We’re hiring! Best Starts for Kids Information Systems Manager

Best Starts for Kids Information Systems Manager

Are you interested in project management and information systems? Are you passionate about supporting your community’s health and well-being? We are excited to bring on another team member to coordinate and build our growing Best Starts for Kids information systems!

Job Duties

  • Assess BSK staff needs and build information systems as needed in coordination with King County IT staff 
  • Train, coordinate with, and support BSK staff in the use of various information systems needed to streamline how and where information is stored  
  • Extract and organize data from responses to funding requests from online granting system
  • Document guidance on information storage and retention for all BSK strategies both in Public Health and DCHS
  • Support responses to information requests from King County Staff, elected officials, the public, media etc. 
  • Collaborate with the Communications & Web Development teams to organize and manage public facing information such as a database of all BSK awardees  

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Progressively responsible experience in project management and information system development or management OR any combination of education and experience that clearly demonstrates the ability to perform the job duties of the position
  • Advanced knowledge of equity and social justice principles and practices, and understanding of the effects of place-, race- and policy & systems-based inequities on marginalized communities and populations
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects with diverse project teams and effectively communicate across multiple audiences
  • Advanced, demonstrated ability in gathering, analyzing, and presenting information using Microsoft Excel and other Office 365 tools
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and successfully with a diverse group of individuals from a variety of different positions and backgrounds to meet project goals
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple shifting priorities; ability to work under deadlines while being flexible to changing needs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including an ability to write clearly and concisely in nontechnical language
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and problem-solving skills

Best Starts for Kids

Building on the deep knowledge, connections, and skills within King County communities, and backed by what science and research tells us about human development, the Best Starts for Kids King County initiative meets children and families with the right services at the right time. The first Best Starts for Kids levy, approved by King County voters in 2015, reached 490,000 of King County’s youngest children and their families and 40,000 youth and young adults, catalyzing strong starts in a child’s earliest years, and sustaining those gains through to adulthood. In August 2021, King County voters chose to renew the levy with over 62% approval for another six years. The plan for Best Starts for Kids 2.0 will maintain current Best Starts for Kids investments in promotion, prevention, and early intervention, while deepening our investments to address critical needs in our community. View the Best Starts for Kids Implementation Plan: 2022 – 2027 here.

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