TCCAC – Job Opportunity

Workforce Pathways Advisor
Contractual position up to 30 hours per week.
Salary Range: $20-$35 per hour.
Reports to: Operations Director

Under the direction of the TCCAC Operations Director the Workforce Pathways
Advisor(s) is responsible for implementing and supporting activities to promote the
professional development of early childhood education (ECE) providers (Center-Based,
Family Child Care, Family, Friend, Neighbor) and the quality of early childhood
education programs for CA Tribal Early Learning and Care (ELC) programs as assigned.
Your clients are members of the workforce participating in the Workforce Pathways
Grant program. The Advisor is responsible for building relationships and identifying
resources at local, tribal, state and federal levels to ensure Tribal ELC programs are
provided equitable access to support quality improvement and professional development.
The Workforce Advisor must document efforts and processes as required and requested
by the TCCAC Board and funding stream requirements.


  • Demonstrates knowledge of Tribal and State CCDF regulations
  • Knowledge of minimum standards and best practices in ELC.
  • Reviews Workforce participant applications to ensure they meet the Workforce
    program’s requirements for participation.
  • Describe the Workforce program design including the stipend structure.
  • Approves training of providers that meets established goals for professional
    development and current position.
  • Follows TCCAC’s fiscal policies in consultation with the TCCAC Fiscal Director.
  • Maintains case files on each provider and maintains files in Ipinwheel.
  • Supports the development of Professional Development plans and advising
    required for participation in the Workforce Development Pathways Program.
  • Monitors and supports Workforce participants completion of a course of study
    that effectively and efficiently meets the professional development and/or
    educational advancement activities agreed upon by the participant and advisor.
  • Supports participants in meeting professional development goals and prioritizing
    health and safety and child development standards.
  • Works with participants in locating resources for tuition, fee payments or stipends
    to complete ongoing professional development.
  • Identifies trainings and provides support to caregivers to connect with resources
    that meet the goals listed in the PDP.
  • Provides frequent and ongoing support, on-site and remote, that uses a strength-
    based approach for all providers involved in the Workforce Pathways Program.
  • Conducts site visits to programs as requested; provides resources to programs on
    Workforce elements.
  • Understands and communicates the importance of Tribal sovereignty and the
    diversity of ELC.
  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with colleagues and internal and
    external stakeholders.
  • Responds in a timely and effective manner to Workforce participants inquiries.
  • Participates in TCCAC meetings as requested.
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills.
  • Accepts supervisory feedback and directives and implements directives in a
    prompt, positive, and courteous manner.
  • Works effectively both independently and as a productive, positive team member;
    promotes team building and problem solving among peers.
  • Demonstrates effective management of self, time, and workload and ensures clear
  • Engages in other duties as assigned.
  • Writes monthly, quarterly and annual reports as requested by the TCCAC.
  • Coordinates with the TCCAC Operations Director to draft external
  • communications for the TCCAC.
  • Creates for approval, shared communication, including newsletters, email blasts,
  • and social media.
  • Gathers and shares data points to the TCCAC and others as requested
  • Degree in Early Childhood Education and/or practical experience.
  • A minimum of three years of experience working with American Indian tribes.
  • Strong problem solving, leadership and analytical skills.
  • Knowledge or understanding of tribal early childhood systems.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal relations and oral communication skills necessary to
    effectively articulate evaluation goals with sensitivity to cultural and local
    community differences.
  • Ability to promote and achieve a broad diversity of thought, background and
    perspective in providing assistance and resources.
  • Commitment to uphold high ethical standards and promote sound business
  • Ability and capacity to work within a fast-moving environment, while also driving
    toward clarity and solutions.
  • Demonstrate resourcefulness in setting priorities.
  • In-state travel is required for this position.
  • Experience with using Microsoft Office and data management systems.


Position requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued
driver’s license.
• Offers are contingent upon successful completion of all background and reference
checks, required documents and, if applicable, a post-offer medical/physical

The TCCAC is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of sex, age, race, color,
religion, creed, national origin, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation, and any other class
of individuals protected from discrimination under tribal, state or federal law.
The TCCAC preference in hiring is given to qualified American Indians in accordance with the
Indian Preference Act (Title 25 U.S. Code 472 and 473). Applicants claiming Indian preference
must submit verification by Tribe of affiliation or other acceptable documentation of Indian