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Employment


First 5 Ventura County (F5VC) is currently accepting resumes for: Multiple Neighborhoods for Learning Aides, Early Childhood Family Support Specialists, an NfL Administrator and a Program Manager (see descriptions below).

Program Manager

First 5 Ventura County is hiring an experienced Program Manager who will lead projects designed to improve outcomes for young children and build the overall system of care of young children and their families. The ideal candidate is a self-starter with knowledge of the local early childhood arena and interested in researching and implementing programs related to primary prevention strategies, prenatal policies, Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. 

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To apply, candidates must submit a cover letter and resume in PDF or Word format via email to hr@first5ventura.org.

Neighborhoods for Learning Administrator

First 5 Ventura County is hiring a Neighborhoods for Learning Administrator who will oversee Family Resource Centers, a home visiting program, and an early learning program with comprehensive family support. The NfL Administrator is responsible for overseeing the effective delivery of Parent and Child Together classes, Welcome EVERY Baby home visiting, screenings, and family support services, such as parenting education, community resource and referral, and service coordination. The ideal candidate is a self-starter with knowledge of the local early childhood arena and experience supervising staff. Experience with grants and working with community organizations in Oxnard is a plus. Bilingual preferred.

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To apply, candidates must submit a cover letter and resume in PDF or Word format via email to hr@first5ventura.org.

Neighborhoods for Learning Aides (Teacher’s Aides)

First 5 Ventura County is looking for multiple Neighborhoods for Learning Aides (Teacher’s Aides) to support staff in providing high-quality early learning and development services for children birth to age 5 and their families, including supporting Early Childhood Family Support Specialists in the setup, cleanup, and delivery of PACT classes. The ideal candidate is bilingual, has a minimum of 6 early childhood education units, and is comfortable working with young children and their families. This is an entry level position, great for students pursuing an AA degree in ECE and interested in working in the early childhood field.

This position will work primarily in person at locations throughout Ventura County.

Both part-time and full-time positions are available.

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To apply, candidates must submit a cover letter and resume in PDF or Word format via email to hr@first5ventura.org. Please note the number of ECE units you have completed and your level of fluency in Spanish (if any).

Early Childhood Family Support Specialists

First 5 Ventura County is looking for multiple Early Childhood Family Support Specialists to teach our Parent and Child Together (PACT) classes and provide family support services to families with young children (0 – 5) at our Neighborhoods for Learning. The ideal candidate is bilingual, has a minimum of 12 early childhood education units, and is comfortable working with both young children and their families.

This position will work primarily in person at locations throughout Ventura County.

Please click here for the full job description

To apply, candidates must submit a cover letter and resume in PDF or Word format via email to hr@first5ventura.org. Please note the number of ECE units you have completed and your level of fluency in Spanish (if any).

Some positions are grant funded for a limited term, expected to end in March 2025. Upon conclusion of the grant, position is subject to annual re-appropriation by the Commission.

Funding Opportunities


First 5 Ventura County (F5VC) does not currently have any funding opportunities. Please check this page for future funding opportunities.

Community Investment Loan Fund


The Community Investment Loan Fund is a partnership between First 5 Ventura County and the Economic Development Collaborative (EDC). It provides below-market financing for developing licensed quality child care and preschool facilities for Ventura County children. Loans may be used for the planning, construction, expansion and rehabilitation of new or existing licensed childcare and preschool centers. For more information about the EDCs loan programs, please contact Marvin Boateng at (805) 384-1800 x9158 or Marvin@EDCollaborative.com.

Donate


Funds donated will be used to purchase books for children to build their home libraries. The books will be distributed through our Take 5 and Read to Kids event each year in May.

Volunteer


We currently do not have any volunteer opportunities. 

When classes are held in person, we need volunteers to read to children, plant gardens, distribute supplies, and more! Check on Volunteer Ventura County for more information.

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