JOB TITLE: Dads Program Specialist                

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Dads Program Specialist will recruit and provide world-class programming for prenatal and parenting fathers and their children.  Programming includes groups and/or home visits as appropriate or required.

REPORTS TO: Program Manager


Group Support

  • Works as a team member in the coordination and management of group operation including child care, transportation, food, activities and curriculum for each group.
  • Comes prepared to Team meetings, group work sessions, and individual meetings to share information on curriculum, needs, participant successes, and barriers, etc.
  • Plan and provide specialty group experiences for families as appropriate and needed.
  • Develop and grow relationships with community partners to establish additional referral sources.
  • Actively recruit prenatal and parenting fathers, develop relationships and enroll in Building Bright Futures, home visitation, and short term programming.
  • Contact referrals in a timely manner so as to engage in programming services.
  • Completes participant intakes in a timely manner.
  • Monitor participant attendance and problem solve with participants any barriers to attendance and any other life issues that may arise with participants and records in the database appropriately.
  • Updates program information with referring agencies and networks with community professionals and resource providers.
  • Assists in recruiting, training, and supporting volunteer group facilitators and child care providers for parenting group activities.
  • Completes program evaluations and participant assessments as required and in a timely fashion.

In-home Support

  • Delivers parent materials and resources in the home setting as appropriate/needed.
  • Observes, teaches, and models appropriate parent skill development/interaction.
  • Provides a safe learning environment for the parent and child.
  • Facilitate with fidelity the Parents as Teachers (PAT) curriculum, by attending PAT training and webinars, maintain certification, and adhere to all guidelines as determined by the national PAT organization.
  • Adhere to best practice guidelines regarding intake process, home visitation notes, safety in the home, and cultural competence.

Outreach Offerings

  • Communicate with community resource spaces (Public Libraries, Community Centers, etc.) to schedule sessions and assist with participant recruitment.
  • Lead identified curriculum as needed.
  • Train facilitators and volunteers as applicable.
  • Prepare materials for each lesson.
  • Track participant attendance, incentives, and outcomes.
  • Collect quotes, pictures, surveys, and all other required documents for reporting to funders.
  • Work as a team to plan and implement all aspects of grant requirements.
  • Recruit and enroll participants into the appropriate program based on the age of children and current family needs.


  • Follows or exceeds agency standards for documentation completion with files being kept in the double-locked Admin office.
  • Completes accurate and timely documentation of all service activities.
  • Maintains current database participant information as required.
  • Provides professional written and verbal communications including prompt response to emails, texts, phone calls, calendar requests, and calendar sharing.

Responsible Work Performance Expectations

  • Practices preventative, safe work habits.
  • Observes all laws, safety mandates, agency expectations, and regulations.
  • Reports all injuries and incidents per agency & program protocol.
  • Provides timely employment paperwork.
  • Participates in required training as scheduled.
  • Participates in Broadway Maybies fundraiser.

Support Agency/Program Mission & Values

  • Interacts with youth & families in a respectful, strength-based manner.
  • Embraces a deep appreciation for diversity and inclusion.
  • Provides services to families in a culturally competent manner.
  • Proactively contributes to the professional development of self & team.
  • Follows and models the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards as outlined in the YPN Agency Handbook.
  • All other duties as assigned by agency needs.

QUALIFICATION/REQUIREMENTS:  Human service or related degree preferred or 2 years of experience working with families; basic computer skills; data entry; people skills; lifting & hauling necessary items to and from group site; able to work normal business hours with some flexibility – Thursday evenings required – and other evenings and weekends as needed.


If interested in applying for this position please email your resume to Meridith Myers.

Ready to join us?

For more information about careers with YPN, please contact Tisha Ritter.
Email Tisha to apply with your resume 
or call 319.364.8909


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