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Employment Opportunities


First 5 Ventura County (F5VC) is currently accepting resumes for: Communications Manager, Multiple NfL Aides, an Admin Assistant, and Multiple ECFS Specialists, Fiscal Administrator (Staff Accountant) (see descriptions below).

Communications Manager

First 5 Ventura County is looking for an experienced communications manager to advance F5VCs brand as a trusted leader in the early childhood field by developing and implementing a communications strategy. The ideal candidate will collaborate with multiple departments to tell powerful stories, ensure consistent messaging and has a good eye for detail.  

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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.

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.

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Some positions are grant funded for a limited term, expected to end in June 2026. Upon conclusion of the grant, position is subject to annual re-appropriation by the Commission.

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).

Neighborhoods for Learning Aide – Teacher’s Aide

First 5 Ventura County is looking for multiple Neighborhoods for Learning Aides to support our Parent and Child Together (PACT) classes by setting/cleaning up and assisting teachers in multiple classes each day. Aides help create a warm and welcoming environment and excellent support to staff and families with young children (0-5) at our Neighborhoods for Learning sites.  This is an entry-level position.  The ideal candidate is bilingual, has a minimum of 6 early childhood education units, and is comfortable working with both young children and their families. 

This position will work primarily in locations throughout Ventura County. 

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To apply, candidates must submit a cover letter and resume in PDF or Word format via email to hr@first5ventura.og. 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 June 2026. Upon conclusion of the grant, position is subject to annual re-appropriation by the Commission.

Neighborhoods for Learning Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant, under the direction of the Neighborhoods for Learning Administrator, provides administrative and project support for First 5 Ventura County. They provide a welcoming environment and excellent customer service to families, staff, and stakeholders.  They support program management, community outreach, and general operations by managing office supplies/equipment; routing mail; and performing general administrative duties. 

This position will work primarily in Oxnard.

Full time position with excellent compensation and benefits package. 

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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.

This position is grant-funded for a limited term, expected to end in June 2026. Upon conclusion of the grant, position is subject to annual re-appropriation by the Commission.

Fiscal Administrator

First 5 Ventura County is looking for an experienced fiscal administrator (staff accountant), to work in a face paced environment with a tight-knit team. The Fiscal Administrator processes and pays invoices, processes payroll, maintains bank accounts and fiscal records, and prepares expenditure reports and financial statements. The ideal candidate has three years accounting and bookkeeping experience in a governmental/public agency setting. Hybrid position based in Ventura.

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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.

Director of Neighborhoods for Learning – Open to Internal Candidates Only

First 5 Ventura County is looking for a Director of Neighborhoods for Learning to integrate the NfLs into the greater early childhood system in Ventura County. The Director is responsible for overseeing the implementation of NfL services and programs, including developing and implementing policies and procedures, evaluation, strategic planning, and sustainability. The Director will collaborate with community partners and agencies to create an integrated, comprehensive prenatal to age 5 early childhood system and increase investments in, and access to, high-quality services for young children and their families.

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To apply, current employees or persons employed by F5VC within the last six months should email a Letter of Intent or their resume to Petra Puls by 3/1/24.

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Funding Opportunities


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

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