BSK Help Me Grow Coordinator (Project/Program Manager II)

Public Health - Seattle & King County - Seattle, WA4.0

30+ days agoFull-time
Public Health – Seattle and King County values diverse perspectives and life experiences. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and veterans.

Best Starts for Kids (BSK) is King County's initiative to improve the health and well-being of residents by investing in prevention and early intervention for children, youth, families, and communities ( The overarching strategy for organizing BSK investments in the prenatal to 5 years of age is implementation of the BSK Help Me Grow framework. This framework is informed by the national Help Me Grow model-an evidence-based, family-centered framework for prevention and early intervention efforts.

The Help Me Grow Systems Coordinator (Project/Program Manager II) will work closely with the BSK Help Me Grow Strategic Advisor and the Vroom Activation and Help Me Grow Systems Manager providing support to the development and implementation of the King County Help Me Grow framework.
The position reports to the BSK Help Me Grow Strategic Advisor within Public Health's Office of the Director.

Work Schedule: This position will work 20 hours per week.

Work Location: Downtown Seattle, Chinook Building located at 401 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104, and The Seattle Foundation located at 1200 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101.

Contact: If you have questions regarding this job announcement, please email Erika Yanak, Human Resource Analyst, at

Application Process (submit electronically):
  • Job Application
  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest-detailing your background and describing how you meet or exceed the requirements of the position.
You can attach multiple documents if necessary or required, such as your cover letter or resume to your application. Your options are:
  • Copy and paste one or more documents into the text resume section of the application.
  • Attach multiple documents/files in the resume attachment section.
Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the relevant information in the online application and include the information only on the resume. Applications and/or Supplemental Questionnaires that state "see my resume" or "see my personnel file" are considered incomplete and will not be accepted. Cover letters and/or optional resumes are not accepted in lieu of a completed application.

  • Provide overall support to the BSK Help Me Grow Strategic Advisor in the implementation of King County's BSK Help Me Grow framework strategic plan.
  • Support the Help Me Grow Strategic Advisor and the Vroom Activation and Help Me Grow Systems Manager in the convening of key partners and community organizations in implementing Help Me Grow throughout King County, including but not limited to scheduling meetings, managing meeting logistics, preparing agendas and presentation materials, documenting key decisions, and providing follow-up to participants after meetings.
  • Assist in researching culturally relevant best practices that can be applied to the Help Me Grow framework.
  • Lead the documentation of research and planning tools for specific aspects of the Help Me Grow framework strategic plan, such as strengthening connections within the medical community.
  • Assist in the development of the Help Me Grow resource directory by researching available services in the community and documenting gaps.
  • Coordinate closely with other existing and emerging King County initiatives related to early learning to assure that outreach, implementation and evaluation activities are well-coordinated.
  • Create an environment that fosters open communication, team work, commitment to quality service; fostering a culture of learning and continuous improvement.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

  • Deep 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.
  • Knowledge of the prenatal to five years and early learning sectors in King County and Washington State.
  • Adept at developing communication at the individual, group and community levels.
  • Ability to work across sectors to increase opportunities and improve results.
  • Ability to work with a variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds and build consensus among a diverse group of individuals with varying opinions.
  • Able to work with a wide range of partners to develop culturally and linguistically appropriate versions of messages and materials.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Able to travel throughout King County and the region in a timely manner including to locations that may not be served by public transportation.

  • This selection process may include but is not limited to: evaluation of application materials and supplemental questions, testing and interviewing. For more information on our selection process, please refer to
  • Public Health relies on office automation (Microsoft Office) and web-based enabled tools, therefore candidates must be proficient and comfortable with computer use to perform functions associated with on-going work.
  • Regular and reliable attendance, effective communication skills, and development of effective working relationships are requirements of all Public Health positions.
  • Staff may be required to play an active role in the event of a public health emergency, which may include changes in responsibilities and working hours.

  • The selected candidate must pass a thorough background investigation.
  • Employees are required to protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal Law
  • Employees are required to adhere to OSHA/WISHA guidelines including but not limited to completing their mandatory trainings on time.

UNION AFFILIATION: This position is not represented.