.
  • Increase program participation by networking and partnering with area agencies and programs.
  • Notify Family Strengthening Director when new policies and/or procedures need to be updated.


Data Management and Administrative Support

Program Expectations

  • Attend Family Strengthening Education Program weekly meetings and bi-monthly All-Staff meetings.
  • Represent Family Advocates and the Family Strengthening Education Program positively at events, in the community, and on social media.
  • Support the Family Strengthening team, volunteers, participants, interns, service learners and other Family Advocates staff.
  • Data entry and reporting using Apricot database.


Preferred Skills

  • Teaching experience with children and teens.
  • Understanding of data collection and data processes.
  • Ability to communicate effectively through different communication tools such as phone, email and in person.

Job Criteria

Minimum Qualifications

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Complete and pass Idaho Supreme Court background check inclusive of national sex offender registry and Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Child Protection registry check.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule (including evenings).
  • Maintain reliable and insured transportation as well as a valid driver’s license.
  • Have timely and reliable attendance at all meetings and engagements.
  • Be well organized, work independently, and meet deadlines.
  • Maintain a professional appearance.
  • Maintain accurate records, documentation, confidentiality, and professional boundaries.
  • Must support and promote the mission and vision of Family Advocates.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual (Spanish and English)
  • Experience with Apricot database
  • Experience working in an educational setting
  • Bachelor or Masters degree in education, management, psychology, child development, or related field
  • CPR and First Aid trainer or willing to be trained within 60 days of hire.




While performing the responsibilities of the job, these work environment characteristics are representative of the environment the job holder will encounter. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and vehicles. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.



The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, nor to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of Employees assigned to this job.




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Job Posting: 1642556

Posted On: Jan 10, 2022

Updated On: Jan 10, 2022